Today Quebec’s National Assembly unanimously passed a motion (109-0) that said:
“That [Quebec’s] National Assembly reaffirms the right of women to free choice and to free and accessible abortion services, and asks the federal government and the Prime Minister of Canada to put an end to the current ambiguity on this issue, and that the National Assembly reaffirms that the fact of supporting women’s right to an abortion should not in any case be used by the federal government to cut funding to a women’s group.”
It is hardly surprising that the Quebec legislature is solidly pro-abortion or that it would take the opportunity to score some gratuitous political points against the Conservative government, but it is still stunning that there was not one dissenting vote. For its part, the Harper government insists it has no intention of re-opening the abortion debate, although as we have noted many times here before, now that their political opponents have re-opened the issue, there is nothing to stop the government from addressing it.
The Globe and Mail reports on the Quebec motion here.