Thursday, May 11

Colombia eases abortion laws

I'm fine if the mother's life is in danger, but I have yet to see a compelling argument as to how an abortion changes anything in the case of rape or incest. I mean, is the argument that a mother would abort for phycological reasons? How does the trauma of an abortion make the situation any better?

It's to bad--it strikes me as a step backwards in the battle for life.
BOGOTA, Colombia (UPI) -- A Colombian court has decided to partially lift the country`s ban on abortion, El Tiempo newspaper reported Thursday.

The new law will allow abortions in cases of rape and incest and if either the mother or child is in mortal danger.

Abortion has long been a hot-button issue in the predominantly Roman Catholic South American country.

Anti-abortion rights activists rallied against the decision saying it was a 'moral' issue and not a matter of public health.