April 12, 2005

WHICH WILL AT LEAST GET FEMINISTS ON THEIR SIDE (via Matthew Cohen):

Iran liberalises laws on abortion (Frances Harrison, 4/12/05, BBC News)

The Iranian parliament has voted to liberalise the country's abortion laws.

Under the law approved on Tuesday, a pregnancy can be terminated in the first four months if the foetus is mentally or physically handicapped.

Both parents must give their consent and three doctors to confirm that the foetus is damaged.

The law was approved by just over half of the conservative-dominated parliament, and still has to be approved by the Guardian Council. [...]

None of the 13 women in the Iranian parliament took part in the debate. The conditions for allowing abortion still remain very stringent.

Both parents must agree and they need three doctors, as well as the coroner's office, to confirm the foetus is damaged or the mother's life at risk.


It's the kind of tightly controlled abortion regime that could have worked here had the Court not intervened.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 12, 2005 10:44 AM
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The mullahs sure know how to curry favor with the Left.

Posted by: Mike Morley at April 12, 2005 2:50 PM
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