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Worthwhile Canadian initiative

Don't you wish you lived in a civilized country:

The Quebec National Assembly has taken aim at the Harper government over abortion and demanded Wednesday that it stop being so ambiguous on the issue.

Politicians on both sides of the chamber have unanimously adopted, by a margin of 109-0, a pro-choice motion.

The motion adopted reads as follows:

“That [Quebec's] National Assembly reaffirms the right of women to free choice and to free and accessible abortion services, and asks the federal government and the prime minister of Canada to put an end to the current ambiguity on this issue, and that the National Assembly reaffirms that the fact of supporting women's right to an abortion should not in any case be used by the federal government to cut funding to a women's group.”

I suppose it's only a matter of time before we invade Canada.

For the oil? No.

For the water? Of course not.

To save the babies! And if we get a little oil and some water out of the deal, well, that would be the reward for doing the Lord's work.

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Submitted by madamab on

just like we're staying in Afghanistan to save the wimminz.

What a great story, lambert. Thank you. At least there's SOMEPLACE in the world that isn't letting the anti-choice lunatics run their government.

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Submitted by JG on

I suppose Canada looks civilized when compared to the US, but things are never as good as you might hope.

It's true that Canada has no law governing abortion, and abortion is generally covered by provincial health plans, but access varies between provinces.

Also, the previous law was struck down by the Supreme Court on somewhat narrow grounds. The last time that the Conservatives had a majority government, they introduced a bill on abortion that was only defeated by a tie vote in the (unelected) Senate.

Currently, more than a third of Canada's MPs are anti-abortion and the Conservatives also control a plurality of the Senate (soon to be a majority).