International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, along with Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch minister of foreign trade and development co-operation, wants to send our tax dollars overseas to fund abortions:
"Bibeau's office says she and Ploumen have spoken on a regular basis about sexual and reproductive rights, including abortion."
"Bibeau's mandate letter already includes a commitment to ensuring that Canadian development aid for maternal, newborn and child health "is driven by evidence and outcomes, not ideology, including by closing existing gaps in reproductive rights and health care for women." (emphasis added)
"Canada's intention is to advance a strong women empowerment agenda," Bibeau said in a statement provided by her office on Thursday. "This will include an increase in investments to support advocacy work for women's reproductive rights and for the provision of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion, where legal and post-abortion care."
The government's approach, Bibeau said, "will ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every girl and woman is treated with the dignity and respect she deserves."
"We just concluded a very successful consultation and are now in the process of reviewing Canada's global assistance to be finalized in the coming weeks. Any additional funding will be decided post budget."We all need to write to Minister Bibeau and tell her we do not want our tax dollars funding abortion overseas. That we do not share her abortion ideology:
Email the Minister at Marie-Claude.Bibeau@parl.gc.ca or tweet her @mclaudebibeau