… is the sound of Stephen Harper’s sigh of relief:
Debate on a Conservative MP’s controversial private member’s motion that is widely seen as an attempt to reopen the abortion question has been put off until the fall.
Stephen Woodworth swapped places in the legislative lineup with another MP, citing his mother’s failing health as the reason he sought a delay.
Mr. Woodworth has my heartfelt sympathy: been there, done that, wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
Would it be possible that along with family time, the postponement of this doomed-from-the-start “debate” will give Woodworth the opportunity to consider the potentially disastrous repercussions of his ill-advised motion on all the women in Canada who aren’t his mother?
That “whoooosh” you’re hearing now is my sigh, of frustration and disgust.