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Why can't we talk about abortion?

The thing that surprises me about the abortion issue in Canada is not that there are people who are for abortion and people who are against it. That’s to be expected.

What surprises me in a supposedly democratic country is that people in the pro-abortion camp don’t want any discussion about the issue.

Why is it considered un-Canadian to want to debate the issue? When did we become afraid of talking about the hard questions? When did the issue go from “we want/don’t want access to abortions” to “we want/don’t want to be allowed to talk about it?” Does the belief in abortion need to come at the cost of democratic principles?

As Canadians, we might want to ask ourselves why the pro-abortion camp is so desperately afraid of open discussion.

Jan Bredenhof, Surrey

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