I said something like: 'Now that the ReformaTories have a majority, they'll start to behave like the Tea Bagger Rethuglicans in the US. We can look forward to MASSIVE attacks on the poor, sick, old, and especially, of course, women.
She hadn't heard anything about it. Not even the attempted complete defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Now, it's so bad down there that Kos is running a weekly roundup on the War on Women.
Today, at the federal level, the fetus fetishists came up with another genius stunt.
The House voted Wednesday to ban teaching health centers from using federal money to train doctors on how to perform abortions, the latest in a series of anti-abortion measures pushed by the Republican majority.
There are lotsa reasons for abortion. Some are life-and-death medical emergencies. Already, there are too few MDs trained in the various abortion procedures and now there will be even fewer?
Women will die.
But that's OK with the Fetus Lobby.
And lest we think that more mature countries are above this kind of insanity, look what's going on in the UK.
A group which is opposed to abortion in all circumstances and favours an abstinence-based approach to sex education has been appointed to advise the government on sexual health.
The Life organisation has been invited to join a new sexual health forum set up to replace the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV.
Stuart Cowie, Life's head of education, said: "We are delighted to be invited into the group, representing views that have not always been around on similar tables in the past."
In contrast, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has been omitted from the forum despite its long-term position on the previous advisory group and 40-year track record in providing pregnancy counselling nationwide.
"We are disappointed and troubled to learn that having initially been invited to the sexual health forum we have been disinvited, particularly now we understand that Life have been offered a seat at the table," said Ann Furedi, chief executive of BPAS. "We find it puzzling that the Department of Health would want a group that is opposed to abortion and provides no sexual health services on its sexual health forum."
Let the Fetus Lobby in and force the Sane People out.
Yo! Canadian women! Get this straight. Conservatives hate women.