U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was expressing her personal opinion when she criticized Canada's maternal health initiative, not the policy of the Obama administration, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said Sunday.
"Mrs. Clinton expressed not her government's position; she expressed her personal point of view … her personal opinion," Cannon told CTV's Question Period.
That is a lie. Barack Obama rescinded the Mexico City Policy, or Global Gag Rule, on his second day in office. Pretty high priority, eh?
But with all that sciencey-facty stuff about yes indeedy, abortion does save women's lives whipping around, he was forced to veer into the backtrack cycle.
But in the wake of Clinton's criticism of the Canadian initiative, a key foreign policy program for the Conservative government going into this summer's G8 summit, Cannon acknowledged that the Canadian plan may have to be amended.
OOOO! AMENDED!!!! CANADIANS ARE GOING TO FUND ABORTIONS IN THE THIRD WORLD!
Hear that, so-cons? The Harper Conservatives are all 'no freakin' way are we opening the abortion debate here in Canada where we've been stringing those fundy fetus fetishists along for years, but yeah sure if it gets us a seat on the UN Security Council we'll go along with funding family planning and abortion'.
Got that? No abortion debate in Canada. But okey-dokey to abortion when it suits their purposes.
Oh. Wait. That's the same thing, isn't it?