I would like to thank the Border Mail and journalist Brad Worrall for their ongoing coverage of this important issue in today’s Border Mail.
However, I feel that today’s otherwise fine article opens with an overely melodramatic line:
TENSIONS between anti-abortion and pro-choice protesters in Albury are at boiling point.
I attended yesterday’s action and I’ve spoken to a number of other participants. From our perspective it seems something of an exaggeration to describe “tensions” as “at boiling point”, as if violence or mass discord were just about to erupt on the streets of Albury.
Yesterday’s action by those of us standing in defense of women’s rights was an entirely peaceful, civil, and largely incident free gathering.
We have no reason to believe that next week’s action will be any different in this respect.
- Kieran Bennett.