Regarding the government's decision to fund International Planned Parenthood, Trost says:
"People have asked how funding IPPF squares with the repeated statement that Canada will not fund abortion internationally. The PMO attempts to square this circle by only permitting IPPF funding to go into countries that ban abortion.
Considering that promoting abortion internationally is central to the identity of IPPF, this sort of political hairsplitting only seems to make sense in the Ottawa bubble. This is a position I totally reject."
What a breath of fresh air wafting over from Parliament Hill, that stodgiest of stodgy places.
"The battle over the IPPF continues.
Pro-Life politicians have been taught a lesson.
The government only responds to Pro-Life issues and concerns when we take an aggressive stance.
We will apply this lesson."
I'm really liking your plan there Mr. Trost. All we need to do now is get a few more of those pro-life MPs to hop on the horse and run that IPPF stagecoach out of town.