I was going to make this point but Campaign Life Coalition’s Matthew Wojciechowski beat me to it: Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he will follow the science only when its convenient. Here’s Harper on the Northern Gateway pipeline:  “The only way that governments can handle controversial projects of this manner is to ensure that things are evaluated on an independent basis scientifically, and not simply on political criteria.” But when it comes to Stephen Woodworth’s motion, M-312, that would have a special parliamentary committee examine the medical and scientific evidence as to whether the preborn child is a human being, Harper pressures his Conservative caucus to defeat the motion. If the issue might possibly touch upon abortion, there’s no way Harper will want to evaluate the scientific evidence, even with the proverbial ten-foot pole.

As my friend Matt says, “Politics 1, Science 0.”