Today we find out in the Ottawa Citizen that Bev Oda says Canada would support abortion infrastructure if asked but only as long as it's legal:
"As long as it is legal within the country and it's a legal procedure ... if we were asked to help in that way, we would do that."
This after our government promised Canadians we would not fund abortions in the Maternal Health initiative.
It gets worse.
In the Globe and Mail reported from Johannesburg that:
"Despite its refusal to consider abortion in its maternal-health plan, the Harper government has given financial support to an international agency that provides abortion illegally in some African countries."
The article also reported that the organization does not want to be publicly identified.
Then in this youtube video taken at the Global Safe Abortion conference held in London 2007, Paul Cornellisson, Marie Stopes Program Director for South Africa, admits that his organization promotes illegal abortion all over the world. Mr. Cornellison states:
"We do illegal abortions all over the world. In a way we could help people you know. We are just over the border from Johannesburg and Pretoria..."
What is going on? Has Canada done an about face and decided to fund legal abortions in Africa? Or has the completely unthinkable happened, and Canada will fund illegal abortions in Africa through Marie Stopes?
Either way, it's a sad sad day for the unborn children of the world.