Monday, July 12, 2004

Abortion: It Ain't Just a U.S. Problem

Social groups [in Taiwan] expressed concern that a revision of the law to prevent abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy could pressure women into having early abortions ... By making the law more stringent, the DOH hopes to counter the rising abortion rate and protect the right to life.

I’m very curious to see how an almost totally non-Christian country approaches this debate.

The fetus' right to life might also conflict with the rights of women. Article 9, No. 6, of the Genetic Health Law states that women can have an abortion if pregnancy damages their mental or physical health and affects their family life.

Oh wait. I see. Yikes.

"Of course women have the liberty to make a choice based on what they think is an opportune moment," said Garden of Hope Foundation director Chi Hui-jung (???).

“Now’s our chance, ladies – freedom!”

“Fetus overboard!”

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