Torontoist asked me to write its obituary for Dr. Henry Morgentaler, so I did.
So do you think there’s a need to reopen this issue at the federal level of government, or is it a cultural thing, or what?
Mitchell, that is the kind of question that should and often is answered with a piss off fuckturd.
The only issue is a bunch of sore loser assholes what to dictate control over a woman’s life through politics and a bunch of passive aggressive idiots keep wanting to bring it up again.
Women, and also men who were involved in the conception, who are in situations where abortion is a reasonable option are already under tremendous pressure trying to figure out what to do. The last thing they need is someone telling them that what they are doing is illegal, immoral, or against that person’s particular idea of what some beard in the sky has decreed as holy. There’s nothing wrong with choosing to NOT bring a child to term when they’ll die as soon as they are delivered, or within a few months as they slowly die on life support. I’d hope a common humanitarian compassion and decency would be enough to keep people from actively making those choices more difficult.
I’m not asking which stance is correct. I am asking what the right way to approach this problem is (since the obit states that it is an ongoing issue).
This is an extremely charged topic and maybe commenters should all take a deep breath, calm down, and react to what other people actually said, not what the freakish caricature of them that they have in their heads said. Thanks.
To make my question crystal clear: the obit closes by saying that the struggle for abortion rights in Canada continues. What needs to be done by the various levels of government, and by individuals, to advance this cause?
“I am asking what the right way to approach this problem is (since the obit states that it is an ongoing issue).”
Improve access to and quality of birth control, while also fighting against a culture that’s too willing to accept rapists.
Frankly, the best solution to the abortion problem is to minimize the number of unwanted pregnancies in the first place.
I know in Australia, one of the problems is that while it may be legalized/decriminalized, it’s often hard to setup and maintain clinics. Either financially or due to the (minority) negative public response.
In the 100k population city I live in not a single one of the obs/gyn specialists will perform them. People have to drive to the capital (fortunately only 1.5hrs away). And there the public system is so overwhelmed that they have to send people to private clinics to pay out of pocket.
It’s even more emotionally traumatising (and embarrassing as a general practitioner) when young women present seeking termination and you can’t give them a straightforward option.
One of my former teachers was an absolute pig, misogynistic and chauvinistic but simultaneously a personal hero, because rain or shine he would never let anything interfere with his performing of terminations. Versus some of the nicest and most PC specialists who wash there hands of the whole thing and take the easy route of not performing them.
@Thok and this is definitely the right idea, sexual education, access to appropriate contraception and therefore reduction of unwanted pregnancies is an often overlooked step.
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