LETTER: No mention of abortion in domestic violence report

THE report "Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland" has been released.

A detailed report of this nature is certainly necessary and I am deeply sorry for those people to whom the report applies, who are or were victims of violence, actions or abuse.

What disappoints me is to see no mention of abortion with its associated graphical violence and after effects.

Nothing is said about the two out of three women coerced into aborting their child.

And how about the pain men feel when their wish to keep the child is ignored? Or, the high number of women who suffer from post-abortion trauma, such as Charlotte Dawson who committed suicide?

The report tells us that to end domestic and family violence we need to change our culture and attitudes.

I agree with that, but I question the selectivity and limitation of the report.

Robert Bom

West Rockhampton



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