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Did Trudeau just create an ‘ambassador for abortion’?

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September 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Shortly after forming government, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals announced that the Office of Religious Freedom, set up by the Harper Government to defend religious liberty around the world, would be closed down. It was an unnecessary project, they contended—and their contempt for freedom of conscience over the next several years would illustrate precisely why they felt it so unnecessary.

But the Liberals did find it necessary invent a different ambassadorship—and one that very much sounds like the “Ambassador of International Abortions.” From CTV News:

Canada will create a new ambassador position dedicated to women, peace and security, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Saturday.

Freeland made the announcement at a meeting of female foreign affairs ministers in Montreal that she co-hosted with Federica Mogherini, the high representative for the European Union.

Freeland did not offer many details but said the new ambassador would help champion feminist-based aid programs and advocate for more female participation in peacekeeping and conflict resolution.

"International and domestic civil society committed to feminism has been telling us that Canada needs to be even more ambitious, and one way to do that is to have a high-level champion for these issues," she said during her closing remarks.

“Feminist-based aid programs,” in case you were wondering, is generally Liberal-speak for “funding abortions around the world”—and pushing for the legalization of abortion in countries that still protect pre-born human rights. To cite one example, Justin Trudeau pushed Leo Varadkar on Ireland’s pro-life 8th Amendment prior to the referendum that brought abortion to the Emerald Isle—and enthusiastically congratulated him on the results.

Freeland has stated explicitly in the past that the promotion of abortion is a fundamental part of the Trudeau government’s foreign policy, even asserting that this “value” was one of the reasons that the Liberals were pushing so hard to gain a seat on the United Nations’ Security Council. And when the United States reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which ensures that no foreign aid money will go towards funding abortions, the Trudeau government donated $20 million dollars of Canadian taxpayers’ hard-earned money to a “global abortion fund” to help make up any shortfall.

It now appears that not only is Canada going to be known for having abortion as one of the “core values” of our foreign policy and being a major funder of feticide for Third World babies, but we are also going to have a special ambassador with the specific task of pushing abortion globally, just in case Chrystia Freeland gets too busy botching the NAFTA negotiations in Washington, D.C. As Nigerian pro-life activist Obianuju Ekeocha stated on Parliament Hill, women in developing countries are not asking for abortion—they are asking for education and access to real healthcare. But as always, Justin thinks he knows best.

It is sickening to consider that the physical destruction of tiny human beings developing in the womb has become such a core part of Canada’s international identity under this government. It is apparently not enough that Canada must stand as a global disgrace as the only democracy with no restrictions on abortion whatsoever. No, Canada’s treasury must also be pillaged for cash to be sent overseas to fund abortions—perhaps even in countries where abortion is illegal. When pressed on this point by MP Garnett Genuis, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland smugly refused to answer.

In her entire history, Canada has never had a government so resolutely committed to abortion, both at home and abroad. Pro-lifers are not welcome in Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party, and have been excluded from federal programs. Trudeau passionately defends a radical abortion regime that would be unthinkable even in liberal Europe, and sends our money off to abortion peddlers like Marie Stopes International. Abortion is a core Liberal value, and will be a key part of the Liberal legacy. And unless Trudeau is shown the door, it will soon be a word synonymous with Canada itself.

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.