My understanding is that abortions are paid for under the healthcare system in Oz, JTT. I believe Medicare
pays something like 2/3 of the cost.
Though I'm hardly an expert on the subject.
Anyone in Oz who knows more about the subject is most welcome to correct me if I've I've gotten the cost details wrong.
If these are paid under other health care systems, how come the bishops in those countries haven't been excommunicated for failing to be the "authentic teachers of faith and morals"?
I guess it's because, not being members of the federal parliament, they have no power
to directly influence
such government decisions, JTT.
Though, of course, they can pontificate from their pulpits.
But, to the best of my knowledge, there has not exactly been too much of that variety of pontification here recently.