Constitution compromised by conscience voteA bill introduced into Parliament by four female senators has torn the Australian Constitution to shreds as support for the right of women to make decisions over their own bodies has overcome the mysogynist ideology that men have a natural right to boss over women.
The bill, which seeks to replace the health minister with the Therapeutic Goods Administration as the body able to assess abortion drugs, passed the Senate and moves to the House of Representatives for final approval.
The outcome is a nail in the coffin of the reckless pursuit of male power epitomised by personal greed and the pursuit of global violence, as the nation moves closer to recognition of a republic comprising women's and men's legislatures presided over by an executive of elders accompanied by courts of women's and men's jurisdiction.
The conscience vote has polarised the Parliament, with women leading the case to pass the bill, while men, including the bible-bashing encumbent minister Tony Abbott and Prime Minister John Howard, who share with terrorists a morbid fear of women with power over women's lives, leading the case to retain male ministerial control over women's medicine.
A women's legislature and jurisdiction will afford women control not only of their bodies, but also of their minds, as the nation emerges from the dark ages of male domination.
February 16, 2006