Thursday, February 9, 2012

Liberals For Life

Looks like the pro-life wing of the Liberal Party is starting to become more active, but I don't see rampant media accusations that the Party is trying to re-open the abortion debate and threatening women's rights. Instead the conspiracy is that "some federal Liberals fear single-issue pro-lifers are trying to hijack their weakened party." That was the opening sentence of Joan Bryden's recent exposé in the Globe. Thanks Joan. Any mention of the word "abortion" coming from the right is generally like "cat nip" for the left, but they struggle to process it when the words come from their own side.

Remember when Bob Rae tried to pass legislation for Canadian taxpayers to fund abortions in foreign countries? That bill died on the floor of the minority House of Commons because a handful of "Liberals for Life" declined to show up for the whipped vote. Now Liberals for Life are trying to get a pro lifer nominated for the Liberal Party in the upcoming byelection in Jack Layton's old riding. Rest assured Bob Rae will overrule the candidacy even if they succeed, but it will be interesting to see how he goes about stomping out this fire. The Liberals have been attacking a Tory "hidden agenda" on abortion for over a decade. Meanwhile it is an agenda shared by a number of Liberals who don't get anywhere near the attention of Tory backbenchers.


  1. The Conservatives should ask the Madam,er,manager,of Jack's favorite massage parlour to run as a candidate in the byelection,for the Conservatives.

    Rae will try to find the perfect candidate ,but it won't do much good. The NDP will run on the memory of the late Saint Jack and will elect a human mannequin to his old seat.

  2. Bob Rae's inability to recruit a high profile candidate speaks volumes. It puts a lie to the hyped up narrative that he is an effective leader.

    I thought Toronto was his home turf ? That the Libs were going to pull out all the stops, to win back Toronto Danforth ? Yeah right.

    This just reinforces my belief that the LPC is so badly weakened, that they won't be able to get out of their death spiral. Not even the "influential" msm can breathe life back into this corpse.

  3. Abortion is not a right-wing or left-wing issue. It is a human rights issue. This fact alone causes massive cognitive dissonance in most liberals, who don't know how to deal with revelations such as the recent CMA journal article about gendercide through abortion among Asian families.