"The most extensive liberalisation of abortion laws for 40 years is being planned by MPs".
"Doctors may have misled the Government in order to keep the 24-week abortion limit, it has been claimed."
"The Abortion Act of 1967 was an important advance in what the late Lord Jenkins, then Home Secretary, rightly preferred to call the civilised society rather than the permissive society."
Lord Jenkins of Hillhead
said many things, not all of them correct; and Kamm's own attempt to mention the limited role abortion played in the electoral success of his uncle Martin Bell
in the Tatton constituency in 1997 is risible; but the very fact that abortion, introduced into British law by Parliament in 1967 without having formed part of any party's manifesto, is still practiced here shows the complete failure of all subsequent policies on sex education.
Jenkins' "civilised society" was a fantasyland where people can have sex whenever they like, with whomsoever they like, without consequences. Promoting it is like a telling a two year old that a hot cooker won't hurt them if they touch it, or that they'll not get hurt if they drink the contents of the green containers under the kitchen sink.
If it does not work for small children, why on Earth do people like Kamm still seem to revere it and believe policies harmful to adults, never mind the harm caused to those on the receiving end of the "procedure", should still be promulgated?
Notwithstanding the tedious incantation of the backstreet abortionist's spectre, complete with dirty mac and wire coathanger, part of the answer could be that it enables people who share his mindset to have guilt free sex.
Fine. If you think you can do something harmful without consequences; if a brief hormonal rush in your groin is more important to you than life itself; then leave the unborn alone and buy a packet of Durex
. If you must.