Remembering Hargrove’s own unplanned parenthood, disclosed in his autobiography, I posted the following comment:
Here's a clue from Buzz's bio as to why he's such a Morgentaler fan:
“I did not have a girlfriend at the time and we began a relationship that got pretty serious. She ended up getting pregnant [yes, he really wrote that] and in December 1964 my first daughter, Karen was born.
“At the time, there was no way I was getting married. I was barely nineteen. I had no sense at all about what I wanted to do with my life.”
--Labour of Love, p. 53
This morning I received the following comment submitted to my own blog, with the expletives spelled out (which is why I couldn’t approve it):
Nice of you to bring up Buzz Hargrove's girlfriend’s abortion in a public discussion at the Globe on the Order of Candaa [sic] award to Morgentaler.
F****** c***. How about you come clean on the payola from the Harper government?
Well, “Anonymous,” if you do come back:
1. Read the excerpt again. She had the baby.
2. What’s your problem with quoting it? It was published in Hargrove’s autobiography (that means he wrote it himself).
3. Nice language.
4. My contract with the democratic reform ministry – which was for writing, not blogging – has run its course. But thanks for caring.