Remember Liberals for Life?
Liberals for Life was a pro-life advocacy group that worked within the Liberal Party of Canada during the 1980s and early 1990s. Some of its members were also affiliated with the Campaign Life Coalition, and, as such, the group was often accused of entryism.We do.
According to its members, Liberals for Life was created after the national victory of Brian Mulroney's Progressive Conservative Party in the 1984 federal election. The organization attracted little attention until the early 1990s, when it endorsed Tom Wappel in his bid for the party leadership, and gained control of several riding associations.
The Liberal Party's constitution was amended to allow the leader to appoint candidates in certain ridings in 1992. Jean Chrétien defended the change as necessary to prevent "single-issue groups" from taking over the Liberal Party. It was generally understood that Liberals for Life was the primary target of this remark.
The movement effectively dissolved in 1993 after the Liberal Party formed government.
It's a favourite tactic of fetus fetishists. And it's happening again.
Here's the mission of a gang called Right Now.
RightNow exists to nominate and elect pro-life politicians by mobilizing Canadians on the ground level to vote at local nomination meetings, and provide training to volunteers across the country to create effective campaign teams in every riding across Canada. It is only when we have a majority of pro-life politicians in our legislatures, that we’ll see pro-life legislation passed in our country.They admit that they're sick of losing. *snerk*
In addition to stacking nomination votes, they have a list of anti-choice laws they want passed.
All the usual anti-choice restrictions: outright criminalization, term limits, "unborn" victims of crime, defunding, parental consent, and a new one on me, a law requiring pre-abortion ultrasound. (Which might not work out the way they think. See More Ultrasounds = More Abortions.)
So, last night a 19-year-old in Niagara West-Glanbrook, named Sam Oosterhoff, stunned the Ontario Conservative Party by beating out party president and former MP Rick Dykstra to take the the nomination. (It's Tim Hudak's old stomping ground.)
The only supporter listed on his campaign page is
Dominionist MP and anti-choicer Arnold Viersen.
Sam spouts the usual blahblah about family, but we strongly suspect he is a fetus freak.
Here's Right Now's co-founder Alissa Golob crowing last night:
Niagara West-Glanbrook trending on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/LgufE6aPGl— Alissa Golob (@alissagolob) October 23, 2016
... and Sam Oosterhoff.... https://t.co/lHVUA4V5Fr— Alissa Golob (@alissagolob) October 22, 2016
And Right Now's account:
And Campaign Life:
Would someone in the media please ask him about his Dominionist ties and his position on abortion and sex education?
UPDATE: The Star is on it.
“I will never waver in my support of parents as primary educators, and I will strive to ensure that parental rights are respected in education,” said Oosterhoff, echoing the concerns expressed by opponents of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s updated health syllabus that includes lessons about gender expression, same-sex relationships, and the risks of sexting.
Some of the teenager’s supporters marched with pro-life placards at voting locations on Saturday and distributed pamphlets with dead fetuses on them to suggest his rivals for the nomination backed abortion rights.
The religious right helped propel Oosterhoff, briefly a junior staffer on Parliament Hill, to victory with 662 votes to 501 for Dykstra, 245 for businessman Mike Williscraft, and 235 for Niagara regional councillor Tony Quirk, who is also a PC Party vice-president.
“It’s the revenge of the so-cons,” fumed another high-ranking Tory.
Indeed, Oosterhoff’s decisive win comes weeks after Brown denounced social conservatives in the wake of the party’s bungling during PC MPP Raymond Cho’s victory in Scarborough-Rouge River last month.