Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Religious Moralists just can't leave abortion alone....

I have been waiting for some hateful moralistic reactionary to start the ball rolling over abortion and now we do. Step forward one Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor who will be calling on health ministers to lower the 24-week abortion limit at a private meeting of the Department of Health. Because of the technological advances it means that the abortion laws are outdated.
The DoH have stated that the,"government has no plans to change the law over abortion".

It does cause extreme concern that there is a constant threat of chipping away of the 1967 Act. In the States there has been a vote to ban abortion in South Dakota (and other states have followed suit) and Bush has packed his mates in the Supreme Court so Roe v Wade is hanging by a thread.

This argument about "technological advances" is false because there will always be women who need late abortions for whatever reasons. Around 1% of abortions take place after 20 weeks. And we must continue to defend that right.

As the pro-choice slogan goes: "As early as possible as late as necessary"!

Or "If abortion is murder then fucking is a felony.." (I remember seeing that on a pro-choice placard and loved it then and still love it now)

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor, go shove your morality and leave women free to make their own choices...


17/6/06 Blanco signs law that would ban abortions in Louisiana

Ohio is going the same way as well where they want to make it a felony to help a friend who is seeking an abortion travelling to another state.