Today she has written a post (that I cannot link to because her shitty ASPX blog software does not allow it) about abortion. Trixy has already written about this, and Unity has ripped her into tiny little pieces and pissed on the remnants over at Ministry of Truth—do go and read his post because I agree with most of what he has to say and simply cannot be arsed to write it all out again—but there are a few things that I'd like to add.
Nadine writes that
The Abortion Act of 1967 was based on lies and more lies. It was an appallingly drafted piece of legislation which, under intense pressure from the abortion rights lobby, allowed the present day situation of abortion used as a form of contraception to occur.
No, you listen to me, Dorries, while I spell this out for you: I can tell you right fucking now that no one uses abortion as "a form of contraception". It is a humiliating, painful, distressing and deeply traumatic experience that no woman (or man) would go through if they felt that they had any other reasonable choice.
Maybe life begins with the first beat of the human heart in the way that it ends with the last?
Do you really think so? Well, it rather depends how you view a human animal really, doesn't it? But, Nadine, let me point out that the heart is simply a blood pump.
Oh, and life doesn't end when it stops because, once oxygenated blood has ceased to be delivered to the brain, permanent brain damage doesn't occur until about one minute in and total brain death takes about two and a half to three minutes to occur.
Which is, if you think about it, you dozy bint, why we are able to resuscitate people.
As we now have 4D scanning and medical science advancing at the rate it is, maybe one day we will know for sure when life begins.
That rather depends on whether you believe in a soul doesn't it? If you don't I severely doubt that any scanning techniques will show us any more than it already does, i.e. simple, machanical, biological functionality.
When we truly know that, there will be no argument as to when and what limit abortion law is set, whether suspended in a safe dark womb or lying in a hospital crib, life is life.
No, it's not, Nadine; it is only a potential life and, sometimes, not even that. Heard of spontaneous miscarriages, have you?
And just to make the point really clear, let me quote Unity—at length (mainly because it made me laugh).
I also do not believe that the Holy Sacrament should be withheld from anyone for any reason. God is, above all things, loving and forgiving.
Well, at least she’s now being honest about her religious views. Banal but honest.I know that many of my fellow Christians despair at my inability to condemn all abortion at any stage. To them, abortion is the taking of innocent life, based on the argument that if left uninterrupted a foetus at any stage would grow into full life.
These same friends however, all use various forms of contraception, and in an attempt not to be indelicate, some of which allow an egg to be fertilised and wasted.
It is a logical position that if you condemn all abortion, you must condemn various forms of contraception, if you truly believe that life begins at conception - I cannot do that. So I stay as true to my belief as I can, without hypocrisy or slight of word.
Hang on a second - let’s follow the ‘logic’ of this last argument.
If you believe that life begins at the point of conception - i.e. when sperm meets egg - them you must condemn not only all abortion but all forms of contraception which prevent a fertilised egg from implanting in the womb and developing into a foetus. That’s basically how IUD’s (’the coil’) and some contraceptive pills work, they don’t prevent conception they prevent implantation, which means that fertilised eggs, which some believe are already ‘life’ and therefore deserving of their full rights to exist and develop, are ‘wasted’.
But, on average only around 1 in 5 fertilised eggs actually implant successfully in the womb where contraception is NOT used. 80% of fertilised eggs, which some believe already constitute ‘life’, do not implant in the womb and do not, therefore, result in a pregnancy and all without any external intervention whatsoever?
Why does that happen?
Some Christians have a tendency to ascribe anything that doesn’t go quite as expected, especially if it goes badly pear-shaped, as being down to ‘god’s will’ - so if do you believe that then, logically, the fact that 80% of fertilised eggs fail to implant in the womb is also a matter of ‘god’s will’ - god has, somewhere along the line, decided for reasons known only to himself/herself/itself that 80% of all human life will be ‘wasted’ within a matter of a few days of conception via the process of menstruation.
Does that not make god an abortionist? In fact does it not follow that, by that ‘logic’, god is an abortionist (and to some, therefore, a murderer) on a scale unimagined by even the most bloodthirsty and murderous despot?
Got a bit of a thing about killing kids has this god of yours, hasn’t he? You piss the celestial skyfairy off and he whacks your kids big time - and you though Herod was a bit of fucker for snuffing first-borns.
And you are agreeing with a church that would refuse abortions for those who have been raped—in that memorable case in Ireland, by her own uncle—because your invisible friend considers a bundle of cells to be more important than a grown life.
It really is strange how different people react, isn't it? Apparently Nadine "started her working life as a nurse". Coincidentally, so did I and, whilst Nadine seems to have retained her faith in her invisible friend, what I saw in my year of caring for the terminally hopeless, ruined and wrecked snuffed out any last vestiges of belief in an all-powerful, caring being (admittedly, I had little left to excise, but there you go).
What caring being would visit a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage on a normal 29 year old lad just one day back from his honeymoon, eh? What loveable fairy would then give him another and then stop and allow his destroyed body to live for, potentially, decades whilst his entirely lucid mind contemplates the horror of his situation for all those years?
And don't bleat to me about freedom of will and action; if we have free will then praying to a god can do no good at all for, as soon as he intervenes, he has contravened the whole principle. And that being so, why make this life a little more miserable for people on the basis of your delusions?
Yes, one can say that we should not allow abortion to be undertaken lightly, but no one that I know who has had one has ever done so. They have done so because they feel that they have no other option.
So, please, Nadine, take your badly-argued drivel, your pathetically irrelevent faith and your ill-considered opinions and fuck off.