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To admit that I was slightly taken aback by the stark emotionless remark above may appear to make me sound like some kind of moral crusader; let me assure you that I am nothing of the sort.I am all in favor of a women who may want to terminate her pregnancy because she wants to GO FOR A HOLIDAY TO THE SWISS ALPS.
Taken on face value and assuming that the decision to go on the holiday in the Swiss Alps (or anywhere else for that matter), could be catered for by he morning after pill or early embryonic interruption would give me no problem, but I would have a problem if the practice became a substitute for contraception.
I can speak only for myself, but I know that to abort a foetus at an advanced stage of development is another issue entirely. I say this having worked at the sharp end of the NHS where the reality of the technique required wouldnecessitate dismemberment in the womb. I know from first hand that this procedure does have in some cases a direct effect on certain staff and clinicians who inevitably seek to avoid this type of operation.
To take a moral stance on any issue requires a thorough understanding of why we lean towards one way or another in our decision making; and like so many of our consumables and ’lifestyle’ products today, they seem to come pre-packed, sanitised and guaranteed fit for use without reference to any of the moral issues which surround them.
Not surprisingly one can sense that in our society today, there is a lack of social discipline or cohesion of understanding which I suggest emanates directly from the absence any form of identifiable moral compass.
Of course religion in all of its guises claims supreme authority on this one, but should not humanists also consider themselves socially and constructively moral too. I regard myself as liberal in my outlook as an individual, but I also have to live amongst millions of others who may also have their own take on what liberal attitudes mean to them.
It concerns me that on matters that require a great deal of mature thought, and that the visible result may be taken completely out of context by immature minds of later generations.
kind regards FB