Finally, can anyone tell me why the hell it is so necessary for the limit on abortions to be 24 weeks, when premature babies are perfectly viable at 20 weeks and when the limit in most European countries is 12 weeks? As far as I can tell, the freedom to commit infanticide is still high on the feminist agenda. If you can tear a child of 24 weeks apart in the womb, what exactly is the difference in tearing a newborn baby limb-from-limb? They would both feel the most agonizing pain, but you can't hear the former scream.
This Embryology and Fertilisation Bill has to be the biggest blow to human respect and dignity since the Nazis' Third Reich (an appropriate comparison, methinks). And yet, sadly, it comes as very little surprise that every controversial aspect of it has passed. Our politicians prove once again that they are only too glad to sell their souls — and ours along with them — for profit and short-term gain with very long-term consequences.