Re: Your editorial, Nov.20, Stirring up trouble.
While the prime minister may have said that his government will not reopen the abortion debate, it is fortunate that we live in a democracy that allows MPs and the public (those who you call "troublemakers") to continue to keep this issue open until abortions are restricted to the greatest extent.
This is not an issue to "win." these are pre-born human fetuses. Your comment that "the truce that has existed in Canadian society for decades" does not indicate "that it is not a high priority with most people."
What is is for "most people' is a convenient way to deal with, what is to them, a minor problem. What it is for "troublemakers" is a violation of the most basic human right "to life" of unborn human babies.
Certainly, there is need to consider the
basic rights of women, life-saving issues,
cases of rape and more.
The point is that discussion and debate is necessary. The fact that it is difficult should not make it a hornet's nest or that "troublemakers" should be silenced.
A letter writer to the National Post, on this same topic, also on Nov. 20, quoted Martin Luther King Jr. as having once said "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that really matter."
In Canada, we need law related to abortion. Currently, we have nothing. How can that be?
I am proud of all the "MPs who just won't let the abortion issue rest."