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Ontario education minister: Catholic schools shouldn't teach abortion is wrong

October 11, 2012

Ontario’s education minister has said that Catholic schools in the Canadian province should not be allowed to teach students that abortion is morally wrong.

Laurel Broten said that arguments against legal abortion are “misogynistic” and therefore should be banned under Ontario’s Bill 13, a law that bans bullying. The education minister said that “we’re very clear with the passage of Bill 13 that Catholic teachings cannot be taught in our schools that violates human rights and which brings a lack of acceptance to participation in schools.”


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  • Posted by: unum - Oct. 12, 2012 6:13 AM ET USA

    This is a preview of U.S. government policy unless people of faith take a stand now and the courts uphold the Bill of Rights. Those who believe in Government instead of God are always ready to tell the Church what to do. The U.S. Constitution means nothing unless it reaffirmed periodically, and the bishops are right to take a strong stand on this issue. It is too bad that most parishes are "too busy" to take the issue seriously, showing a disconnect between pastors and their bishops.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Oct. 11, 2012 7:15 PM ET USA

    Then Catholic schools should be permitted to teach that M. Broten is a jerk and encourages murder. Is that bullying the bully?