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[Stockwell Day] and others said changes granting greater access to abortion would prompt a rise in child abuse.
“The thinking is, if you can cut a child to pieces or burn them alive with salt solution while they’re still in the womb, what’s wrong with knocking them around a little when they’re outside the womb?” Day said at the time.
–Stockwell Day, March 9, 2000
Garry Breitkreuz, MP for Yorkton – Melville, (SK) says abuse of Unemployment Insurance is “rampant”, that the government did not cut back far enough, and that contributions for employers should not be mandatory. Wants parental leave, disability benefits eliminated. Wants special regional benefits for areas of Canada with high unemployment eliminated. With Breitkreuz’s privatized scheme, 200,000 women who take leave from work to have children would not receive any benefits. [Hansard, Feb. 10 and May 31, 1994, May 16, 1995]
“It does not take a rocket surgeon[sic] to figure out that the most compassionate thing one can do is undergo the pain of removing the tumourous deficit as quickly as possible.”
[Hansard, March 2, 1995] Garry Breitkreuz, MP for Yorkton – Melville, (SK)
Labor Minister Stockwell Day’s comments arising out of the legislature’s all-Tory community services committee may have provided a defining moment in the debate over abortion funding in Alberta. The Red Deer Tory, who proudly wears his Christian fundamentalist principles on both sleeves, declared Alberta health care should only pay for abortions required to save the mother’s life.
Asked if that excluded a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, he did not waver, answering that medical necessity is the only grounds he would accept.
“Women who become pregnant through rape or incest should not qualify for government funded abortions unless their pregnancy is life-threatening.”
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