Friday, January 16, 2009

Comfortable With The Status-Quo Without Knowing What It Is

Next time the poor-choicers claim that "Majority is comfortable with unrestricted abortions", ask them if the majority is even aware that Canada no longer has any abortion restrictions whatsoever.
January 12, 2009 ( - An Angus Reid poll has found that a vast majority of Canadians do not know that under the country’s current legal situation the killing of an unborn child is permitted at any time from conception up to the moment of birth.

The poll results have been made public on the heels of a late-December declaration by Dimitri Soudas, a spokesperson for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, that the Conservative government has no intention of reopening the abortion debate in Canada.

The Angus Reid poll found that 92 percent of the respondents did not know abortion was available to a woman throughout the full nine months of gestation.

Significantly, a June 2008 poll by Angus Reid Strategies found that 46 percent of Canadians approve of the Canadian legal status quo, even if—as the more recent poll shows—they do not actually understand what the status quo is.
Ignorance is power, isn't it? No wonder Ginette Petitpas-Taylor, the Chairperson of the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status Of Women, was complaining about the "abortion/have we gone too far" ads during the last year's campaign. Obviously she doesn't want people to be aware that the length of time abortion is allowed in Canada is 9 months. Because once the people find out what the status-quo is - they're no longer comfortable with it.

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