Saturday, August 18, 2007
I know. The title sounds ridiculous. In fact, abortion, to most women, is done as a matter of emergency. Even to the religious fundamentalists, for whom abortion is morally wrong and violates the patriarchal instructions of their church, and; to Roman Catholics, for whom abortion represents a mortal sin and violates... the patriarchal instructions of their church.
But both those groups do acquire legal and safe abortions. Then many turn around and demand they be made illegal.
Birth Pangs highlights an article by Vancouver activist and writer, Joyce Arthur, in which she recounts the anecdotes of doctors and abortion clinic workers dealing with anti-choice women who were ignoring their own preaching.
Go read. It's good.