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When Abortion Is Actually A Crime |

Posted: October 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Briefs | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Act peacefully for women, for health, for justice

On the heels of an Australian decision that a couple were – in defiance of the facts – not guilty of breaking anti-abortion laws (because the laws are outdated and could be easily misinterpreted), Amanda Marcotte asks tough questions about the meaning of anti-choice legislation and its effect on women who become pregnant without being ready for motherhood: "What would happen to those women? Will anti-choicers, like cowardly Australian politicians, feel like it’s just fine for abortion to be going on as long at it’s officially condemned by the government and there’s a satisfying stream of women being sent to the emergency room because they inexpertly tried to self-abort? Or will they, like the cops in the Leach case, decide that it’s time to start sending women to jail for having the temerity to act as if they know their own situation in terms of readiness to be a mother better than strangers?" All good, hard, important questions. How will you answer them?

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One Comment on “When Abortion Is Actually A Crime |”

  1. 1 Serena Dante said at 3:56 pm on October 25th, 2010:

    I blog on Xanga, and there are many hardcore fundamentalist Christians on there, who are of course pro-life. When I’ve asked these questions, some of them have honestly answered things like, “These women should be put on trial for murder, and even face the death sentence depending on the severity of their ‘crime.'”

    It makes me want to vomit, seeing these sorts of comments.