Musings —04.07.2010 08:22 AM—
The Reformatories believe they will attract Catholics and “traditional” Christians to their side of the ballot with their retrograde policies on maternal health. They won’t. Notwithstanding Hilary Clinton’s statements on the issue, or the fact that every single Conservative MP showed their utter disdain for the health of women in the Third World, what matters is this: the Harper regime has grossly miscalculated, here. As a pro-choice Catholic, I can state that they will pay a political price for it.
Catholic group urges PM to include abortion in G8 initiative
Source: The Canadian Press
Apr 7, 2010 8:10
TORONTO – A Catholic group is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to include family planning in a G8 initiative on maternal and child health.
In a letter to Harper, the group Catholics for Choice argues that access to abortion services is a basic human right and a matter of social justice.
The group adds that maternal mortality can be alleviated through wide access to reproductive health care services.
Harper has so far refused to include abortion in his initiative on maternal health to be presented at the G8 summit in Huntsville, Ont., in June.
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff said in late March that this stance has turned into an international embarrassment for Canada.
The federal government says contraception will be part of the G8 initiative but that it won’t re-open the abortion debate.
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