Tuesday, February 07, 2006
The abortion debate is griping the Irish Blogsphere. So I guess I better put my views on virtual paper. Now I have often been called a fence sitter and I guess in many ways I am. But on this issue I take much the same attitude as I do on drugs. Drugs are bad but should be legalised. Same with abortion. I think abortion is basically wrong but should be legalised. Now I know this argument will result in both sides destroying my argument as it is based on zero principles. But I believe I’m right so poo to you . Whatever law that is brought into Ireland (or not in this case) abortion is still going to be available in the UK. This is going to result in women still going to the UK to have abortions. So we can bury our head in the sand on this issue or face facts. But the real victims (the foetus are inevitable victims) in this are the women coming back in the veil of secrecy. In serious need of supports. If abortion services were supplied in the state a better after care services could be provided and women would not be suffering in silence on this issue. Also in the state women could be allowed to see all the options or maybe after counselling more would chose adoption or to keep the child.