Canada: Catholic bishops say Trudeau playing politics with abortion in foreign aid

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Catholic bishops say Trudeau playing politics with abortion in foreign aid
Letter to foreign affairs minister criticizes policy speech and decision to direct aid to reproductive rights

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press
Posted: Jul 10, 2017

Catholic leaders are criticizing the Trudeau government for allowing "political ideology" to dictate its advocacy of abortion rights in its new feminist international development policy.

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is also questioning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for spending hundreds of millions more on the issue than on famine in Africa, and the emphasis on family planning that came when International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau unveiled Canada's retooled foreign aid policy.

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