We need more education, not abortion clinics

I do believe Michelle Goldsmith (“Clinic’s closure an insult to Bendigo’s women”, Bendigo Advertiser, January 15) means Bendigo should have a permanent, safe, convenient, comprehensive women’s non-reproductive health service (read abortion clinic).

As far as I am aware women and girls have had access to clinical abortion for the past 30 years, that is for women from this area, and Melbourne for 40.

What women, girls, young and older men need is better education about the body and the emotions, not to mention how hormones actually work.

But most of all, respect for themselves and their partners, Respect for the sacredness of life.Not to mention responsibility for their actions.

As far as I see at the moment, the world is a very self-centred place.

There is a saying, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world”.

The way we are going, there won’t be any cradle to rock.

Leigh-Anne Rogers,



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