Guest post by Sharon Milan
Imagine going through several months of cancer and radiation. Imagine being bed-ridden, not being able to eat for months without the help of a feeding tube. Imagine having the roof of your mouth gone to rid any excess cancer.
For my mother Patricia, she doesn’t have to imagine.
Two years ago, my mother was diagnosed with sinus cancer which resulted in the removal of half of the roof of my mother’s mouth, forcing her to have a prosthetic replacement. When we inquired about funding through OHIP for this medical treatment, we were swiftly rejected.
Without this mouthpiece, my mother would have had to remain on a feeding tube for the rest of her life, not be able to eat or drink anything without it coming out her nose and would never have been able to express herself without slurring all her words. This scary and surreal reality was not pivotal enough to be worthy of funds according to our provincial government. However, an Ontarian woman, no matter how old she is, no matter what stage of pregnancy she is at, can walk into an abortuary for any reason, and have an abortionist kill her baby- and that’s completely funded.
Our province currently spends at least $30 to $50 million dollars on abortions annually, according to a recent study conducted by POWER (Project for an Ontario Women’s Health Evidence-Based Report) and Statistics Canada. An accurate cost however, has never been released due to the fact that it’s the Ontario government’s best-kept secret.
Recently, the provincial government quietly passed a bill saying abortion data can no longer be obtained through a Freedom of Information request. Don’t believe me? Ask degenerate Deb.
When questioned about this Bill, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews responded with a letter to one pro-lifer with the following statement: “individuals no longer have a right to make access requests under Part II of FIPPA to an institution for records in the custody or under the control of that institution relating to the provision of abortion services.”
Oh Deb, what have you done, now.
In January, Deb started a media frenzy after suggesting that caesarean sections be delisted from The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (which would save our province a mere $30 million annually) in attempts to trim a $16-billion deficit in which our province is currently mired.
Although her plan to make life harder for pregnant women fell through, it’s no surprise she’s in the papers again today, this time for denying funding for pivotal eye-treatment for an Ontario toddler, who risks losing both his eyes by age four if he does not receive the proper surgery.
Kristina Reid, Liam’s mother, said she was “disgusted” by the Minister’s “complete ignorance” of the situation.
So again, let me repeat: my mother, Liam Reid and pregnant women who choose to KEEP their children, are not worthy of medicare, however a woman, no matter how old she is, no matter what stage of pregnancy she’s at, can walk into an abortion clinic for any reason and have an abortionist kill her preborn child, and it’s completely covered by OHIP.
Thinks it stops there? Guess again. Our provincial government also pays for the security of the Morgentaler abortuary in Toronto, for residents from the north to travel to southern Ontario to obtain abortions, and (this is the real kicker) covers the cost for women to travel to the United States to receive late-term abortions (not to mention the costs for the slew of complications that often come from this procedure such as infections, uterine perforations, cervical lacerations, bowel and bladder injuries, problems with anesthesia, removal of the retained products of conception, endotoxic shock, pain, fevers, and hemorrhages). That’s just the medical part of this particular tragedy never mind the psychological implications that have to be addressed because of the regret of having an abortion – just ask the women of Silent No More.
Our current culture has been so turned upside down that we call killing a preborn child a medical necessity and those who truly are in need of real medical assistance, unnecessary.
We need to take a stand. Join Campaign Life Coalition Youth in their defunding campaign and help send a message to our provincial legislators that we will no longer be devalued in our province.
For more information, please visit www.campaignlifecoalition.com/defund.