Thursday, May 15, 2014

Abortion opinions, but not facts

When you hear someone claim that abortion is a woman's right, challenge them with the facts. There is no "right to abortion" in Canada.

As Jackson Doughart says "One is entitled to one’s opinions, the saying goes, but not to one’s own facts."
The Morgentaler ruling only struck down the established and specific abortion law which required women to apply to a therapeutic abortion committee for any termination, including ones that would alleviate an immediate threat to the mother’s health such as ectopic pregnancy. As well, some regions of the country were not equipped with such committees, meaning that women who needed a therapeutic abortion but could not access a committee-equipped hospital had to choose between breaking the law and preserving their own health. It was this measure, and this measure alone, that the Court struck down when it ruled in the Morgentaler case. It did not decree that any law restricting abortion amounted to a violation of the Charter right to security of the person, which is the thrust of the pro-abortionists’ present argument.

1 comment:

Allen Marco said...

Attempted abortion is very common. And remarkably lacking in success. The mother, every time she injures the child in such a fiendish fashion, is actually penalizing herself."