Monday, August 25, 2008

Tories Kill Unborn Private Member's Bill

Fetus fetishists have to be doubly disappointed today. Not only did Dear Leader turn his back on the cause of fetal rights, he did so by aborting a defenseless unborn private member's bill.
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced Monday that the government will draft a new bill to replace Bill C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act, so that it closes the debate about fetal rights and focuses instead on penalizing criminals who harm pregnant women.
So the door is closed on fetal rights. But what about the rights of unborn bills? Who speaks for them? C-484 was well into its 3rd trimester (having passed second reading this spring), which would technically make this a late term abortion. Only a ruthless hypocrite like Stephen Harper could so mercilessly trample on his 'base' by simultaneously robbing fetuses and unborn bills of their God-given right to life. For shame.


Bowler said...

Hmmm. Maybe this was their way of aborting the abortion issue before an election?

Red Canuck said...

Bowler - Good to hear from you again! How are things?

Re: the aborted bill, it's undoubtedly an attempt to deflect a contentious issue prior to an election call.

RT and CC posted on the subject as well.

Bowler said...

Things are good!

Typical Harper cynicism. The whole thing always seemed like an indirect way to throw some red meat to the far right, without upsetting the apple cart too much. If we are going to a fall election, it will be full lock down mode again on the social conservatism, in my view.

Heh. Don't try to keep up with RT and CC. There's no way you have the time, Doc.

MD said...

It looks like a fall election is almost certain now. Preemptively blunting the extremist look of the CPC is just good preparation. I suspect Harper will run this campaign similar to the last...well planned, completely image-controlled, and devoid of substance.

Red Canuck said...

Well, it's good optics to steer towards the centre during an election camapign, but it speaks to the shallowness of the CPC. It should anger the far righties that they should so easily be thrown under the bus by Dear Leader. And it should give progressives a cause for concern, for if Harper ever manages a majority, we know what madness awaits.

Bowler - I could never compete with RT or CC, but I'm content with my humble little blog. Still waiting on BowlerBlog... ;)