Pro-choice can be lovely


But then, everything sounds lovelier in French. I’m told the refrain translates as “angel dust got into you, you’d make a wonderful mom, but just not right now”.

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  1. oualawouzou says

    Pro-choice can also be uncontroversial. This song was a hit and is still aired now and again.

  2. Raucous Indignation says

    @2 Saganite, a haunter of demons. Yes, “angel dust.” That’s what we’re calling it. A great heaping, warm, salty, sticky load of “angel dust.’

  3. krakengrey says

    a more precise translation would be more like ”A single speck of dust of an angel” as in the very first cell of something who could become your baby.

  4. numerobis says

    oualawouzou: aired *in the grocery store* for example. That’s how uncontroversial it is.

    Moffatt is still active, but that album was her biggest hit.

    I last saw her at a treacly St-Jean Baptiste celebration concert in Montreal, where she and other sang happy songs about independence in a melancholy tone having been defeated in the previous election (which was fought over the issue of muslims: scary or not; the independence movement said they were scary, and lost badly).

    The next election is lining up to be interesting. The old nationalist party (which had devolved to a platform of xenophobia) is dying, the new one (whose platform is social democratic) is surging.

  5. numerobis says

    Despite the non-controversy of the song, abortion access isn’t great in Quebec. If you’re a student from out of province, it costs $600, even though it’s supposed to be covered under Medicare. That’s because you have to go to a private clinic, and your home province won’t reimburse private clinics.

    If you go to the hospital, you have to pay about $1200, plus another $50 cash, and they do the usual song and dance about a first visit then a second visit to make sure. Also the abortion wing is in the basement beyond the laundry and the kitchen.

    If you’re a Quebec resident, the clinics won a court case saying that hospitals weren’t providing proper health care, so the government was required to pay the clinics. But that doesn’t extend to other Canadian citizens in Quebec.

    And abortion pills are just starting to be available in Canada. Harper blocked them for a decade, and the liberals before them were being slow to approve them as well.

  6. UnknownEric the Apostate says

    I always liked Sperm Meets Egg, So What? by the Oxford-based twee-pop band Heavenly.

    A fellow Heavenly fan! Hurrah! :)

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