Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Get a Life.

Pardon the pun, but that's the first thing that comes to mind after reading the following article.

This is the part that pushed me over the edge...

The coalition's members have suggested the views of the controversial abortion rights advocate do not represent all Canadians and shouldn't be supported by the Governor General.

"The award has been given to many people who should not have received it, but nobody more than Morgentaler," Campaign Life Coalition national co-ordinator Mary Ellen Douglas told on Wednesday.

Um, excuse the fuck out of me, but when did this 'coalition' become :
a) the deciding factor in who received the Order of Canada
b) the voice of all Canadians

The Order of Canada is NOT a religious award. If it's deemed applicable to be given to a person of religious occupation it is because their work falls within the Order's directive, that is: the highest honour within the Canadian system of honours, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the order's Latin motto, desiderantes meliorem patriam, meaning "they desire a better country". To recognize the lifetime contributions made by Canadians who made a major difference to Canada, as well as the efforts made by non-Canadians who have made the world better by their actions.

Dear Coalition,
Nobody tells you who to pray to, how to pray, when or where. Until you 'collectively' become the Governor General, it's not your choice.

Church and State.
End of Discussion.


XUP said...

Thankfully no one important is paying much attention to them -- except the Prime Minister and no one pays too much attention to him anymore either.

Shirley Heezgay! said...


I would never give up my OOC!

I understand where their ire comes from, it is a controversial topic. People are focused on the word 'abortion', but what about his contributions to women's health care, research and rights? They might be pissed off about the 'abortion' part of it, but he also saved the lives of women who would have had dangerous back alley abortions.

Misster Kitty said...

Sure, yea, abortion... I get it... just like the word Homosexuality... it can be edgy, but like you say he's done a lot for women's health, safe abortions aside I'm sure to a certain extent possible suicides were avoided as well. Lets face it for some people with no place to turn...

Cheryl (a.k.a Sherri, and vice-versa) said...

Hallelujah Kitty!

These people (and I'm using that with all the vitriol that can possibly be spat into those words) are further proof that organized religion and the fanatical groups it spawns have moved so far away from God as to be unrecognizable to Him.

And even my pagan little self finds that sickening.


i'm not pro-abortion, but totally pro-choice. to me, the rights of women over their body prevails over the ones (?) of any offsprings they may have. abortion has always existed & always will, & so many women were butchered, some died, some were unable to conceive afterward. but now, they can have their intervention under medical care & pull through generally without complications.
the fact that we have tories in ottawa allows these rightwingers to vocalise, but let's hope the others won't feel intimitaded.
morgentaler did what some see as the unspeakable, but he did so with dignity & care. i don't know if he's a hero, but he is part of the fabric of our country, what makes us canadians. as for those women who claim to regret having an abortion, i think they have issues that go way deeper than the abortion itself. they regret getting rid of the "child"; & they would most likely have regretted having it, making its life miserable... having children requires a certain degree of maturity, i think, & some people will jsut never have any. it's easy getting pregnant, you don't need to be a genious for that. but raising a child is another matter.
i say, let him have his medal, & keep your peace!
(BTW: MK, are these fangs & claws i saw just now??? G-RRRRRR!!)
kitty got mad!!!