It is incomprehensible to me how Abortion is still illegal in this country and the insulting hoops women are forced to jump through to get a medical procedure.
If a woman wants an abortion, she should be legally allowed to access that abortion for free with as little stress as possible with wrap around social services post operation.
End of story.
The fact everyone has to function under this mental health loophole is beneath our collective intelligence.
So how is the debate going in NZ?
As glacial progress is made in Parliament with a new Government already biting off more than it can chew, anti-abortionists are planning a pretty gross protest in the hopes of blocking the slow progress that has been made.
They have put out the call for 12000 booties so they can parade them in front of Parliament as a grotesque visualisation of the abortion numbers…
…after this grim display, they will donate the booties to new born infants, but does anyone really want anti-abortion death cult booties used for political grand standing?
Isn’t it difficult enough mentally, emotionally and physically to have an abortion? Why would you want to go out of your way to make those women feel even more shit with these kind of displays for political grand standing purposes?
Anti-abortion defenders will attempt to compare this to the Shoe Project that saw 606 pairs of shoes presented to Parliament as a visual protest against the suicide rate but such a bastardisation of that campaign to legitimise anti-abortion fanatics is an absurd false equivalence.
Preventing suicides under a broken mental health system is light years away from opposing safe and legal abortions.
One is about saving preventable deaths, the other is about demanding legal sovereignty over a woman’s body, they aren’t the same thing in any way shape or form.
Using dead foetuses for political grand standing is pretty fucking ugly and needlessly cruel to those women who have had abortions.