Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MP Francis Drouin has taken to Facebook to weigh in on the controversy surrounding Alabama’s new abortion law.
“This week, the state of Alabama passed a law that criminalizes almost all abortions,” he wrote on May 16. ”Do not think that we are immune to these types of policies in Canada.” He then alluded to Niagara MPP Sam Oosterhoff who spoke at an anti-abortion rally in front of Queen’s Park earlier this month. “Just last week, a Conservative politician at Queen’s Park wanted to make a woman’s right to choose ‘unthinkable in our lifetime.’ In Ottawa, conservative politicians attended a rally that advocated for just that.”
In his Facebook post, Mr. Drouin included pictures of Conservative leader Andrew Scheer posing with pro-life advocates in Saskatchewan. There was also a photo of Pierre Lemieux, the former MP currently running for the Conservatives in Mr. Drouin’s riding, who is well known for his anti-abortion position. “My policy is clear and simple: women should have the right to choose what they do with their own bodies,” Mr. Drouin says.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says that although his MPPs are free to speak their minds, he has no intention of re-opening the abortion debate. -