“If you push it, there will be more backlash,” said Ruth, who fears that outrage will push her boss, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to take further measures against abortion and family planning – abroad, or maybe even in Canada. “This is now a political football. This is not about women’s health in this country.”
Monday, May 3, 2010
Being aware of the Senator's rationale for the warning leaves me uneasy for a different reason.
Caving in to bullies never gets you anywhere. It does nothing to defend those who can't defend themselves. And it leaves the bully emboldened when the next opportunity comes. JAWL is correct that her heart is in the right place. She doesn't want to see the So-Cons provoked into taking more draconian action. The other, and likely more successful, path is to raise hell about the changes. Make people aware of the implications. Force Harper to do more to placate his base. Expose him as the incipient tyrant he really is.
I began the post with a beautiful, if predictable, choice of a poem. I will end it with an ugly truth of relevance to this subject.
Britain and France had to choose between war and dishonour. They chose dishonour. They will have war.Recommend this Post
P.S.: I mucked around with the fonts in this for 15 minutes. Long story short. Blogger sucks. If you are frustrated reading this , please accept my apologies. (Especially P).
Posted by Constant Vigilance at 5/03/2010 07:19:00 PM