Canada’s Own Stupid Conservative Government

Feel free to read this article from the Globe and Mail.

Like that? Nice policy Harper!

If Bush’s abstinence only programs weren’t the most backward and deadly policy for the poor everywhere since the Catholic church, welcome to Stephen Harper’s Canada.

In a fit of what can only be called reckless stupidity, Harper’s government has decided that birth control cannot be equated to saving women’s lives.

On what basis? Last time I checked, condoms were an excellent choice in preventing the spread of many diseases, including HIV. Giving women the choice of whether pregnancy is wanted seems way too modern an idea for our backwards thinking leader.

I won’t argue the merits of abortion as a way to help women. I do believe it should be an option. But asking Harper to fund that pretty much falls into the same response category as asking the Pope to excommunicate all the pedophiles in the Catholic church.

I don’t know why conservatism has become synonymous with backward thinking. I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to understand why birth control can save women’s lives. Apparently being the leader of what has historically been one of the most progressive and responsive countries in the world no longer requires a brain.

Better check for wording on lesbian women in those poor countries as well. Heaven forbid conservatives be seen as supporting those people too!!

What is wrong with these people?

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