Friday, June 20, 2014

Justin doesn't know what his father said

“You know, at some point you are killing life in the foetus in self-defence – of what? Of the mother’s health or her happiness or of her social rights or her privilege as a human being? I think she should have to answer for it and explain. Now, whether it should be to three doctors or one doctor or to a priest or a bishop or to her mother-in-law is a question you might want to argue …. You do have a right over your own body – it is your body. But the foetus is not your body; it’s someone else’s body.  And if you kill it, you’ll have to explain.” (Pierre E. Trudeau quoted in The Montreal Star, May 25, 1972)

h/t Maurice Vellacott. June 19, 2014

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