…While various groups including the religious right were willing to cut the Conservatives slack when they had a minority government, they now want the majority government to pay attention to their concerns. Some critics suggest abortion is part of a hidden agenda they’ve always feared would reveal itself under a majority government, even though Harper has insisted time and again he wants no part of opening up the abortion issue under any circumstances. We do think that at the very least, whether Stephen Harper wants to initiate this debate or not, that this debate must occur in Canada, David Krayden, executive director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Studies, said Thursday….(Source)
Harper has no business jackbooting debate on abortion. He made a very stupid promise to the Canadian people, one in which it would be very immoral to keep — both in terms of trampling on freedom of speech and sustaining the attack on the dignity of the human person.
If Harper refuses to allow the debate on abortion to progress, his very salvation will be at stake.
Can anyone, in their wildest imagination, believe Harper would have ever said this:
“As ong as I am prime minister we are not opening the debate on the environment.” – H/T Stephen Gray