Attack on Abortion Law

November 2022 Forums General discussion Attack on Abortion Law

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  • #132114
    Anonymous
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    alanjjohnstone wrote:
    The Government is using “devolution as an excuse” to avoid liberalising abortion laws in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland has some of the strictest laws on abortion in Europe, as women are banned from getting terminations in all but the most extreme circumstances. Rape and incest are not deemed valid reasons for seeking abortions. Pro-choice campaigners said lives were being put at risk by “antiquated, offensive laws” in Northern Ireland.The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (Cedaw) recently declared that thousands of girls and women were being exposed to “horrific situations”, either by being forced to carry pregnancies conceived through rape and incest to term or having to travel to procure legal abortions. It said the UK routinely violates the human rights of Northern Irish women by restricting their access to abortion.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/government-devolution-northern-ireland-abortion-reform-theresa-may-dup-a8258841.html

    More than 54% of white women voted for Donald Trump

    #132115
    alanjjohnstone
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    America’s abortion clinics experienced a major upsurge in trespassing, obstruction and blockades by anti-abortion activists in 2017Acts of trespassing increased from 247 in 2016 to 823 in 2017, instances of obstruction tripled to 1,704 and threats of death or other harm nearly doubled to 62. The picketing in 2017 often was more aggressive than in recent years, according to the Feminist Majority Foundation, which operates a national clinic access program. “The protesters are feeling emboldened by the political environment and seeing what they could get away with,” said the National Abortion Federation president, Vicki Saporta. oOne attempted bombing in 2017 involved a pipe bomb that did not explode after being placed in an abortion clinic in Champaign, Illinois, in November. The three men charged by federal authorities are allegedly part of a militia group called the “White Rabbits” who also have been charged in the bombing of a Minnesota mosque last year. A Massachusetts man deliberately crashed a stolen truck into a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey, injuring three people, including a pregnant woman. That was the first major violent attack on a US abortion clinic since 2015, when a man killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic during a shooting attack in Colorado.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/07/abortion-clinic-protests-stats-2017-surge

    #132116
    ALB
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    Why all this stuff from obscure parts of the US when there's a referendum on the subject being held in a couple of weeks on our doorstep?http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43569193

    #132117
    alanjjohnstone
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    Messages #7 and #25 covers the Irish Republic.The thread has also reported on Northern Ireland restrictive abortion laws # 6, #11, Scotland #20Ealing, London #27We are a world socialist movement and i do my best to attract international commentWhen the Irish referendum is over, you can be assured i would have posted the result.But to repeat my post in #25 

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    I would expect every socialist with a vote to use it to end of the Irish Constitution's restrictions on abortion. As the Standard wrote:Quote:"…ultimately it is for the individuals themselves to decide…."So regardless of a member's individual view, they should support the repeal of the law to permit that exercise of that individual responsibility.
    #132118
    alanjjohnstone
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    Donald Trump’s administration will reinstate a decades-old policy that will strip federal funds from family planning clinics providing abortion or related services. The move would revive a policy first implemented by Ronald Reagan in 1988, which effectively barred reproductive health organizations that received federal grants from providing or even discussing abortion with patients.  Dawn Laguens, the executive vice-president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement, “Everyone has the right to access information about their health care – including information about safe, legal abortion – and every woman deserves the best medical care and information, no matter how much money she makes or where she lives. No matter what. They won’t get it under this rule.”Doctors’ groups and abortion rights supporters say a ban on counseling women trespasses on the doctor-patient relationship. They also believe such rules would prevent patients from being able to obtain birth control or other preventive care from reproductive health care providers, and undermine access to safe, legal abortion, particularly among low-income women.The notion that you would withhold information from a patient does not uphold or preserve their dignity,” said Jessica Marcella of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, which represents family planning clinics. “I cannot imagine a scenario in which public health groups would allow this effort to go unchallenged.”https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/18/trump-administration-abortion-gag-rule-reagan-era

    #132119
    alanjjohnstone
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    66% in a 64% turn-out vote in Ireland for a relaxation of the anti-abortion laws. Only one county vote against.The result certainly doesn't make the country in any way a liberal country …still illegal after 12 weeks (with exceptions such as rape and medical conditions)

    #132120
    alanjjohnstone
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    Now time for Noerthern Irealnd to changeThe law in Northern Ireland dates back to 1861. It makes abortion illegal in almost every circumstance – even in cases of rape or fatal foetal abnormalities. It forces hundreds to travel every year to other parts of the UK for vital abortion services, and many others go online to buy abortion pills, risking prosecution for doing so. Northern Ireland will be the only place in the UK and Ireland – and most of Europe – where terminations are outlawed apart from in the most exceptional circumstances.

    #132121
    Anonymous
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    #132122
    Anonymous
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    The ruling class has brainwashed more the minds of the men, than the minds of the women

    #132123
    alanjjohnstone
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    The supreme court has dismissed the latest attempt to overturn Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws but nonetheless concluded that they are incompatible with human rights.By a narrow majority of four to three, justices at the UK’s highest court said it had no jurisdiction to consider the latest legal challenge because there was no actual or potential victim of an unlawful act involved in the case.A majority of judges, however, went on to add that Northern Ireland’s abortion law was incompatible with the right to respect for private and family life as guaranteed by the European convention on human rights.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/07/supreme-court-dismisses-bid-to-overturn-northern-ireland-abortion-laws

    #132124
    alanjjohnstone
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    The "liberal" Pope Francis demonstrates that on some issues his Papacy has not reformed itself.https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-pope-abortion/abortion-to-avoid-birth-defects-is-like-nazi-eugenics-pope-idUKKBN1JC0WU"… the practice of having an abortion after pre-natal tests have discovered possible birth defects a version of Nazi attempts to create a pure race by eliminating the weakest. Children should be accepted as they come, as God sends them, as God allows, even if at times they are sick,” he said "

    #183702
    alanjjohnstone
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    The Trump administration has issued a rule that bars federally funded family planning programs from referring women for abortions. The move could strip millions of federal dollars from Planned Parenthood and divert it toward faith-based care providers.

    Planned Parenthood, which provides a range of reproductive health services including abortions, said the new rule amounts to a “gag rule” because it forces doctors to withhold medical information from patients.
    “Imagine if the Trump administration prevented doctors from talking to our patients with diabetes about insulin,” said Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement. “It would never happen. Reproductive healthcare should be no different.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/22/federally-funded-clinics-barred-from-offering-abortion-help-under-new-rule

    #183769
    Anonymous
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    It is expectable with all these Calvinists taking control of the state apparatus. The ironic thing is that millions of peoples approve the measure.

    Medical Semiology and Anamnesis  is going to be eliminated, communications between doctors and patients are very important to make a proper diagnosis and proper treatment

    #183770
    Matthew Culbert
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    “By a narrow majority of four to three, justices at the UK’s highest court said it had no jurisdiction to consider the latest legal challenge because there was no actual or potential victim of an unlawful act involved in the case.”

    It does seem to be a valid flaw in the presentation of the case. It was also a devolved matter for the NI administration to sort out, so without an actual victim they could have provoked a constitutional crisis.

    A majority of judges, however, went on to add that Northern Ireland’s abortion law was incompatible with the right to respect for private and family life as guaranteed by the European convention on human rights.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/07/supreme-court-dismisses-bid-to-overturn-northern-ireland-abortion-laws

    And this should cause the devolved administration to have another look at its law in this regards. Whether it does or does not do so, is another matter.

    #183786
    alanjjohnstone
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    Planned Parenthood cannot resume abortions at a clinic in central Missouri after a federal judge ruled that state restrictions were not “undue” burdens on women seeking abortions.

    “Let’s call this what it is: politicians ignoring medical evidence to push sexual and reproductive healthcare out of reach for people across Missouri,” Hill said. “Abortion is incredibly safe, yet politicians continue to pursue restrictions that defy medical experts and make abortion as inaccessible as possible. Missourians deserve better.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/25/judge-rules-central-missouri-planned-parenthood-clinic-cannot-resume-abortions

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