Dear Editor, Clayton Randle would like to stop any discussion about abortion [Time to move past 35-year-old discussion, July 25 Letters, Langley Advance]. He calls the issue "a can of worms that has been sealed by legislation. That was guaranteed by Prime Minister Harper who said the issue would not be revisited."
As a matter of fact, there is no legislation in Canada regarding abortion. Anything goes, at the moment: without any legislation and protection under the law, a baby may be killed right before birth, something that is considered murder right after birth. And just because Mr. Harper says the issue will not be revisited, that does not make his stance right.
Langley's own MP Mark Warawa brought forth a bill that would stop sex selection abortion. While the bill did not go through, there was much support, with even Rona Ambrose, the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, voting in favour.
This is an issue of life and death, of right and wrong, and cannot, may not be sealed like a "can of worms."
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