Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Harper “not interested” in an “abortion law”

Harper “not interested” in an “abortion law”
By Stephen J. Gray

“What I say to people, if you want to diminish the number of abortions, you've got to change hearts and not laws. And I'm not interested in having a debate over abortion law” Stephen Harper

Surely the above remarks by the prime minister of Canada are stupid if not cowardly?
Imagine if he had said: “I am not interested in having a debate over a law on the environment, gay rights, public safety etc.” The media would have been on his case right away. Cries of dictator and an affront to democracy would no doubt be heard. Yet, this man the ruler of Canada can blithely state, “I'm not interested in having a debate over abortion law.” What does that say about the state of democracy in this country? Surely, any issue should be up for debate whether the prime minister likes it or not. Did we elect a dictator who will decide what issues will be debated?

“As long as I am prime minister we are not opening the abortion debate” Stephen Harper, quoted in Globe and Mail, April 21, 2011

People should be very concerned. If Stephen Harper can declare that abortion will not be debated in parliament, then what other issues will he decide to suppress? Meanwhile, the so-called “investigative media” gives Mr. Harper a free pass on his dictatorial comment. I am not aware of any of them questioning him or raising the issue about him being anti-democratic. We have a double standard here in Canada, abortion to most of them is okay and as long as Mr. Harper suppresses any discussion on it, that’s fine with most of them.

Yet, the media are always trumpeting the slogan free speech and free expression must be paramount. Yeah sure, if they believed that they would be challenging Canada’s would be dictator. They are all mostly hypocrites when it comes to the killing of the child in the womb by abortion. Investigative journalism is dead just like the children slaughtered by abortion. And our democracy challenged prime minister I believe cares more about power than moral principles. If there was a prize for hypocrisy he would surely win it.

He is over in China at the moment and supposedly going to talk to them about “human rights.” Ain’t that a laugh! China has a policy of forced abortions and we have no law on abortion, so Harper should be right at home there.
Still, one must give some praise to a few, but only a few MPs who have had the courage to raise the abortion issue. The lack of support from other members of parliament shows courage, democracy and free speech is in trouble and protection for human life is non existent in this House of Shame.

Meanwhile, the shameless promotion of abortion continues. Over 100,000 innocent lives are slaughtered yearly in Canada. An abortionist is given the country’s highest award. And some of the media on the political programs on TV and print make snide remarks, and laugh and make fun of some MPs and persons who have the morality and courage to defend the innocent child in the womb. This surely is a sign of a sick and depraved society?

Stephen J. Gray
February 7, 2012.

See the slaughtered victims of abortion at: www.unmaskingchoice.ca

[1] http://www.cbc.ca/thenational/indepthanalysis/story/2011/01/17/national-stephenharperinterview.html