All entries for Wednesday 01 March 2006

March 01, 2006

Vote YES to motion 3

Where do I start? Yep that heading should suffice.

Honestly all this ranting on both Ben's blog and Mat's blog is very strange.

I think it (and maybe last term's referendum decision) is down to a basic misunderstanding of what exactly 'pro-life' and 'pro-choice' are.

'Pro-choice' is NOT about silencing the people among us who think abortion is wrong. It is about giving the woman the CHOICE to make her own mind up - the key word here is choice. Each option is viewed with no bias and will be presented neutrally. Women will in no way be pushed in either direction, they will be given guidance on BOTH.

Compare this if you will to 'pro-life', in this ideology abortion is inherantly 'wrong' and should NOT be up to the woman.

Now make your choice. Should the union be 'neutral' and have no view as to which is of these ideologies are better? Or should it take a stance?

I think overwhelmingly it should take a stance and that stance is clearly 'pro-choice'. It is not about restriciting people's free speech (a ridiculous argument to appeal to on this issue) it is simply about setting in stone the belief held by the majority of the student body – that women should have the right to choose and not be forced to keep a baby.

I'm willing to bet that if another vote was taken and the labels 'pro-choice' and 'pro-life' dropped and in their place the actual facts presented – it would come out that the union should uphold the right of women to make individual decisions. (ie 'pro-choice').

Edit: As I have said in the comments of the above blogs, I dont believe this motion is intended to bring it through the backdoor as it were, but simply show via contradiction why we can't keep the union with a 'no stance' outlook.

March 2006

Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Feb |  Today  | Apr
      1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31      

Search this blog



Most recent comments

  • Try the (greek isp) I downloaded a version there that worked perfect on Vista. The origina… by terry on this entry
  • If you are a tiscali customer they have an updated "installation disc" which uyou download and burn … by pothead on this entry
  • Hi all, Anyone still reading this should take note of my "Final Final Edit" paragraph. It seems the … by Leigh Robinson on this entry
  • Hi all, could someone be so kind and send me a link or directly the driver for my sagem 80… by markus on this entry

Blog archive

Not signed in
Sign in

Powered by BlogBuilder