I am no expert on Australian politics, so correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks like asshole Australian senator and fan of compulsory pregnancy Ron Boswell is feigning a deep and touching concern for the health of rural women when he warns that use of RU486 could result in their DEATH! That’s because rural women don’t typically have access to the emergency facilities that might be useful should they become one of the few who suffer a severe adverse effect from the drug.
How logical. Instead of making sure that all women, even those ignorant yokels stupid enough to live out in the sticks, have decent health care, by all means ban RU486, a drug that offers a shred of human dignity to women stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Wait, I know! Since everybody knows pregnancy poses way more risks than RU486, and since he cares so much about the healthy pinkness of rural Aussies, Senator Boswell’s responsibilities on behalf of all the quivering helpless Australian uteruses are clear: He should, as Margaret Cho says, take the bullets out of the gun, and sponsor a bill requiring mandatory castration of all rural men. Or at least ban Viagra.