Justin Trudeau cannot condemn sex-selection abortions. Of course he can’t. When you give a blanket endorsement of “a woman’s right to choose,” then you can’t condemn gendercide. Because that would be, you know, logically inconsistent. And therefore gendercide somehow becomes an expression of a Charter right. (And no, again, there is no Charter right to abortion.) And so, it somehow seems it’s a woman’s right to have female babies killed in Canada because they are female.
Is your head spinning?
MARISSA SEMKIW: A woman comes to you. She says she’s pregnant with a girl and she wants to terminate the life of the child because it’s a girl. What would you say to her?
JUSTIN TRUDEAU: My position has been very clear. The Liberal Party is the party standing up for people’s rights. And the Liberal Party will always be the party of the Charter. So we will continue to stand up for people’s rights and not legislate them away.
MARISSA SEMKIW: So to be clear, you wouldn’t discourage her from having an abortion because it’s a girl?
JUSTIN TRUDEAU: My role as the leader of the Liberal Party is to make sure that Canadian legislation respects peoples rights and that’s what I will continue to do.
MARISSA SEMKIW: Yesterday you said you were happy with the status quo on abortion. But right now the status quo is that it’s perfectly fine to abort a child because it’s a girl. Do you have no qualms with that?
JUSTIN TRUDEAU: I will leave discussions like that between a woman and the health professionals that she encounters. I don’t think the government should be in the business of legislating away people’s rights. And that’s why the Liberal Party is steadfast in this position.