Tim Hudak abortion refresher

PC leader Tim Hudak is believes that “it is the government’s role to promote the choice of life and his London West candidate Ali Chahbar is “pro-life and pro-family (whatever ‘pro-family’ is a euphemism for…).”  Hudak and Chahbar are out of touch and can’t be trusted to defend and protect a woman’s right to choose. There’s three days left before e-day – perhaps someone should put the question to both Hudak and Chahbar before then.

Here’s a round up of what the media were saying in the last Ontario general election about Hudak’s position on abortion:

“When pressed by reporters Monday, Mr.Hudak refused to answer whether he still considers himself “pro-life.” (National Post, July 19, 2011)

“Hudak opted not to answer when he was asked point blank if he was pro-life.” (The Sarnia Observer, July 19, 2011)

“Hudak ducks questions on pro-life support” (Waterloo Region Record, July 19, 2011)

“[Hudak] believed things about abortion in the past, and there’s no reason to believe he doesn’t believe them now. So the idea that he “may have” signed a pro-life coalition is just staggeringly weak.” (National Post, July 20, 2011)

“This biggest problem Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak faces in the upcoming election is inexperience. Hudak handled the recent controversy concerning his real views on abortion like he was trying to do needlepoint while wearing boxing gloves.” (The Ottawa Citizen, July 21, 2011)

“Hudak, as a politician looking to run Ontario’s medical system, should state his position. In delaying doing that, he looks weak, inexperienced and uncomfortable with the issue.” (Ottawa Citizen, July 27, 2011)

“Forum found 56 per cent of Ontarians think women should be allowed to terminate a pregnancy in all circumstances with 35 per cent agreeing in some circumstances. Only eight per cent are outright opposed to abortion.” (Toronto Star, July 30, 2011).

“…Tim Hudak says he “may have” signed a petition to end abortion funding in Ontario. I’m not clear whether he doesn’t remember or just wishes he hadn’t signed the damn thing. (Toronto Star, July 31, 2011)

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