Pierre Lemieux, Conservative leadership hopeful in the field of 14 is distinguishing himself by bringing up sex selection abortion. He is against it, as nearly all Canadians are. It still happens, something I documented some 11 years ago at the Western Standard. This tragic reality is something ideological pro-choice people choose not to talk about. Without the spin from the media and/or pro-choice groups, Canadians find this uncontroversial.
Sex selection abortion is notoriously hard to legislate out of existence. This is not, however, the main point. The point is that we ought to be able to make some consensus statements about negative aspects of abortion, and this is one of them, particularly in the House of Commons. No need to pull out the smelling salts, people. If legitimately unresolved issues such as this fester without democratic debate and discussion, it comes out in other negative ways as people seek a voice somewhere, somehow.