Tuesday, July 19, 2005

And the other end of the process

The debate after the "End of Life Care" debate was initiated by Evan Harris on time scales for abortion.

This is another difficult issue and I ended up staying to listen and make a few interventions. Complex issue and there was universal support for Evan's suggestion of a Committee of both Houses to look at the problem - apart from the Minister that is. I think that she is wrong. Subjects like this are almost the most difficult - partly because we have to make up our own minds and justify our points of view - balancing personal opinions with the bigger picture.

The bigger picture is that the rest of the world are discussing these issues so it seems odd if we do not review the situation.