Yesterday NDP MP Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) once again brought up in Parliament the fact that the government’s maternal health initiative proposed last January and accepted by the G8 in June, did not include abortion. Mathyssen rose in the House and stated:

Mr. Speaker, 2010, like all years, has had its ups and downs, but when it comes to women’s equality, 2010 has shown to be disastrous … A G8-G20 focus on maternal and child health saw the government turn back the clock on women’s rights, denying them choice and reproductive freedom.
She urged Parliament to “challenge the government and restore women’s equality, especially for those who have been silenced.” I doubt that she means the unborn. Funny though that someone who advocates for choice voted against C-510, a bill that would punish those who coerce a woman into having an abortion. The ironies and paradoxes of supporting abortion.