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Why I hate our country's hypocritical "Britain can take care of it, we're a nice Catholic country, thank god for Ryanair and cheap ferries and Welsh hospitals" abortion laws, part ten zillion.

This story made me so angry I cried. F**k all the politicians who won't face up to this issue and take a stand. F**k all the complacent voters who allowed anti-choice zealots to put abortion into our constitution instead of our statute books and ensure that it is incredibly difficult to legislate for abortion. And f**k all the sanctimonious wankers who pontificate about the rights of unborn children while never having to personally face the reality of an unwanted or dangerous pregnancy and don't seem to care about the rights of this born one, a 17 year old, who has ended up in the "care" of the health service.

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enoneoftheabove
Apr. 30th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
tsukata also said some things about abortion today- you might be interested.
daegaer
Apr. 30th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
You know, that's one of the more sickening things - this girl is a minor, just like Ms X, but she's just another sacrifice to the holy unborn non-viable child now.
glitzfrau
May. 1st, 2007 08:22 am (UTC)
Yes. Apparently, there is an argument that the foetus is a live NOW, and therefore has a right to life for as long as it can survive in the womb. Because these next five months are more important to it than to the abused young woman who has to have her life and body changed profoundly over that time, only to have a horribly traumatic experience at the end.
nwhyte
May. 1st, 2007 07:36 am (UTC)
There are no words, are there?
glitzfrau
May. 1st, 2007 08:20 am (UTC)
Fuck them. FUCK them. And let's hope that this gets made an election issue. Christ. I already knew we had the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe, worse than in Poland, where a woman was forced to go blind rather than have an abortion recently. I didn't realise that they could be made even MORE restrictive. But they can!
biascut
May. 1st, 2007 11:44 am (UTC)
It's just awful. I was listening to the legal discussion on the radio this morning, and it hurts to hear. Poor, poor kid.
iliketea
May. 1st, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
I know. It's un-fucking-believable.
lizarfau
May. 2nd, 2007 12:50 am (UTC)
Unbelievable!

Doesn't the European Court of Human Rights intervene in cases like this? It bloody well should. This is an abuse of human rights if ever I heard one.
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