Friday, May 27, 2011

Waging biological warfare against women

I don't use the word 'evil' much. Actually I try not to use it at all. But sometimes there just isn't any other word that will get the work done.

7 comments:

seepi said...

it seems he was using clinic needles to shoot up drugs, then using them on the patients.

so it may have been just junkie-hopelessness, rather than a vendetta against the patients.

a very wierd case.

Barbara Temperton said...

Unbelievable. He must have known.

Another Outspoken Female said...

I see this as a hate crime. Deliberately infecting women having a late term abortion. Anyone know if he believes in god?

Stephen L said...

I'd certainly assumed it was incompetence, and possibly indifference. The idea that it was deliberate hadn't occurred to me, but yes I guess that is the more likely explanation.

Paula Shelton was a student politics opponent of mine, but one I always respected and got on with well personally. Good to see her taking a case like this - I think she'd be a lot more sensitive to her clients' emotional state than most lawyers, which would be a very good thing in this case.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

Stephen L, it's a measure of women's knowledge-by-experience of how much some men hate them that I and most of the women here and most of the women I know were/are taking it for granted that it was done deliberately. (And of course many anti-abortionists are fanatics.) It never occurred to me that he didn't do it deliberately until seepi's comment above. And I look forward to hearing the full story.

PAUL WALTER said...

On you Kerryn, for that last comment and the rest. I must say I found the lack of detail in the article so complete that I learned absolutely nothing about the esoterica of the case, whether it was deliberate, accidental or to do with some sort of conservative crankery, as some here have thought.

PAUL WALTER said...

The more I think about this thread, the more it occupies my thinking. It is the emerging, ugly Dorian Grey portrait, full of Uncle Vanya vanity and Doestoyevskian ethical and personal disintegration under unanticipated stress- real "Damage", likely through inculcated middle class individuation. But who heals the physicians?
The other reason the portrait has me uncomfortable is because it reminds of me, cold porridge, but I probably needed to know it.