Liliaeth (liliaeth) wrote,

Just something interesting I found while I was answering a comment on ontd_political

What can I say, I occasionally like to check what I'm saying, esp. about my own country*g*

I also liked this page

For the record, I'm pro-life and pro-choice. I would never choose for abortion myself, but I'll fight for the right of any other woman to make her own decision in that regards.

I like the Belgian way of handling it. Abortion clinics require six days of counseling before an abortion is performed. It makes sure that the woman really wants an abortion, that she's given all the options outside of an abortion, that she knows her rights, the possibilities she has and the help she could get with her child in case she doesn't go through with the abortion.

In other words, it puts the woman, her decision and her choice central, rather than just put the emphasis on the fetus. And it makes sure that she isn't making a rash decision that she'll regret for the rest of her life, yet it doesn't force the woman to carry a child that could harm her health, either mental or physical, or cause her economic distress.

I know, government interference and all that... but I like government interference when it makes life better for people.

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