What does pro-choice mean to you?

What does pro-choice mean to you?

Writer on ridicule MP received even though he is very supportive of the status-quo on abortion.

Editor,

I don’t often agree with Nathan Cullen’s stance on current issues, but I know that he is bright and cares deeply. I commend him for speaking against the Trudeau government’s ideology test for the summer jobs program, even if he later felt a need to tweet an apology to appease his radical base.

For all those who felt the need to pile on their outcry against Cullen for his comments, I respectfully ask you to take a moment to consider just what you think “pro-choice” means. What exactly is left of “choice” when you praise a government for demanding that all Canadians agree with their personal views in order to qualify for government programs, and ridicule your MP when you are well aware that he is very supportive of the status-quo on abortion.

Pro-“choice” is a lie. The only choice that is supported is conformity to your narrow views.

In contrast, pro-life means loving life at every stage, including when we are most vulnerable. Every single one of us was once a preborn child. We relied on the love and care of our mothers. And many of us will be vulnerable again later in life, and will rely on the love and care of others. These are values we ought to be celebrating and affirming.

Sincerely,

Larry Wierenga

Smithers