Hmm

The Polish government was on Tuesday accused of having “blood on its hands” after a woman died during pregnancy in the first case believed to have been directly caused by its introduction of the toughest abortion law in Europe.

As opposed to the, what is it, 225,000 abortions a year in the UK. Blood did ye say?

7 thoughts on “Hmm”

  1. ’ Abortion is criminalised in Poland except in cases of threat to the mother’s life and for pregnancies following rape or incest. ’

    Which with the danger of septic shock, this would have been. Sounds more like medical screwup than anything to do with abortion laws.

  2. Of course it’s a foetus not a human being. Which always makes me think of the good old Classical times where you could dump an unwanted kid on the rubbish heap. There was always the possibility that someone would want to bring up a slave from early childhood.

    How many of the 225,000 do you think would still be alive if we went back to the brave old days of yore.

  3. Boganboy

    This relates to the thread yesterday about reforestation with the added reintroduction of wolves.

  4. Boganboy,

    Back in the brave old days of yore, children were a resource to be exploited, not a financial burden. In 1821, nearly half the workforce was under 20.

    A series of laws passed between 1833 and 1878 made it illegal to employ children under 10, with even higher rules for some sectors (e.g. no kids under 12 in the mines).

    The school-leaving age was gradually raised over time: 14 (1914), 15 (1944), 16 (1973), 17 (2013), and 18 (2015).

    From an economics perspective, the utility of having children has diminished: therefore it’s hardly surprising that we have fewer of them.

  5. @JuliaM

    ’ Abortion is criminalised in Poland except in cases of threat to the mother’s life and for pregnancies following rape or incest. ’

    Which with the danger of septic shock, this would have been. Sounds more like medical screwup than anything to do with abortion laws.

    They learnt from the Irish abortionists, who used the sainted Savita as a tool to shout down any dissenting voice.

  6. I suppose as well as Labour laws the massive improvement in child mortality rates meant you didn’t need a couple extra just in case

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