"I am writing to express my deep concern and disappointment at your government's decision to provide $650 million to support "sexual and reproductive health programs" globally. While it is commendable and necessary to foster initiatives that further the rights of women and young girls worldwide, your public comments suggest that unless a woman has access to abortion or contraception, she is not empowered or able to realize her full potential.
I simply remind you and your colleagues that we have no rights at all unless we are afforded the right to life. That decision was made for you and for each one of us by a woman, determined and committed to bring a new life into this world."The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops have already spoken to the Prime Minister.
Trudeau calls himself a Catholic, and even likes to tell us he was raised as a strict Catholic:
"I had an extraordinary example in a father who had deeply, deeply held personal views that were informed by the fact that he went to church every Sunday, read the Bible regularly to us, and raised us very religiously, as Catholics," Trudeau wrote.Since Trudeau is a Catholic, he knows the story of Our Lady of Fatima.
I already knew the story of Fatima of course (all Catholic children do) but am now reading a book on Fatima. It is quite the eye opener to read the whole story from beginning to end.
(Here is an online version of a similar book to the one I'm reading, by the same author Father by John de Marchi, I.M.C. THE TRUE STORY OF FATIMA )
In a nutshell, our Lady appeared to three peasant children in Fatima Portugal, Jacinta, Lucia and Francisco in 1917. She appeared to them on the 13th of each month for six months, beginning in May 1917 and ending in October 1917, when a miracle she promised took place, the Miracle of the Sun. Our Lady spoke about the need for repentance and for prayer. She also spoke of Hell. Our Lady also showed the children what Hell looked like.
This year is the 100th anniversary of these apparitions.
There are a lot of evils in this world including abortion and euthanasia.
I can't think of anything worse than having legal abortion and legal euthanasia in one's own country, except perhaps exporting and paying for thousands and thousands of abortions in other countries.
Heads up to Justin Trudeau: you may want to brush up on the Fatima story. Or you may prefer not to believe the story. Your choice really.