Here we go again! It seems as though things haven’t changed much for women wanting to control their own fertility.
See : More Women Infected With Hep C Some men would like to have complete control over women’s fertility – like Dr James Latham Peters who, it is alleged, has deliberately infected over 58 women (and counting) with the same strain of Hepatitis C virus as he has. It can only be spread blood to blood. This man has been allowed to administer anaesthetic to women having abortion procedures at several clinics in Melbourne. Dr Peters has already been struck off the medical register in the past for drug addiction and prescription forgery. And, can you believe it, for possessing child pornography. I would have thought that the authority in question would have banned him from medical practice for life. What were these clinics thinking in hiring him in the first place? Why is it that women, at such a vulnerable time, should be put literally, in the hands of such a despicable human being. Now, the lives of all these infected women will be changed forever. Their future health is uncertain. He is worse than back-street abortionists – at least they knew what they were.
It is obvious that Dr Peters has a hate attitude toward women seeking abortions and one can guess that he supports the pro-life lobby. Pro-Life is an oxymoron when used in the context of anti-abortion. So-called Pro-Lifers kill doctors and workers at abortion clinics and look what Dr Peters has been up to; there is no doubt some of these women will die because of his actions. I would bet that he will be found to be another devout misogynist and Christian. One is also suspicious about why this evil man, who uses children for his own gratification, would want more children to be brought into this world?
I cannot for the life of me understand why men take to the streets to abuse women intending to have abortions. What do they know of the experience of pregnancy and of childbirth? Most of us know that if men had to give birth, the human race would die out. These deluded men stand outside abortion clinics for hours insulting and intimidating women. Haven’t they got churches to go to? It reminds me of the man who approached a young mother in a café feeding her baby with a bottle. He shouted at her, “why aren’t you breastfeeding that baby?” and stormed out. The young lady burst into tears. I know, once being a young mother myself, how difficult it can be to breastfeed. How could a man understand this? That particular mother could have been on medication, or have infected nipples. There are many other complications when breastfeeding just as there are surrounding abortions.
The serial anti-abortion protester shown above says that women and girls who have been raped, or who are the victims of incest should be forced to give birth and that “they can adopt it out”. This man should read some of the literature on the failures and trauma of adoption
Do these men have any idea what it would be like for a woman or girl to carry a foetus inside her for a full nine months after being raped by either a stranger or their own father. I write about girls being impregnated by their fathers and a Catholic Priest in my book ‘Whatever Happened to Ishtar?’ and the consequences for generations to come.
Who knows how many women Dr Peters has infected and it must be hell for possibly more than 2000 women treated by Dr Peters, who will have to be tested for hepatitis C.
Emotional victims wept in the Supreme Court as James Latham Peters, 63, responded with the word “guilty” to each of the 55 charges of negligently causing serious injury as they were read aloud.
Dr James Latham Peters was sentenced on 7 March 2013 to 14 years in prison with parole after 10 years.