That Joyce Arthur! She’s so quotable:
Canadians don’t want to go back to the abortion debate. People are happy with the status quo. It’s working well.
I just changed my cell phone plan. I had the same plan for years, and I thought it was a great deal, mainly because it was a great deal back when I got my first phone. I’d tell everyone how great my plan was, and in 2002 I wasn’t lying. But in 2008, I was sorely misled. After doing a little homework, I learned I could get all the same services with the exact same cell phone provider for about half the price. All this to say, I was happy with the status quo until I got all the facts.
Most people I speak to about the abortion issue don’t realize abortion is legal in Canada right up to month 9. Most don’t know that women are exposed to a procedure (vacuum aspiration abortion) that has never been tested on animals and that it is alone in that category among all medical procedures performed in Canada. Most don’t know that, in 1988, when the Supreme Court struck down the law regulating abortion, it handed over to Parliament the responsibility of enacting a new law. And, yes, most don’t realize that a kidney has more rights in Canada than a fetus. Let’s be honest. There’s something Canadians don’t know.
The very phrase “We won’t go back!” so commonly chanted by those who are pro-abortion, confirms that they’re unhappy with the way things once were, but it says nothing about today’s status quo. To say that Canadians are happy with the current state of affairs is to assume we are all aware of that state. But, mostly, we are not. So let’s not muzzle the discussion. Then we’ll see if people really are happy with the status quo.by