Catholic Prime Minister Says Canada Better than U.S. Because of Abortion Rights



MONTREAL — Covering a speech by Prime Minister Jean Chretien, the Toronto Sun reported that Prime Minister Jean Chretien said Canada is a better country than the United States because Canada has got gun control, abortion rights and no death penalty.

During his speech Chretien said, “We don't have big debates on the rights of abortion because we decided a long time ago in Canada it is the choice of women, which is not the case in a lot of U.S. states.”

In recent years the Prime Minister has become more strident about his pro-abortion stance. Chretien, a Catholic, has even gone so far as to spout his pro-abortion rhetoric at a Catholic school for which he received condemnation from Ottawa Bishop Marcel Gervais.

In fact, Chretien's recent comments in Montreal echo his comments at the March 2000 Liberal Party convention when he indicated that his party, the Liberal Party of Canada, was pro-abortion. Attacking his political opponents on the right, Chretien told 2,600 delegates that “Canadians do not want a right-wing party in this country. They do not want a party that does not support women's right to choose; that supports the National Rifle Association against gun control.”

To view the full Toronto Sun coverage click here.

See related coverage:

CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER PROMOTES ABORTION AT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

OTTAWA BISHOP SLAMS PRIME MINISTER'S COMMENTS AT CATHOLIC SCHOOL

CANADIAN CATHOLIC LEADERS DECRY CLARK AND CHRETIEN'S “CATHOLIC AND

PRO-CHOICE” MOTTO

PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES LIBERAL PARTY IS PRO-ABORTION

(This update courtesy of LifeSite News.)

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