Today he threw down the gauntlet and dared Harper to address abortion.
Here's the headline: 'Include abortion in maternal-health pledge, Michael Ignatieff tells PM'.
The press release issued after the presser included some gems from the ReformaTory anti-choice songbook:
This from Treasury Board President Stockwell Day in March 2000: “The thinking is, if you can cut a child to pieces or burn them alive with salt solution while they’re still in the womb, what’s wrong with knocking them around a little when they’re outside the womb?”
Ontario Tory MP Cheryl Gallant said in 2004 reference to an abortion clinic: “We saw that young American (in Iraq) have his head literally cut off in front of the cameras, but what’s happening down there is absolutely no different!”
Yeeheehee. So, inquiring minds do want to know -- is abortion included in your maternal-health pledge, Steve?
UPDATE: Gauntlet upgraded to grenade.
Michael Ignatieff has lobbed an abortion grenade into the midst of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's plans to become an international champion of women's and children's health.