According to women, killing a human being is okay as long as the process is painless.
But the moment the process turns painful, that’s where they draw the line, because if there’s something worse than killing someone, then that’s certainly inflicting pain.
No one should ever feel pain, ever.
A woman who had an abortion at 23 weeks is launching a legal bid to force clinics to tell their patients that a foetus may feel pain during terminations.
Ana-Maria Tudor, 32, claims she was never informed that her unborn baby might suffer during the abortion procedure.
Ana Maria Tudor looks like Mikhaila Peterson
She says this means she could not have given her fully informed consent.
Official guidelines make no mention of the possibility that the foetus might feel pain because they are based on the premise that it is incapable of feeling pain before 24 weeks’ gestation.
Clinics are not instructed to give pain relief to the foetus but Ms Tudor’s lawyers say evidence now shows it is ‘highly likely’ that the unborn child can feel pain from 18 weeks onwards.
They say abortion guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are out of date and need revising.
Ms Tudor, from Newcastle, said: ‘I did not find out a baby at 23 weeks might be able to feel pain until afterwards. It made me feel awful and I now deeply regret my decision.
‘Women should be able to decide what they want to do, but they must be told the truth of what is involved.’
Her solicitor Paul Conrathe, of Sinclairslaw, said: ‘The failure to provide this information to my client meant she went ahead and aborted her baby at 23 weeks, a decision she profoundly regrets.’
This case shows an unexpected application of the new notion of consent that’s currently being applied to heterosexual relationships.
After the Weinstein trial results, we know that women can remove their consent at any time, no matter how much time has passed, with no questions asked.
But who said that their consent superpowers apply only to sex?
Unleashed demons are hard to control.
Women will now use their new consent-removing superpowers to do whatever they like, even if it goes against the very system that gave them the superpowers in the first place.
They can withdraw consent after the fact from abortions they had, from purchases they made, from vacations they went on, from home improvement procedures – whatever. If a woman goes to eat in a restaurant, and decides when it’s over that she didn’t consent to eating that food, according to the Weinstein Rule, the restaurant has to give her her money back and it’s possible the chef will have to go to prison.
It will be interesting to see how the system responds to the case of the nonconsensual abortion. If we end up in a situation where the logic of the Weinstein verdict is applied to everything, it’s going to be hilarious. Because every woman on earth will have no shame in using it every time she does anything.