We are moving into a new era (in Ireland) and it would be well for us to prepare ourselves by an educational process which as far as is practicable will reflect our changed reality. Now as we know abortion videos have been shown in schools. It may be that some of those videos are grossly exaggerated depictions of what ought to be considered normal health care. My proposal is a simple one and would allow the students to make up their minds on the basis of an experience analogous to the real thing. Each class should be divided up into groups and issued with a baby bunny. This class could take place in the wood shop where vices are available. Each bunny’s head could be placed in a vice and the group members take turns in winding it up. Of course bunny would be anaesthetised. I would not be so cruel as to suggest otherwise.
I am aware that there are logistical problems. Bunnies are in short supply and needed by the pharmaceutical industry for testing. Maybe one bunny per class might be enough. Why not frogs? No, I don’t think so. Not the same squelch.
*no bunnies have been harmed in the writing of this post.