Welcome, Judith Timson! Welcome to my world. For years and years the government has funded abortions, supplied abortions, paid for them (since I started paying taxes) with my money. It wasn’t done in my name. And frankly, I don’t love the blood on my hands. In fact, this group was started so that women like you wouldn’t be the only ones to stand up at the time of the Morgentaler anniversary, to make a claim of “victory for women’s rights” as if you spoke for women everywhere. See, here’s the problem. You and your friends have been purportedly “representing” me in politics and the public square for quite some time. But you never did. It was frustrating, yes. So when you write this:
Here is a political question that for me, just won’t go away: In exactly whose name has the Harper government decided to withhold funds for access to safe abortion in their international maternal and child health initiative? Not in my name. And not in the names of countless Canadians who have relied for years on safe access to the procedure at government expense.
…I say, how do you like them apples?
Certainly, I’m glad you have a column, Judith, and can express yourself. You’re welcome to that. The point of this post is simply to highlight that for my entire life a pro-abortion status quo has been forced on me, pushing me to agree to some sort of “women’s right” that doesn’t exist.
Not in my name. Not in my name.
Brigitte adds: Not in my name.
Tanya adds: No, not in my name, either.by