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Your views: on a sicker SA and Roe v Wade

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Today, readers comment on tackling chronic disease, and abortion law.

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Commenting on the story: Calls for ‘safety net’ to tackle SA chronic disease

Just at the time we need an increased General Practice workforce to mange the growing number of people with chronic diseases, we have the lowest number of applicants choosing general practice as a career.

The Medicare cuts to general practice funding started by Labor and continued by the Coalition are coming home to roost.

General Practice must be an attractive career option and that starts and ends with funding. Pure and simple. – Daniel Byrne, SA & NT chair, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Commenting on the opinion piece: Ali Clarke: When powerful forces contradict a child’s most important lesson

Such a powerful and positive response Ali Clarke – thank you. We are all crying that a Supreme Court should stand in judgement on women and the autonomy of their body. – Dorothy Allison

In reference to Ali Clarke’s article I think she, along with many other commentators has misunderstood the situation. While I can understand their disappointment at the decision of the US Supreme Court in the overturning of the Roe v Wade ruling, I must point out that the court has not banned abortion, it has returned the decision to the legislature.

It is now up to the elected representatives of the people to do the job they are paid to do and formulate legislation to reflect the will of the people. The Supreme Court’s job is to interpret the law, but in the Roe v Wade decision they took it upon themselves to make law by finding an implied right in the constitution that, quite frankly, does not exist.

The main lesson to be learned from this decision, here in Australia, is to be very wary of talk of a Bill of Rights, which will take power away from our elected representatives and place it in the hands of an unelected judiciary. – Ronald Sharrad Jones

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