From the Calgary Herald:
The question then, is not why Tories are wimps. It is why a small faction has managed to so own the issue that even a discussion about having an abortion law — never mind what that law should say — is effectively excluded from the marketplace of ideas.
The Tories, the Liberals, whatever party will indeed discuss abortion when we, the voters, manage to overturn that small collection of very loud, strident pro-abortion voices. Of course, there could also be a partnership between reasonable voters, ie. that majority who supported Bill C-484 and solid leadership. Certainly defending Bill C-484 did not involve, gasp, being pro-life.
I can see things both ways but am more inclined to this Calgary Herald viewpoint than those Conservative pro-lifers who say they are dumping the Conservatives or not going to vote in the upcoming election.