While we have issues in Ottawa with legal entities within other legal entities, over in Britain there seems to be an almost unprecedented level of co-operation among pro-life MPs from all parties to lower the abortion limit to 20 weeks from the current 24. Of particular interest in that news story is this:
John Hayes, a Conservative backbencher, said: “Abstentions will be the key. The public is increasingly intolerant of abortion, particularly late-term, and a number of MPs, including those who are not necessarily religious, are prepared to go to 20 weeks.”
Many MPs are likely to be wary of offending their constituents, so they will want to absent themselves on the day of the debate.
“We are confident that, given the likely number of abstentions, not enough MPs will vote against our amendment to cancel out those who are determined to vote for it.”
My, if true it’s awfully encouraging. For if indeed MPs worry that voting against lowering the limit to 20 weeks will anger their constituents, it means the culture is slowly changing towards a more pro-life stance. Splendid news.
Tanya adds: Here in Canada, I believe people would grow “increasingly intolerant” of late-term abortion if only they understood its frequency. A great number of so-called “pro-choicers” I’ve spoken with don’t tolerate abortion past either 8, 12 or 16 weeks. That alone is a great sign of change in this country.