Full wording of the 1967 Abortion Act follows
“Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open.“.. Emma Goldman
Cardinal Keith O’Brien believes the 1967 Abortion Act is full of lies. As it is a document dealing with a woman’s legal right to seek medical treatment. One can only assume that to the Cardinal it is a lie that a woman has a right to seek medical treatment, that anyone has the right to save her life or that any woman catholic or not, has the right to “defy” the father church.
Dear sweet cardinal O’Brien is the soul of mercy and justice and is very anti bigotry, oh wait that’s only as he sees it against people like him being able to say things like this;
Births Must Keep up with Immigrants
Cardinal Keith O’Brien has said that Catholics must have more children or face seeing their faith eclipsed by the religions of immigrants.
The leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland was condemned last night for describing homosexuals as “captives of sexual aberrations” in a Christmas message to MSPs. Speaking during yesterday’s Time for Reflection at the Scottish Parliament, Cardinal Keith O’Brien compared gays and lesbians to prisoners in Saughton jail.
Cardinal says gay adoption will harm children
The leader of Scotland’s Roman Catholics has described proposals to allow homosexual couples to adopt as a “distorted social experiment” which risks making children gay.
CARDINAL Keith O’Brien has said that Muslims should apologise for the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorist attacks.
He claimed that people in this country should not have to “live in fear of attack” from Muslims.
The leading Catholic said: “There have been no apologies for the shooting of a nun in Somalia, let alone for 9/11 or the London bombings.
“I would like to see some reciprocal moves from the Islamic side. We shouldn’t have to live in fear of attacks from Muslims.”
The cardinals attack on the abortion act is part of his
hate attack on sermon about women.
Cardinal O’Brien’s words come as the 40th anniversary of the act approaches and are timed to coincide with the Catholic Church’s “Day for Life” on 31 May, running this year under the theme “Blessed is the fruit of your womb”.
The Scottish Day for Life falls on The Feast of the Visitation which marks the journey by Mary who went to visit her cousin Elizabeth at the same time she was expecting a child. At their meeting, John the Baptist, the child in Elizabeth’s womb leapt for joy, and Elizabeth cried out: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb.”
Oh yes! The same Mary that was asked not forced to carry the son of Gawd. Oh and did they fail to mention she was about five months along at the time? And that up until very recently that was actually the time the church believed the soul entered the body.
My, my the details they do forget.
The churches stance on abortion is a mere numbers game. The further church numbers decline, the harder they rail about women dutifully popping out babies.
…It is often thought that the Christian Church has always been
passionately opposed to abortion, but this isn’t in fact the case. Up
until the Inquisition, the Catholic Church generally regarded
contraception and abortion as wrong, but not as unforgivable, grievous
sins. Even as late as 1679, Pope Innocent XI said in a Papal Bull that
“It is lawful to procure abortion before ensoulment of the fetus lest
a girl, detected as pregnant, be killed or defamed. It seems probably
that the fetus (as long as it is in the uterus) lacks a rational soul
and begins first to have one when it is born; and consequently it must
be said that no abortion is homocide.”…
However, in the 1800″s church attendance was dwindling, church authority along with it and so it became imperative that good catholic women start pumping out babies as fast as they could.
Women are not walking wombs. Foetus’ are not separate, and superior citizens. And if the cardinal wants fruit he should buy some strawberries.
*original uterus pic
Full wording of the 1967 Abortion Act
Abortion Act 1967 as amended by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act (HFEA) 1990
This Act applies in England, Scotland and Wales, but not in Northern Ireland
A legally induced abortion must be:
* performed by a registered medical practitioner, performed, except in an emergency, in a National Health Service (NHS) hospital or in a place for the time being approved for the purpose of the act, and
* certified by two registered medical practitioners as justified under one or more of the following grounds:
A the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk to the life of the pregnant woman greater than if the pregnancy were terminated;
B the termination is necessary to prevent grave permanent injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman;
C the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk, greater than if the pregnancy were terminated, of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman;
D the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk, greater than if the pregnancy were terminated, of injury to the physical or mental health of any existing child(ren) of the family of the pregnant woman;
E there is a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped;
or in emergency, certified by the operating practitioner as immediately necessary:
F to save the life of the pregnant woman; or
G to prevent grave permanent injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman.
The act provides that in relation to grounds C and D the certifying practitioner may take account of the pregnant woman’s actual or reasonably foreseeable environment. The changes made to the Abortion Act 1967 by section 37 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 came into effect on 1 April 1991 and included a time limit of 24 weeks for abortions under statutory grounds C and D. Statutory grounds A, B and E, F and G are without time limit.
The Abortion Act allows for medical staff to opt out of providing abortions if they have a moral objection to the procedure. ‘…no person shall be under any duty…to participate in any treatment authorised by this Act to which he has a conscientious objection.’