Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Did Con candidate brag about defunding Planned Parenthood?

From here:
Brad Trost, incumbent for Saskatoon-Humboldt, addressed the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association’s annual convention Saturday and thanked its members for their help in killing federal funding for the group.

In a recording of the speech, obtained by the Liberals and provided to the Toronto Star and Le Devoir, Trost claims a number of parliamentary victories for the pro-life movement, including a decision to deny funding for the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Trost said he and “many” other MPs helped spearhead efforts to round up petitions “to defund Planned Parenthood.”

“Let me just tell you, and I cannot tell you specifically how we used it, but those petitions were very, very useful and they were part of what we used to defund Planned Parenthood [...]

Hasn't happened yet but it's gonna. Under the Contempt Party's New Harper Majority Regime©™.

You betcha.


Mark Richard Francis said...

They're just chipping around the edges right now...

JJ said...

You're clearly too honest to suggest that the possibility of defunding PP is tantamount to banning abortion, as the Liberal partisans at Prog Blogs are doing. They got a lotta JAM pretending they're the great defenders of reproductive rights.

The LPC is infested with anti-choicers who were instrumental in getting an anti abortion bill almost passed into law a few years ago (C-484). The Liberal leader of the time didn't even bother showing up for the 3rd vote, let alone whip it. Yet Ignatieff whips the vote on the gun registry. This tells me that the LPC cares a lot more about pandering to their urban base than they do about protecting reproductive rights for ALL women, and they can be trusted about as much as the cons when it comes to choice. So please, Libs, spare me the fauxtrage about PP.

Damn! The unmitigated BALLS of these jerks!

And this is coming from a non-partisan POV -- I think all the parties SUCK. But from time to time one of them displays an intellectual dishonesty so profound that it pisses me off and I go on a tear.

Alison said...

And as Cathie points out, despite Soudas' desperate 1am presser to distance themselves from Trost's remarks, Trost has been right before.

It's a bit much we got this info via the Libs actually, who can boast of a 20% anti-choice membership among their own MPs and who killed their own initiative to have abortion included in Harper's G8 maternal health initiative by skipping the vote in the House.

deBeauxOs said...

Every little chip helps. It's how the Contempt cookie ... er, party crumbles.

JJ said...

deBeauxOs - I just re-read my comment from yesterday and it came across as a little hostile :o

Just wanted you to know that my animosity was directed at the LPC, not you or fern hill... this blog is nothing if not sensibly non-partisan. I guess I'm just angry & frustrated that the choices are so limited for those who care about reproductive rights. And the hypocrisy, and the... oh no, there I go again. Somebody stop me!!!

fern hill said...

Ah, JJ, dinnae worry. We luvz ya here. And we are certainly not going to stop you. In fact, we are JJ-enablers. ;-)

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