The abortion debate is on once more in Canada, and I say Hurray! to that. The sad fact of the matter has been that, for over twenty years, for a politician to engage in a debate against publicly funded abortion on demand in Canada has been the political equivalent to suicide.
Since 1988, there has been no law at all covering abortion in Canada . All other western democracies seem to have some form of law covering abortion. Are all these countries against the rights of women? Hardly.
In Canada, it’s a black and white issue: an unborn child, from conception to just before the moment of birth, can be aborted without breaking the law. That’s a sorry fact and I think it is wrong on every level.
The prospect that a six to nine month old fetus can be aborted on anyone’s whim is abhorrent to me. Such a prospect should be totally outside the bounds of any civilized society. And, because there is no law covering such a thing, there does not seem to be reliable statistics showing the number of late-term abortions in this country.
Unregulated abortion on demand and funded by the government is just plain wrong—it is inhuman. Surely, once the fetus has reached the point it could survive outside the womb, we should extend the protection of the law to that unborn child.
I am happy to see some political commentators like Michael Coren are taking up the challenge of speaking out against this objectionable practice. Let’s hope his views won’t be dismissed purely because he’s right-wing and a Christian: I gather the views of right-wing Christians are considered dangerous in some circles.
For the record, I’m not a Christian or belong to any other religion. But I do believe we need some level of protection for unborn children.
It won’t happen though. Sadly, the mere mention that some measure of protection should be extended brings shouts of derision, name-calling and outrage.