WHERE’S THE EDITOR

Someone (allegedly) called Vera Alves, almost certainly a pseudonym given the nonsense that followed, writing in the NZ Herald about abortion, unbelievably claimed “to be the voice of reason” and added, (brace yourself) “ Here’s what the issue is not; whether you think abortion is a good or bad thing.”

Really! Well what the hell is it about? Vera then tells us; specifically, “should it be in the Crimes Act and people go to jail for it.  Abortions occur every day. No-one goes to jail.” Where’s the bloody editor?

The abortion issue is absolutely not about jail. It’s a much bigger issue but I won’t waste space explaining to Vera who’s real name is odds-on Sharlene.

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This is the reductionist arguement that posits abortion should only be a matter of (a woman’s) healthcare choice…as in, to have a mammogram say, or not. It’s gob-smackingly shallow and seeks to remove the issue from a moral or conscience perspective.

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    Yeah but even if you think that abortion is only a matter of a woman’s control over her own body as Vera Alves insists, how that is administered – or not – is also a matter of “good and bad”. Both morally and/or practically. Hence the morally-inspired outrage or indignation if and when abortion is denied, restricted or in any way delayed or discouraged.

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The Greens opposed abortions for cows in 2015 and yet approve of abortions in humans in 2019. Apparently calves are more important than a human life to The Greens, who aren’t really human anyway, so I guess the confusion with them makes sense.

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What happens when the abortion is performed on the wrong mother/ baby (happened in the Netherlands)?
Should the abortionist be punished and why?

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