Stop shooting the messenger
Senator Nancy Ruth is taking a lot of shots around here tonight for warning a group of international development advocates to shut the f--- up about Harpers stance on not funding abortion services in his foreign aid proposal or things could get worse.
However after reviewing Senator Ruth's resume here and re-listening to the audio here, I think that this 68 year old Senator who seemingly has devoted the best part of her life to working for women's rights (I mean she founded LEAF & The Canadian Women's Foundation and more) is truly concerned about a backlash from Harper and his social conservatives. A backlash as she states, that can further harm women's health.
And if this old activist war horse is scared, then every Canadian that believes in a woman's right to control her own body, should be to.
Stop shooting the messenger and pay attention to the message, A message based on insider information.
Harper's government is full of ideological social conservatives who want to move our country back to the fifties.
Thank you for being so honest Senator, even if not intentionally and hey you can say fuck anytime you want to. By the looks of your resume you've earned the right..
From the Star here.