We interrupt this vacation ...
What the ... ?
WINNIPEG — The new chairman of a secretive pro-life Parliamentary caucus is pledging to rekindle the abortion debate in Canada and bring "more value" to the lives of unborn children.
Although Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said he's not interested in reopening the divisive issue, Winnipeg MP Rod Bruinooge told The Canadian Press people need to be better educated about Canada's abortion stance, which he says puts the country in a "class of its own."
"Very few Canadians appreciate the fact that essentially until a child takes its first breath, it has less value than a kidney," says Bruinooge.
"In Canada you can't remove your kidney and put it on eBay and auction it off. That is illegal. Whereas you actually can end a beating heart of an unborn child the second before it's delivered. Most Canadians would agree that is truly a poor bioethical position for our country to be in."
Canadian women are now auctioning off beating hearts on eBay? Who knew?
The way these idiots keep pushing the idea that women are lining up to have late term abortions -- like it takes us 9 months to go, ''Hmm, should I have the baby or the Manolos?'' -- is obscene. These pro-forced pregnancy types just want to plant their political flags in our wombs.
April Reign sees it my way:
Most Canadians recognize that a woman does not go through 99.9% of a pregnancy, wake up one day and decide - meh on second thought I’m really not that into being pregnant. Most Canadians recognize that there are very particular reasons why a late term abortion may be performed and that those very rare circumstances include protecting the life of the woman.
I also like what this commenter says over at Canadian Cynic:
Why am I getting this image of Harper, head in hands, going "Not now you moron, that was for after we had a majority!"
Trust JJ to nail it:
Bruinooge is right about one thing: Canada is in a class of its own. With no regressive abortion laws, not-a-one, we lead the world in keeping the pearl-clutching, crotch-sniffing nanny state out of women’s private lives. And that’s a status quo most Canadians can live with.
Tip of the bonnet to Dammit Janet!
P.S. I am having trouble making these links work, and attribute it to the borrowed computer. Hope they work for you.