Pro-abortion folks are today wringing their hands and weeping because they truly do believe that electing a majority Conservative government means an end to abortion in this country. Honestly, I’ve never before and probably never will again wish that pro-abortion folks were right.
For the rest of us living in Canada in 2011, having heard Prime Minister Harper say over and over that he will not introduce or support abortion legislation, well, it seems reasonable to believe it.
ProWomanProLife has never been motivated by legislative matters. The idea was to motivate the grassroots, those quiet Canadians cross country who believe abortion is wrong and wish it would end; those who understand that abortion is not a “woman’s right,” not a “man’s right” because it is simply not a right at all.
That said, there was an election and so I will muse about what I’d do if I had just been elected and wanted to see our House of Commons move on abortion legislation.
I think I’d try for a bill that outlaws late-term abortion. As such it would be an upfront, in-your-face pro-life bill and would be branded as such. Accusations of a hidden agenda would be met with “Yes, we are working to eradicate abortion in Canada by starting with an area that all Canadians know is wrong and morally reprehensible.”
I like it anytime a bill comes up that allows us to debate abortion, for, unlike Harper and so many other politicians on the Hill, I am not allergic to discussing this matter. And while I am not all that interested in the latest in pro-life legislation, every time this comes up on Parliament Hill it creates the opportunity for Canadians to reconsider the matter.
I believe the ramifications of allowing abortion to continue in Canada mean we are a weaker, less just society. Abortion is not a settled matter and never will be, until we give up on this barbaric practice altogether.
On a related note, congratulations to superstar MP Rod Bruinooge, head of the parliamentary pro-life caucus, who was re-elected in Winnipeg South.by