I suspect we come from different ends of the social spectrum. In my experience the young generation have a better quality of life than I have had and way better than my parents. Young people today casually travel to parts of the world my parents would never even have heard of or would only have seen on TV - if they had one. Never mind an iPhone. I know this is The PropertyPin and for this generation property/tenancy is a serious issue, but there is much more to quality of life than owning a property.
Ok, let’s start with your red herring at the end: most of those things are set according to a balance of freedoms and a hierarchy of rights. For instance, I may enjoy fast driving but I don’t have the right to endanger your life in the process. This is not arbitrary (which would mean that any speed limit is as good as any other) but is a matter of legislators exercising sound judgement.
So now we’ve legislated away any acknowledgement of the rights of the unborn, and you’ve agreed that the twelve week limit is arbitrary, and furthermore that the unborn has no rights at any stage. So what justification do you have for not extending abortion “rights” up to full term? There is no balance of rights to consider, since the unborn doesn’t have any. Why would abortion rights advocates (of which you seem to be one) stop at 12 weeks, 24 weeks, or 36 weeks? Alternatively, if it is a matter of legislative “sound judgement”, what arguments could/should be considered? Can you think of anything other than the squeamishness of the population versus unfettered abortophilia. If so, consider that the population’s squeamishness with on-demand abortion has disappeared in the space of the last 12 months. Why not go further?
Do you ever actually read what you write and preach and sense check it against what the side you support does ?
Because in case you haven’t noticed The typical young Yes Campaigner has shown zero conciliation, empathy or understanding for the No position. As I said, there’s no great wrestling or reflection going on in arriving at their views. They see it as a self evident thing. Women’s healthcare etc.
There has been no hesitation among the Yes side on this thread or the MSM to ascribe mindsets to No campaigners, why wouldn’t I do the same. I didn’t call them snowflakes. They are a product of their environments - small families, little experience of babies, and a growing society wide narcissism. The self same people shouting for bodily autonomy will in the next hour post a selfie to use the oxygen of others people’s attention to validate their fragile unautonomous sense of selves.
What I actually detect in you and TI is that you can see the baby holocaust coming and you’re getting a bit of cold feet about it. You want the No voices to engage with abortion and temper the holocaust you’ve contributed to.
Savita was a big part of the Yes side winning. Depending on who you listen to, She either did or didn’t die because she hadn’t been granted the abortion she requested. A PLP act was passed using her martyrdom. But she was such a powerful martyr against the constitutional ban that the Yes side couldn’t resist reheating the outrage as a battering ram for abortion on demand. Well, shame on you all for that.
We’re wildly off topic; but, yes, there’s more to life than owning a property, however, feeling that you can afford a place of your own (never mind owning one) by the time you’re ready to settle down is pretty important. In the context of the current thread, not being able to afford a place while you’re at child bearing age is relevant. Yes, weekends away are cheaper. Yes, electronic geegaws are cheaper. Then again, they don’t piss away nearly as much as we did when I was young going down the pub…