January 28, 2006


Women demand tougher laws to curb abortions (Denis Campbell and Gaby Hinsliff, January 29, 2006, The Observer)

A majority of women in Britain want the abortion laws to be tightened to make it harder, or impossible, for them to terminate a pregnancy.

Evidence of a widespread public demand for the government to further restrict women's right to have an abortion is revealed in a remarkable Observer opinion poll. The findings have reignited the highly-charged debate on abortion, and increased the pressure on Tony Blair to review the current time limits.

The survey by MORI shows that 47 per cent of women believe the legal limit for an abortion should be cut from its present 24 weeks, and another 10 per cent want the practice outlawed altogether. Among the population overall, reducing the upper limit was the preferred option backed by the largest proportion of respondents, 42 per cent, made up of a 36-47 per cent split among men and women.

Even the Tories haven't accepted yet the degree to which they can ape W.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 28, 2006 8:59 PM

"Widespread public demand for the government to further restrict women's right to have an abortion. . .."

Take back the language.

The culture war is being won, We are closing in on them as surely as Zhukov and Koniev on Berlin. We should now attend to the semantic war. The slaughter of the innocents is only a "right" because these pigs say it is a "right."

Posted by: Lou Gots at January 28, 2006 10:46 PM

According to John Fogerty, the room on the right is a bath room.

(OK, I'll stop now.)

Posted by: ghostcat at January 29, 2006 1:34 AM

No, I'd say that secularization has been proven not to be detrimental to public morality.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at January 29, 2006 12:46 PM


Yet you live in a Puritan nation rather than one of the secular European ones. Revealing.

Posted by: oj at January 29, 2006 1:01 PM

I live here because it is my home. If this is a Puritan country it has a strange way of expressing itself. Our abortion laws are less restrictive than secular England. We are the world leaders of pornography production and distribution. I don't think our Puritan forefathers would recognize the place.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at January 29, 2006 8:54 PM

Yes, but it's taken undemocratic courts to do that. They'd recognize elite usurpations.

Posted by: oj at January 29, 2006 11:09 PM