Yesterday, it had two.
First, a new poll on unrestricted abortion.
Canadian attitudes toward abortion appear to be shifting, according to a new Ipsos poll, as six in ten say abortion should be permitted whenever a woman decides she wants.Here's the graphic from the article:
The Ipsos poll, given exclusively to Global News, found 57 per cent of Canadians endorse a women’s right to choose – up almost 10 points from 2015 and up from 36 per cent from when the question was asked in 1998.
When I tweeted that last night, Mike Schouten of We Need a Law, Any Old Law, Seriously, Give Us an Abortion Law to Fuck Around with as in the US, replied.
Fetus fetishists like him seem NOT to get the message. Back in 2012, as antichoicers were trying to ignite the abortion "debate" yet again, various polls reported that Canadians did not want to reopen the debate, but when actually asked, the majority of us responded to the law of unintended consequences.
The National Post reported: "As debate heats up, Canadian support for unrestricted abortions skyrockets."
So, yes, please, Mike, keep trying to show us what abortion is.
The other story was about the plan by new Health Minister, Jane Philpott, to address abortion access.
Well, it seems, she doesn't have much of a plan beyond "checking" on the provinces.
Also, in the video clip at the link, at least, she can't seem to say the word "abortion."
Bulletin, Madam Minister: the purpose of the Canada Health Act, a federal law, is:
The purpose of this Act is to establish criteria and conditions in respect of insured health services and extended health care services provided under provincial law that must be met before a full cash contribution may be made.
The program criteria is:
In order that a province may qualify for a full cash contribution referred to in section 5 for a fiscal year, the health care insurance plan of the province must, throughout the fiscal year, satisfy the criteria described in sections 8 to 12 respecting the following matters:That's a pretty big stick you've got there, Madame Minister. We'd would like to see the most pro-choice government evah wield it around a bit.
(a) public administration;
(d) portability; and