Former police minister George Hawkins wants a change to abortion laws to ensure women who have multiple abortions get counselling on contraception and sterilisation.
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Mr Hawkins says he supports a woman’s right to have an abortion but is disturbed by figures that show that in 2004 more than 2000 women were seeking a third abortion.
It is somewhat paradoxical that historically our social freedom often relied on the virility to kill the enemy; now in a secure society it should for women rely on their ability to abort our future.
The ability to choose if and when we should procreate is a freedom that differentiates us from any other reproducing life form on the planet, yet beyond any degree of irresponsibility around that power to create a life we have granted individuals the authority to end a life.
Abortion is irresponsibility upon irresponsibility.
If you parallel this against another article
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The woman who killed Wairarapa toddler Hinewaoriki “Lillybing” Karaitiana-Matiaha in one of the country’s most appalling child abuse cases says she smoked P and downloaded porn on her cellphone in jail.
Perhaps women have a selfish perception as to where freedom ends and responsibility starts.