Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is well known for his progressive agenda and ideologies. He is also known for his close friendship with President Obama. They share more than a friendship but a common belief in the women’s right to have an abortion. But the Catholic Church has finally taken a stand against his foolish and dangerous policies.
Two Canadian Catholic Bishops denounced him for his liberal abortion policy which they labeled western imperialism. Their public denouncement comes shortly after Trudeau announced that $650 million would be spent on sex education, improving reproductive health and offering family-planning services in developing countries.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 8, 2017
Last week on International Women’s Day he said the following during a speech,
““Like men, women should be able to choose; to choose when they want to start a family, how big their family should be and who they want to start that family with.
It was Bishop Douglas Crosby who criticized the Prime Minister. He’s the President of the Canadian Bishops Conference. As well, Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto castigated the progressive politician. Crosby wrote the following in Christian Today,
“Such a policy is a reprehensible example of Western cultural imperialism and an attempt to impose misplaced but so-called Canadian ‘values’ on other nations and people. It exploits women when they are most in need of care and support and tragically subverts true prenatal health care. It negates our country’s laudable efforts to welcome refugees and offer protection to the world’s homeless, when the youngest of human lives will instead be exterminated and the most vulnerable of human beings discarded as unwanted human tissue.”
Collins made his own statement about the issue saying,
“Money spent on promoting abortion and contraception could be spent on vaccinating millions of women and girls against malaria or other diseases, funding could help build a lot of schools or universities, pathways to knowledge for future female leaders of our world. Surely, we can do better than imposing a distorted vision of the empowerment of women on the people of countries that deserve our support to respond effectively to the challenge of their most pressing needs.”
Parliament Member Rona Ambrose also didn’t like the Prime Minister’s decision calling it divisive. She said,
“We’ve always taken the position that this is not just divisive, but illegal, in a lot of the countries that we give aid to. Our position was always, ‘Let’s stick to things that we know will bring people together and everyone can support,’ which was the maternal and child health initiative.”
This is the exact opposite of President Trump’s policies and ideologies. He made his stance firm when he reinstated the global gag rule that prohibits any American foreign aid from going to nongovernmental organizations that pay for abortions. It seems the Trump administration has some Catholic Canadian allies.
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