“Small Government” Conservatives to blow taxpayers’ money on meaningless debate
Published Thursday, March 15, 2012
brain damage , HarperGovInc
Tags: small government, Stephen Woodworth
At a time when sane people are focused on important shit like the economy and jobs, this is how HarperGovInc wants to squander the money it’s paid to conduct the peoples’ business: with a debate to ostensibly decide “when a human being is a human being” (and by proxy, wedge a jackboot in the door to the long-settled issue of reproductive rights). No, really:
A controversial proposal from a Conservative backbencher to legally define fetuses as human beings -and reopen the abortion debate -will have its day in the House of Commons.
Tory MP Stephen Woodworth wants Parliament to create a committee to review a law that stops short of defining unborn children as “human beings.”
A committee of MPs has agreed to give Woodworth at least one hour of debate some time in April.
He will receive a second hour some time either in late-spring or early fall.
Aw, geez…this guy again
: CPC MP Stephen Woodworth, Pride of Kitchener’s K of C and another crotch-nosing fetus fetishizing Womb Cop who believes government should be juuuuust small enough to crawl up your vagina and police your uterus.
It happens at some point almost every year: some halfwitted backbencher starts jabbering about “personhood” or “fetal rights” or “unborn victims” or “coerced abortion” or some such brainless crap, and tables a bill that will ultimately be DOA but will waste a lot of time before it gets to that stage. Canadians are suddenly dismayed to find that the government they thought was Taking Care of Business is instead writhing around in the throes of Fetus Fever. This year it’s Woodworth’s turn to get MPs farting around on the taxpayer’s dime, and it’s bound to work out about as well as it always does.
Which brings me to another salient point: has anyone done the math on how much this goofy, meaningless exercise in time-wasting will cost the taxpayer?