Woah. It’s almost as if Justice Beverley McLachlin is saying what pro-lifers have said all along. I know, I know, this ruling on Assisted Reproduction is not about abortion. But I take this as an opportunity to remind Canadians that the Supreme Court of Canada never ruled there is a right to abortion. They said Parliament should decide.
Apparently that’s part of what Justice McLachlin thinks on assisted human reproduction:
Parliament has a strong interest in ensuring that basic moral standards govern the creation and destruction of life, as well as their impact on persons like donors and mothers,” wrote Justice Beverley McLachlin, whose group would have upheld the entire act as a federal power. “The act seeks to avert serious damage to the fabric of our society by prohibiting practices that tend to devalue human life and degrade participants.”
Sorry, but when I hear “moral standards,” “creation of life,” “devalue human life,” and particularly “degrade participants,” I can only but think of our current abortion on demand regime.