May 27th, 2018

Trump made the right call on funding for pro-abortion groups

By Letter to the Editor on March 15, 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump has many peculiarities but he did get at least one thing right. He has cut government funding to organizations which promote abortions world-wide, often in countries where the laws forbid it. This is blatant cultural imperialism, unworthy of an otherwise charitable nation.

International aid should focus on genuine development issues rather than urge the killing of future citizens. Former prime minister Stephen Harper and former president George W. Bush both found ways to do this, with positive results.

On the other hand, abortion was one of the foreign “values” which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promoted at the Francophonie summit of mostly African nations in Madagascar last November. He condemned violence against women and girls while advocating the ultimate child abuse.

Charmaine Wood

Irvine, Alta.

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