Thursday, June 19, 2008

Stephane Dion's wife comments on abortion debate

From Alberta Pro-Life's e-bulletin:

Liberal leader’s wife says re-opening abortion debate could lead to terrorism

Janine Krieber, wife of federal Liberal leader Stephane Dion who is on leave from her job teaching military strategy at the Royal Military College in Kingston, spoke on terrorism at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario, this week. In the post-speech question period, Ms. Krieber said, “The problem I see, for the moment, coming next is that we bring back abortion discussions into society. We had problems before and if we bring that back too severely it will bring conflict.” According to the Peterborough Examiner which reported the incident, she referred to the protests in Montreal a couple of weeks ago against Ken Epp’s Bill C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Bill. It was unclear from the newspaper account what “problems” she was talking about. Perhaps she was thinking of the increasing militancy of student unions across the country to suppress the free speech rights of pro-life students. She seemed to be suggesting that “abortion discussions” are a dangerous thing. We have had so little public discussion in Canada about abortion that one wonders how anyone would know it would case conflict.

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