MP Maurice Vellacott found this quote and circulated it this week:
“You know, at some point you are killing life in the foetus in self-defence – of what? Of the mother’s health or her happiness or of her social rights or her privilege as a human being? I think she should have to answer for it and explain. Now, whether it should be to three doctors or one doctor or to a priest or a bishop or to her mother-in-law is a question you might want to argue …. You do have a right over your own body – it is your body. But the foetus is not your body; it’s someone else’s body. And if you kill it, you’ll have to explain.”
The Rt. Hon. Pierre E. Trudeau, PC, QC, MP
Prime Minister of Canada
The Montreal Star, Thursday, May 25, 1972
Justin Trudeau has been relying in part on his father’s Catholic/pro-woman/pro-choice/human rights records to justify his own position. The above quote doesn’t leave Pierre Trudeau quite the pro-choice hero, does it?
After reading this rather shocking Globe and Mail piece, it’s quite hard to position Pierre Trudeau’s legacy within either a Catholic or a pro-woman framework. Read it for yourself. My jaw dropped.by