They're not voting because...
- I can't vote for Blair because he started...
I can't vote for Blair because he started an illegal ware. I can't vote for Howard because he's bonkers and wants to restrict abortion. I can't vote for kennedy because he's a wet lettuce (and wants to restrict abortion)written 21st Apr 2005
Steve replies: May help if you could spell buddy!!written 21st Apr 2005
Shiv replies: Oh don't be a prat; it's a typo.
And I'm not your buddy at all. I presume from your use of that type of slang you're an American, in which case, what has this got to do with you anyway?written 21st Apr 2005
Gavin replies: You might want to check up on your grammar there, Steve ;-)
Reexamining abortion law based upon new research is not a bad idea. I believe Howard is talking about reducing the allowable term by a 2-4 weeks. It's not like he's talking about banning abortion altogether.written 21st Apr 2005
shiv replies: Howard's comments went a lot further than that, and was saying tht what we had at the moment was abortion on demand and that it should be tightened overall. If you restrict access to abortion on the basis of reduced time limits, then there should be a trade-off to allow women to get access to abortion earlier / easier.
And part of the pro-life (sic) movements approach to abolishing abortion is to nibble away at time limits or place other restrictions on abortion, so that eventually and effectively abortion would be abolished.
Only 1% of abortions are performed above 20 weeks and usually for medical reasons and not social reasons. So if the thinking is that it will restrict social abortions, it misses its mark, and carries the risk of imposing real hardships on women. If the test of abortion is the viability of the foetus it may well be that these foetuses in late abortions couldn't survive for medical reasons.written 21st Apr 2005