Blogging Tory JoJo is all moist over recent journalistic developments:
Bloggers in the Post
First it was Kathy, then Kate, and now we have a great opinion article in today's National Post by Suzanne Fortin - Canadian Women Need a Fetal Homicide Law.
Suzanne argues in favour of Ken Epp's Private Member's Bill C-484 which would make it a "separate crime to kill a fetus while committing an offence against the mother". Mary Talbot, whose daughter and grandson were murdered, has been a vocal supporter of this bill.
She dispels the slippery slope argument with the following:
... The legal definition of human being would remain. A child would not become a human being until birth. Bill C-484 does nothing to change that.
Yeah, what are you folks all worried about? It's not like this was about abortion or anything.
On the other hand, courtesy of JJ, there's this SUZANNE:
with that very same SUZANNE being all "pro-life" and "kicking abortion's ass" when discussing that same bill C-484. My God, but the cognitive dissonance must be something to write home about.
AFTERSNARK: I'm fascinated that Suzie All-Caps was allowed to use the phrase "pro-abortion advocates" to refer to pro-choicers, given that most pro-choicers find that former appellation more than a little offensive. One wonders if the Post has a guidebook that explains what is and isn't acceptable terminology. Would someone rebutting Suzie be allowed to refer, not to "pro-lifers," but to "fetus fetishists?" Or would the Post suddenly invent some journalistic standards out of thin air?
Perhaps someone could ask and get back to us.
I'M CURIOUS ... can someone in the know find out who at the Post recently decided to load up the op-ed page with the more deranged of Canada's female wingnut bloggers? This can't be a coincidence.