One puzzling aspect of the abortion issue is
that about one in four pregnancies ends up being aborted on the grounds that
the continued pregnancy would be a serious danger to the mother's mental health.
why doesn't Parliament try to find out why there is such a high number of
women who conceive who are then certified as being in such a poor state of
mental health - merely because they are pregnant ?
annual figure of about 15,000 abortions is a staggering number, which makes
one wonder why women in previous years bore the child and didn't have such
mental problems form carrying an unborn child.
the certifying consultants are lying, they should be brought to account. If
the women really are subject to such mental catastrophe because they are pregnant,
then a major investigation should be undertaken by the State to determine
what has caused such a state of affairs to come about.
probably doesn't need Parliament to instigate such an investigation - I imagine
the Ministry of Health could do it.
one considers that the unborn child is both defenceless and innocent (and
also voiceless, for he has no vote, and also the law deliberately allows no
one to speak on his behalf), and when one considers that Parliament legislates
for his killing - then what respect should we give to politicians for their
sense of values ?
159 of the Crimes Act says that a child becomes a human being within the meaning
of the Act when it has completely proceeded in a living state from the body
of its mother. Note that it refers to a "child", and note also the words "within
the meaning of the Act." So, while Parliament is admitting that it is a child,
it is at the same time saying that the nuborn child is not a human being.
as for the father of the unborn child, he is also a nobody, because he has
no say in whether his "wife" does or doesn't have an abortion.
law isn't made by people deciding by deliberate vote. It is principles of
justice that are always going to be in existence, discovered by pure reason;
that is, the law was not made but was found. So it isn't only politicians
who make the laws. Natural law gives the unborn the right to be born and not
to have life taken from them. So, if an enactment says that an unborn child
is not a human being, then that law is invalid according to natural law.
the unborn could speak, he would say, "I haven't even seen the light of day,
and yet I have been found guilty of causing my mother to suffer serious danger
to her mental health. That isn't just. The politicians shouldn't have such
finally, why should a politician vote against abortion ? The simple reason
is that abortion is wrong. An innocent, defenceless being who has no voice
is going to be slaughtered in the process. It's an MP's job to keep the peace
and abortion is one of the worst forms of violence.... which is the opposite