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Bishops slam Trudeau's abortion-obsessed foreign policy: Abortion is not a 'Canadian value'

Canada's Catholic bishops slammed the Justin Trudeau Liberals for putting global abortion rights "at the core" of the country’s foreign policy.

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a strongly worded letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on June 29 after the minister told the House of Commons earlier that month the Liberals have put abortion and "sexual reproductive rights" at ""the core" of Canada’s international commitments.

Freeland also stated the Liberals were seeking a two-year seat on the United Nations Security Council to globally promote access to abortion, which she described as a "Canadian value."

But the bishops blasted Freeland's statement "erroneous, confusing and misguided," and rebuked the Liberals for pushing a "political ideology" and "particular" brand of feminism while disregarding the genuine needs and convictions of people in the developing world.

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