Monday, August 31, 2015

Priests for Life supports WeNeedaLaw

Some in the pro-life community believe that support for incremental legislation is wrong, that it is in effect "throwing babies under the bus". Their reasoning is that it makes a difference between those protected from abortion and those that would be targeted for abortion, dividing the children in the womb into two camps.

However the flaw with this reasoning is that, in Canada, all babies are currently thrown under the bus, since we have absolutely no protection for any child in the womb. Success in bringing in legislation of some sort would have the effect of at least saving some lives, even if we can't save all.

I met Father Tom Lynch this past summer and asked him that very question: what is your position on WeNeedaLaw and incremental legislation? He told me that holding the position that all abortion must be made illegal, since all life from conception is human, is simply unsustainable in Canada. Outlawing all abortion from the moment of conception is just not going to happen. In fact, in Father Lynch's opinion, our current politicians are even less pro-life now than they used to be in the past, and that doesn't appear to be changing. The pro-choice position of allowing all abortions through all nine months of pregnancy is upheld by the majority of MPs. And those who don't agree with that position are, for the most part, silent on the topic.

Despite the wishful thinking that we can change hearts and minds, that thinking is just that - wishful. Reality is quite different. The reality is that abortion is entrenched in our society and most people cannot think of not having abortion; they see it as a solution to the problem of unplanned pregnancies and all the babies that would be born and would have to be looked after by someone, and they don't want that someone to be them.

Throughout all of human history, the law has been a teacher. This is the reason why Moses wrote down the Ten Commandments upon hearing them from Yahweh. The people needed to be told what was right and what was wrong and they needed to know there were consequences for disobedience. In fact, most organizations and societies have rules precisely to keep people informed of which behaviour is good (both for themselves and society as a whole) and which is not.

The same holds true for abortion. Most people under the age of 40 in Canada do not see a problem with abortion because, for all of their lives, abortion has been legal. And what is legal, must be right. This is what the absence of a law does, it conditions people to think that something is morally good and right if it is not disallowed. I have heard young women say to me that abortion must be okay, because it is legal.

Therefore, enacting legislation would have the effect of teaching morality to a population that doesn't seem to be getting much in the way of moral teaching from any other source.

And enacting any legislation with regards to abortion is crucial if we wish to change hearts and minds on this issue. Rather than the other way around, as Harper says "we must change hearts and minds and then we can change the law", I hold that having a law would actually teach many people what is wrong. This is how we teach our children. We don't always expect them to understand the concepts behind the discipline we mete out; oftentimes, particularly with young children, they simply have to be given the boundaries of behaviour in order to make their behaviour conform to what is good for them. Understanding follows behaviour in the majority of cases.

The lack of abortion law has taught Canadians that lives in utero are dispensable. It will take the bringing back of legislation on abortion to begin to inform them otherwise.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Questions to ask candidates running for election

If the government doesn’t want to
talk about abortion,
why is it willing to make taxpayers fund them?
Do you think it’s right for someone to have
an abortion based on gender?
If pre-born babies are not people when victims of crimes,
 what are they when doctors are operating on them prenatally?
If you’re really serious about a woman’s right to choose
what she does with her own body,
how do you reconcile that with making drugs illegal,
or drunk driving, or even just being topless in a restaurant?
Don’t we live in a society full of regulations on
what we can do with our own bodies?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pro-Life Event in Halifax

Please send this information to your friends, especially if they lean toward pro-choice. The founder of this group is a lawyer and you will hear logical arguments for the defense of human life at all stages.
If you wish to engage and ask questions on this issue, you are most welcome to attend. Your views will be respected and you will be engaged in a civil debate - no shouting of slogans, just the logical discussion of the facts.

Halifax, NS  - St. John the Baptist Church on Purcell's Cove Road, Friday, Sept 25 - 7:30-9:00 pm.
Free of charge.

Not sure where you stand on abortion? Or think you know exactly where you stand? This event is a great opportunity to learn where Canada stands on the abortion issue, why abortion needs to be addressed by our elected officials, and how we can work together to ensure pre-born human rights are discussed during the 2015 federal election.

You will listen to stories from the front lines, detailing the cultural shift taking place as Canadians become aware of what abortion does to the smallest members of the human family. You will also hear about three specific laws that would advance pre-born human rights, and that have a good possibility of being passed in the next 3-8 years.

We invite you to learn from our qualified speakers, who will share with you what science says about the pre-born child and whether or not Canadian law reflects this scientific understanding.

If you already know that you want to make a difference for pre-born children in Canada, we invite you to join us as well!

Join us in Halifax to learn more about how YOU can make a difference this election.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Just another video in the trail of evil

Hard for pro-choice advocates to speak up in defense of Planned Parenthood exposes. Cecile Richards continues to spin the story line, but it is becoming obvious that she is lying about what Planned Parenthood really does and the fact that it is making lots of money from abortion.
As for those who say abortion just removes a "clump of cells" or that the fetus is "just tissue", take a look at the video. It is clear evidence that where there are "baby parts", there once was a baby.

Many people have said that pro-lifers doctor their photos and posters of aborted babies and that the pictures are not real. But it would be extremely hard to hold that line after seeing the lab tech lift up arms and legs from the pan that holds the remains of a 20-week abortion.