Women driven to abortion
An article in today’s NZ Herald by Simon Collins gives publicity without challenge or analysis to claims by a previous MENZ Issues poster, Julie Whitehouse, that women will be driven to have abortions or to hide their new babies from authorities by planned changes to the DPB.
But Ms Whitehouse, whose group organises social activities and support meetings for sole parents, says some of her members fear that any woman who gets pregnant while on welfare will be “in trouble”.
“A number of young women who are pregnant don’t follow politics. They have been afraid that they are going to be forced to abort their babies,” she said. “What I see is that they are going to hide these babies. These beneficiaries are afraid of being pushed into work.”
FYI: My letter to Simon Collins