Trudeau Talks Abortion During Pence USMCA Meeting
Trudeau Talks Abortion During Pence USMCA Meeting
Vice President Pence travels to Canada for USMCA talks with Prime Minister Trudeau. Trade is important, but Trudeau wants to talk about the “
backsliding of women’s rights” abortion. Namely, the shift in American state laws toward Pro-Life legislation.
On the surface, his comment sounds far reaching, and unrelated to his role as Canada’s PM. After all, he has no authority within the USA. Why is abortion restriction something he feels the need to address during trade talks?
Obviously, I’m very concerned with the situation around the backsliding of women’s rights that we’re seeing from conservative movements here in Canada, in the United States and around the world. I will have a broad conversation with the vice president — of course that’ll come up….”
It may be related to the lack of abortion services in Canada. Under their National health care regulations, anyone is entitled to an abortion at any point during the pregnancy. Women show up at the facility pregnant, and leave not pregnant.
Abortion in Canada is strictly between the woman, and her physician. There are no laws governing it, therefore there are no restrictions on it, and no Hyde Amendment to stop taxes from paying for it. No reason is necessary, on demand at any point. The
good Pro-Abortion crowd’s favorite Dr. from Canada explains in her series of Tweets,
Sometimes those women have an induction of labor and sometimes they have a D and E because they would rather not have a c-section. Sometimes they choose a c-section. We give information and the woman choses what works for her. Shocking to forced birth trolls, but it works 10/13
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) August 25, 2018
In in interesting twist of irony, Canada can’t meet every demand for free unrestricted abortions. They send the women south of the border for “
reproductive care” abortions. According to a comment in Global News made by Frederique Chabot, director of health promotion at Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights,
“People who access abortion care, especially for later-term abortion care, they have to travel to the United States to do that. People go and seek them in the United States so if these services are not offered in the United States anymore, we’re going to see, effectively, a reduction in abortion access for Canadian people as well.”
There are seemingly “ethical” considerations by some providers in terminating a pregnancy after 24 weeks, and these cases are often referred to clinics in the USA.
While there is no legal limit on abortion access in Canada, hospitals do put their own regulations in place, which generally limit the procedure to being performed no later than 24 weeks, which is considered the point of viability. Though performing an abortion after that is not illegal, ethical concerns and lack of physician training can make the procedure extremely difficult to access.
Well, that is a facet of “free trade.”
When Vice President Pence was Indiana’s “Governor Pence”, he signed legislation requiring abortion clinics to cremate or bury the aborted babies in a respectful manner. Additionally, Indiana had a law that prevented abortions based on gender or race. Both laws were challenged, and finally made it to the SCOTUS. VG’s Kim Hirsch covered the SCOTUS ruling and Justice Thomas’ opinion, here. The “big win” was that the court ruled that neither cremation nor burial presented an undue burden to the woman seeking abortion, and was constitutional.
Pence Tweets his approval:
As Governor of IN I was proud to sign a law that requires remains of aborted babies be treated w/dignity & respect and blocks groups like Planned Parenthood from the horrific practice of selling fetal tissue. Today’s decision by the Supreme Court was a victory for life!
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 28, 2019
I don’t often wish to be a fly on the wall during a meeting. Especially a meeting focused on trade agreements (yawn). However, I would gladly suffer through the meeting for the opportunity to see how Trudeau handles his approach to Pence. Not only is the VP solidly Pro-Life, he is responsible for some of the legislation considered “backsliding” the abortion agenda.
One can’t help but get the sense of desperation in Trudeau’s self-injection into USA domestic policies and issues, as a means to gain favor with the voters back home. Since 2016 his party’s approval rating has dropped 10 points. And according to Bloomberg, he’s his own worst competition for reelection.
The famously globe-trotting, feminist, supposedly woke 47-year-old prime minister has committed a string of flubs. This latest scandal exposes Trudeau to allegations that his fresh-faced Liberal Party is, in fact, the same old party with the same old baggage. That could be politically fatal for an agent of change.”
In a country with almost 80% in favor of unrestricted abortion, a PM who challenges the changes in the USA may pick up enough points and secure a tidy little victory. Fortunately for us, the Constitution prevents PM Trudeau from holding office in the United States. He can keep his ideas about abortion up in Canada.
Should PM Trudeau make a trip “south of the border”, he should meet little baby Saybie, most recently a resident of San Diego’s Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns. Saybie entered the hospital weighing just over eight ounces, with a gestational age of 23 weeks. Her story exemplifies exactly why Pro-Life groups fight so hard for the Right to Life, and why abortion isn’t the default position when the life of the mother is at risk.
Saybie’s mother was taken to the hospital, where she was told she had preeclampsia, very high blood pressure, and that the baby needed to be delivered quickly. The mother said she told medical professionals that she didn’t think her daughter would survive because she was only 23 weeks. She said doctors told her husband that he had about an hour with his child before she died. But the mother said the hour turned into two, which became a day and then a week.
Yesterday, while Trudeau was lamenting the loss of “
reproductive rights” sanctioned killing of babies, we read about sweet Saybie. Whom was discharged as a five pounder after five months in the NICU. Thank goodness her delivery took place in a setting where she was valued, and deemed worthy of saving. 23 weeks gestation… a week shy of the “ethical benchmark” in Canada. A week where Saybie had better odds of becoming medical waste than a beloved daughter.
No, Mr. Trudeau, we don’t want you interjecting about the restrictions on abortion in the USA. Stick to trade talks and Obamaesq foolery. The media will happily help push your “concern” for protected killing of babies. I will happily indulge in a daydream where your meeting with VP Pence is awkward and uncomfortable. Of course, that requires recognition on your part that only a vile human would object to cremation or burial of a murdered baby.
Ending on a note for a human who is already better than Canada’s PM, meet baby Saybie.
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