Monday, February 25, 2008

Another reason not to like Cameron

Cameron says he will vote for the abortion limit to be reduced to 21 weeks.

MPs, particularly odious ones such as Mad Nad, want to limit the rights of women to be in charge of their own bodies.

Mr Cameron told the Daily Mail today: "I would like to see a reduction in the current limit, as it is clear that, due to medical advancement, many babies are surviving at 24 weeks.

"If there is an opportunity in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, I will be voting to bring this limit down from 24 weeks."

The government, on the other hand, aren't planning to reduce the limit because, as Gordon Brown's spokesman says,

""At the moment, the key organisations in the medical profession are not pressing for a review in this area.

"For example, both the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have said they do not believe there is a case for changing the time limits for abortion."

Mad Nad has previously said of the Abortion Bill:

The Abortion Act of 1967 was based on lies and more lies. It was an appallingly drafted piece of legislation which, under intense pressure from the abortion rights lobby, allowed the present day situation of abortion used as a form of contraception to occur.

As I have said before,
Some people do get pregnant and don't want to be. And that's not because they're sluts and whores who are going to hell, it's because they are fertile. Contraception fails, regularly. I have a few friends now who have fallen pregnant when they were using contraception. Some now have children, some don't.

Who are you, Ms Dorries, to decide over the future of their bodies? Decide over your own, please, but not mine, not my sister's, my friends' or anyone Else. Just bugger off with your sanctimonious religious clap trap and let the rest of us live our lives.

Now I can add 'Who are you, David Cameron' to that same argument.


Jackart said...

Um... He's not advocating a banning of abortion, just a change in the upper time limit. Many people, me included feel that, if medical science can let a baby survive, it shouldn't be killing it. A reduction from 24 weeks reflects this.

I agree Nad is Mad, but don't try to tar Cameron with the same brush. To do so discredits your argument. We don't want to import tone of this debate from America.

Trixy said...

I know he's not advocating banning it, but he still wants to reduce the limit by three weeks which I fundamentally disagree with.

The laws are already biased against women by needing two signatures and doctors being able to refuse treatment.

I object hugely to Cameron and any other MP voting for this, but Cameron is the one saying it loud and proud and hitting my radar.

Jackart said...

The line has to be drawn somewhere, the limit of viability makes sense. It's 21 or 24 weeks. Let's face it - it's not a problem for someone capable of abstract thought: 6 weeks, no period. Probably Pregnant. Buy test. HOLY SHIT! blue line. Decide what to do. Get appointment with Doctor - 1 more week. Get appointment at clinic - couple more weeks. 10 weeks, tops.

You'd think cameron had allied himself with the Christian Right or something, Jeez!

Mark Wadsworth said...

Trixy, I am not a woman (obviously) so will never be faced with such an agonising decision. However, it strikes me that the real issue is not the upper limit but the 'two signatures' crap. It is surely far more important to make it easier to get an abortion on demand; if that is coupled with a reduction in time limit, then so be it.