Posts Tagged ‘abortion

02
Jun
09

On air: Should women be giving thanks for this man’s bravery?

Dr TillerDr George Tiller was one of the few US doctors who would perform late-term abortions. Because of that he is dead, shot by someone who apparently objected to his work. It wasn’t the first attempt to kill him. (Late-term abortions end pregnancies where the foetus is viable, but two doctors decide the mother-to-be’s life will be seriously threatened if the pregnancy continues.) So should his willingness to continue under such threats make him a hero of the women’s rights movement? Should people who support abortion be more vocal in their support of people like Dr Tiller?
Continue reading ‘On air: Should women be giving thanks for this man’s bravery?’

20
May
08

On air: Is it too easy to have an abortion in your country?

Today the British parliament votes on whether to cut the age-limit for abortions from 24 weeks to 20. One newspaper columnist has called it ‘the greatest threat to women’s rights in the past 20 years’. It’s raised the broader issue of whether when women should be able to have an abortion, and under what circumstances. A quick blog and news search shows this issue remains as current as it’s always been. I’d welcome your comments. Do you want new legislation in your country, and if you do, what would would it say?

20
May
08

Talking Points for 20 May

Goodmorning..It’s Karnie…

Thank you to Brett in Virginia for looking after the blog overnight.  Will has mentioned one story we’re likely to discuss…more about that in a bit, first up though, a story that Ros mentioned last night which have many of you already engaged.  MPs here in the UK will vote today to lower the limit on abortion.  The current limit is 24 weeks.  In this country 200, 000 women a year have abortions.  Continue reading ‘Talking Points for 20 May’




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