Monday, December 05, 2011

If you want an abortion debate...

Demanding one isn't the way to get it.

Look, you can't have a debate with people who don't want to debate you.

There are two groups of people you can debate on the abortion debate.

1) Hardcore pro-aborts.

2) Everyone else.

The hardcore pro-aborts won't debate.

Everyone else doesn't care.

And what do I mean when I say people "don't care"?

There's a concept called saliency. Yes, most people would support a late-term abortion ban in Canada.

But support for a late-term abortion ban is a mile wide and an inch deep.

There's no saliency.

If you want an abortion, I suggest that you do it by assertion.

Just keep stating truths, and then people will be irked enough to consider it and/or debate it.

When you get enough people to care about what you're saying, that's when you will have a debate.

If there's no debate it's because not enough people care enough to debate you.

This is the reality. That's why Stephen Harper is not having an abortion debate.