Free Speech and abortion

I have blogged before about hypocrisy from those who like to call themselves “pro-choice” but give no choice to anyone except the women. Now in Germany, there are acting like Helen Clark in trying to silence those who disagree with them. Apparantly a womens right to abortion is more important than her right to free speech.

The Pro-life Times (July 2007, issue 30, page 2) gives details on devolopments about free speech and abortion opponents in Germany. They mention the folowing distirbing cases: Gunter Adams being sentenced to 50 days in prison for saying “stop unjust abortions” on the grounds a layman might think “unjust” meant “illegal”. Secondly, a protestant religous minister, pastor Lerle, was given 8 months in prison for calling abortionists “professional killers” which was deemed to be slanderous on the grounds unborn children are not human beings (yeah right). Lerle was more recently, on June 14, was found guilty of holocaust denial. What he did was to compare the murder of innocent unborn children in abortion clinics today to the murder of innocent European Jews in gas chambers during the Nazi Holocaust. This, apparently, is denial of the holocaust. Wonder what legal technicalities they might find in future to prosecute people who oppose abortion?

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