A couple of legislative tests

The timing of the Scottish and Welsh pronouncements seems to be becoming clearer. A ten minute rule bill is being introduced that would require women seeking an abortion to recieve compulsory counselling and a 7 day cooling off period because of conerns about long-term mental health. Such bills rarely reach the statute book but it is seen as a tester for a significant upcoming fight, the Human Tissues and Embryos Bill, with both pro-abortion and pro-life MPs planning amendments to the bill that would change the 1967 Abortion Act.Meanwhile the BBC’s treatment of the story, in comparison with comments on the Iraq war, is being offered as another example of its liberal/leftist bias.

  • Pro-abortion?

  • Prince Eoghan

    Nearly 25% of all pregnancies in England and Wales end in abortion. Just another form of contraception for some lazy fuckers?

    Thank God the Catholic church in Scotland has finally stood up against this, someone had to! I am tempted to come out with some clichéd shit about ‘suffer the little children’ but I reckon that we are all so p.c. these days not to recognise the reality of what is going on around us. Either that, or as a society we just don’t care.

    I am not for banning abortion outright, as things stand anything that would help prospective mothers not to abort must be looked at.

  • Sam Hanna

    What a civilised society we now live in! I am so glad we threw out the Bible and replaced it with the subjective mean of the current Government.

    Can anyone explain to me why you are jailed as a murderer for punching a pregnant woman in the stomach causing her to abort the foetus, yet a NHS doctor can stick a needle inside her and rip it to pieces and it is called “healthcare.”

  • eodon

    Finally we might see the tide turning on the abortion industry.

    Hope it rubs off on our politicians when the see what a diabolical mess the Abortion Act caused in the UK.

    The new guidelines on abortion waiting in the wings in Northern Ireland will effectively bring in much more easily accessible abortion in the North of Ireland, they were drafted, amongst others, by a midwife who is a self confessed illegal abortionist!

  • Suilven

    Sam Hanna:

    ‘Can anyone explain to me why you are jailed as a murderer for punching a pregnant woman in the stomach causing her to abort the foetus, yet a NHS doctor can stick a needle inside her and rip it to pieces and it is called “healthcare.” ‘

    Erm, you’re not – jailed as a murderer, that is. What could happen, in NI anyway, is that you’ll be charged with child destruction – an illegal abortion, essentially. See here.

  • Seems that here in the US, a significant number of women who have had abortions do suffer later psychological trauma from the experience. So, requiring a week’s delay and some counselling might not be the worst idea in the world — for the health of the woman.

    Bottom line: the idea of a delay and counselling might be a good one if the same is happening in the UK