Abortion - To Debate or Not To Debate
Helen Pringle, anti-life supporter, once again shows her logic and wit over at Online Opinion
The thesis of her opinion....That the abortion debate is a waste of time as it won't change anything.
I have one question to ask. If it is a waste of time, why is she wasting her own time talking about it?
Clearly, she feels that it is not a waste of her time to discuss it, as this is her second article on the topic.
Perhaps she merely seeks to shut down any discussion of the topic, and calling it a waste of time is just a pitiful attempt to do that. Stiffling free debate and discussion is not exactly what we would expect in a free, democratic country, but I guess as long as Helen is happy with the status quo, we are not allowed to question it.
Finally, one quote sticks out
Notably, even some supporters of abortion maintain that it is “technically illegal”, a meaningless category in law.
Is it really meaningless I wonder? If, for instance, in Queensland when the law seems to ban an abortion of convenience, the politcal party in power decides to direct the law enforcement people to start actually enforcing the law (Strange concept I know), then they already have a law in place to do so. If there was no law in place, one would need to be legislated (and then law enforcement would be directed to enforce it).
Clearly, there is a meaningful difference between the two. I am suprised Helen can't see it. Or maybe I am not....