Saturday, April 5, 2014

Wait! What Happened to Pro-Choice?

The Telegraph reports:
A new survey of birth ratios in Britain has been ordered by the Government, amid fears that sex-selective abortions are taking place in Britain. 
Earl Howe, a health minister, said the Government wants to “monitor the situation” and “remain vigilant” following evidence that some doctors in the UK are carrying out selective abortions. 
He also announced that new guidance will be issued “shortly” to doctors which sets out the Government’s interpretation of the law on gender-selective abortions, as well as further information about reaching and recording an opinion formed in good faith”.
Yet, on February 11, 2014, the Telegraph published an op-ed from Louisa Peacock that stated:
I'm not about to list all of the reasons why some people choose to have an abortion. Nor am I about to detail the 'fors' and 'againsts' of terminating a pregnancy – those arguments play out almost daily between pro-life and pro-choice groups online. All that needs to be said here is that abortion in the UK, up to 24 weeks, is 100 per cent legal. 
It follows, then, that regardless of your personal views on whether you agree with a woman's right to abortion or not, any woman wishing to seek information about terminating a pregnancy, even if she is just considering whether to have an abortion, should find it easy to access all the facts and information she needs to make an informed, fair, unbiased decision. 
I find it incredibly hard to stomach that in the 21st century, in our Great Britain, women are being subjected to bias, prejudice, ill-informed and distorted information about the risks of abortion that is based on nothing but incomplete truths and religious agendas. It's disgusting. And it's going on right under our noses, on our doorsteps.
So, let me get this straight--abortion is the choice of the woman, unless it results in a disproportionate number of girls being aborted? Then a woman doesn't have the choice? I thought the left thought a woman had a moral right to decide what to do with her body.

Must be more of the leftist/statist hypocrisy.

(H/t Weasel Zippers)

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