I'm posting this here because I know this group leans conservative and I have yet to get many conservatives replying to this post. So, please do share your vision of the points listed below to help me understand...
Ireland May Allow Limited Abortions
Politicians in the Catholic Republic of Ireland have overwhelmingly voted to introduce abortion in cases where the woman's life is in danger or she is at risk of suicide. John Waters, columnist for the Irish Times, speaks with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin about this sensitive issue.
While Ireland is cracking open the door for this possibility, probably in response to last year's internationally publicized death case, this country is quickly closing the door with people/politicians pushing for more restrictions on abortion
My question is, How will this, and exceptions for rape and incest be POLICED? If this is a law, then there will be a legal system in place to enforce it.
Some things to think about for discussion...
How MUCH of a danger must the mother's life be in in terms of percentages to qualify? 20% chance of dying? 50% chance of dying? If your daughter was pregnant and was at risk of dying giving birth, what percentage do you feel comfortable accepting?
Who decides if the woman meets this percentage on a case by case basis? Doctors often disagree, so how many doctors must agree? How long will the process take in a situation where every day every hour counts?
How will the doctors decisions be policed?
Will a doctor be allowed a "quota" before becoming "suspect" in his decision making process?
What type of committee/group oversees the doctor's decision on this? Who will be on that committee?
In terms of rape or incest, will a woman need to prove her case prior to receiving the abortion?
If so, will these cases be expedited and must result in a conviction to be approved considering that it now can take months and years to bring these cases through the court system if it ever goes to court?
If not, and the woman is allowed to have the abortion while waiting for the slow wheels of justice to turn will the woman be prosecuted for murder if her case does not result in a conviction? What should be her sentence?
Will responding police officers have a personal say in whether they believe the woman or not on the police report?
What would all of this look like in practical terms?
Considering these things, do you feel comfortable letting politicians, administrators, policeman and judges make these decisions concerning the life or death of you or your own daughter?
on Jul. 7, 2013 at 2:31 PM