Given the choice between living my life how I please and having my body within my control and the fate of a lentil-sized, brainless embryo that has half a chance of dying on its own anyway, I choose me….Either way, what she ( a mother) wants trumps the non-existent desires of a mindless pre-person that is so small it can be removed in about two minutes during an outpatient procedure. Your cavities fight harder to stay in place,” says Marcotte.
I am relieved to read that these British MPs are outraged. There is enough outrage to go around on this one. It is particularly applicable in Canada should physicians in Ontario loose their protection of conscience rights. The options will be dictated to them, no matter how barbaric.
But in this UK story, as in Marcotte’s piece, it is the utter failure of these responses to crisis and to fear that also shape a culture. Pure ugliness vs the beauty of compassion. And whether in word or in deed, brutality causes people to seek truth. It is ultimately in their humanity to do so, though some I fear, may have lost part of their humanity.by