Tomorrow, my prayers will be with Conservative MP Nadine Dorries and her colleagues as they vote on her amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. The intention of the amendment is to reduce the upper time limit for abortions. It is clear that babies can survive when born prematurely below the current limit of 24 weeks: it is grotesquely evil to permit these babies to be murdered, as the law currently permits.
Dawn Primarolo, not the most intellectual of MPs, has attacked Nadine and her supporters, claiming that "If they are being honest, they are saying they don't like abortion." This quote sums up one of the things I most despise about New Labour. No one likes abortion, unless they are a psychopath. Most people believe it is justified sometimes and along a very wide continuum they disagree about when those occasions are. However, this is not enough for the socialists. They want to nanny us: it is not enough to respect others' points of view, we have to like what they say. Unless we agree to detach our brains, we are considered to be evil bigots. It is the same motive as exists behind the ludicrous concept of 'hate crime'.
I find it intriguing, that the sort of lefties who most support abortion are often the ones who most oppose corporal or capital punishment. So, in their warped view of the world, it is perfectly accetable to murder babies, but not to punish criminals. Ho hum.