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Leitch defends lack of abortion funds for war rape, forced marriage

So this is Canada’s Minister for the Status of Women. She’s a doctor, which apparently doesn’t say very much about one’s reasoning skills.

She noted that childbirth is one of the leading causes of death among young women between the ages of 15 and 19 and blamed that largely on the appalling conditions in which they’re frequently forced to give birth.

So obviously the most reasonable cause of action, given the high mortality rates that occur when girls give birth, is to force them to do so! A+ skills in deduction, Harper Government. Never failing to impress me with your leaps of illogic. 

International Development Minister Christian Paradis says the government will not fund overseas projects that allow war rape victims and child brides to obtain an abortion.

Tories Won’t Fund Overseas Projects Allowing Abortions For War Rape Victims, Child Brides

More ideological nonsense from the Harper Government (TM) as usual, clearly demonstrating a lack of empathy or even a basic understanding of the reality surrounding sexual violence and rape as weapons of war

While the right to have an abortion is still protected by Roe v. Wade, in practical terms, it has become a privilege that is reserved for the residents of relatively affluent states. In more than half of all states, 90 percent of counties lack any abortion providers. Women in almost nine in 10 (87 percent) of U.S. counties (a third of U.S. women of reproductive age) lack access to any abortion services at all, according to a 2011 study in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

The Economic Geography of America’s Abortion Wars

Study cited above here. Legal choice does not mean real choice.