Abortion Is Not Murder

Abortion Is Not Murder

Even if we granted the most generous possible terms to the anti-abortion camp, even if we pretended the fetus was fully rational and contemplating Shakespeare in the womb, abortion would still not be murder.
By Jennifer Wright
Apr 13, 2018

It is not surprising that Kevin Williamson, who called for women who had abortions to be hanged (because they are, to his mind, murderers), was recently fired from The Atlantic.

It ought to surprise us that he was hired at all.

Continued: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a19748134/what-is-abortion/

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Irish Supreme Court clears path for abortion referendum by ruling unborn children only have right to life

Irish Supreme Court clears path for abortion referendum by ruling unborn children only have right to life
Vote faced delays if foetuses afforded more protections

Harriet Agerholm
March 7, 2018

Ireland’s highest court has ruled protections for an unborn child offered under the state’s constitution do not extend beyond the right to life. The landmark decision, which was approved unanimously by seven senior judges, clears a path for a referendum on abortion in the summer.

A High Court previously ruled an unborn child was entitled to the same constitutional protections as a child.

Continued: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ireland-abortion-referendum-unborn-children-right-to-life-supreme-court-ruling-termination-a8243611.html

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South Africa: Private-member bill set to revive abortion debate

Private-member bill set to revive abortion debate
Pregnancy termination amendment is intended to tighten conditions for allowing women to have abortions

08 December 2017
Tamar Kahn

The Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill has been tabled in Parliament, paving the way for an emotional debate on access to abortion when MPs return to their duties next year.

The draft legislation is a private-member’s bill introduced by African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) MP Cheryllyn Dudley, who previously tried to restrict women’s access to abortion by proposing an amendment to the Constitution to include the right to life of the unborn child.

Continued at source: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/health/2017-12-08-private-member-bill-set-to-revive-abortion-debate/

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Ireland: Leo Varadkar reveals thoughts on abortion in US interview

Leo Varadkar reveals thoughts on abortion in US interview
The Fine Gael leader also discussed coming out as gay and his mother’s reaction to it

By Emma McMenamy
10 SEP 2017

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has spoken about his thoughts on abortion in a revealing new interview.

He was speaking to the New York Times ahead of a referendum on the Eight Amendment to the Constitution which he is committed to holding next year.

The 38-year-old said: “As a doctor, I would perform pregnancy scans. And while I don’t accept the view that the unborn child, the fetus, if you prefer that term, should have equal rights to an adult woman, to the mother, I don’t share this view that the baby in the womb, the fetus, whatever term you want to use, should have no rights at all.

Continued at source: Irish Mirror: http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/politics/leo-varadkar-reveals-thoughts-abortion-11145189

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