[quote="Darryl1958, post:19, topic:202624"]
Vander Zalm got skewered by the BC media on the issue when he balked at giving tax dollars to fund abortions back in the later eighties or early nineties.
What Harper is doing is doing is very mild, just placing international aid from Canada into projects that are not controversial to Canadians as a whole. Even this is too much for the leftist elites of course, and that is where these biased polls are coming from.
The culture of death in Canada is hard core, and the issue of a woman's right to abortion rallies the troops against 'scary' Christian right wing agendas like nothing else can.While likely the majority position, the belief that life in the womb is fully human is nevertheless politically. A pro-life position has proven to be political suicide for Canadian politicians. The votes gained by a pro-life position just do not compare to the votes that will be gained against the position on the other side.
It is not written in stone of course, but the idea that these kind of reports are coming out in response to the very weak support that Harper has given to the pro-life cause on this issue demonstrates that the left sees this issue as an Achilles Heel for the conservatives
i'm hoping that the huge increase in immigrants will shift this ideology. although the majority of immigrants are Chinese who mostly are not against abortion. especially for the Buddhists i guess, because even if they think they're ending a life, the soul just goes to the recycle bin