Further to this, Rod Bruinooge, Internet gamer, Conservative MP for the riding of Winnipeg South and recently-elected chair of the Parliamentary Pro-Life Caucus, gets real estate on the editorial page of -- surprise! -- The National Post to make his ridiculous women-are-selling-their-unborn-children-on-eBay case for forced pregnancy.
Titled ''Why I am pro-life'' -- as if pro-choice advocates are pro-death -- he writes:
By assigning no legal worth to our unborn children, we set the stage for a society that continues to lose out on natural community growth. The study of demographics in our country speaks clearly on this topic, and the numbers are stark. Is there a correlation between our nation's collapsing birth rate and our legal and social devaluation of the unborn? Of course there is.
Obviously, the greater number of terminated pregnancies there are the greater the population decline. And more subtly, by valuing a kidney more than an unborn human, we are educating our citizens to believe that there is little importance in enhancing the growth of the next generation of Canadians.
Now I ask you, is he not placing the rights of the unborn over those of the born? Is he not stating that women -- a word he NEVER uses -- are nothing but walking incubators?
The only reference he ever makes to women is as the vessels for unborn ''citzens.''
All of which says plenty about his mindset.
The Reuters illustration accompanying his piece is also very telling. A model of a disembodied uterus holding a late-term fetus -- as if women's internal organs do not belong to women but to the state. That plus the picture suggests that all abortions are late term abortions, which is a lie perpetuated by the pro-forced pregnancy types.
Last week, on my drive home for Christmas, I passed through the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory which abuts the 401 about midway between Montreal and Toronto. On the south side of the highway, I caught a quick glimpse of a large billboard in a field which decried the fate of so many native women in his country.
Unfortunately, I had to keep my eyes on the road and my hands on the wheel so I couldn't note its exact words which ran something like this: ''xx native women killed and raped, or gone missing, or disappeared in past xx years and nobody cares.''
I have since looked it up. Some 500 women disappeared over two decades. What happens to native women in this country is an international disgrace. But I wonder if Bruinooge, who touts his aboriginal roots in his piece and even claims that ''indigenous people have a unique perspective on ... the unborn,'' ever championed the cause of the native women who suffer so much.
Never. In fact, in at least one debate with female MPs, Bruinooge, who noisily protested Dr. Henry Morgentaler's appointment to the Order of Canada last summer, ignored their pleas to pay attention to the cause of battered native women.
It seems pretty clear where Bruinooge stands on women's rights.
On women's necks.
UPPITY DATE: More on disappeared Indian women here.