I’m midway and I’m very (very) impressed with the quality of debate.
Also the most retrograde member are the two clerics (Christian and Muslim). The Muslim is the only one who isn’t speaking English of the six panellists; Sir Syed must be turning in his grave. Also in a Desi context rather than saving foetuses be able to feed them first. Minute 33 is extremely interesting: Abortion in Asia in post WW2 seems to be an unexplored topic (I have read that how’s Korea and Japan lowered their birth rates in the 60′s and 70′s).
I see what Hindutva are on about; the Abrahamic Brotherhood are sometimes incredibly backward (though paradoxically Judaism is fairly sanguine about abortion it seems).
I’m very very impressed by the Indian debate; I don’t see this debate happening in Mullahocracy Pakistan, the panellists would just be quoting verses at each other.
Finally 2 women out of 7 panellists is still too low: dare I say it abortion is a “woman’s issue” and should be discussed only within the sorority (why should men have a say in an entirely female process?), male religious fundamentalists kindly fuck off.
Should female foeticide be illegal; if we have legal pro-choice laws should society really select why people choose abortions?