Monday, October 29, 2012

Teaching Abortion Is Wrong Could Violate Anti Bullying Law Says Education Minister

I am not against anti bully regulations. I just think that to avoid the trampling  civil liberties, speech , and other dangers that cause more harm than good they should be narrowly drawn for a specific purpose. One aspect of that is that are a not a political vehicle to wipe out views one does not like.

On that note we have a situation in Ontario Canada and some rather interesting things said by the Education minister. See Teaching that abortion is wrong is bullying: minister .

...A reporter at the press conference asked Broten why she was bringing up Bill 13 in regards to abortion, since the legislation doesn't say anything about pro-life or pro-choice issues.

"Bill 13 has in it a clear indication of ensuring that our schools are safe, accepting places for all our students," Broten responded.

"There are many, many families that send their children to Catholic schools and choose that education for their children that also support a woman's right to choose, and as I said, I don't think that there is a contrast or a conflict between choosing a Catholic education for your children and supporting a woman's right to choose.".....

 Ahh  that "acceptance"  word.

"We're very clear with the passage of Bill 13 (Ontario's controversial anti-bullying law) that Catholic teaching cannot be taught in our schools that violates human rights and which brings a lack of acceptance to participation in schools," Broten said.

"Bill 13 is about tackling misogyny; taking away a woman's right to choose could arguably be one of the most misogynistic actions that one could take."



Rick67 said...

Even by his own logic there is a problem here. It's one thing to say "abortion is wrong", it's *another* thing to "take away right to choose".

There are many things I think are "wrong", but I'm not actively trying to enlist the state to stop people from doing them. I use to think libertarian was a dirty word, a few years ago I realized I basically am one.

So why *can't* a Catholic school say "abortion is wrong"? The education minister is being disingenuous, this is really about stamping out the expression of all dissenting viewpoints.

James H said...

Yeah its just bizarre . I really hirts the cause too of people that are open to sane bully regulations too

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