TORONTO, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - International Co-operation Minister, Bev Oda
has returned to Canada from Africa and has again been stating her
personal opinions on her blogs regarding family planning and abortion in
third world countries.
In a news article Oda stated that abortion is legal in Mozambique and
Mali when a women's life is in danger. She said this means most women do
not have access to abortion.
"Bev Oda once again shows her preference on "access to abortion" as she
did at the time of the G-8 controversy," said Jim Hughes, National
President of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC). "Surely the Prime Minister
must have known that a Minister as pro-abortion as Oda would attempt to
impose her own views within the implementation of the Canadian goals to
provide help to women and children in third world countries."
"Bev Oda worked closely with Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion
groups during the G-8 discussions and made pro-abortion statements at
that time. She eventually conformed to Party policy regarding maternal
health at the last moment," said Mary Ellen Douglas, CLC National
Organizer. "It is now very clear that she was merely biding her time."
Campaign Life Coalition calls on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to remove
Bev Oda from her position as Minister of International Co-operation
since she cannot seem to follow Conservative Party Policy on the
SOURCE Campaign Life Coalition
For further information: For further information:
Mary Ellen Douglas, CLC National Organizer (Kingston, ON) 613-389-4472
Jeff Gunnarson, CLC Toronto Office 416-204-9749