For those concerned about the health and safety of all Canadians, no matter their location, it was with nervous excitement that we received the news of Dr. Jane Philpott’s appointment as Minister of Health.
Dr. Philpott, an active member in her Community Mennonite Church, and according to the Liberal Party website, a “song leader for her congregation,” was one member of Justin Trudeau’s cabinet we hoped would stand up against the “No choice but pro-choice” edict the Liberal leader had shackled his members with last year.
Dr. Philpott is the first ever physician to serve as Health Minister and she takes over the portfolio with a wealth of experience – both in her field but also real life experiences which have undoubtedly shaped and molded her. In the early 1990’s Philpott and her husband Pep tragically lost their two-year-old daughter to meningococcemia while they were working in Africa.
Our optimism was short lived.
Responding to media inquiry this week, Ms. Philpott said, “We know that abortion services remain patchy in parts of the country. Our government will examine ways to better equalize access for all Canadian women.”
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We could translate Minister Philpott’s statement like this: “It is completely unacceptable that pre-born children are killed with greater ease in Canada’s urban centres than in rural communities.”
Seriously? Of all the problems an aging demographic poses for our top-notch health care system the first thing the Liberals want to do is make it easier for pre-born babies to be dismembered, decapitated and disemboweled?
Ensuring there is an abortionist in every outlying community will do nothing to help vulnerable children in the womb. Furthermore, it is an area the federal government has no responsibility to deal with.