Tuesday, October 18, 2005

$500 CASH!

HEALTH Minister Tony Abbott's plan to bring in a pre-emptive maternity allowance as a means to reduce the number of abortions has been labelled "patronising and offensive".The "baby bonus" is currently paid after birth, but in a range of measures to be put before Cabinet, Mr Abbott wants to offer early-pregnancy instalments. A $500 payment would be made to pregnant women at 14 weeks and another $500 at 32 weeks with the balance of the $3000 "baby bonus" paid after birth.

1 comment:

rachy said...

what an absolute load of bullshit, I don't mind the idea about enforcing more counselling because I've seen good friends of mine stuff themselves up after making a hasty decision... but this? And I just can't stand the man anyway, for gods sake children are not commodities, they need support services more than they need a few instalments of cash