It's usually a bad idea to make any woman angry. If you're a hockey team that's just posted its 7th straight loss, it's probably not a good time to piss off your female fans... especially by supporting a cause wholly dedicated to getting women out of the stands and into the maternity ward. Something like, oh I don't know, a "Crisis
Fetus Fetishizing Pregnancy Centre"? Fans are starting to take exception, and not just Sens' fans -- the issue has gone NHL-wide.
Hockey's Ladies of Greatness, female NHL fan-bloggers, have noticed what's happening and they are anything but pleased:
"For any Sens fan contemplating entering the Ottawa Senators "Better Halves" Christmas tree raffle this year, take a good hard look at where the money it raises is going. The First Place Pregnancy Center lists numerous pro-life sites on their links page, and turns out to be a "Crisis Pregnancy Center", which, according to Wikipedia, "are non-profit organizations established by pro-life supporters that work to persuade pregnant women to give birth rather than have abortions, with a focus on women facing unplanned or "crisis" pregnancies. "Whew! Those hockey ladies sound like they're ready to hit the blue zone and give the fetus fetishists a permanent suspension for their interference (in womens' lives) and attempted slashing (of their reproductive rights)! Not to mention bad sportsmanship! Go Hockey's Ladies of Greatness!
Planned Parenthood Ottawa has released a statement here, in which they encourage fans to recognize the aims of the First Place Pregnancy Center before giving money to support it.
More information assembled from Birth Pangs here and here
Another view here from Unrepentant Old Hippie.
Feministing.com's take is here
Please be a conscientious consumer-money speaks!"
Meanwhile, SUZANNE's feeling a little aggressive this morning -- "Stick it to the Pro-Aborts!" she snarls, exhorting one and all to donate to a "CPC" (Coerced Pregnancy Centre). Well, that's cool -- I don't give a happy monkeyfuck if other fetus fetishists donate to the No-Choice Pregnancy Centres, since they're already the ones keeping the nefarious places afloat. But we pro-woman hockey fans most definitely do care when our hard-earned cash is grifted out of us on false pretenses to support something we unequivocally detest. That's a sneaky move called checking from behind, yet another penalty for Team Fetus!
Sing it, pro-choice hockey fans: Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, GOO-OODBYE!
Update: The word gets around even more! At the CBC link:I doubt if they'll let another one like this slip past the goalie.
Upsy Datie: Shutout!
"An Ottawa charity facing controversy over its anti-abortion philosophy says it does not want to hurt the positive image of the Ottawa Senators Foundation, and will therefore turn down funding raised at Ottawa Senators games."A big hoorah! to Fern Hill at Birth Pangs for catching this one and staying on it til the Bitter End!