Abortion has been legal in England, Scotland, and Wales when the Abortion Act was passed in 1967. Changes were made under the Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act of 1990—bringing in a new upper time limit, allowing most abortions to take place up to 24 weeks. This suggests that although the fertilised egg is potential life, scientific evidence shows that the foetus is not viable (capable of independent life) in the early stages of pregnancy and is still a part of its mother. The law in England, Scotland, and Wales states that: "An abortion can be performed before the 24th week of pregnancy if two doctors agree that there is a risk to the mental and physical health to the mother and any other children in the family." This backs up the idea that if women are to lead healthy, happy lives and offer the same to any children they may have, they need to exercise control over their reproductive lives. I agree with this argument because I feel it is considerate of all possible situations—whether or not the mother is mentally or physically stable to have the child, the financial situation, how the child was conceived e.g. rape, non-consensual. Abortion is a highly controversial topic, everyone having their own individual thoughts and feelings on it. Abortion is so controversial is because it raises the fundamental question; when does human life actually begin?
In his book titled The Great Heresies, the great British historian Hilaire Belloc, in reference to the 1683 siege of Vienna, stated that ‘’It has always seemed possible, or even probable, that there will be a resurrection of Islam, and that our sons and our grandsons would see the renewal of that tremendous struggle between Christian culture, and what has been for more than a thousand years, its greatest opponent in history. The suggestion that Islam may re-arise sounds fantastic- but only because men are most powerfully affected by the immediate past:- One might say that they are blinded by it… Less than a hundred years before the declaration of Independence, Vienna was almost taken (by The Caliphate) and only saved by the Christian Army under the command of the King of Poland, on a date that ought to be among the most famous in history. September 11, 1683” (Belloc,1683). Belloc’s statement was resuscitated if not substantialized, following the attacks on the World Trade Centre on September 11th, 2001, which was arguably the most convulsive tragedy of the 21st century, after which the western world suddenly found itself vanquished with trepidation. The rest of the world, although startled, the attacks did not seem to provoke any threats. Perhaps the reason behind this was the fact that the terrorists had made clear what, or more appropriately, who their targets were, and what their underlying motivation was for their cause. Their targets, which exclusively consisted of innocent people, were not condemned to be so on the merits of the land mass or the natural resources of their respective countries, but solely because of ideological differences and were deemed as merely infidels. Their aim was not necessarily to conquer vast lands and claim natural resources, but rather, to revive the Islamic Caliphate by abolishing the economic, political and judicial systems of all infidel nations, thereby establishing a unified Islamic State under the hegemony of ‘Sharia’, which is the canon law of Islam. The end that Al Qaeda proclaimed to be to be striving towards at the time of 9/11, is shared today by the Islamic State.
Let's review the current situation. Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign manager, was locked up in jail and has pleaded guilty to crimes and made a plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office. Hillary Clinton is a respected former U. S. Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and first lady. America is finally sobering up and facing reality. How many subpoenas were issued in the four year investigation into the Benghazi episode aimed at hurting Hillary Clinton's political chances? Zero, that's how many. How many subpoenas have been issued in the current FBI investigation into Russian collusion? There have been more than thirty issued, that's how many. Wake up America, Donald Trump is a train wreck, a political disaster who will be impeached. Let's all hope that happens soon, because don't underestimate his power to completely mess up this great economy. You can argue that he poured fuel on the fire to get the economy going even better than it was already going by advocating for and getting the tax cuts passed, but ever since then he has repeatedly done things to hamper the markets. He has done so repeatedly in the middle of the day with tweets threatening to impose tariffs on various nations. In fact, the man makes a comment almost every other day that kills the rising market gains for the day! The notion that Hillary Clinton would have hurt the stock market is RIDICULOUS. If you look at Dow gains during the first five hundred days of presidencies, Trump ranks behind Clinton, Bush, and Obama. The stock market was roaring for seven of the eight years under Obama, and Hillary Clinton was also promising a tax cut package, albeit it a much more responsible one. She also would not be saying things to suddenly give the markets jitters every other day.
From the United States to overseas European countries, black people are being racially profiled, and some people are profiting from their deaths.
At first glance, it seems clear to which societies we have to assign collectivism and individualism. Today, China, in particular, is an example of collectivism. The former Eastern Bloc was also considered collectivist. Therefore, collectivism and socialism are often equated.
White people need to speak up. Racism is running rampant in our country and it has got to stop. I’ve heard the counterarguments, “My family didn’t own slaves,” and, “Slavery was a long time ago, get over it.” Well, you can’t forgive someone for stomping on your foot if they are still stomping on your foot. Racism clearly still exists, whether the whites want to recognize it or not. This is not a problem created by people of color, and it can’t be fixed by them. The more blacks and other people of color protest racism, the more it seems to rear its ugly head. I don’t mean to say that they shouldn’t protest, by all means they should. But since whites, our ancestors, created the problem, we, as whites, should do everything we can to fix the problem. It’s not their problem to fix. It’s ours. It’s our bad behavior. What we allow is what will continue. Racism is ugly, hateful, stupid, and mean. Racism exists still, because whites need a scapegoat for their own insecurities and shortcomings. If you are racist, you are weak. Furthermore, if you don’t speak up against the problem, you are part of the problem. We need to create a better future for our children, all of our countries children.