Why it is important to oppose the government’s demand for an attestation in support of abortion rights

There’s an article published on the National Post website that supplies a ‘play-by-play’ analysis of how we have come to the situation which led to my recent foray into the public forum. I bring to your attention the paragraph posted below this commentary. It should explain why I decided we had nothing to lose by my speaking out. When I read ‘(N)o such organization will receive funding from any constituencies represented by Liberal MPs.’, there really was no other option. Who knew that we would be punished for voting in a member of the government’s party in the last election? Evidently, he represents a party that has no comprehension of the concept of respecting ‘issues of conscience’.

http://nationalpost.com/news/politics/how-the-canada-summer-jobs-program-became-a-freedom-of-religion-controversy

The story was picked up by iPolitics in April 2017 and, in response, Employment Minister Patty Hajdu’s office put out a statement that said: “Any funding provided to an organization that works to limit women’s reproductive rights last summer was an oversight … That’s why this year we fixed the issue and no such organizations will receive funding from any constituencies represented by Liberal MPs.”

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