When a politician has to engage in word distortions of Orwellian proportions, you know you have a real vote winner on your hands. Yup, he’s really laying down the gauntlet. I challenge you to a duel. Over what? Not telling! That’s the level of Michael Ignatieff’s avowed support for “woman’s rights.” It’s so strong that he can’t even say the word “abortion”.
“We don’t want to have women dying because of botched procedures. We don’t want to have women dying in misery,” Ignatieff told reporters Tuesday after Parliament Hill meetings on international development. “We’ve had a pro-choice consensus in this area for a couple of generations and we want to hold it.“
That leaves me feeling glad I get to talk about why abortion is not part of women’s rights, be it here or overseas, on Friday, at University of Ottawa. Lamoureux Hall, Room 122, 7 pm.
Come one, come all, yes Dr. Carolyn Bennett and Anita Neville, too. Looking forward to it.
Véronique adds: Aaaaargh! Again, this pro-choice consensus thing! The only place where there is a pro-choice consensus is in the head of pro-choice advocates and politicians.by