PUBLISHER'S NOTE: "I have taken on the  theme of criminalizing reproduction - a natural theme for a Blog concerned with  flawed science in its myriad forms  and its flawed devotees (like Charles Smith), as I am utterly opposed to the current movement in the United States and some other countries - thankfully not Canada any more - towards imprisoning women and their physicians on the basis of sham science (or any other basis). Control over their reproductive lives is far too important to women in America - or anywhere else -  so they can  participate  equally in the economic and social life of their nations without fear for  loss their freedom at the hands of political opportunists and fanatics. I will 
continue to follow relevant cases such as  Purvi Patel and Bei Bei Shuai - and the mounting wave of  legislative attacks aimed at chipping away at  Roe V. Wade and ultimately dismantling it."

Harold Levy: Publisher: The Charles Smith Blog

EDITORIAL:  I would never have believed that the day would come where Northern Ireland would put  the USA to shame by decriminalizing its abortion laws while so many U.S. states declare war on abortion and press for the criminalizing of women based on untenable scientific evidence relating to the fetus  - and in the face of Rowe V. Wade which the American President has vowed to eliminate. The essence of the news story and commentary which are the subject of this post is that zIreland has finally recognized the need to  base its laws on 'compassion' - a trait which appears to be in very short supply in the USA.

Harold Levy: Publisher: The Charles Smith Blog.


QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Meanwhile Grainne Teggart from Amnesty International, which had been supporting the woman, said the outcome was evidence of a new “compassionate” legal framework in Northern Ireland. “Today we are relieved that she can go back to being a mother,” she said. “What we are seeing today is our new abortion law taking effect. No longer will women be hauled through the courts and treated as criminals for accessing this healthcare service. “This is the beginning of a new era for Northern Ireland – a more caring and compassionate Northern Ireland. This mother is now free to move on from this ordeal and go back to her family." 

STORY: "Mother Acquitted For Buying Abortion Pills After Northern Ireland Law Change," by Huffington  Post Senior Editor  Sara C. Nelson, published by The Huffington Post UK on October 23, 2019.

SUB-HEADING: “I am so thankful that the change in the law will allow other women and girls to deal with matters like this privately in their own family circle.”