- Nov 23, 2012
I agree entirely. I don't think it is a decision anyone takes lightly. You often appear to think they do, though.I would suggest to you that anybody who is half human and not driven by ideology - and ideology comes in many shades - will always agonise over the issue of abortion. The consequences are far too serious to be either treated lightly or based on one fixed set of views.
Legislation is a different issue in any case, because it has to be clear and effective - and it's hard to avoid a number of objective conclusions:
- the current situation does not prevent access to abortion for all but a tiny handful of particularly vulnerable women
- it has however resulted in poorer health care for pregnant and labouring women, up to and including avoidable deaths,
- it has led to a number of serious human rights abuses, for which thegovernment has already begun to pay compensation.
So whatever someone may think about abortion per se, only those driven by ideology can seriously defend the present status quo.