James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

A Hundred Thousand Canadian Reasons - Poem by James Bredin

A hundred thousand abortions a year don’t make much sense,
Paid for by our health-care system in lots of dollars and cents,
Is our health care system being gutted by the price of abortions?
Is the number of dead babies being published in these distortions?

Might this be the reason why you can’t get that MRI?
Money spent on abortions and not you and now you know why,
Politicians and bureaucrats will avoid all these questions,
Not mentioned in the media either and please no suggestions.

I realize this was an appointed Supreme Court decision,
Not discussed in parliament so no political supervision,
No referendums, no propositions and no judicial reviews,
No plebiscites, proportional representation or strange views.

Dec 1st,2010


Comments about A Hundred Thousand Canadian Reasons by James Bredin

  • Juan Olivarez (12/2/2010 8:34:00 AM)


    Absolutely right on James, same problems here. Excellent poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 1, 2010



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