On June 12, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, who supports abortion and gay “marriage,” tweeted a photo of himself as a child with the Pope John Paul II, saying he “lucky to have met him as a child” and that he was “proud to support” C-266, the private member’s motion put forward by Conservative MP Wladyslaw Lizon (Mississauga East-Cooksville) to establish a day to honour the late pontiff. In early July, Campaign Lifw Catholics released an open letter video to the Liberal leader calling out Trudeau for the apparent contradiction of his admiration for a person well-known for his outspokenness against abortion and in favour of the family while himself taking public positions supporting abortion and same-sex “marriage.”
In the video Campaign Life Catholics activist Sharon Milan says that given his support for Pope John Paul II, “I would have assumed that you would support his efforts to promote a Culture of Life.” Milan notes, however, that “you have stated you are willing to break up the country over abortion and same-sex ‘marriage’ and have indicated that all Liberals must support the right to choose abortion.” Milan says, “it seems in conflict of the clear values of John Paul the Great, the man you seem to admire.”
The video concludes with Milan saying, “as a young Catholic, I would like to know how you reconcile these two positions,” and that Campaign Life Catholics looked forward to Trudeau’s explanation about the apparent contradiction.
Milan told The Interim the video was released on YouTube and she hopes Trudeau will explain the contradiction not only to Catholics, but all pro-lifers. Ideally, she said, Trudeau will realize “his error” and come to accept Christian teaching on abortion and marriage.
Justin Trudeau had yet to respond to the open letter video when The Interim went to press.