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Old 19.09.2019, 15:03
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Re: Laderach (Läderach)... run by anti-gay and anti-abortion religious fundamentalist

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The logic is simple. It has nothing to do with morals, interpretations, or anything, except what the law actually says.

If you want an abortion at 39 weeks in the UK, and all of these apply you can't have one.
1. Your mental or physical health is not at grave risk of permanent injury
2. The chances of dying while having an abortion is greater than the chances of you dying if you continue.
3. There isn't a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped.

Before 24 weeks, there has to be a risk of mental or physical injury. Technically, therefore, there are even restrictions there. It is, however, generally accepted that continuing with an unwanted pregnancy has a risk of mental injury, so de facto, up to 24 weeks, you can do what you like. But not de jure.

These criteria are written into the Abortion Act. Ergo, whether you like it or not, a woman's right to do what she likes with her reproductive system, is not unrestricted in UK law.

That is fact. Not opinion.
You’re just being deliberately obstropolous now ( ore obstreperous if you prefer) but go ahead if that’s what makes you happy.

Personally I think it makes you look like a jerk.
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