Bother. Another July is upon us, and once again we see that the State government in Minnesota trust their citizens with detailed abortion related statistics.
Here in British Columbia, the government seems unable to bring themselves to act on the one topic considered off-limits in our Information & Privacy Act.
Why is that?
Media pundits would never tolerate the censorship of any other topic, either through legislation or by inaction.
Why is that?
Perhaps we should take note:
That being the case, it is difficult not to conclude that the government simply wants to make an exception in the case of abortion in order to prevent researchers or opponents from continuing to assemble the kind of numbers that may make some Canadians uncomfortable. There are thousands of tax-funded medical procedures carried out on a daily basis…. many of them of a similarly sensitive nature. Singling out abortion as the only exception to the rule of public access suggests the government’s real motivation is a desire to stifle debate and avoid having to answer the difficult questions that arise from Canada’s easy and unquestioning approach to the provision of abortion.
-Kelly McParland | Aug 10, 2012 11:37 National Post
When will this be rectified?