Friday, September 19, 2014
The days when old men get to decide what a woman does with her body are long gone. Times have changed for the better. #LPC defends rights.
— Justin Trudeau, MP (@JustinTrudeau) September 18, 2014
I'm glad to see Trudeau and the Liberal Party hit back hard against the so-called Liberals who thought they could generate some traction for the Harper Cons by criticizing Liberal policy requiring MPs to vote pro-choice on any abortion bills:
"Anyone is entitled to hold their own personal views, but Canadians deserve to know that when they vote Liberal they will get an MP who will vote to defend women's rights in the House," party spokeswoman Kate Purchase said in a statement.Not surprisingly, the National Post editorial board has weighed in to decry Trudeau's "troubling stance".
"Women's rights are long-held Liberal values that we will not back down from."
But it is absolutely clear that Trudeau never said, and is not saying now, that Liberals must support abortion.
Rather, he requires that Liberal MPs must promise to support a woman's right to make her own choice.
And these old men never will.
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