Whenever there is a discussion about abortion it always seems to boil down to the woman's right to choose. Well, I'm all in favour of women having the right to choose - the right to choose whether to have sex or not - but having made that choice I believe that they should accept the consequences of their decision.
That doesn't mean I want abortion banned - just more strictly limited and the reasons for wanting it more stringently tested. Every year some 200,000* babies are aborted in Britain. Are we seriously supposed to believe that these are all the result of a rape or broken condom? Is anyone seriously suggesting that the majority of these women having abortions are Catholics who can't face the prospect of bringing a ninth child into the world with their resources so badly stretched?
I don't think so. The vast majority of abortions are the result of women refusing to exercise the self-discipline and restraint required to say "no". That's their choice - they should live with it.
*Just for context, since abortion was liberalised we have ended more lives than the Nazis managed with the Holocaust - in Britain alone.
And I still can not understand why liberals think it is OK to kill an innocent baby, but not OK to hang a murdering bastard.