The media on Tim Hudak and abortion

Posted in Uncategorized by gritchik on September 12, 2011

“Hudak waffles on abortion issue” (Toronto Star, July 19, 2011)

“When pressed by reporters Monday, Mr.Hudak refused to answer whether he still considers himself “pro-life.” (National Post, July 19, 2011)

“Hudak opted not to answer when he was asked point blank if he was pro-life.” (The Sarnia Observer, July 19, 2011)

“Hudak ducks questions on pro-life support” (Waterloo Region Record, July 19, 2011)

“[Hudak] believed things about abortion in the past, and there’s no reason to believe he doesn’t believe them now. So the idea that he “may have” signed a pro-life coalition is just staggeringly weak.” (National Post, July 20, 2011)

“This biggest problem Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak faces in the upcoming election is inexperience. Hudak handled the recent controversy concerning his real views on abortion like he was trying to do needlepoint while wearing boxing gloves.” (The Ottawa Citizen, July 21, 2011)

“Hudak, as a politician looking to run Ontario’s medical system, should state his position. In delaying doing that, he looks weak, inexperienced and uncomfortable with the issue.” (Ottawa Citizen, July 27, 2011)

“Forum found 56 per cent of Ontarians think women should be allowed to terminate a pregnancy in all circumstances with 35 per cent agreeing in some circumstances. Only eight per cent are outright opposed to abortion.” (Toronto Star, July 30, 2011).

“…Tim Hudak says he “may have” signed a petition to end abortion funding in Ontario. I’m not clear whether he doesn’t remember or just wishes he hadn’t signed the damn thing. (Toronto Star, July 31, 2011)

“The Progressive Conservative Leader, who led in early public opinion polls, has mused about the need for a return to buck-a-beer days, decreed he will use chain gangs to do work now done by the private sector, fumbled questions on his anti-abortion stance and done a flip-flop on all-day kindergarten.” (The Hamilton Spectator, August 26, 2011)

“On the subject of vote grabs, the master in this campaign is Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak who is touting such enlightened programs as buck-a-beer, dodging the abortion issue, prison chain gangs to clean up parks and the like, GPS bracelets for sex offenders and killing the green energy program as well as the $7-billion deal with Samsung to produce green-energy products in Ontario.” (The Ottawa Citizen, September 8, 2011)


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  1. B Weigelt said, on October 5, 2011 at 8:54 am

    So does he or does he not support pro life, plan to stop public funding of abortion? The pole says 56 % of Ontarians are pro choice for full funding, how many of them are women?

  2. […] The very same Danielle Smith who refuses to answer questions on abortion on the campaign trail. (Taking a page out of Tim Hudak’s play book, I guess.) […]

  3. […] that Tim Hudak clearly state his position on abortion and whether he would defund it. He refused. He refused again and again throughout last fall’s election campaign, too. We still don’t know what Hudak would do were he to ever be elected premier of this great […]

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