Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, recently spoke at a town hall event in Ontario and when asked a question about free speech from an audience member, slammed pro-life groups.
“If you’re pro-life then you are ridiculed and insulted, but if you’re pro-choice then you are praised,” the audience member said, according to HuffPost Canada.
Trudeau said that “defending rights and freedoms” is at the core of both himself and Canada, but the issue of abortion presents particular considerations.
“An organization that has the explicit purpose of restricting women’s rights by removing rights to abortion, the right for women to control their own bodies, is not in line with where we are as a government and quite frankly where we are as a society,” Trudeau replied.
Canadian pro-life groups responded and weren’t happy with the remarks Trudeau made.
.@JustinTrudeau says pro-lifers are out of sync with society but it sounds more like he's out of sync with the Charter. There is no 'Charter Right' to #Abortion. The SC ruled that there is "a legitimate right for Parliament to legislate" on abortion. https://t.co/9VqZSgsIgg
— Campaign Life Coalition (@CampaignLife) January 11, 2018
Trudeau recently cut funding for non-profit groups that don’t comply with Canadian rights such as abortions and protections for LGBT individuals.