Well still coming down from cloud nine that was the weekend... But I just wanted to post this whilst I remembered...
Coming back from work today there was a news story on the radio. Their is (almost) a new govement in power today. A right coalition, I'm not overly happy (and can't vote yet) but that's immaterial.
No, what caught me today was a report about a 'Catholic' (in quotes as I am not sure how affiliated they actually are) calling for the banning of abortions. By sending faked pictures of 10 week old fetuses to various political parties.
Now, I don't want to get into the whole discussion about whether it should be banned or not. However, their reasoning (outside of forcing people to live to thier ideals) for wanting it banned are just stupid. They say that if you stop the killing of millions of unborn children (with 16 million people in Holland just how many abortions a year so they think people have???) then you can transfer the carers of those having the abortions to other wards and 'TADAH!' you have solved the staffing crisis in hospitals in one swoop.
I mean, seriously! So let's start with the care of the woman having children they don't want for whatever reason and the phychological effects of that, lets forget pre-natel, and ante-natel care. And the extra child care needed (I was in hospital enough as a child).
And lets get onto the really bad part of looking after those that go to back street abortionists and all the care that they will need after that. I was shocked that the news sender actually bothered to give these people air time!
Sorry, rant over, normal service shall be resumed soon...Oh, and of course the fact that it wouldn't save tat many staff in the first place in the grand scheme of things. Let's not forget that one.