Canadian Model of Abortion Rights

by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 21:50 (47 days ago) @ Yandosan

Did you ever see the story of the teenager at a high school prom who
flushed her baby down the toilet and denied ever being pregnant?

This person needed professional help and if abortion becomes criminalized, she is guaranteed not to get it.

A small percentage of women who are pregnant or approaching labor are not in their "right mind" (as you say) and sooner or later someone in Canada is going to terminate in the final weeks, or ask for assistance in doing so. I was simply asking if that would be legal. The answer was "yes."

This is where the debate is worthwhile. There are those who would argue that the woman has passed a point where abortion has become a discretionary choice. They have a point and personally, I am ambivalent and can see both sides of the argument. However, in the case where the life of the mother is in question, there is no valid argument. The life of the mother is more important than the life of the child. However, as Rob and Talley Ho have argued, there are those who believe that the mother should still have the termination option since it is still her body. As mentioned by others, we will have to agree to disagree.

Your biggest adversary on the moral controversy will be the 72% Catholics of Mexico, who have argued that life begins at conception, not me.

This argument falls flat on its face. You may believe that life begins at conception but the simple fact is that life begins long before conception. This is the Christian Right's next battleground. Contraceptives were banned many years ago and no doubt there will be a push to limit them again, especially for minors. Don't believe me? Governor refuses to rule out contraception ban

This same individual also believes that incest and rape victims should be required to carry a child to term. This is truly sick. And I reiterate, it is tearing the United States apart.

The last point is that this is the first time in the history of the Supreme Court that they have taken away a human right. The Supreme Court has always been the venue that expanded human rights. Have we hit the high water mark with regard to our rights? What is next on their agenda? The new reactionary majority on the Court is no doubt just getting started.


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