The following is an excerpt from Christina Blizzard’s column on Randy Hillier in the Toronto Sun. I challenge anyone to find anything said or written by Frank Klees in the current Ontario PC leadership race that even remotely approaches this:
(Hillier) also champions the right of doctors to refuse to perform abortions. “If somebody finds it morally offensive to perform an abortion, I find it terrible that the state may compel that person to do it — at the loss of his credentials and his ability to earn a living,” he says.
I ask him if OHIP should continue to fund abortions.
“I think there’s a whole range of things in OHIP that we have to re-evaluate,” he says, pointing out eye exams are no longer covered, while sex change operations are. “I don’t think OHIP is reflective of society at this time in what they fund and what they don’t fund and I think we have to have an honest discussion about what set of procedures are going to be funded that reflect the values of Ontario’s society,” he says.
I implore all my fellow pro-lifers in Ontario who are planning to vote in this race – if you want action instead of good intentions, don’t waste your first choice supporting the candidate of those who have accomplished nothing in 40 years to protect the unborn. There is only one candidate in this race with a plan to move our agenda forward and the courage to talk about it publicly. That candidate is Randy Hillier. The plan may not be everything we want, but its a start.
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Joseph C. Ben-Ami