Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Pro-life feminists have also come to see abortion as part of a male agenda to have women more sexually available"

I'm willing to bet someone at the PMO has a google news alert for "Maurice Vellacott AND abortion" wired to a giant siren...because that's a very dangerous combination for the Tories. The latest:

Maurice Vellacott, the MP for Saskatoon-Wanuskewin and a former pastor, faced criticisms for a news release lashing out against the "devastating emotional, physical and psychological effects" of abortion.

Released on Friday in response to a local news article about the availability of abortions in Saskatoon, Mr. Vellacott issued a lengthy statement about the "current abortion regime."

"Pro-life feminists have also come to see abortion as part of a male agenda to have women more sexually available. With widespread abortion access, the male partner has come to think that he can blame the woman if she chooses not to have an abortion after an unplanned pregnancy," he wrote.

"Saskatoon's doctors should be commended for the leadership they are showing by reducing the availability of abortion in our city."

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7 Comments:

  • I'll take your money.

    I'm certain that PMO's Google Alert just says "Maurice Vellacott".

    It not as if he's licensed to speak on other topics.

    By Blogger CfSR, at 7:26 PM  

  • Tell me again why the Liberals have decided not to pursue issues that drive social cons around the bend. If it angers the social cons and gets them talking, chances are it is a)good policy --calling someone a social con is polite way of calling them a moron -- and b)good politics.

    By Blogger Koby, at 8:17 PM  

  • My rather left-wing and pro-life roomate's biggest problem with the statement was "i don't see too many pro-life folks who like to call themselves feminists"

    I think if you actually ask pro-life feminists, you might find they agree with this.

    By Blogger nixtuff, at 8:49 PM  

  • "Pro-life feminists have also come to see abortion as part of a male agenda to have women more sexually available"

    I've certainly heard young men express gratitude for abortion for that reason, although they used more colourful language...

    By Anonymous The Invisible Hand, at 10:11 PM  

  • Free love!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:01 PM  

  • Are you suggesting the "emotional, physical and psychological effects" of having an abortion are trifling?

    Oh my sweet country mouse.

    By Anonymous herringchoker, at 9:32 AM  

  • I love how surprised some people become when they learn that pro-lifers come in so many different colours.

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 10:12 AM  

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