National Post letters' editor Paul Russell asked this question of readers and my letter was published there:
"The next session of Parliament gets underway on Sept. 17. To help MPs decide what they should focus on, last week letters editor Paul Russell asked readers: “What should MPs fix first?” In 75 words or less, here are some of their suggestions."
Here is my (unedited) version of that letter:
The government's first priority should be to enact a late term abortion ban. I am not so naive as to believe that Mr. Harper will actually do this, however legal abortion restrictions are favoured by a majority of Canadians. Since Mr. Harper is employed by all Canadians, he should heed the wishes of this majority. By not doing so, he is kowtowing to a hard-core extremist minority who lobby for full abortion rights. Majority rules.
Patricia Maloney, Ottawa