Tuesday, August 26, 2008

C-484, wankers, and a rousing good boot to the nads.

"It's not about abortion!", howled Canada's dumbshit-o-sphere for months on end. "It's got nothing to do with trying to sneak in abortion restrictions through the back door, or granting extra rights to fetuses!", they pissed and mewled. "It's only about protecting the precious fetuses, and don't you want to do that?" they lied plaintively.

Fast forward (emphasis tail-waggingly added):

"We've heard criticism from across the country, including representatives of the medical community, that Mr. Epp's bill as presently drafted could be interpreted as instilling fetal rights. Let me be clear. Our government will not reopen the debate on abortion," Mr. Nicholson said.

"For this reason ... I'm announcing that the government will introduce legislation that will punish criminals who commit violence against pregnant women but do so in a way that leaves no room for the introduction of fetal rights."

Which is as clear an admission as we're going to get that that's what it was about all along.

So, wankers ... we were right, and you were full of shit all this time. Quelle surprise.


buckets said...

Apparently Epp isn't withdrawing his bill (here).

Anonymous said...

I see the Boring Tories are quiet on this subject today...

Ti-Guy said...

I see the Boring Tories are quiet on this subject today...

"When the kids are quiet in the kitchen, you know they're up to something..."

The denial that c-484 addressed abortion was always just an issue of language parsing. This is what I detest most about Conservatives (and lawyers). They waste so much of everyone's time with these low-class dodges.