Canada's Trudeau: 'Removing Access to Abortion' Not in Line With Society
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took aim at pro-life groups during a town hall meeting, Fox & Friends reported.
Trudeau made the remarks to a group in Hamilton, Ontario, about 60 miles west of Buffalo, N.Y.
As Canada's National Post reported, a new clause in the grant application for the Canada Summer Jobs program appears to instruct them to "endorse access to abortions."
"An organization that has the explicit purpose of restricting women's rights by removing access to abortion... is not in line with where we are as a government and quite frankly where we are as a society," Trudeau said.
Trudeau appeared to try to tamp down criticism from conservatives who expressed concern for faith-based community organizations' ability to participate in the jobs program.
"So many of the great community organizations that we have working incredibly hard are faith-based across this country," Trudeau said, according to the National Post. "It's an important and wonderful part of our society."
However, a preacher at a Presbyterian church in Calgary, Alberta told the paper the government is "discriminating" against him and people with a "commitment to the sanctity of life and to biblical teachings."
Trudeau, 46, is the leader of the country's Liberal Party, and the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
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