A Liberal ad on a woman’s right to choose.
Citizen [citizen?!?] Rosalie says, “I’m 31 years old and and I can’t conceive a return to 1950’s laws”. In the original: “J’ai 31 ans puis je peux pas concevoir qu’on retourne à des lois des années 50”. Concevoir? Conceive? Hello? Don’t they have editors over at the Liberal party, or do they enjoy looking dishonest and stupid?
Wow. I’m, er, slightly older than 31 years old and I can’t imagine a sillier ad on such a non-issue. Seriously – the only people NOT talking about abortion are the Conservatives…
Rebecca wonders: My French is pretty rusty, but it sounded like she described herself as “panicking.” Wow. Will the people who BBQd Lawrence Summers for suggesting that maybe, just maybe, women don’t enjoy high level math studies to precisely the same degree as men, now freak out at the Liberals, who appear to think that we’re driven to fainting spells and shortness of breath at the suggestion of a policy debate?
Andrea is concerned because every time I come to PWPL she begins talking–without my clicking play. I therefore keep hearing how she just doesn’t understand how abortion and the rights of the fetus have come back to haunt her in 2008–short answer, my 31-year-old friend–because those questions never went away. In any event, they aren’t present in the political debate today by any stretch of the imagination. She is fear mongering about a bill that has died–C-484, the Unborn Victims of Violence bill–and that Stéphane Dion, the leader in whom she puts her faith–was not present to vote against. When I consider the abortion rate in Quebec, significantly higher than the rest of Canada–this is a seriously “off” ad, in poor taste, politically dishonest, and playing on a deplorable social situation in that province.
Tanya thinks this is again all part of Stéphane Dion’s ONLY campaign strategy. And someone should sit this 31-year old Québécoise down and explain that the Liberals were the only party to table a private member’s bill this past year in efforts to further restrict access to abortion. “Oh! Not Stéphane Dion’s Liberals!” Yes. I’m afraid so.