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Politics and its Discontents: Every North American Should Watch This

I’m often a critic of mainstream media, but the following is an example of what they can accomplish when they have the will:H/t RicochetRecommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Every North American Should Watch This

Politics and its Discontents: Every North American Should Watch This

I’m often a critic of mainstream media, but the following is an example of what they can accomplish when they have the will:H/t RicochetRecommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Every North American Should Watch This

Montreal Simon: Celebrating a Great Day in the Life of the New Canada

I suppose I could have asked for one more thing to make yesterday an even more perfect day.I could have asked the Great Polar Bear God of the Great White North to make it stop raining, and make spring feel like spring not winter.But that would have bee… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Celebrating a Great Day in the Life of the New Canada

Politics and its Discontents: The Id Of Trump

The id is an important part of our personality because as newborns, it allows us to get our basic needs met. Freud believed that the id is based on our pleasure principle. In other words, the id wants whatever feels good at the time, with no considerat… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Id Of Trump

The Canadian Progressive: Abortion Rights Advocates File Legal Challenge Against P.E.I

Abortion right advocates in Prince Edward Island have advised the provincial government of their intention to file a legal challenge to the province’s “discriminatory and unlawful abortion policy.” The post Abortion Rights Advocates File Legal Challe… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Abortion Rights Advocates File Legal Challenge Against P.E.I

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Never-ending War on Women

Well as we know he's trying to pose as a kinder, gentler leader. And as I pointed out in my last post, that phony act has given him a big boost in the polls.But you can't put lipstick on a Con monster like Stephen Harper. Because he simply can't help himself. And here he . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Never-ending War on Women

BigCityLib Strikes Back: LPoC on Abortion Rights: Thumbs Up Or Down?

I dunno.  But at least I can see the reasoning behind this one (whereas the sense of holding open nominations continues to elude me.  Because nobody cares about process issues and the only news stories it will generate is when a nomination goes to heck).  Anyway, the reasoning is that the LPoC thinks there are . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: LPoC on Abortion Rights: Thumbs Up Or Down?

Left Over: Should We Pillory Hillary?

Hillary Clinton must reject the stigma that abortion should be legal but ‘rare’

Agreeing with anti-choice activists on even that single word hurts women and the cause of reproductive rights

Jessica Valenti theguardian.com, Wednesday 9 July 2014

 

Although this article is referring to our neighbors to the South and the possible next Prez, and . . . → Read More: Left Over: Should We Pillory Hillary?

Montreal Simon: Rex Murphy: When a Pimp becomes a Pope

Lordy. I swear to Godzilla I didn't think it was possible. I really didn't believe you could be a pimp and a Pope at the same time.And the resident right-wing demagogue of the CBC's flagship news program.But Rex Murphy has proved me wrong.It turns out you can be a ghastly oil pimp, and still . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rex Murphy: When a Pimp becomes a Pope

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Kyle Seeback, CPC MP For Brampton West, On Abortion And Rape

“If life begins at conception then abortion is taking a life. I don’t think that [abortion] is an appropriate response to a terribly traumatic event (rape),” he said.“To say that because you went through a very terribly traumatic event (rape) — of course it was — you can then end someone else’s life? To me . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Kyle Seeback, CPC MP For Brampton West, On Abortion And Rape

Alberta Diary: Sun News Network pleads with anti-choice group to back its quest for ‘right to life’ subsidy

Sun News Network commentator back in the day complaining about how media outlets want the government to solve everything. This goes for Sun News Network and its financial problems too, it turns out. Below: Anti-choice Sun News commentator Michael Coren.

As part of its full-court press to get the CRTC to approve a . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Sun News Network pleads with anti-choice group to back its quest for ‘right to life’ subsidy

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Hands off my Uterus

Last night relief of the defeat of M-312 quickly gave way to anger. Given the rampant deregulation being implemented by this Government, it would seem that the only regulation they are interested in is the regulation and restriction of women’s rights. I am so incensed that women still have to…

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Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Hands off my Uterus

Last night relief of the defeat of M-312 quickly gave way to anger. Given the rampant deregulation being implemented by this Government, it would seem that the only regulation they are interested in is the regulation and restriction of women’s rights.&… . . . → Read More: Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Hands off my Uterus

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Motion 312 – The Handmaid’s Tale

 A pregnant women has always been considered legally one person.  Bill C-484, introduced in Parliament on December 13th, 2007,  attempted to change that by seeking TWO murder charges against a person that killed a pregnant woman.  W… . . . → Read More: Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Motion 312 – The Handmaid’s Tale

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Motion 312 – The Handmaid’s Tale

 A pregnant women has always been considered legally one person.  Bill C-484, introduced in Parliament on December 13th, 2007,  attempted to change that by seeking TWO murder charges against a person that killed a pregnant woman.  Women are not stupid.  It was clear that…

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Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Covert Attempt to Criminalize Abortion – MPs Debate in less then 48 hours

 From LeadNow.ca ‘In just 48 hours, our MPs will debate a Conservative motion that the Canadian Medical Association, representing 70,000 doctors, is calling a ‘backdoor’ attempt to criminalize abortion. Prime Minister Harper has chosen to allow this motion to go forward to a free vote in…

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Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Covert Attempt to Criminalize Abortion – MPs Debate in less then 48 hours

 From LeadNow.ca

‘In just 48 hours, our MPs will debate a Conservative motion that the Canadian Medical Association, representing 70,000 doctors, is calling a ‘backdoor’ attempt to criminalize abortion.

 Prime Minister Harper has chosen to allow this motion to go forward to a free vote…

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Alberta Diary: Unsuccessful at the polls, Alberta market fundamentalists want the courts to impose two-tier health care

What heath care for the rest of us will look like if the market fundamentalist right’s battle for insurance companies’ “rights” ever succeeds. Below: Private health-care advocate John Carpay; Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne; Alberta Liberal Health Critic David Swann.

Not satisfied with their failure in the Alberta provincial election, market-fundamentalists here in . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Unsuccessful at the polls, Alberta market fundamentalists want the courts to impose two-tier health care

Alberta Diary: A little nugget from the past: Wildrose candidate’s abortion position

A scene from the Lethbridge-West riding, as seen by the Wildrose Party. Below: Lethbridge-West candidate Kevin Kinahan.

During the campaign leading up to the recent Alberta provincial election, the website of Lethbridge-West Wildrose Party candidate Kevin Kinahan had two sections outlining his perspective on the party’s health care policy – one was linked . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: A little nugget from the past: Wildrose candidate’s abortion position

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Gruending On The One Year Anniversary Of The Harper Majority

Its all good, but I’ll just highlight a bit that seems especially pertinent:

It is worth noting, however, that Conservative backbenchers continued to bring forward private member’s bills that could curtail a woman’s right to abortion. We can expect religious conservatives to keep applying pressure, even as they continue to support Harper as their . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Gruending On The One Year Anniversary Of The Harper Majority

Trashy's World: No one is really surprised, right?

That Harper is opening the door leading down a right-to-choose debate corridor? If you are, or if you really think that this is an innocent Private Member Motion to simply discuss updating the “when does life begin” law, then you need to give your head a shake. Of course, the timing of this is to . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: No one is really surprised, right?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: On April 26th, The Abortion Debate Gets Briefly Re-Opened

Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth’s motion M-312 calling upon Parliament to debate whether an unborn child is a human being and the human rights implications of those findings, is scheduled for debate on April 26.

As Kady O’Malley notes through the link, I can’t see the Harper gov. letting this one pass, even if the only . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: On April 26th, The Abortion Debate Gets Briefly Re-Opened

Birth Pangs: GOP Practising Vagina Politics

GOP “government so small it fits in your uterus”. Remember when these people said they were all about jobs, jobs, jobs? What they failed to mention was that the jobs were to be ultrasound techs willing to preform procedures against a woman’s will and Vagina Police.

On Thursday, the Senate took up an amendment . . . → Read More: Birth Pangs: GOP Practising Vagina Politics