A voice from the grave: Pierre Trudeau’s abortion remarks resurrected to criticize Justin

OTTAWA — While Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau lauds the example of his deceased father and former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to buttress his own hardline support for what he believes is a woman’s unquestionable “right” to abortion, a 1972 newspaper clipping has surfaced suggesting Pierre may not have shared his son’s convictions.

“You would have to convince me that a person who asks for an abortion has no responsibility at all,” Pierre Trudeau told the Montreal Star in 1972, three years after the passage of his much-criticized 1969 Omnibus Bill that legalized abortion.

The late prime minister’s comments were made in the midst of a federal election campaign in response to abortion activists protesting the new law, which allowed abortion with the consent of a three-member ‘therapeutic abortion committee’ setup in hospitals.

“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,” Trudeau said at the time.

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  • Justin Trudeau – seems to me like a vain, superficial boy who is trying to use his father PET’s name to give his empty life and person meaning. Unfortunately, political power is often given on the basis of heredity. I hope this won’t happen to Canada.

    • ntt1

      He is a sock puppet , its his handlers that scare the crap out of me..

      • Good point – he must have handlers, for whom he is merely a front man.

        • Exile1981

          Most of his handlers are muslims and several have ties to some pretty extreme mosques. If Turdeau is PM Israel would be smart to watch it’s back because he (Justin) would be as good of a friend to Israel as Obama has been.

          • If what you say about Muslim handlers is true, it is pretty unpleasant. As regards Israel, as a vapid liberal I would expect Justin to be clueless.

          • Exile1981

            There are some good articles out on the net about his senior adviser and his ties to hammas. Add in that Turdeau has gone to a different mosque each friday for the last 6 months or so and the fact that he started out by going to the most radical ones in the country and it says a lot about his intentions.

          • Yeah, I saw pictures of his ‘submission’ in mosques – that is a really worrisome phenomenon. Even if he is just doing this to get Muslim votes, it is indicative of a truly irresponsible politician.

          • Exile1981

            Look up his dads “National energy policy” – basically it stole from the prairie provinces to enrich his political base in Ontario and Quebec and it set Canada’s economy back a decade or more.

  • Exile1981

    that vacate look on his face in the picture above says a lot about his readiness to be prime-minister.