Friday, May 09, 2014

Edmonton Archsbishop Comes Out Swinging at Justin Trudeau


Archbishop Richard Smith says it’s outrageous that the comments came on the eve of the March for Life rallies across the country. “To time that statement to coincide with these voices is obviously a deliberate slap in the face.” The archbishop said thousands of people were coming together across Canada to defend all life, including that in the womb.

The archbishop says several things occur to him, not just as archbishop, but as a citizen of the country.

He says from what he understands from the statement, Trudeau is saying that “henceforth for members of his party, there is no choice but pro-choice. That in itself is a contradiction in terms.”

“More seriously”, the archbishop says, “fundamental human rights acknowledged in our constitution, freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the fundamental right to life, are threatened.” (eb)