Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Stephen Woodworth and the Abortion Debate
Oh. My. Gilead. When I saw those women in red on Parliament Hill today, I thought the Harper Cons were getting ready to re-enact their favourite scene from The Handmaid's Tale.
When the women are brought before the men, told to be submissive as Lord Harper's missionary church commands them. And a gnarly old man gets to grope their rights, and instructs them to breed or ELSE.
And sure enough they were.
Abortion rights are at the centre of a debate set for Thursday as MPs consider whether to hold a special committee to look at when human life begins.
Except that the star of this absurd wingnut pantomime, Stephen "Woody" Woodworth, seems to have changed his script at the very last moment.
When he announced the motion, Woodworth had argued he was simply interested in updating the law to agree with 21st-century medicine. But speaking to Radio-Canada on Monday, he admitted his motion is linked to abortion.
"It certainly allows us to have an honest discussion about the abortion question. How can we honestly discuss all of the complicated issues around abortion if we cannot decide whether or not a child is a human being before the moment of the complete birth?" Woodworth said.
So now even Woody admits it's just a sneaky way to re-open the abortion debate. After denying that for months. Gawd. Satan release him. Doesn't he even know the Ninth Commandment?
But then why should we be surprised eh? When he's a religious fanatic who believes that life begins at conception, and he's a member of the Knights of Columbus...
You know, the old geezers with the funny hats.
Oh boy. Save me Jesus. Or fan me with a turkey feather. And the good news?
You know all those women in red on Parliament Hill today? Well some of them WERE playing handmaids.
But they're not submissive...
They're righteously radical.
And of course, I'm with them eh?
Because we need to re-open the abortion debate in this country like we need a hole in the head. And those who would jail women for having an abortion, would also jail me. Or cast me into the Lake of Fire.
Tell those Cons to stop trying to control women's bodies.
Tell Stephen Harper to stop feeding his rabid religious base.
And of course, as I've said before. For it can't be said enough.
Tell Woody to go screw himself, and have as many children as he wants...
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