Barbara Kay: A Catholic cardinal opposes abortion. This is news?
May 18, 2010
Barbara Kay, abortion, gendercide, Cardinal Ouellette
Cardinal Marc Ouellette, archbishop of Quebec City, caused a stir when asked for his views on rape and abortion last weekend by a reporter. He stated what anyone not living in a cave for all his past life already knows: It is Roman Catholic doctrine that abortion is always a "moral crime," even in the case of rape. Cardinal Ouellette was not suggesting that Church doctrine be elevated to a legislative plane. He was expressing a religious opinion, which is his right. There is no story here.
But the alacrity with which the media pounced on his remark indicates that there is indeed a burgeoning story on the lack of an abortion law in Canada. The Prime Minister's G8 maternal health initiative has opened the door to a floodgate of suppressed opinion on abortion in this country. It proves that the absence of a law is by no means evidence that the matter is settled, or ever was, but merely a reflection of the power wielded by a relative handful of leftwing juggernauts, for whom abortion on demand is the litmus test of a properly liberal society according to their radically feminist perspective.
Here are four emotion-free suggestions that all Canadians should find reasonable, or at least not unreasonable, as a way of breaking the logjam on this emotion-charged issue: