By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission
The political issue of abortion may be closed in Stephen Harper’s mind, but the pro-choice side in Parliament is not co-operating, if he thinks that way.
You’re probably familiar with Justin Trudeau’s recent decision that new Liberal candidates must be pro-choice, full stop. John Ivison of the National Post reports on a new private motion by NDP MP Nikki Ashton. At the bottom of his piece, he notes her motion, which intends to have the House formally decide that all women have a “right to choose”.
Ivison concentrates on the political swirl around the issue. What may be of interest is how the pro-life MPS, mostly Tories, will deal with the motion. Will they be allowed to speak and vote against the motion, or will they be “whipped” to vote on the motion to finally put the issue to bed.? Storm clouds, on this issue, on the horizon?