Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Ok gang, this election is getting outta control!! The abortion news is just flying around so I thought I'd do another reader so y'all can stay informed for the vote on Monday.
Here's what's happening:
Tories play politics with women's health
Saskatchewan will not change abortion policies
The Globe goes behind Harper's reluctance to revisit the abortion issue
Harper declares that all abortion legislation will be defeated under his watch
The abortion controversy is heating up in Saskatoon-Humboldt
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Jack Layton wades into the abortion debate
Friday, April 22, 2011
So, a lot has happened since my last "weekly" reader. Get ready for an avalanche of links!
First, I have written three pieces for Abortion Gang:
Here are some stories that have been happening:
Barbara Kay continues to be ridiculous
A study disproving the link between abortion and mental health issues
Showdown between pro-choice and anti-choice groups in Montreal
Elizabeth May claims her anti-abortion stance has been "misinterpreted"
Pro-lifers need to drop the genocide comparison
James Moore's student column on abortion
International Planned Parenthood Federation is struggling to work around the Conservative government's policies
So the big news in abortion around the upcoming Canadian election is the "defunding" of the IPPF because of its provision of abortion services. Some Conservative backbencher (who is probably going to lose his idiot job) has let it slip that the government that supposedly doesn't want to touch the abortion issue is just doing it through the back door. Some articles on this:
Tories defunding Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood funding pulled
Brad Trost claims he killed funding for Planned Parenthood
Anti-abortion group shaped Tory funding policy on Planned Parenthood
Tories in damage control over abortion funding
Harper says he won't reopen abortion debate
Tories scramble to head off brewing controversy around abortion
Harper nixes abortion debate
Abortion and hidden agendas
Tories scramble to douse abortion fire
Tories leave Planned Parenthood in limbo over funding
Tories won't push to reignite abortion debate
Giving birth to an abortion controversy
Stay tuned for more on this - hopefully it's an issue that will continue to dog the pragmatic Stephen Harper until he is forced to address it.