Apparently what “starts” at the Province newspaper, also ends there too.
This past week a bizarre editorial appeared, telling those who oppose abortion to, literally, “shut up”.
Could it be that is why the serious, one-sided bias of the Vancouver media can’s seem to exercise a little journalistic integrity and report fairly on the public policy issue of abortion?
Inquiring minds would like to know.
In the meantime, curl up near the fireplace and read for yourself what the “senior editors” of Vancouver’s Province newspaper think about those of you who disagree with them on this very public, public policy issue.
Editorial: The abortion debate is over so shut up
November 20, 2012. 3:47 pm • Section: Opinion The Province
To all you anti-abortion activists out there, especially those of you who also happen to be members of Parliament, the vast majority of Canadians have something to say to you: Enough already!
Word that more than 20 anti-abortion petitions have been filed in the House of Commons, mostly by Conservative backbenchers, since MPs overwhelmingly rejected a bill in September to reopen the abortion debate is outrageous.
Anti-abortionists need to get this through their skulls: the debate is over and you lost. Women long ago won the right to have control over their bodies, and the choice about whether and when to have children, and Canadians massively support that right. Abortion is not murder, so get over it.
Yes, it’s a tricky issue, and the decision about whether to terminate a pregnancy isn’t easy. But as a matter of individual liberty, the vast majority of Canadians understand that it is best to leave that decision to individual women and their doctors. Government — or anyone else — has zero role to play in that private choice.
As the Republicans learned in the recent U.S. election, and as Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper already knows, any party that opposes abortion will never govern.