As you can imagine, abortion was not mentioned in the Budget 2012 documents.
So what connection could I possibly be making?
Read Andrew Coyne today. It’s about how fiscal conservatives have been had by this lacking-in-fiscal-conservatism Conservative government. I happen to agree, in large part, speaking as a small-c conservative myself.Which, by the way, you do not have to be to be pro-life, but now I’m digressing.
Anyway, many a pro-choicer has enjoyed making fun of pro-lifers when it comes to this Conservative government. They poke fun: “Stephen Harper has run you over–again!” Thereby implying that pro-lifers are naive and simplistic folk who thoroughly believed Stephen Harper was the man for them.
I have never believed this about Prime Minister Harper. Very, very early on, I took his robotic repeated phrase “I will not re-open the abortion debate” at face value.
He’s not going to re-open the abortion debate, folks.
But on fiscal accountability, now there’s a place where expectations may, rightly, have been high. Fiscal conservatism is, in actual fact, popular. Most parties, however they attempt to enact it, pay lip service to it. To have a Conservative government that does not follow through is a bit of a blow.
I just thought I’d highlight this, well, because I have a blog and can. I do so both for those pro-choicers who like to highlight what they perceive to be a pro-life weakness, AND, I might add, for those pro-lifers who believe Stephen Harper has thrown us under the bus, so to speak.
No one has been thrown under the bus like the average fiscal conservative under Stephen Harper.by