Free Sarah Catt!
A terrible injustice has occurred in the UK. If it had happened in Russia or Iran, we'd be enraged and shocked. A woman has terminated her pregnancy (very late) by her own hand, and buried the dead foetus. The judge and law call this a baby, and have jailed her for 8 years. The judge is a Christian fanatic, as it turns out, opposed to abortion laws as they now stand. As a Catholic, I know what I am supposed to think, but as a rational and tolerant human I know what I believe - no man (or other person) can tell a woman what to do with her womb; Sarah Catt may have done something sad, unfortunate, even borderline troubling. Wrong, unethical - debatable. But criminal? No. This person is a political prisoner, imprisoned by a fanatical Christian patriarchy, and she should and must be freed. In a week that bristles with rage at MP's shouting at police officers, let us spare some sympathy for Ms. Catt, who has been slapped with the law's worst insult: contempt.