Will the Conservative government grant to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) come back to haunt them?
For those of you unfamiliar with recent proceedings, the CBC announced a week ago - September 22, that the Tories had awarded the provider of abortions $6 million over three years .
Reactions came swiftly from pro-life advocates. Lifesitenews reported on the story here. MyCanada initiated a "contact the PM" web page advocating for immediate action.
This week the temperature rose a degree. Yesterday, a member of Mr. Harper's own party, Mr. Brad Trost, the MP for Saskatoon–Humbolt - broke rank and criticised the decision. Several reports on the subject have come out earlier today, two of which from the national press. The Lifesitenews article may be found here , while The National Post article may be found here, and The Globe and Mail here. A CBC interview the Saskatchewan MP may be found here.
Could this be a turninng in PC popularity? More to follow.
p.s. The CBC is asking the following question: "By approving funding to the International Planned Parenthood Federation, has the government re-opened the abortion debate?" Click here to take part in the poll.
p.p.s. Two other agencies have taken issue with the funding of IPPF by the Canadian government - The UN watchdog Catholic Families & Human Rights Organization and the Catholic Civil Rights League.
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