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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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jofetus
Apr. 2nd, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
How come...
The poor Irish pregnant women are smart enough not to use a coat hanger, then? Aren't there are any too poor to not pay an illegal abortionist?




stellanova
Apr. 2nd, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
Re: How come...
Much as I'd love to engage in a conversation with someone whose entry-less LJ and snappy little username seems like a vehicle for trolling and whose sentences are so full of double negatives that they don't make much sense, I really don't have the time. Nor do I want to be patronised about my own country's abortion situation by someone who quite obviously doesn't know a thing about it. And as for what Irish women do who can't get abortions in England (cheaper than an illegal abortion, by the way, which is why the women who have died here are, as I pointed out, asylum seekers who can't leave the country and who are borrowing money from illegal money-lenders to pay for the terminations), well, in several famous cases over the last two decades they had babies in graveyards and left them there to die, or they had babies and left them on beaches, or they tried to kill themselves (the C Case (1998), the X Case (1992)), or they succeeded. And yes, some of them had babies against their will. Hurrah!

I note that you're in Canada. When I start making inaccurate statements about your abortion laws, you're welcome to make more about those of my country.
stellanova
Apr. 2nd, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
Re: How come...
Apologies for my hasty mistake - you didn't mention our abortion laws, but our general abortion situation and the number of Irish women who travel to Britain. Still ignorant and patronising, of course.

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