Skip to comments.Prime Minister Harper: Not Now, Not Ever Will Conservative Government Protect Unborn Children
Posted on 09/29/2008 3:53:14 PM PDT by wagglebee
OTTAWA, September 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In his strongest statements in support of unlimited abortion on demand in Canada, Prime Minister Harper today told reporters that his government would not only not open the abortion issue itself, but would prevent anyone else from raising it.
Asked by a reporter if Harper could give assurances to pro-abortion groups who are accusing the Conservatives of engineering a stealth pro-life campaign, Harper said he could give such groups assurances. "The answer is yes. This government will not open, will not permit anyone to open the abortion debate. Our position is clear," he said, speaking in French.
Another French-speaking reporter sought clarification, asking if Harper was prepared to promise that he would not tolerate the reopening of the abortion debate. "That's absolutely correct," replied Harper emphatically. "It's the position we took in the last parliament. Our position in the future is that this government will not open the abortion debate and will not allow another opening of the abortion debate."
Concluding the press scrum, a Reuters reporter asked, "Why would a conservative government not want some restriction on abortion?" Responding, Harper said: "I've been clear throughout my entire political career. I don't intend to open the abortion issue. I haven't in the past. I'm not going to in the future. Yes, there will be people in the Conservative Party who wish I would and there are some in the Liberal Party who also wish I would. But I have not done that in my entire political career, don't intend to start now. We have a lot of challenges in front of the country ... That has to be the focus of government. And I simply have no intention of ever making that a focus, the abortion question a focus of my political career."
Jim Hughes, President of Campaign Life Coalition - the political arm of the pro-life movement - told LifeSiteNews.com that Harper's statements proved once again that pro-lifers must vote for the pro-life candidate in their own ridings regardless of the party they represent. Hughes said that he has told people for years that Harper would not protect the unborn. "I'm sorry that there are people out there who have believed that he was waiting for a majority before acting on the issue," said Hughes.
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Tears for the children.
Wow, KIll em all I guess.
I’m shocked/// I thought Harper was a conservative to the bone!
I had thought so as well, obviously we were both wrong.
Has he made this position clear before?
It looks as if Canada still doesn’t have a decent Conservative Party.
I can’t believe this! I thought that Harper was a conservative, but he seems to be unwilling to challenge abortion. My opinion of Harper has just soured.
The most innocent, the most defenseless.
Moral cowardice is the most repugnant of man’s flaws
Oh my goodness.
Good Lord! I hoped the posted title was a mistake, but.... wow, I guess not. And I had thought Harper was one of the good guys. Incredibly disappointing to see just how far the cancer, the mindset of death, has spread. Poor, poor little children. Those who should love you the most..... don’t. :(
Laws, is there anything they can’t do?
“Has he made this position clear before?”
Yup. But there’s really no coherent or competent Pro Life movment up here either.
What a guy /s
Makes me wonder sometimes if it’s worth bothering to elect ‘conservatives’. They stab you in the back here the same as in Canada.
A “conservative” who is pro-abortion is no conservative. He’s just a cheap advocate for the Culture of Death.
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