Yesterday I noted a new EFC report and recent Claire Hoy column about the Ontario government now refusing to release abortion statistics (under the guise of transparency and accountability — how Orwellian). Suzanne Fortin at Big Blue Wave has two comments about this topic.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: people who have nothing to hide, hide nothing.

Good point, indeed. Not releasing abortion statistics (simply how often abortions are procured) means not having the annual story about the number of abortions being carried out, thus further limiting opportunities for people to think about how common this grisly and lethal procedure truly is. It also makes it impossible to have a serious conversation about the public funding of services.

Fortin suggests:

Dear Pro-Life MP’s who might be reading this: this could be a good subject for a motion or bill.

I’m not holding my breath. I agree it would be a good great subject (perhaps more for MPPs than MPs) but unfortunately they will be more afraid of the screeching from pro-aborts (and their party leaders) than using the covering up of abortion-related statistics as a strategic way to use accountability as a wedge to discuss abortion.