Monday, 23 April 2018

Why Abortion Intimidation Shouldn't Work

Nine councils in England are setting up abortion clinic buffer zones to protect women from anti-abortion protesters after a rise of intimidating behaviour by religious groups including name calling, confronted with oversized distressing pictures of aborted foetuses and filming women entering and leaving the clinics and streaming live on Facebook.
Ealing council in west London has became the first local authority to apply a public spaces protection order (PSPO) for 100 yards around the Marie Stopes clinic to protect women from distress and intimidation.
Council spokesman described the spread of anti-abortion tactics as deeply worrying and said that in recent years protests have become more regular, wider spread and more intimidating with groups of people approaching women and trying to talk to them about their personal medical decisions.
Nottingham council have sought an injunction against 40 Days for Life, a Christian movement, after they held vigils outside the abortion clinic at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham and but explained that they are only there to pray and offer help or alternatives to abortion.
Abortion is a life changing decision and far too important for other people to decide, whether they be religious fanatics with a placard or well meaning pro-life campaigners.
It should only be the decision of the people directly involved with the help of professional advice and then be left to make their own decisions and deal with the consequences if necessary but mostly it is far too important a decision to have someone else try to intimidate a woman into what they can and can't do with their own bodies because of their own beliefs.

8 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

so, no freedom of speech issue for you. pro-life talk should be repressed...

Falling on a bruise said...

Nothing to do with freedom of speech, it's intimidation and forcing your beliefs on other people.

Keep Life Simple said...

sounds to me like you want to ban certain speech in some geographical areas. how does that not impact freedom of speech?

by your interpretation, i can say what i want, as long as Lucy approves of the location... doesn't sound very free to me. sounds quite constrained... but then the left cares less about individual freedom than other things... this is just proof of that

by using your argument i could say there should be no foul language on shirts, tattoos or in songs or on cable TV; no nudity on cable or TV. no nudity or foul language on the WWW. the left would go bat crap crazy if we tried to stop bad language in songs or tried to stop porn...

yawl are so weird.

the scenario: I'm about to kill my baby, i should not have to see what a dead fetus looks like before hand. i will go take my meds, and when i wake up, all is rosey.

that is weird. don't want mom to have to face the reality that she killed the baby or anything... now, back to the shootings in America, how barbaric... bull squat

Falling on a bruise said...

Again, nothing to do with free speech, its intimidation and if it was an abortion clinic or a church or a law court it shouldnt happen and people shouldn't be forcibly inflicting their views on others.

Keep Life Simple said...

the left is guilty of "forcibly inflicting their views on others" on a daily basis...

Falling on a bruise said...

Third time lucky then, it's about intimidation being wrong if it's left, right or as in this case religious folk doing it. Nothing to do with free speech or political leaning.

Keep Life Simple said...

threatening words should be limited, but being able to speak the truth is not intimidation. so a woman is about to have her child killed, but it saying what is is (killing the baby) is intimidating and should be limited.... that is bullshit... oh, hope i didn't intimidate you with the truth. the left are allowed to intimidate.


Falling on a bruise said...

If the word intimidate offends you I could always replace it with bully, coerce, bait, badger, hound, browbeat, ruffle, strong-arm, lean on or arm-twist.