Friday, 22 October 2010

Any excuse for a party

The fetus fetishists are celebrating the fact that Rod Bruinooge's idiotic private member's bill, C-510, on 'coerced' abortion has NOT been deemed non-votable.

Despite the fact that it is toast. I'll spare you the creepy (is there any other kind?) photo of Soudas accompanying the article and quote:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will vote against a private member’s bill promoted by one of his own MPs that would add new Criminal Code penalties for those who coerce women to have an abortion.

A senior government official also says that while the prime minister will not “whip” or demand Conservative MPs vote as he votes, it will be “very strongly recommended” that Conservatives vote to defeat the bill.

Meanwhile, Mr. Harper’s communications director, Dimitri Soudas, says that recommendation is consistent with Harper’s position since 2002 on any bill dealing with abortion: He and his government will neither introduce nor support any such legislation.

“The government’s not going to initiate or support legislation on abortion,” Mr. Soudas said.

And despite the fact that the criteria for votable and non-votable items are pretty darn basic. (Scroll down at the link for details.)


Beijing York said...

From the NP article:

Mario Lague, the director of communication for Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff, said Liberal MPs will not be whipped when Mr. Bruinooge’s bill comes up for vote again. Mr. Lague said Mr. Ignatieff believes that votes on private member’s bills involving abortion are “issues of conscience” and MPs should be allowed to vote as they see fit.

What a sniveling coward.

k'in said...

Coward indeed.

Never forget that the Liberal party is all about electoral results, principles be damned.

No chance that Iggy would take to task his Scarborough fetish-fetishist MPs. After all, they've done their job, they've won their seats.

WhigWag said...

actually, the photo in the article is of Bruinooge, but now that you mention it, he does look like Soudas

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