Howdy, kids. Meet blogger Paul over at the aptly-named "Sobering Thoughts":
A right to abortion, but not a right to have a child
Canadian Cynic [PSA, actually, but what's a bit of illiteracy between friends, eh, Paul?] criticizes Liberal leader Stephane Dion for being absent from the vote on C-484, a private member's bill that, if passed, would recognize the unborn child as a second victim of crime when he or she is harmed during the commission of a crime against the pregnant mother. This is common-sense legislation and it is long overdue. Nearly three-quarters of Canadians support such a law. Canadian Cynic says:
"This Bill is an insult to the intelligence of Canadians and a blatant attempt to undermine the ability of women to maintain the right to bodily self determination and personal autonomy ... Mr. Dion, while I sincerely hope this Bill is killed in committee, your inaction and abandonment of Canadian women's rights has defeated any faith I might have had for your growth as a leader."
What a strange attack on C-484. Despite the bill's explicit statement that criminal sanctions only apply when a crime is committed against the mother (and abortion is not a crime in Canada), critics continue to claim that it imperils a woman's right to choose.
Now let's all say hi to JJ, who takes Paul out to the parking lot and kicks his ass from one end to the other and back again.
Memo to Paul: If I were you, I'd let that "sobering" process go on a little longer.