Words from George Weigel, the noted papal biographer and board member of Americans United for Life, on how to "chip away" at abortion rights in Canada. Mr Weigel's is a strong proponent of "incrementalism", of putting in place restrictions on abortion piecemeal, for:
...from a strictly logical point of view, it will certainly be easier to convince legislators and the public that some abortions are wrong, or that some regulations are necessary, before they will be convinced that all abortions are wrong and therefore, the procedure should be re-criminalized.
The Lifesite provides a nice list of the restrictions that Mr. Weigel thinks might feasibly be legislated into existence here in Canada:
- banning partial-birth abortion
- prohibiting dilation and extraction (D&E) abortions
- informed consent or women's right-to-know laws
- 24 hour waiting periods
- mandating that minors seeking abortions notify their parents or receive their consent
- implementing strict limits on free-standing abortion facilities
- placing limits on abortion funding - passing a Born Alive Infant Protection Act
Don't have much to add to the raw summary. This may be it for today, writing wise. It's too nice out to stay inside.