And with that I bid PBs a fine farewell. But first…
I have to admit I’m impressed with the nerve, the gall, the chutzpah, the unmitigated, brass-plated, gold-gilded, steel-belted BALLS of the disingenuous pricks defending the idea that Motion 312 might be a pretty cool, or at least not too bad, idea. While I have no desire to revisit the Progs vs Progs donnybrook, there is something that’s come up in the course of the altercation that I’d like to set straight, which is the way Dr. Morgentaler has been misrepresented by some of the, uh, “Motion 312 isn’t such a bad idea” bloggers, aka “disingenuous pricks”.
These guys (and gals) fell all over themselves to quote Dr. Morgentaler’s remark about having ethical issues with late term abortion:
Morgentaler said he has concerns about late-term abortions.
“We don’t abort babies, we want to abort fetuses before they become babies,” Morgentaler said from his Toronto clinic.
— as if Dr.M’s private, personal opinion on this extremely rare procedure (an opinion which, interestingly, he somehow restrains himself from imposing on others) means it’s okay to have a public debate about the possibility of Open Season on Abortion Rights. Worse yet, and this is where the stench of duplicity rises like putrid swamp gas, they ignore the all-important follow up quote — from the same interview, no less:
Morgentaler said he does not see a need for rules on late abortions, despite his personal ethical opposition to them.
“DOES. NOT. SEE. A. NEED. FOR. RULES.” Whoopsie.
Yet when I pointed this out to a couple of the bloggers who were using the first quote to intimate that “Even Morgentaler Himself!” might favour restricting abortion… *crickets*
Now I am the last person to question anyone’s “progressive” cred, since my own is routinely beaten like a gong, rode hard and put away wet. “Progressive cred” has never been my issue with this thing as much as… The Lying. Such as insinuating that women are having late term abortions Right Up Until The Moment of Birth!! because we have OMFGWTF NO LAW!. Such as omitting little factoids about Dr.Morgentaler’s views that don’t fit the desired narrative.
“Pro-life” I can handle. Pro-lie, not so much.