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Comment #2102656 by White Fang

White Fang Feb 9th 2014, 12:33 AM #

I find it interesting that, on the journal at least, there are roughly ten men commenting from a ‘pro-life’ perspective to every one women.

Abortions have been carried out for as long as women have been getting pregnant. It’s an issue that isn’t going away, much as reactionaries would prefer to continue to export the problem to the UK and pretend that we’re an abortion free rock. Legalise it, regulate it, and provide alternatives.

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Pics: Pro-choice activists protest Spanish abortion plans at embassy in Dublin

Pics: Pro-choice activists protest Spanish abortion plans at embassy in Dublin

Draft legislation published by the Spanish government would make access to abortion more restricted in the country, with groups saying it will force women to go abroad for terminations.

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    Favourite Shanti
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    Feb 9th 2014, 12:59 AM

    Here’s to free LARCs.
    Free condoms.
    Comprehensive and compulsory sexual and relationship education, set by the Department of education and not subverted by the “ethos” of the school.

    I’m sorry, I do respect freedom of religion, but the only thing proven to reduce unwanted pregnancies is access to evidence based education and contraception – if the church was serious about it’s pro life stance it would not object to permitting the most demonstrably effective way of preventing abortions.
    As much as the theory behind abstention is sound, it is a proven failure and it is irresponsible to consider this a valid approach to sexual education.

    Abortions are sometimes necessary, but the desired goal of pro choice is actually closer to the pro life sides views if they would care to look.. We can all agree that the less abortions the better, it’s just that more on the pro choice side argue for the things that have been proven to work.

    Think off all this energy wasted when we should be arguing to prevent unwanted pregnancies, ensuring teens get factual sex education and access to contraception if they make the decision to have sex. And supporting those who are faced with situations that they would far rather not be in.

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    Favourite Bridget
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    Feb 9th 2014, 10:35 AM

    Yes because that has proven to be such a success in the UK hasn’t it..

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    Favourite Florence Nightingale
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    Feb 9th 2014, 10:48 AM

    @Bridget

    “Yes because that has proven to be such a success in the UK hasn’t it…”

    What do you suggest as an alternative, Bridget?

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    Feb 9th 2014, 10:58 AM

    1 in 5 for the baby jam machine

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    Favourite Shanti
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    Feb 9th 2014, 2:16 PM

    Right – are you trying to argue that free contraception and sex education are a BAD idea?

    And why just look at the UK?
    The Netherlands have free contraceptives, excellent sex education – as well as access to legal drugs and hookers, and yet they have the lowest abortion rate in the whole world.. Why is that eh? Could we not learn something from them no?

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