Hey ho way to go, Canada

Hey, what happened to Canada’s imminent new Culture of Fetus Fetishizing that started The Year “Abortion Politics” (whatever that is) Shifted In Canada?  Does that whole 500 extra Catholic school kids who were bussed in to Fetustock (on the taxpayers’ dime, no less) count for nothing?  What happened??

Duh.  I think it’s called “sober second thought”:

A new poll suggests that a majority of Canadians opposes the Prime Minister’s refusal to fund safer abortions in developing countries, even as international concern grows about the state of his G8 maternal health initiative.

The Canadian Press-Harris Decima poll found that 58 per cent of respondents oppose Harper’s exclusion of abortion funding in his drive to improve maternal and child health in poor countries.

That’s up from about 46 per cent in March, when a similar question about aid for abortion access was asked. The increase suggests people are taking their time to think through the complex pros and cons before making up their minds, said Megan Tam, vice-president at Harris-Decima.

I have to admit that even I am a little surprised that the opposition is so high — this is about the funding of a foreign aid program and an issue that barely registers on the average person’s radar even as far as our own domestic policy; fairly boring stuff.  Frankly, I’m surprised that people would even bother to think the issue through, let alone all its implications.

If that happened because a lot of righteous people didn’t shut the fuck up about it, I may be posting a humiliated mea culpa.  (But still, tread carefully.)

(h/t DJ)

15 Responses to “Hey ho way to go, Canada”

  1. 1 Cornelius T. Zen Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Good morrow, all!
    So we can’t stop the silly wogs from screwing each other’s brains out? Well, then, we won’t provide any support for dealing with unwanted pregnancies, or STD’s, or other consequences of having sex whenever they feel like it. That will teach them to rut about like weasels on crystal meth. It’s what Jesus would have done, if Jesus only had all the facts.
    So what if the majority of Canadians think it is most uncompassionate to withhold funding for birth control of all kinds for these people? The majority of Canadians are bleeding hearts and artists and don’t realize that we must teach these ungrateful and unwashed foreigners that they cannot just go about enjoying themselves and each other without suffering the most dire of circumstances.
    The entire point of being in government is to make decisions that ordinary Canadians would not make, because ordinary Canadians are, well, ordinary. Therefore, somebody has to teach those foreigners that the wages of sin are, er, um, babies, and, well, disease, and, oh, yes, painful and completely preventable death. It’s a filthy job, but somebody has to do it, it’s totally unappreciated and woefully underpaid, and, damn it, I don’t care if this is Nairobi, where is my Glenfiddich? I mean, what’s the point in being in government if those bloody wogs cannot serve decent Scotch?
    Seriously, I have to stop watching “Yes, Minister” – CTZen

  2. 2 smelter rat Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Cornelius: genius. Cheers.

  3. 3 smelter rat Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    ps. I’m stealing all of it 🙂

  4. 4 Torontonian Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    There was a segment on 100 Huntley Street more than
    a week ago with a report from Africa about orphans
    and women at risk in pregnancy.

    They completely omitted the matter of rape and
    contraception and rather focused on the squalor
    of the clinics and the sorry state of the orphanages.

    Shouldn’t well-meaning people be more concerned
    about the root cause of birth rather than the
    consequences? If contraception were a matter of
    daily life for these women, their quality of
    life would rise significantly. If sexual assault
    laws were stricter, there would not be as great
    a need for orphanages. Are well-meaning religious
    people so hidebound to dogma that they can’t see
    the benefit of preventive measures for women?

    More Canadians are increasingly aware of the
    contradiction about the situation at home here
    and what Canada as a country is doing abroad.

    We aren’t showing our best face to the world
    and the world knows it and we pay the price with
    a great loss of respect in the international community.

    A double standard is not our way of life. It may be
    for Harper but he’s not really a prime minister, is he?

    As soon as we get these contradictions out of the
    way, we’ll be on the road to restoration of our
    international prestige.

    First though, we have to get rid of Harper and company.

  5. 5 brebis noire Monday, May 17, 2010 at 5:42 am

    This might not fit here exactly, but I had to record it somewhere, and here is as good as any ;-).
    I recently read something by a poet who conjectured that visuals of fetuses, with their alien-like or über-human physiques (large heads, eyes, etc, floating around in inner space) have influenced fetishists to such a degree that it plays into their yearnings for salvation…since they can’t see God, they (subconsciously) yearn for the feti to serve as a substitute. Which would explain their waning interest as the feti are born as babies, and then continue to grow into regular messy and inconvenient humans.
    But y’all might’ve heard or thought that already; still, it was new for me.

  6. 6 Cornelius T. Zen Monday, May 17, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Good morrow, all!
    As George Carlin put it: If you’re pre-born, you’re fine. If you’re pre-school, you’re fucked.
    It’s all about who controls whom – CTZen

  7. 7 fern hill Monday, May 17, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    A second poll showing the same thing. Canada is a pro-choice country.

    And, hell no. I will not shut the fuck up about it.

  8. 8 JJ Monday, May 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    fern hill – That’s awesome.

    I am really kind of surprised that people gave this issue so much thought, and were able to draw the right conclusions… maybe I’m getting cynical in my old age 😯

    I still believe Nancy Ruth had the best interests of pro-choicers at heart and was trying to give a warning, not be a bully. And I still wonder what Harper’s game is, because if he was trying to use this to his advantage it’s been an epic fail.

  9. 9 JJ Monday, May 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm


    The majority of Canadians are bleeding hearts and artists

    😆 😆 😆

    Great comment, as usual.

  10. 10 JJ Monday, May 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    smelter rat – That’s our Cornelius!

  11. 11 JJ Monday, May 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm


    First though, we have to get rid of Harper and company.

    That’s more or less why I was so hesitant to make any noise about the G8 issue — the initiative can be fixed after Harper gets the boot. But I’m loathe to take the chance of making abortion an election issue, primarily because it’s offensive to me, but secondarily because we already have what we want, so we only stand to lose.

    But happily, it appears that I may have misjudged the Canadian public and underestimated their commitment to choice.

  12. 12 JJ Monday, May 17, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Brebis – I don’t think that is too far off base at all. Remember, the jeezos are all expecting the Second Coming at some point.

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