In my going through my daily blog reading, I came across an interesting perspective from a fellow blogger about Mr. Iffy bringing up the abortion issue as a priority for PM Harper's initiative to help the survival rate among women and children in the third world. I thought it was rather interesting viewpoint.
"When Harper proposed the initiative, the political and cynical side of me was thinking, “Harper is setting Iggy up to ensure Iggy doesn’t attract back the Catholic vote“. And sure enough, Iggy took the bait. And now he has earned the rebuke of the Archbishop of Toronto. Whatever the Liberal Party establishment may think of the Catholic Church, it’s not good politics to upset the constituency you are trying to win back to secure electoral victory."(h/t SoCon or Bust)