Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Spanish Minister for Equality, Bibiana Aído, has asked the people who demonstrated against the reform of the abortion law across Spain on Sunday why there have not been any similar protests during the 25 years the current legislation has been in force.
Well duh: how about because those people protest the reform and not the current legislation? After all, the reform will allow girls between 16 and 18-years-old -- that is, minors -- to have an abortion without parental permission (a permission they need for any medical procedure, or even to get a piercing; so minors won't be able to drink, to smoke, to drive, or to vote, but they'll be able to "get it fixed"). That's something that even a lot of pro-choicers feel uncomfortable with.