…Niki Ashton’s motion does prove that the abortion issue isn’t settled in Canada:
Ms. Ashton said her motion is simply about recognizing women’s rights: “This is not about reopening the debate,” she said on Monday.
But anti-abortion activist Mike Schouten said the Ashton motion acknowledges “that abortion is not a settled issue in Canada.”
“We see this as a positive development. We think the debate needs to be had,” said Mr. Schouten, campaign director of WeNeedaLAW.ca.
But Niki Ashton is also right. Her motion doesn’t “reopen the debate.” As I’ve noted before, the debate was never closed. Or over. Or whatever. That would presume all Canadians feel the same way about abortion in Canada, and that’s not the case. Nor has it ever been.by