The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63369 Message #1029559
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
04-Oct-03 - 11:11 AM
Thread Name: BS: No 'right to choose' this...
Subject: RE: BS: No 'right to choose' this...
A desire to be logical in a quasi-mathematical way in these matters can lead to the most remarkable results. "If we accept A that means that we must accept B - and since we cannot accept B, that means we must not allow A, even if this produces real and avoidable harm and suffering."
So you get people who seem to see defending a legal nightmare as being supportive of "a woman's right to choose" in a situation where what is involved is in fact a direct denial of the right of the women involved to choose.
There are times when deciding an issue purely in terms of what is the right thing for the people involved is the most equitable way to proceed, rather than tying it into abstract arguments about wider issues. I think this is such a case.