Dean Del Mastro, an Ontario Tory, said he's ready for a renewed abortion debate in the House of Commons.Or John Baird:
"Maybe the first step is to determine when this place believes that life begins," he said. "I'm prepared to put my case forward. ... I'm prepared to have that conversation. Is the other side?"
Rod Bruinooge, a Winnipeg Tory who is president of the Commons' "pro-life caucus," said the campaign must be waged one step at a time.
"In the pro-life movement I think in Canada, it's always important to take steps, small steps, to acknowledge the value of the unborn," he said.
Jeff Watson, a southern Ontario Conservative, used the biblical phrasing of a preacher in his comments.
"We can all declare that first of all we will have in Canada a culture that supports life from conception to natural death," he said. "We will see that come to pass.
"And secondly, I think we can all declare together an end to the old debate about abortion and the dawn of a new day in Canada where abortion will be unthinkable. I think we can all say amen to that."
Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has always been very clear. The government has no intention of reopening the abortion debate. We cannot be any clearer than that.Doesn't seem very clear at all.