Note that the message was to the Harper government and not the nation at large. That's because in the suddenly reopened abortion debate competing factions with the Canadian Right are arguing with one another more so than with the rest of us. And this cannot help but damage the gov.: while the PM and party brass encourage their people against the Woodworth person-hood motion, the grass roots vow to struggle on. So while I suppose its a hassle to have to retread old ground, its always good to get into a gunfight with opponents who are using half their ammo on one another. Pro-Lifers wanted to reopen this argument; now they get to lose it over and over again until Woodworth's motion is finally killed off in a vote this summer. And they get to blame the federal conservatives for their ongoing humiliation.