You know, all it would take is one strong woman. That’s all. For Pete’s sake. I know abortion is the third rail in politics but it really doesn’t have to be and I don’t understand why even women like Elizabeth May who previously have said reasonable things on abortion (“I don’t think a woman has a frivolous right to choose. What I don’t want is a desperate woman to die in an illegal abortion”) feels she has to backpeddle so furiously. As she does, here.
You know, there are those who criticize the American political scene because there are politicians who become pro-life in order to run. Yes, it’s true. They aren’t really pro-life but they say they are, in order to win votes. (Unheard of!) In any event, that is just as bad as the Canadian scene where politicians apparently would rather jam a fork in their eye than say they are pro-life, even if they are. Simple truths like “abortion is wrong,” or “partial-birth abortion is deplorable” should not be so hard to say. Or how about a simple “I’m pro-life, so deal with it”?by