Monday, April 26, 2004

Loose morals?

Last month the Australian Health Minister, Tony Abbott, criticised teenage promiscuity for contributing to a high abortion rate. Herald Sun writer Andrew Bolt noted in his column today the response of Lewis Marshall, the head of Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia. According to Mr Marshall "Promiscuity is a very value-laden term. It implies some form of loose morals, whatever that means".

Personally, I think Mr Marshall, like the rest of us, knows very well what "loose morals" means, and its negative effect on "sexual health". It's only his ideology which forbids him to openly recognise such things.

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