We’ve got five weeks or whatever left until G-8 starts. Shut the f--- up on this issue [funding for abortions as part of G8 international maternal and family health].... if you push it, there will be more backlash... Canada is still a country with free and accessible abortion. Leave it there. Don’t make it into an election issue.
This statement really concerns me. Canadian women are being threatened by this senator; ignore what is happening to women in developing nations, or we will take rights away here in Canada.
I think women in Canada need to speak up about this. I, for one, refuse to "shut the f--- up" and be intimidated by threats from conservative politicians.