You can’t run for his party, but pro-lifers are welcome to sign his “women’s right to choose” petition. Register file photo.

Justin’s pro-life solution

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  • May 21, 2014

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau interrupted the first long weekend of the summer to issue a “personal reflection” on his decree, announced on May 7, that pro-life candidates would be barred from contesting Liberal Party nominations.

It is unusual for the leader of the third party in Parliament to specify groups of voters that are not welcome in his party, so “Justin,” as he signs himself in the letter posted on the Liberal Party web site, was eager to ensure pro-life citizens that they are most welcome to vote Liberal, to volunteer for the party and donate to it. As for their pro-life views, they are to work on reconciling (resigning?) themselves to the fact that their view will be forbidden from being spoken inside the Liberal caucus.

Elsewhere in these pages The Register has covered the response from Catholic leaders, including Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto and Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa, both of whom have pointed out the serious failure of the Liberal policy to respect the rights of conscience, the principles of democratic participation and the integrity of the Catholic faith in the common life of our country.

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