Harper says no to abortion debate



September 29, 2008

Stephen Harper JANE TABER Globe and Mail Update – September 29, 2008

OTTAWA — Stephen Harper is ruling out re-opening a debate over abortion law for a future Conservative government, saying today there are too many other important issues to manage.“We have a lot of challenges in front of the country,” the Conservative leader said this morning during an announcement about arts and fitness funding for children. “We have a difficult world economy as we all know. That has to be the focus of the government and I simply have no intention of ever making the abortion question a focus of my political career.”

He said that some of his caucus members would like him to do so, and so would some Liberals: “But, I have not done that in my entire political career. Don’t intend to start now.” [Keep reading this article by clicking here.]

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