Conservative MP declares that abortion is not a human right

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      Conservative MP Jim Hillyer's biography on his website doesn't say anything about abortion.

      But the first-term politician from Lethbridge clearly has a problem with women retaining the right to choose if they want to give birth.

      Vancouver Centre Liberal MP Hedy Fry tweeted this photo from a survey that Hillyer is conducting.

      Click to enlarge Jim Hillyer's questions to constituents.

      There are two questions.

      1. Do you agree with Jim Hillyer that our government should not use your tax dollars to pay for abortions in other countries?

      2. Do you agree with Jim Hillyer that abortion is NOT a human right?

      "Yet another male Conservative MP telling women what they can/can't do with their bodies... all on taxpayers' dollars," Fry noted in her tweet.


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      Jul 25, 2014 at 2:31pm

      When i meet people from other countries i make an attempt to apologize for our Current gov and i hang my head in shame. This is body and mind control pure and simple it should be a human right to do with your body as you please. your decision and no one else's.

      Why are we allowing idiots deciding what we can and cannot do? What qualifies these people to control, spy, and direct our existence?


      Jul 25, 2014 at 3:32pm

      do you agree that heart surgery is 'not' a human right?
      do you agree that medical assistance for prostate cancer is 'not' a human right? birthing is 'not' a human right? AIDS assistance/ HIV positive treatment 'not' a human right? do you agree that medical procedures for aborting are 'not' a human right? what is a human 'right'? this fellow, is the first cause to push ALL medical advances right back to back alleys:

      Red herring

      Jul 25, 2014 at 3:40pm

      This is nothing more than a red herring to make Canadians ignore other issues. This is absolutely ridiculous that the Conservative government keeps on pushing things that DO NOT NEED TO BE PUSHED.

      llynn byrne

      Jul 26, 2014 at 10:22pm

      we will decide and we will provide our own healthcare if need be we have done it in the past and will continue to do it in the future because ultimately we know what is best for us women will always maintain agency regardless of the laws and policies negating our rights to our bodies why not allow us the safe and secure medical procedures we need ? why place woman and our health at risk when it is clearly beneficial to care for us when we decide abortion is the most conducive option for all parties involved. The private and personal has become the political and therein lies the problem. Political parties have much to either lose or gain by backing or backing off from the abortion issue. This is a human rights issue; a social justice issue, and should be left to those with experience and knowledge not those people with religious/and or/ political agendas


      Jul 27, 2014 at 9:30pm


      I hate the "back alley" argument for choice. Rape is also done in back alleys, which is not an argument to legalize it.

      The fact that people want it is neither here nor there.

      The one argument that I have never heard trumped is that a person cannot be legally obligated to donate use of their body, no matter if the result of a refusal is death.

      Otherwise, we should be forcing people with type o blood to be hooked up to drains in order to ensure supplies of their life-giving fluid.

      If a politician is not willing to demand that the police go around extracting people's spare kidneys, he should shut the fuck up about abortion.