Abortion Bill will erode protection
I REFER to Dr Tim Coyle’s comments and his observation that the proposed abortion Bill removes protection for the unborn (Letters, Oct 9).
Historically, we have upheld the protection of the weak and vulnerable as a priority and a basic tenet.
What is proposed in this Bill could be classified as a deconstruction of society, as we have known it, because it would erode what we have collectively regarded and held as the common good. Kathleen Cosgrove, The Gap
SUPPORTERS of the abortion Bill claim pregnancy is a health issue.
Pregnancy is not a health issue. It is only when complications arise that it becomes so.
The law, as its stands, allows for abortions when such complications arise.
There are already about 14,000 abortions in Queensland each year.
Therefore, it is obvious that the proposed law is purely for social reasons
If this Bill is successful, it will make a sham of the argument that two doctors have to give their approval. The second doctor (who can also be an abortionist) does not have to see the woman or even read her file.
I feel this Bill is not only brutal to the child, but not compassionate towards the mother, offering her no counselling as to other options. Patricia Keightley, Scarborough
I WAS a pro-choice feminist peace and environmental activist when I became pregnant with my first child.
Then I felt her movements. I couldn’t start her moving so her dad could feel her and I couldn’t stop her moving so I could sleep.
I realised then that she wasn’t me. And because she wasn’t me, she had her own set of rights apart from me.
I was catapulted into the pro-life feminist movement by this, and now see abortion as an attack on women as well as their unborn children. It is unbelievable that we offer a woman in crisis this option.
Women are thinking, feeling, physical and spiritual people. Decriminalisation will only open the floodgates more, instead of protecting the rights of all involved, and respecting their humanity and dignity. Anne Rampa, Ocean View
POPE Francis compares abortion to hiring a hitman to eliminate an enemy ( C-M, Oct 12).
Surely there are some differences between doctors and machinegun-wielding assassins? Is it possible the Pope is confusing the Italian mafia with abortionists? Crispin Walters, Chapel Hill