that would be mighty inconvenient wouldn't be?
Do you really think that a woman who has been told her child is going to be born severely disabled is going to think about the inconvenience of it all? Seriously? She is probably going to feel heartbroken, shocked and frightened. Then she will want to know exactly how disabled that child is likely to be.
What quality of life her child will have, will that child be in constant pain, long term outcome of whatever disability the child will be born with. Even worse, what the life expectancy for that child will be. Sorry, but inconvenience is not going to be at the top of the list.
It must be one of the most awful things a mother can ever be told.
Then she has to has to make the decision whether to continue with the pregnancy. Sometimes doctors know from scan data etc that the child won't be viable and will actually advise abortion.
There was a case 2 years ago when a Doctor was fired from a Warsaw hospital for refusing a woman's request to abort her child who had been diagnosed with severe developmental defects:-
"The woman ultimately gave birth to a baby boy at another Warsaw facility, the Bielanski hospital. A doctor there, Romuald Debski, tried to paint abortion as compassionate by describing the baby's deformities in uncompassionate detail. "This child does not have half of its head, has a hanging eyeball, its face is split, it has no brain inside," said Debski, according to Reuters. "If Professor Chazan saw the life that he saved, he would have a different attitude." The baby died a few days after birth."
Now can you tell me in cases like the one above, what possible reason there can be for allowing a woman to continue with a pregnancy knowing that the child will be born with severe deformities and will not survive? Mental cruelty perhaps?, because allowing a woman to go through something like that is nothing more than barbaric.
That child is guilty of the crime.
No of course it is not the child's fault, but in cases of rape resulting in the birth of a child, the mental health of the mother has to be considered. She would be the one looking after the child if she were forced to have it after all.
Iron, you seem to be looking at this as though the mother is little more than an incubator.
What quality of life would that child have if the mother just couldn't bring herself to love it? For sure it would take a better woman than me to be able to do that.
There should be no question of allowing an abortion under these circumstances. It is bad enough that a woman has had to endure a rape, but to punish her even more by not allowing an abortion is cruel.
As we are talking about the right to life, what would you propose if the woman keeps the child, and that child then wants to know about the father? Outright lies to spare how that child would feel knowing it has a rapist for a father, or do you screw up the child's mental health and tell the truth? Just something to consider.
That is an old lie
It has happened as in Atch's example, and although it might happen very rarely, you cannot rule out that it might happen in the future.
the Church can do nothing on its own
No it can't but the Church has influence and in power is a government sympathetic to it's views:-
" Poland's ruling Law and Justice party is tightening ties with the country's powerful Roman Catholic Church, as party leaders in recent days endorsed a total abortion ban pushed by the church hierarchy.
I don't know and no one knows.
" Her husband Praveen said later that his wife's treatment had been "horrendous, barbaric and inhumane". Dr Peter Boylan, one of Ireland's leading obstetricians, told the inquest into her death that it was highly likely Mrs Halappanavar would still be alive if she had been given a termination when she and her husband had requested one."
To be honest Iron, I am not sure why you made the statements you did. I have discussed this with you briefly before and you said then that you felt the current law on abortion was enough.
Restricting it even further will only lead to more misery and suffering for women.