Friday, 3 January 2014

No, Maurice, It Won't Happen Here

Canadians, especially Canadians who don't follow the Culture Wars® in the US, may be shocked by how endangered abortion rights are becoming down south.

In fact, the Guttmacher Institute reports that fetus fetishists had another banner year in 2013.

The New York Times reports:
“I think we are at a potential turning point-- either access to abortion will be dramatically restricted in the coming year or perhaps the pushback will begin,” said Suzanne Goldberg, director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia University.

The anti-abortion groups, for their part, feel emboldened by new tactics that they say have wide public appeal even as they push the edges of Supreme Court guidelines, including costly clinic regulations and bans on late abortions.

“I’m very encouraged,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “We’ve been gaining ground in recent years with laws that are a stronger challenge to Roe.”

“I think it is more difficult to get an abortion in the country today,” she said.
Here is Operation Scum's Troy Newman bragging over the success of using consumer complaints against abortion clinics. (bold mine)
“Cathy [Humbarger] is working a plan that we have used with great success, and is proving that abortion laws – even the most mundane – can be used to close abortion clinics. . .”
See? This is why we sane people will fight tooth and claw and whatever else it takes to prevent any abortion law's -- even the most mundane -- enactment here in Canada.

You hear that, Maurice?
Both motions are almost certainly doomed to fail. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been consistent on having no desire to reopen the abortion debates in Canada, and his party has shut down numerous efforts by pro-life caucus members to do so.

Vellacott expects the votes to take place within a couple of days of the House of Commons returning in January. This is the last chance Vellacott has to bring the matter forward. First elected in the riding of Saskatoon–Wanuskewin as a Reform MP in 1997, he announced in July he will not be seeking a seventh term in office.

Full text of motions here.

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