Thursday, September 20, 2007

deeply happy again

*Updated below*

just a quick blog to say that I went out to a campaign event tonight and they are making a BIG announcement tommorow, huge, fucking huge, described to me as a neutron bomb by people who would know.

All about IVF and adoption and fertility treatment etc etc. but I don't know what.

I'll update after I attend.

To the adoptees reading this, just know that if you want less adoption demand and better adoption policy, all you need to do is provide better and free fertility treatment, demand will go down and then supply will be appropriate, cause it will meet in the middle. To the infertility patients out there, I have a vague feeling that Dalton McGuinty is going to get you all knocked up, but he already has four kids, so I may be talking outta my hat.

Or maybe the sperminator Julie ALP once described is coming to town.

Or maybe I'm just one drink too many. Yes, bad for potential embies, bad me. Still I needed to let off some steam, fuck....happier anyway.

Smooch

P.S. I don't mind if my friends comment or ask whatever on the previous post, I just didn't want to be the NEXT platinum psycho bitch to strangers. It's okay, say what you want I'll still love you forever. SMOOCH.

Update:

So I went to see the speech today, but unfortunately whatever the big announcement was---they didn't do it for some reason. Instead the they stuck to the platform statement which I had already blogged about. They make the big announcement soon in which case, I will hopefully be able to pass it on. (No I don't know what it was, but I'm being nosy on your behalf...)

Anyway, the good news is that I talked with a bunch of people and was able to discuss various issues and find out that they are going to discuss more specifics after the election when they get together the expert panel and decide what to do about everything.

Plus, a few more people came out to me and it turns out that they are interested in making sure this policy comes to light. So yes, thank God, more of us are coming out of the closet and I will no longer be the only Liberal in the country who talks about her crappy reproductive system.

The only question is what will the press do with this? Will they act like the Liberal Party is trying to turn women into breeders, (the most effin' dumbass interpretation possible) or will they start talking about honouring all of women's reproductive choices?

The reality is that we don't really have true control over our own bodies if we only have the right to end a pregnancy or prevent it, but we can't get pregnant in the first place, right?

Yeah, you all know that, just sayin'.

Back to campaigning....

6 comments:

  1. You know, I think it's a little too optimistic to expect supply and demand to equal out with fertility treatment coverage - we have very cheap IVF in Oz and demand for adoption is still far, far too great - but it certainly moves things in the right direction.

    We also need improved success rates. Hopefully extra coverage will help in the long term with this, as well. Practice makes perfect, etc etc.

    Bea

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  2. Bea,

    I'm not sure if they are talking about free or cheap, but I actually know people who have gone to adoption, strictly because they can't afford IVF.

    And they may not even need it, because the issue with Ontario is that because we have such a large number of rural residents, they don't get proper diagnosis, and assume they need IVF, when they just might need drug therapy, or laparoscopy or miscarriage treatment, etc.

    Will it be perfect? No, but geez it can't hurt.

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  3. Keep us updated on your neutron-bomb type news. (That's the one that kills the people, but leaves the buildings standing, right?)

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  4. If you have more info, do pass it along.

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