MPs: Abortions being carried out for cleft palates

Cross-posted from The Telegraph  Abortion laws should be urgently reviewed amid evidence that pregnancies are being terminated up until full term simply because of cosmetic flaws, according to a committee of MPs and peers. A parliamentary commission has concluded that the rules allowing foetuses to be aborted as late as 40 weeks on grounds of disability

Fascists, Hacking & Youth Defence

Cross-posted from thickerthantalk So we are here again. This place, where we see clearly the split between those who value freedom & the followers of every bad or mad idea which damages freedom. Last night the site of an anti-abortion organisation Youth Defence was hacked. This article is not about Youth Defence, their aims, methods,

When Is a Royal Baby a Fetus?

Cross-posted from The Atlantic Moral philosopher James Q. Wilson wrote that humanity “has a moral sense.” Whether that moral sense is grounded in evolution, the image of God, or some other foundation, it sometimes leads us to act better than we speak. There are surprising moments, in other words, when our pre-conscious emotional and moral wiring responds to

Abortion Advocates’ Message

Cross-posted from Real Choices Australia  According to Reproductive Choice Australia, the  ‘take home’ message from their President Leslie Cannold at the recent Network of Women Students Conference was simple: ‘Abortion is a nexus point of gender inequality – workplace participation, domestic labour, gender roles, sexuality and consent etc.  So long as gender inequality persists, abortion

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