August 14, 2008

Bill C484 Cont'd - EDIT

Thanks to everyone for all your letters. Your first-person stories are illuminating, and in many cases, heartbreaking.

The naysayers are equally welcome, of course. I'll continue to fight for rights you don't think others should have, and in some cases, I'm thinking, rights you don't yet know you're going to need.

This from Denise:
Thanks for shining a light on this -- can't believe it's past second reading
either. Interested readers can see Parliament of Canada website to follow

Click here for the link.

EDIT: Because so many of you have asked, here's a link to a petition.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a human being, inside the womb for crying out loud. Pass the bill and give this little human, that is unable to speak for him or herself at this time, in this great journey of life, some protection by law. They deserve justice, and or protection, as much as the next person.

August 14, 2008 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For crying out loud, every major medical association in this country is against this bill.

For crying out loud, if you don't agree with abortion, don't have one.

For crying out loud, unless you've had to consider that heart-wrenching decision, whether now or in days when it was dangerous and illegal, you could never understand.

For crying out loud, the practice has been around about 30 days longer than sex has. There are a multitude of reasons why a woman knows she can't bear a child - let her continue to be able to speak for herself.

For crying out loud - literally - I can't read about one more abused, neglected and murdered child who was never wanted, never cared for and never protected. You can yell about justice for the unborn, but until someone actually wants to step up and protect these babies once they are born, I've had it.

There is no 'great journey of life' when a baby has been carried to term for no other reason than the law forbids otherwise, and a doctor's relationship with their patient has been interfered with by people that have no business making this decision for another.

Live your life the way you feel is right. The part that really does make me cry? The pro-life contingency feels it has the right to judge. Pro-choice respects the rights of all.

Hope that judgment keeps you warm.

August 14, 2008 7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Beckett for saying it so succinctly. This is about Choice not about being Pro Abortion. If you don't agree with the choice of others, so be it - no problem. Since when, in this country, does one side of a disagreement get to make the ultimate decision for all sides? What are we, a communist country all of a sudden?

Lorraine, I applaud your courage for taking on this subject and enlightening ALL OF US as to what our Government is trying to ram down our throats. What's next?

August 15, 2008 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Belly Button Window" by Jimi Hendrix pretty much sums up the problem. You only got 200 days...

August 18, 2008 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Trojan Horse at gates of women rights in The Star ......

Wow. Bet Dan Epp didn't see this one coming. Its no wonder everyone thinks ' the abortion debate is dead" , its suicide to even mention the word if you're not female. Someone tables a bill that would recognize a murdered pregnant woman as two homicides ( a no brainier), and people like you jump all over it, stick it under your microscope and dissect it because the author has a penis. In every word lies a diabolical scheme to " control your bodies."

Want to make it into an abortion debate? OK. You had that same 'control' on the night you had unprotected sex. It was up to you, as a female, to watch out for #1. You know what happens if you 'let him' without protection or if you ' missed a pill'. Don't half blame the man then turn around and say ' its your body ' when it comes to the question of snuffing the baby for convenience.

Pregnancy / childbirth begins when you miss your period- what else could nature be telling you? Eat more vegetables? Stop hiding behind word games.

This is 2008. Unless you are a woman in sub Saharan Africa who needs to make 15 babies because 8 will die, there is no reason to get ' accidentally pregnant' ( even they have access to birth control) . And since virtually every woman I've ever talked to who has had an ' accident baby' blamed a birth control pill malfunction -which is 99% effective- that excuse is pretty much mathematically impossible.

So we are left with two kinds of females that get pregnant' by accident' in this day and age . The first sets out to get pregnant. The second is a complete moron.
In either case its tragic that babies are born as ghosts because of negligence or just plain laziness.

Abortion should be available on a case by case basis such as medical emergencies, rape and incest. Using it as a form of "oops' birth control in drive thru conditions is wrong and you know it.

My wife and I have been trying to have children for years. The selfishness we see sickens us. Your twisted idea that a baby is better off dead than ' unwanted ' is truly disturbing. I was the product of an ' unwanted pregnancy' in 1969 . My birth mother was 15. She had the easy way out. She chose life for her son- who was adopted and raised in a stable loving home. I met her when I was 26 and told her she did the right thing , and thanked her from the bottom of my heart. Her pain over the years wondering about me would have paled in comparison to knowing she had terminated me - she told me that. No bibles, no signs, no bills. Just decency.

Bill C484 is a matter of common sense. Instead of offering your own opinion of when a pregnant woman's murder should qualify as two homicides, you crank up the abortion debate. You do agree with the overall concept don't you? You didn't even say in your column....have you even thought about it with all that spittle flying?

You're right I don't have a uterus. But when it comes to the silent unborn I will speak and my vote does count. They want life. I am proof of the rights of the child.

Peter Jones

August 22, 2008 8:34 AM  

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