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Posts Tagged: abortion
Tatchell defends anti-abortion protests – and tells how he got Cameron and Johnson to support same-sex marriage
The veteran LGBT campaigner says the former Prime Minister’s aides “were terrified I might try and kiss him, or superglue myself to the Cabinet table”.
The people and locally-elected politicians must decide. Bradley’s letter to Tory MPs on abortion in Northern Ireland. Full text.
“What is clear however is that even amongst proponents of reform there is currently no consensus on what that reform should entail.”
Fiona Bruce: Let’s recognise this move for what it is – a push to make abortion up to birth legal throughout the UK
It wouldn’t work even in its own terms, because it would have the effect of making the 1967 Abortion Act redundant.
WATCH: Foster on abortion. “I have had e-mails from nationalists and republicans saying that they will be voting DUP.”
“There’s a substantial minority in the Republic who feel disenfranchised…who feel very alone…who feel no-one speaks for them any more.”
Also: female Tories press the Prime Minister for action on Ulster abortion law; and Davies urges Party to unite over Brexit.
It’s a counter-intuitive take – but it’s what the sum of opinion polling in recent years tends to suggest.
It looks to be the least bad medium-term means of settling the future of abortion laws in Northern Ireland.
David Shiels: An Ulster by-election this week – and why abstention is a greater challenge to the Union than Brexit
It knows that it can continue the policy of staying out of the institutions in Belfast and London without damaging its long-term strategy. Unionists need them to work.
These concerns, however, often only add to the need for us to remain ethically and democratically engaged, particularly regarding the most emotive cases.
The Moggcast. On Catholicism. “I’ve never had any doubts. I know that’s an unusual thing to say…I try to say the Rosary every day.”
Easter approaches. And here is Rees-Mogg on suffering, abortion, the Tridentine Mass, faith and politics…and why Brexiteer MPs won’t roll over on a final EU deal.
His debut as a phone-in host offered an indication that – despite being posh and old-fashioned – he has an exceptional ability to communicate in modern Britain.
You might think, for instance, that adultery is always wrong, too, but feel that it should not be the state’s business to police it.
Iain Dale: Shame on the doctors and lobbies that support the extinction of young human lives. (And, yes: I’m anti-abortion.)
Plus: I was a bit hard on Javid. I have a bit of time for Cable. On May’s modesty and decency. And: ttthhhwwwaaaccckkk!…there goes the ball, straight down the fairway.
You may not agree with his views on gay sex and abortion – or what were his views – but they should not be marginalised as illegitimate.