June 1, 2014

Justin Trudeau, Pro-Choice Fundamentalist

Rex Murphy, National Post

The Associated Press

Among the many curiousities excited by Justin Trudeau’s unprompted musings on abortion, the chief is why he chose to stir the extremely contentious issue at all. It is far from obvious why the Liberal leader elected to state his position so urgently. Nor is it obvious why he staked out so ardently what a National Post editorial called “no-holds-barred abortion absolutism” during a period when the abortion issue was — as a political controversy — relatively dormant.

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TAGGED: Justin Trudeau, Canada, Abortion


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Peter Berger, The American Interest
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