Wednesday, August 15, 2012

In Canada, Abortion Could Become Illegal Again As Soon As This Fall

So say Canada's doctors, and who am I to argue?

Canada’s doctors have sternly rejected what they see as a stealth attempt to recriminalize abortion.

At the general council meeting of the Canadian Medical Association on Wednesday, delegates called on the federal government to reject attempts by a Conservative backbench MP to amend the Criminal Code so that a fetus is defined as a human being

Of course this attempt will fail, because the Harper government cannot afford electorally to have it succeed.  The point for progressives will be to see that it fails in the most humiliating manner possible.  Let Harper confidants be forced to trash their own pro-life MPs in public.  Let Canadian pro-lifers  gnash their teeth once again and contemplate a vote for some crazy fringe party, as they always do when one of these bills appears, only to go down in flames.  

At the end of the day the status quo will prevail.


Meir Weinstein said...

Please attend the JDL counter protest on Saturday against the anti semites at Queen's Park.

MgS said...

Actually, Harper can afford to have this in front of the electorate right now ... it will be another three years before an election (at least), and most people will have forgotten the significance of the issue by then. (or, perhaps those who aren't childbearing will have mostly forgotten it by then ...)

Reality Bites said...

MgS, if you think Harper is going to allow a defintion of the foetus as human to become law on his watch you're as big an idiot as the people who want to do it.