A new abortion law for Canada just isn't in the cards, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday as the issue continues to bubble and backbench Conservatives press for new legislation.
Harper's statement came in response to a question about a private member's bill by Conservative backbencher Rod Bruinooge, who wants to penalize anyone who "coerces" a woman into ending her pregnancy.
"I generally don't comment on private member's legislation," the prime minister said.
"But I have been clear: I will oppose any attempt to create a new abortion law."
When I posted that question at the Left-Wing Fringe Group Facebook page, Antonia Zerbisias replied:
No. Has he honoured anything he has said? Senate appointments? Accountability? Deficit? ANYTHING?
And, of course, that list could go on and on and on.
The man never met a promise he didn't want to stomp his widdle feet on.
If this isn't the clearest signal yet that the CPC is stringing the fetus fetishists along, I don't know what would qualify. Why the hell don't they wakey-wakey?
JJ counsels vigilance. I agree.
But if you'd like to mosey over to Bruinooge's glurgey yet eerily quiet Facebook group to snerk at them, I would entirely understand *ahem*.
In related news, another! poll! on abortion! Demonstrating yet again that despite the fetus fetishists' wishful thinking, Canada is definitely pro-choice!
A third of Canadians want the abortion debate reopened - but a far greater number want politicians to leave the explosive issue alone and are satisfied with the status quo, according to a poll released Friday.
In fact, Canadians are so blasé about the status quo that
. . . 17 per cent said they didn't care one way or the other.
I find that number kind of reassuring. I'd like to see that 17% not as ignorant slackers but as people who think: 'Yeah, whatever. No matter who's shrieeeeeeking what, we're not going back to the Dark Ages. It's a done deal. Now, go away, I've got a hockey game to watch/patio to hang out on/cottage to open.'
ADDED: Da woims toin. Fetus fetishists getting it, ya think?