Catholic schools in Canada will not be able to teach that abortion is wrong:
An official transcript sent to LifeSiteNews by the Ontario government confirms that Dalton McGuinty’s Education Minister told media on Wednesday that Catholic schools should not be teaching that abortion is wrong because it is a violation of the government’s newly-enacted anti-bullying bill.
In comments largely ignored or buried by Canada’s mainstream media, Minister Laurel Broten told a press conference at Queen’s Park that Catholic teaching on abortion is “misogyny…”
In her press conference, Minister Broten went beyond saying that Catholic schools cannot teach their pro-life beliefs, insinuating that they must actually adopt a “pro-choice” position. “We must ensure that … young girls can make the choices that they make. This is not about being pro-abortion, it is about being pro-choice,” she stated…
“Bill 13 has in it a clear indication of ensuring that our schools are safe, accepting places for all our students,” she explained. “That includes of LGBTQ students [sic]. That includes young girls in our school. Bill 13 is about tackling misogyny, taking away a woman’s right to choose could arguably be one of the most misogynistic actions that one could take.”“There are many, many families that send their children to Catholic school and choose that education for their children that also support a woman’s right to choose,” she continued. “And as I said, I don’t think that there is a contrast or a conflict between choosing a Catholic education for your children and supporting a woman’s right to choose.”
Since misogyny means hatred of women, and since arguably half (if not more) of abortions take the lives of unborn girls, it’s hard to not see some misogyny on the pro-choice side as well. Ms. Broten should consider that Catholics who teach true doctrine on abortion, while misogynistic (in her mind) towards young girls in school, at least aren’t killing them.
As a Canadian P.S., “Pro-abortion protesters storm church chanting, ‘If Mary had aborted, we wouldn’t have this nonsense.’” If it gets any more tolerant around here, Catholics may want to start investing in lion repellent.