Trudeau Won’t Commit to Free Speech for Pro-Lifers

The Prime Minister of Canada was challenged on the issue of free speech at a town hall in Hamilton, Ontario, and would not commit to the principle.

In the context of a debate about abortion, a student reportedly told Justin Trudeau that “if you’re pro-life then you are ridiculed and insulted, but if you’re pro-choice then you are praised,” a fact that rings true in the United States, too, especially on university campuses.

“And I just want to know if this [free speech] is important to you,” the student pressed.

Trudeau responded:

Women have fought for generations for the right to control their own bodies, to be able to choose for themselves what to do with their bodies. When those beliefs lead to actions aimed to restrict a women’s right on what to do with her body, that’s where we draw the line.

In other words, Trudeau “draws the line” of free speech – which is equivalent to free thought and quintessential to freedom itself – at pro-lifers. Make no mistake. The next step here is to ban pro-lifers from expressing pro-life opinions in public. The Canadian Prime Minister feels virtuous virtuous about this. He gets to pretend to be the great protector of women while millions infant, the most innocent among us, are slaughtered.

Trudeau went further, insulting pro-lifers with a comment similar in nature to president Barack H. Obama’s “bitter clinger” knock on conservatives.

“An organization that has the explicit purpose of restricting women’s rights by removing rights to abortion, the right for women to control their own bodies, is not in line with where we are as a government and quite frankly where we are as a society,” he said.

And there you have it: pro-lifers are no longer in step with society. They are backwards, regressive and non-liberal.

The official position of the Canadian government is to mock and deride pro-life citizens and threaten their free expression.

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