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Italy and the Issue of Choice 
15th-Feb-2008 10:19 am
uterus
I almost wish I had something interesting and meaty to say about Italian choice laws - fill in the background, give a commentary of the state of politics, maybe even have an opinion.

But honestly, the only thing that I can come out of this morning's news is this:

Turco has denounced an incident earlier in the week when police rushed into a Naples hospital to interrogate a woman who had aborted a 21-week-old fetus minutes before. The 39-year-old woman says she had the abortion after learning the fetus had a grave genetic defect. News reports said the aborted fetus was seized as evidence.
All attempt to give a reasoned discussion dissolves when I get back to that image.
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15th-Feb-2008 10:39 am (UTC)
No doubt they want to check to see if it really has genetic deformities that would make the abortion legal under their laws.

I don't care though. Arresting a woman minutes after an operation is disgusting.
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15th-Feb-2008 10:44 am (UTC)
Breaks my heart and my brain both. It's all a big mess.
15th-Feb-2008 10:46 am (UTC)
Despite me going "wtf" below, I don't know why I should be surprised, given that people have been murdered/severely injured (both medical staff and patients) in bombings and shootings to the abortion clinics in America.

Edited at 2008-02-15 10:47 (UTC)
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15th-Feb-2008 11:14 am (UTC)
*cough* Ireland *cough*

Not as batshit as the Italian police perhaps, but still pretty batshit:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2007/may/02/health.comment
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15th-Feb-2008 11:30 am (UTC)
Don't get me wrong, I WANT to play ostrich sometimes. :S

*buries face*
15th-Feb-2008 10:55 am (UTC)
By the police?

With legal support behind them?
15th-Feb-2008 11:16 am (UTC)
No, it's not the same thing, but the crazy is still rampant.

The thought of someone like Mike Huckabee running in the presidential race does terrify me, whether I'm american or not.
15th-Feb-2008 11:19 am (UTC)
Arresting a woman minutes after an operation is disgusting.

Exactly. Fucking HELL.
15th-Feb-2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
What a fantastic icon!
15th-Feb-2008 10:38 am (UTC)
WTF?

15th-Feb-2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
For some reason, in my head? This dissolves into a really bad monty python sketch. Policemen rushing into a hospital, running around trying to determine which aborted fetus is the correct one.... sigh.
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