Wednesday, February 08, 2006

health or morals?

It looks like there is a chance that the ban on the drug RU-486 may be lifted in Australia, by taking control of the drug away from the health minister, and giving it to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which is similar to the US FDA. This will be by a vote of the parliament. Of course, there are always the moral questions about abortion which will influence the politicians' votes.

Then there is the vaccine against cervical cancer which was developed by Professor Ian Frazer from the University of Queensland (in Australia). It seems that some doctors and politicians (in the US and other places) are against it as it would encourage girls to have sex. Oh please! They'd rather let young women die than accept the fact that other people have different moral standards that are not so puritanical.

There are also true stories about pharmacists in small towns who refuse to sell birth control like pills and condoms, so that these young people need to travel for hours or days get these. Or just end up getting pregnant. Better to have a teenage pregnancy than prevent it. Sure.

If only everybody else wasn't getting any, just like the upstanding moralistic puritans. But that is not the case.

Thank goodness I got neutered. I would be climbing the walls to get out if I was on heat. Then there would be the unwanted kittens... Why are humans any different? Maybe those puritans should think about bringing back those chastity belts (whatever they are).

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


It was so cold this morning. It was 20 degrees Celsius inside the house. After my breakfast I even went back to bed. But I got up after my human got out of the shower (for my post-breakfast tidbits).


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