The last couple of days, I have found myself utterly zoned out. I don’t know that I can overly complain – it’s born of mini-adventure and good eating. And while I’m still not completely convinced my sleep is of the best quality, I can take comfort that it’s probably moving that way again by the remembrance of strange strange dreams.
Still, there is one thing, one rather alarming thing, pipping through the cheerful fog:
Abortion rules shakeup could set system back 25 years, says GPs’ chief
Now, I’m admittedly a bit slow in developing cognizance of things relating to abortions, never having had one myself. But one thing I have learned is that Nadine Dorris is a rabid right winger in the worst of the American tradition. She lies, she cheats, and she seems to think that abstinence and ignorance will lead to less teen pregnancy. No dear, giving away council houses to teen mums will cut back on that a loooot quicker. :p
Counseling is all well and good, but I would not for a second buy the insinuation that they’re out to trick people into having abortions. Yes, some people will regret their decision. Others will be relieved – they’re not ready to be parents, and forcing them into such ‘joy’ could well send them ’round the bend! And all of those are normal, perfectly fine responses. We are all individuals, and have our own responses to things. What’s wrong is when you try to steal someone’s autonomy by either treating them like no more than a chalice (see America, where even a miscarriage can land you in jail in some states), or shame them into keeping a child that they are not capable of raising (which, while probably not as dramatic as this, it kind of makes a point).
Suffices to say – I am incredibly wary of the direction the British government is trying to move on these things. And now, I should attempt to research the best ways to bother politicians on this exact subject – citizenship in action!