The proposed legislation, which will very shortly be discussed and voted on, has the potential to have far-reaching consequences, so perhaps we should acquaint ourselves with what it contains. It doesn't limit itself to the provision of abortion but includes sections to carry out abortion without consent, provide abortions to children without parental consent and to attack pro-life opponents.
2.8.3: The consent of the woman shall be required for treatment
except where, in the opinion of the medical practitioner responsible
for her care and treatment, the treatment is necessary to safeguard
her life and she is incapable of or is obstructed in giving such consent.
This assumes that every mother would prefer to let her child die in order that she might live. We know that is not the case.
2.8.4: The consent of a minor who has attained the age of 16 years
to medical treatment which, in the absence of consent, would constitute
a trespass to her person, shall be as effective as it would be if
she were of full age; and where a minor has by virtue of this subsection
given an effective consent to medical treatment it shall not be
necessary to obtain any consent for it from her parent or guardian.
Parents won't be allowed to protect their children.
3.11 In the case of a person who, with a view to compel another
to abstain from doing which that other has a lawful right to do under
this Act, wrongfully and without lawful authority—
(d) watches or besets the premises or other place where that
other resides, works or carries on business, or happens to
be, or the approach to such premises or place,..
if that person is found guilty of an offence under section 9 of the Act
of 1997, the court shall take such conduct into account as an aggravating
factor in determining any sentence to be imposed on him or 10
her for the offence.
So, no pickets.
Clare obviously couldn't resist a go at the opposition... and free speech.
All this and more -
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