The mainstream media seems to be waking up to this sneak attack on women’s rights. Here’s the Notional Pest story from today.
Nah, you don’t have to read it. It’s the usual blahblah: ‘not about abortion atall atall’, ‘feminazis don’t care about the baaaaabies’, etfuckingcetera.
But because the Notional Pest continues to pretend to be a real newspaper, it ends the story with a reference to the Environics poll that all the fetus fetishists cite to demonstrate that the Canadian public actually wants this deceitful piece of crap legislation.
Well, yeah, Environics did the poll, but who commissioned it?
Ooooh, looky here.
In light of the recent murders of several pregnant mothers, the Canadian public is in the midst of a debate on the right to life of unborn children. Seventy-two percent of Canadians polled in an Environics poll commissioned by Life Canada/Vie Canada say they would support legislation making it a separate crime to injure or kill a fetus during an attack on the mother. . . . “Almost three-quarters of Canadians want a law to protect these babies,” said Life Canada President Joanne Byfield. “They recognize that the fetus is a human being no matter what the law says and they see it as an injustice that someone can kill these babies with impunity while attacking the mother.”
(We don’t need to point out, do we, that in their tiny minds, killing babies with impunity is precisely the definition of abortion? Or wonder out loud why — if this bill has zip zero nada to do with abortion — evidence for public support for it comes from a poll on attitudes towards abortion paid for by the country’s most rabid anti-choice organization?)
We at Birth Pangs posted on this poll back in November. You can read the details of the poll yourself by downloading a pdf here.
As we said back in November, this gang of fetus fetishists has been commissioning an annual poll of Canadian attitudes towards abortion since 2002. Finally, they got some numbers they can
There were five questions: on legal protection for fetuses, informed consent laws (forcing women to view ultrasounds before allowing them to have an abortion, for example), funding of abortion (always a good one for the fetus fetishists), parental consent, and the one under scrutiny here — creating a separate crime for killing a fetus.
But first, the legal protection question was: ‘In your opinion, at what point in human development should the law protect human life?’ Several time periods were given as options. The fetus fetishists then added up all the points before actual birth — ya know, the point at which the law recognizes ‘personhood’ — to get a percentage of 62% — a percentage that has remained fairly steady since 2002.
What the fetus fetishists don’t tell us and what you can see clearly in the nifty table at the November BP post is that support for ‘legal protection’ from the instant of conception is actually down quite a bit since 2002.
Now we wouldn’t dream of quibbling with the wording of the question, but if we had the dough, we’d love to commission a poll that asked: ‘In your opinion, at what point in a woman’s pregnancy do the Krazy Kristian Kriminalizers have the right to force her to become an unwilling incubator?’
And as for the ‘separate crime’ question, we would love to ask this question: ‘Do you support creating a separate crime for killing a fetus that would: a) offer zero ‘protection’ for women or fetuses, b) introduce the notion of ‘fetal rights’ as the necessary first step in recriminalizing abortion, c) allow state intervention when pregnant women do things it doesn’t approve of, and d) potentially reduce the sentence for women- and fetus-killers?’
Because that’s the truth of this back-door attempt to again make women’s pregnancies public property.