At Queen’s Park, the McGuinty government smells like something that even the raccoons won’t eat. Basking in the glow of a recent election victory that Dalton McGuinty never won, but that John Tory certainly lost, Dalton is trying to keep one election promise he made. He raced to trim abortion wait times in Ottawa. McGuinty is providing permanent funding for an additional 1,750 abortions a year in his hometown of Ottawa. Christmas certainly arrived early for abortionists in our nation’s capital, where Morgentaler’s abortuary already commits 2,350 abortions a year.

Those “poor, suffering” Ottawa mothers had to wait as long as six weeks to kill their unborn babies, but now the wait time is being cut to one week. If I had Dalton’s job, the waiting time would be nine months.

How did this all occur? This horrendous must-get-my-abortion situation reached a climax this summer when doctors at the Ottawa hospital took holidays. They normally commit 30 to 40 abortions each month. When the doctors returned, the killings then stabilized to a three- to four-week wait in the fall, according to a recent Ottawa Sun article by Ann Marie McQueen. A pro-abortion woman quoted in the article said: “Now that it’s down to one week, we are very happy.” Another pro-abort source was quoted as saying: “It’s recognized as a medically necessary health service.”

But it is not a medically necessary health service, like, say, an emergency appendicitis is. Giving birth is a natural family-creating function that brings people into the world. That’s how we all got here. There is not health problem to be treated.

Why does McGuinty run at a gallup to help the pro-aborts get their abortions when he ignores the outrageous waiting times for hip and knee replacements? A spokesman for the Ontario Ministry of Health answers: “Basically it was just responding to the fact that the (abortion) clinic had unused capacity and it could increase its capacity without any capital funding.” Has anybody in the health ministry thought of teaching those one-trick ponies how to do hip and knee operations? If they did that, the screams from the pro-aborts would drive the McGuinty government out of office.

Where does a “good” Catholic like McGuinty get his political philosophy from? St. Thomas More? No. He gets it from another Catholic politician, former U.S. president John F. Kennedy. JFK said in a speech in Houston, Tx.: “I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute – where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote.”

Well, that’s a fools’ argument. JFK was saying that all personal morality issues should get the silent treatment. History says when that same issue of church and state was brought up 2,000 years ago, a miracle worker named Jesus was asked by certain Pharisees and Herodians seeking to entrap him whether it was lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not. They presented him with a coin with the image of Caesar on it. Jesus replied: “Render, therefore, to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.”

Jesus said emphatically there was a place in the marketplace for the Ten Commandments (including “Thou Shalt Not Kill”) and a host of other radical teachings for his time.

There’s also a place in the marketplace for the beautiful Twelve Beatitudes, which paraphrased say: Blessed are the poor in spirit … Blessed are the meek … Blessed are those who mourn … those who hunger and thirst for justice … Blessed are the merciful … the clean of heart … the peacemakers … Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice’s sake … persecute you and speak all manner of evil against you. And the 12th Beatitude finishes off with: rejoice and exult, because your reward is great in Heaven.

Doesn’t this teaching beat the pants off that piece of liberal propaganda, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

I’m hoping and praying that some day, the phone will ring and the voice will say: “Yes, I would like to be the organizer of Life Chain in St. Matilda’s parish in Ottawa.” And I will say: “Yes, Dalton, the job’s yours.”