UK: Women Call for Ministers to Decriminalize “Abortion” After Woman Jailed for Murdering Baby

Christians will never be able to explain why it should be illegal to murder children.

They just say “muh sky daddy.”

There are no arguments as to why murder is wrong, if it makes a woman feel happiness.

The Guardian:

Ministers are facing calls to “step up” and decriminalise abortion in Great Britain after a woman was jailed for terminating her pregnancy, as an influential Labour MP said she hoped her party would act if it won power.

The call by Dame Diana Johnson, who previously tried to repeal the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act with a backbench bill, said ministers should act to change laws that were also having a “chilling” effect on doctors, midwives and others.

Caroline Nokes, the Conservative chair of the Commons women and equalities committee, said abortion legislation was “very out of date” and should be overhauled, after a woman was jailed for procuring drugs to induce an abortion after the legal limit.

Who knew the UK of all places had relatively conservative abortion laws?

I guess the US is probably the only country that allows third-term abortions. This woman was 8 months pregnant.

But still. You just assume in any Western country, women are allowed to do whatever they want.

There was outrage on Monday after the woman, a mother of three, was sentenced.

She received the medication under the “pills by post” scheme, which was introduced during the Covid pandemic for unwanted pregnancies up to 10 weeks, after a remote consultation.

The woman, 44, pleaded guilty in March under the Offences Against the Person Act and will serve half of her 28-month sentence in custody and the remainder under licence. She had originally pleaded not guilty to a charge of an offence of child destruction.

The number of women and girls facing police investigations and the threat of life imprisonment under abortion laws has risen over the past three years, according to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS).

In 2022, a woman who used abortion medication in a failed attempt to end her own pregnancy was reported to the police by her medical team.

In the case of the woman jailed on Monday, prosecutors said she had knowingly misled the BPAS by saying she was below the 10-week cutoff, when she believed she was about 28 weeks pregnant.

Doctors later concluded the foetus was from 32 to 34 weeks gestation (between seven and eight months) at the time of termination. In England, Scotland and Wales, abortion is generally legal up to 24 weeks but is carried out in a hospital or clinic after 10 weeks.

Stoke-on-Trent crown court heard how the woman had discovered she was pregnant in December 2019 before arranging a telephone consultation with BPAS in May 2020.

How stupid are women that they can’t decide whether they want to murder their child?

“I’ve spent 8 months considering it, and I’ve decided to go ahead and murder my child.”