Conservative MPs are under intense pressure from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to vote against a Tory MP’s non-binding motion that calls on Parliament to study when human life begins.
Tory sources say Prime Minister Stephen Harper wants southern Ontario MP Stephen Woodworth’s motion eliminated before Parliament rises for the summer in late June.
“The PM himself wants this vote beaten down,” one source tells QMI Agency.
The PMO is said to be telling MPs that voting in favour of Woodworth’s motion would be like forcing Harper to break his promise not to “reopen the debate on abortion.”
Tories who side with Harper are said to be putting the screws to their colleagues by telling them that a vote in favour of Motion 312 is a vote against Harper’s leadership.
Canadian social conservatives who think Harper is their ally: you’re idiots. Useful idiots, to the Tories. Harper doesn’t give a shit what you believe; he obviously isn’t a social conservative himself, and reveals himself to be effectively pro-choice, by not merely inaction, but actually pressuring pro-lifers in his own government to shut up.
Now will you wake up, and stop slutting yourselves to the Tories, getting nothing in return? They’ve already shown they’re pro-gay-rights; now they show they’re pro-abortion.