the framework doesnt exist, it’s not at all arguable that it does. If it did then it wouldnt be an issue. The 8th as it stands hinders couples who want babies, never mind the social abortions as you term it, its completely unworkable as a safe practice for pregnant women.
Abortion on demand seems to be a term used to give it some sort of derogatory meaning. I’m not sure why it is, but obviously if people want abortion, they want it on demand. Anyway, the legislation proposed is one of the more restrictive types in Europe, with up to 12 weeks including 2 consultants and a 3 day cooling period. In real terms, it is more prone to stopping abortions than the boat to England. In England you do not get consultancy nor pre or post psychological support. Therefore it is arguable that there is more chance someone will back out of it here than back out of it in England as they will have paid their money etc and have no one to talk through it when there. Speculation of course, but isnt half of the arguments speculation.
You have mentioned 4 months a few times now. I’m not sure why? Legislation proposed is 12 weeks. People are happy to use the English stats, so using the English stats, 90% of all abortions happen prior to 12 weeks. Anyone who goes over 12 weeks is generally someone who actually wants a baby, and whilst I dont have any of those stats, I would imagine the majority of that 10% being aborted is not because a woman has changed her mind.
Clare Daly and other raving feminists have said they should have it up to full term. Thats is bullshit, and apart from anything, is most unlikely to ever happen anyway. The rate in Canada, who have abortion on demand up to full term, is still similar in percentage as the UK. In fact, abortions over 25 weeks in Canada account for 0.001% of all abortions.
Personally, I dont like abortion. I dont think it is a good option. But for some it is necessary. There is the argument you could be creating more lives with it, take a potential young mother who has a child at 18, doesnt go to college and ends up a single mother to one child. The flip side is she has the abortion, goes to college, meets someone and has multiple children when she is ready for it. Obviously a rose tinted view of things.