In the UK, although women are allowed to perform almost every role in the services, I understand the jury is still out on whether the last taboo should be lifted: to allow them to serve in close combat units where they would have to kill the enemy face to face….

Yet it struck me that it is not a coincidence that this debate crops up only 40-odd years after the Abortion Act of 1967.

Once it has been conceded that the nature of women is no longer simply to give and nurture life, and that, through legal abortion, they have the right to choose to destroy it, why should they not serve and be prepared to kill alongside men in close combat units?

~ Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald, September 5

[Photo via]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...