'Shawinigan handshake', Jean Chretien and Abortion
BY ALISSA GOLOB
This morning former Prime Minister Jean Chretien wrote in a fundraising letter for the Liberal party, “Unless we are bold. Unless we seize the moment. Everything we built will start being chipped away. The Conservatives have already ended gun control and Kyoto... next may be a woman’s right to choose… one by one, the values we cherish as Canadians will be gone.”
Question, Mr. Former Prime Minister: since when is allowing a woman the choice to have an abortionist kill her preborn baby considered a "value”. I know you’ve been out of politics for a while, and may or may not understand English fully- but dead babies do not equal “Canadian values”.
Oh, and guess what? The majority of Canadians agree.
In a poll conducted back in May by Abacus Data, results showed that the majority of Canadians believe there should be restrictions on abortion. If abortion is such a value, why are the majority of Canadians saying they want it restricted?
To liken abortion to a “value” is more terrifying than the choke-hold you put Bill Clennett in back in ’96.
Apparently Mr. Chretien, you also forgot that in April, Prime Minister Harper blatantly said: “As long as I’m prime minister, we are not reopening the abortion debate…the government will not bring forward any such legislation, and any such legislation that is brought forward will be defeated.”
So breath. Relax. Have a smoothie. You don’t have to attack our Prime Minister with false allegations like trying to end abortion. He’s not the one you have to worry about; it’s the majority of Canadians who refuse to be silenced on the issue. It’s the ever-growing number of young people who demand, and will continue to demand that ALL human rights are protected in law and cared for in life.
The Canada with which you once tainted during your pro-abortion reign is being disintegrated; not by Harper, but by those who know the true meaning of the word “value”; by those who have the sense to know that to uphold the most fundamental human right- the right to life- is the most important “value” a Country can have.
My advice: Stop the scare-tactic fundraising and public embarrassment. Instead- fork over some cash from your six-figure-tax-payer-funded-pension to promote your liberal propaganda. Just a suggestion...