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There's a very good article in today's Observer on abortion debates in Mississipi. But look at this:
It seems amazing that the richest, most powerful nation on earth could pass a law that would put its women's reproductive health choices on a par with those in Bangladesh, Nigeria and Haiti.

You know, there's a country missing from that list. A country that's not a million miles away from the one in which this article was printed. And it's the hypocritical sanctimonious country that hides abortion under the carpet, because no (white, Irish) women die from illegal abortions when they can get a ferry to Wales and get one there. And I firmly believe that if we didn't have Britain there to take care of our problems, we'd have legislated for abortion long ago.

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tenderhooligan
Apr. 2nd, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
I agree. Even up North, where we're governed by the 1967 (1971?) Abortion Act, a significant number of women - most of them young of course - go to England for abortions. So there's no need to rock the boat, as you say.
tenderhooligan
Apr. 3rd, 2006 10:46 am (UTC)
I do apologise - I've been reading up on this again, and it appears that NI is not governed by the '67 Abortion Act after all. I could have sworn it was, but with several limitations (which is why so many NIers still have to travel). Interesting. An another example of rules applying only when it suits, perhaps?

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