1st August 2012
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Sound unrealistic? Everything starts as a pipe dream. Wanting legislation on a 20-year-old case is hardly unreasonable. A Monty Python sketch couldn’t capture how farcical our excuse for a nation is.
(Subnote: the X Case of 1992 saw the Supreme Court uphold a right to abortion in Ireland where the health of the mother is at risk, including the risk of suicide. Two decades, no legislation, 4,000 women a year travelling to Britain and further afield for abortions. Yes, even where they need them for medical reasons. The European Court of Human Rights told us how made of fail we are in the ABC case. Still nothing is happening, and one of the incumbent political parties recently declared it would resist all attempts to legislate for abortion, which is a beautiful way of telling the Supreme Court to go fuck itself when the latter is the absolute authority on the law.
Again, we are made of fail.
The old-school independence movement must love seeing the way we still expect England to solve all our problems!)