"Pro-life" hypocrites

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Jackie Turner's column (In My View, Socialist Review, December 2007), in emphasising the tactic of the anti-abortion lobby to appeal to quasi-scientific arguments for advances in medical treatment and understanding in order to reduce the current 24-week upper limit to abortion, is highly commendable

- even more so in emphasising the importance of the legislation of abortion in 1967 to advancing civil liberties, women's rights and safeguarding women's health, after thousands of deaths due to years of unsafe abortion.

However, more can and should be