Thursday, April 21, 2011

Planned Parliament - without Trost

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was pissed at Trost for his initiatives to have funding cut to Planned Parenthood. I wrote the guy off as a bozo and believed that the seasoned politicians would not want to re-open the abortion debate. No politician want issue specific elections or to be seen catering to special interest groups.

I had the sense through conversations with others that no one was terribly interested in this election. Thanks to Trost 50% of the population may now perk up. And make no mistake that the issue on continued funding for Planned Parenthood is about abortion.

To be clear, although I might never have personally considered an abortion, it is not up to me to make that decision for other women. In short that makes me Pro-Choice. I respect the opinions of the Pro-Life group and their right to attempt convince women who are considering abortion not to take that action. But I cannot support a male dominated Parliament imposing their will on women and a women's right to choose, regardless of the circumstances that created the pregnancy.

Legal abortion in Canada does not mean you simply walk into a clinic off the street and demand the service. There is a process were women are counselled and offered options before deciding. Nor is abortion used as a means of birth control. Believe women when they say that swallowing a pill is far easier that surgical procedures. Further, if you take away a woman's individual right to decide on abortion, you do not prevent abortion. You simply move abortions back into unsanitary and unsafe back rooms for the less affluent and those with money will avail themselves of the service in another jurisdiction.

In soliciting the support of Pro-life, Trost made this statement (SP Apr. 21/11) about Planned Parenthood: "Now, you should know, they're still trying to get their snout back in the public trough."

I suggest that it is Trost that is trying to get his snout back in the trough.


  1. What a disgrace Trost is. I had reservations about him for a long time. How could anyone be so stupid to say the things he said right before an election?

  2. Shame on Trost! I wonder if he thinks he is God!
    and I wonder who he is speaking for (himself or his constituents?).

  3. So a women has the right to do what she wants with her body, even if it hurts another individual? Wow so how is abortion legal and prostitution is illegal? Seems the rights of women aren't all the same now are they?

  4. Oh god Anon 8:08 please don't reopen the abortion debate. You are destined to lose, we've been over this a thousand times in society.

    Fetuses aren't human beings, that's a fact according to our society. Deal with it.

  5. Anon 9:35

    How can you reopen something that has never and will never go away.

    You can't be serious to think that in today's medical advancements and survival rates of "Humans" from as early as 4-5 months old that although unborn they are "Humans"

    That being said my point was more regarding how people view the rights of women and free will.

  6. You are talking nonsense. Rights of women? Free will?

    Are you saying that banning prostitution is an attack on women's rights? My mistake, I didn't realize only women could prostitute themselves out. If you are saying that prostitution is an attack on rights then it really the case to be made is that the ability to prostitute one self is a human right. Prostitution as a fundamental human right, wow. I'll even give you one better, are you proposing that humans have a fundamental human right to do whatever they want in order to earn a living?

    How is free will involved in this at all?

    And regardless of modern medicine, we as a society do not count fetuses as humans. Until we do your point on modern science is moot.

  7. "So a women has the right to do what she wants with her body, even if it hurts another individual? Wow so how is abortion legal and prostitution is illegal? "

    Prostitution is legal. Get over it.


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