Moral proselytizing not on mayor’s job description

How utterly incorrect for our mayor to adopt a partisan position and grant a proclamation for the Right to Life Society.

To the editor:

How utterly incorrect for our mayor to adopt a partisan position and grant a proclamation for the Right to Life Society.

The Right to Life also includes the legal right for a woman to own her body, not a group of people wearing sandwich boards pounding their moral fists in the air. In 1988 the Supreme Court of Canada agreed with that.

The Right to Life also includes seeking ways for those with life threatening disease to seek cures, especially ones that are strictly governed under ethical auspices, which stem cell science and research is in Canada under the TCPS. As for euthanasia and/or assisted suicide, no jury determined how I came into this world, and no one is going to tell me how to depart it, something the courts have come close to overturning as well.

But ones views aside on these complex matters, our mayor has no right in preaching one side of the fence, especially when at least two of the stated issues are currently legal under the law. Her job is to manage Kelowna not proselytize for self-serving moral issues.

Mark Pigott,


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