Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I'm Confused

I had always thought that the feminist movement was keen to avoid the 'abortion is murder' meme, and that they thought there was a clear moral difference between a woman's choices concerning her own body and reproductive preferences and a man who beats, maims or kills a pregnant partner and / or her wanted child.

Now, when Bill C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime bill comes along, which seeks to protect pregnant women from the increased risk of domestic violence that pregnancy brings with it, that same feminist movement is opposing it, and in the process claiming a moral equivalence between the male violence C-484 targets, and their own embrace of abortion.

For the record, I am not opposed to legal abortion, but would like to see Canada fall into line with most other civilised countries and have at least some legal framework around it, and term limits.
I am not what I was recently shocked to see described as a 'fetus fetishist'. I'm just a fan of consistency and integrity in debate, rather than the 'whatever suits me goes' approach of BnR.