“I’m opposed to pro-choice on any issue. If we have a choice for this, for that, for whatever, after a while, you’re going to have a nation without a conscience.”
Pro-lifers have a new heroine on Parliament Hill in the form of rookie Liberal MP Roseanne Skoke.
Judging by her career so far, the new member from Central Nova Scotia will be going a long way. And as she advances on her political career she shows every sign of holding on to the pro-life, pro-family values which countless politicians seem to lose along the way.
Skoke has already positioned herself as a person on the government side that “stands for everything Svend Robinson doesn’t stand for.”
In a recent interview with the Hill Times, an Ottawa-based newspaper which covers federal politics, the 39-year-old mother of three and grandmother set out her beliefs and principles. She said one of the things she will be fighting to oppose is the secularization of Canadian society.
“I see myself as having a function and role to ensure traditional family values, family life, are restored,” she said. “And, second, that justice, law and morality are inseparable.”
Skoke is remembered in some Catholic circles as the lawyer who brought to the Supreme Court and won the allowing of kneeling at Holy Communion. She is a lawyer, a founder and administrator at a private elementary school and a student in a masters of education program.
She has been public in the current debate in parliament over euthanasia and she debated Svend Robinson over the issue. She plans to fight to shore up Judeo-Christian principles in Canada against the onslaught of secularism.
“I’m opposed to pro-choice on any issue,” she told the Hill Times. “If we have a choice for this, for that, for whatever, after a while, you’re going to have a nation without a conscience…you can justify anything.”