This article is weak, insofar as he claims to not be able to find up to date statistics polls on abortion in Canada, which means he is dismissing the annual Life Canada poll, which means he has his ideological blinders on. (Andrea adds after the fact that abortion statistics are indeed very hard to find.) I think this is what happens when your office lies in the shadow of the CN Tower. Go west, young man, go west.
But I liked this part, which is very true, so let’s focus on the positive. Also, this drives the pro-abortion side crazy, because they know it:
Also, the voices of the pro-life movement are younger, there are many younger women heading the movement, and their arguments go to both the well-being of the mother and unborn child. By contrast, the abortion-rights movement has been highly visible in opposition to very popular measures, including bans on intact dilation and partial birth abortions, parental involvement, enhanced informed-consent provisions for women seeking abortions, and the like. I think since the late 1990s, pro-lifers have seemed more reasonable in tone and substance.”
And do vote in the Globe’s online poll about the morality of abortion. I know it’s unscientific. I know people tell others to vote. Do you think the pro-abort side doesn’t have exactly the same capacity to do so? And so it’s all fair, in the end. I tend to note that pro-lifers are very passionate. They’ll vote, they’ll raise this issue, they’ll tell others… and the other side is old and grey and self-satisfied. They are above online polls. I actually enjoy watching our side push the thing in the right direction so that latte-loving, condo living downtown Toronto types are forced to raise an eyebrow.by