Friday, June 24, 2011

Back for more

Right To Life are appealing their abortion case to the Supreme Court. As I said earlier, bring it on. The Court of Appeal made a robust decision against Right To Life. The idea that the title of a bill creates enforceable rights which trump statute law is simply absurd, as is the idea that the Abortion Supervisory Committee was intended to poke its nose into individual clinical decisions. A further appeal is simply tilting at windmills. Still, that's Right To Life in a nutshell, isn't it? Desperately trying to refight the battles of 1977, failing to understand that they lost decades ago.

(Not that this means that we have won fully yet. Our abortion laws desperately need to be reformed to end the stigmatization of women having to declare themselves mentally ill to access a basic medical procedure. But given that even the present situation is unacceptable to the anti-abortion loonies, I think its fair to say they have lost).