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Abnor: Have Some Compassion Simon
By Abnor. I don’t usually get angry about much but, as I walked through some of Abbotsford’s alleyways yesterday looking for old friends I heard Fraser Health is trying to save lives again.
Turns out Fraser Health’s public health director David Portesi told the Vancouver Sun Monday, “We certainly think that the anti-harm reduction bylaw could be playing a role in higher rates of hospitalization and incidence of disease in Abbotsford.”
Abbotsford is leading the country at something again. First came property crime, then it was gang crime. Then, earlier this year we won MacLean’s Magazine’s “99 stpupid things the government spent your money on”.
We’ve done it again – Just look at how much better we’re doing at infecting our citizens with Hep C!
The Canada Health Act does not apply in Abbotsford because of the moral and religious beliefs of a minority of the population lead by one particularly misguided individual.
Councillor Simon Gibson is quoted by the Sun saying, “Programs like needle exchanges will not make Abbotsford safer.”
Well Simon … maybe not safer for you. But they certainly will make it a safer place for all the people we are allowing to die and get infected as a result of your narrow-minded, self-centered, cruel and unusual views.
They would make it safer for the young people – children of voters – who are being ensnared into an addict’s life and shooting up in the woods.It will certainly be a safer community for children who mistakenly pick up discarded needles and homeless people who search our garbage cans for something to eat in fear for their lives.
There’s a bunch of us out here on the streets who are cheering for Mayor Banman who seems to understand we’re dying out here. We’re not bad people Simon. We’re addicts.
It isn’t like we don’t believe in your god either. Some of us even went to the Sally Ann and became good Christians. What do you have against us?
Have some compassion man. We need help … not punishment. We certainly don’t deserve to die for our illness.
For More Opinion On This Issue Please See:
- Needle Exchange Opponents – Love Thy Neighbour
- Simon Gibson Should Keep His Religious Nose Out Of The Secular Delivery Of Life Saving Health Care
- The Failure Of Abbotsford’s Faith-Based Leaders
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If you have any thoughts or ideas for Abnor tell him.Editor’s Note: Abnor joins us from time to time with a question or two about what he sees around him. He has plenty of time on his hands and he spends a great deal of his time wandering the streets of Abbotsford wondering about what he sees and hears. He’s a modern day hobo with a Blackberry.
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