Confronted with the truth about abortion clinics, Planned Parenthood Ottawa complains about drop in donations

Planned Parenthood Ottawa is publicly complaining about a decrease in donations. Their president, Lauren Dobson-Hughes, has taken to Twitter and the media to complain that they have been targeted.

“A small group who oppose health care for women and trans people have put unacceptable pressure on Planned Parenthood Ottawa’s funders … harassing them and threatening to expose them in the media,” she says.

This is interesting, not the least of the reasons is “why now?” Planned Parenthood supports abortion, yes, but this is not newly divisive. Pro-life versus pro-choice folks have been going at it for almost 30 years since the Supreme Court decided R v. Morgentaler, leaving Canada without any abortion law at all.

  • Frances

    Memo to Ms Dobson-Hughes: healthcare for women does not stop and end at providing abortions; actually caring for mother and child during pregnancy and after is a lot more beneficial.

  • andycanuck

    PP Canada does abortions on trannies? Oooookay. [BTW, my Pale Moon browser’s spellchecker offers “tyrannies” as a ‘correction’ of “trannies”. Ha-ha.]

  • FactsWillOut

    As “health care” is a provincial concern, each province should set up it’s own laws.

    One thing is certain, legally declaring abortion to be homicide would be a big mistake.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      How many weeks?

      • FactsWillOut

        12 max, I would say. I don’t like it, but the alternatives are even worse. Right now, I think provinces have set it at about 24 weeks, at which point around 10% of the fetus’ are viable. Intentionally killing a viable fetus should be considered homicide, as a viable fetus = a premature baby, but even then, there are issues of a womans’ freedom that come into play: Giving person-hood to the unborn opens up a big, bad can of worms. It would be considered criminally negligent to skydive or scuba dive or drive a motorcycle with a newborn strapped to your back. If the unborn are declared people, than what’s to stop the state from forcing pregnancy checks on women who go for extreme sports or have dangerous jobs? Or smoke, or drink alcohol…?
        Slippery slope, unintended consequences, state power-grabs, etc.
        People should think more and emote less.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I had this same conversation with my fifteen year old daughter the other night.
          I told her that Canada has no law and that abortion is legal even if the fetus is viable.
          But, I also told her that the States take it one better and sell the parts of the babies they kill.

          • FactsWillOut

            In Canada, the parts are probably donated to universities for stem cell research, etc. heh, one very slight advantage to socialized health-care, I guess, although now I have to find the flaw in that idea. I wonder what kind of checks a true free market would put on the abortion industry? Food for though.
            I agree that adding a profit incentive for late-term abortions is obscene. It’s the kind of thing Mengele would have done, but, as an anarcho-capitalist, I can’t see any valid economic reason not to. To think that the folk bring up roads and defense as arguments against libertarians, when the reality is so much worse than most folk could imagine: Baby part markets and tattooed human skin lampshades, brothels where the girls are paid in heroin…
            I’ll say it again, most people cannot stomach freedom, I’m a die-hard libertarian, and even I have some issues with it, but I still think it’s the least of many, many evils.

          • Minicapt

            The aborted baby bits are classified as ‘medical waste’ and shipped to an incinerator.


          • FactsWillOut

            Not at McMaster Hospital in Hamilton On.
            Between each floor of that hospital is a “secret” floor inaccessible to the public that is part of the Universities’ medical research wing.

    • Clausewitz

      Finally someone who’s read the BNA Act.

      • FactsWillOut

        We had more freedom under the BNA act than we do now, that’s for sure. We had Magna Carta, for one thing. Did you know that the exorbitant gas taxes, licencing, plating and insurance costs for vehicle violate Manga Carta?

  • kkruger71

    I don’t know anyone that doesn’t support health care for transsexuals (or women), we just disagree on what that health care is. Some of us just don’t think self-mutilation is the best option for them and think it is a mental health issue. Again, just show that the left can’t tell the difference between emotion and fact.

    • FactsWillOut

      If folk want to pay to mutilate themselves, who are we to stop them? It’s making other folk pay for it that’s sick.

  • lolwut?

    Why exactly would trans go to a woman’s clinic?

    Regardless of what’s going on inside their head and even pretending for a moment
    nature makes mistakes putting a female brain inside a male body, they still have male

  • disqus_PwGxBXHn8l

    You mean … anyone cared at all about the harvested babies? Maybe there is hope for Canada after all.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    They should close that abortion clinic and rest all over country , Canada needs to have its population , people will rather donate money for the growing children not for the destruction of them on those clinics .

    • Clausewitz

      Sadly these days, the left looks at children more as a fashion accessory than as a human life.

      • Maurixio Garciasanchez

        The more materialistic people gets , the more destructive the brain gets , we come to this world to be creative not destructive specially our own society.