[she] said something moderately interesting in explaining the movement’s supposed appeal to young people. “We grew up since the 1988 Morgentaler decision (when criminal laws regulating abortion were thrown out) and so I think that our generation is starting to question this,” she told the Star. “A quarter of our generation lost their lives to abortion.”
Indeed, Mr. Selley does his math and finds that she is “spot on.” According to Stats Canada, between 1991 and 2005,
1.6 million abortions [were] performed over that period. By my count, it’s fair to say that 23% of fetuses that came into being over that time were aborted.
“Is that a lot?” he asks. Gee, 1.6 million of anything would be considered a lot – based on some definitions, I would consider it a verifiable genocide.
Andrea adds: Funny. Selley makes fun of the pro-lifers quoted in that Toronto Star article. Meanwhile, last night when speaking at the National Campus Life Network dinner, I made a point which I’d like to reiterate here. It’s the mainstream media who came a calling, trying to identify “something new” in the pro-life movement. They called, they wrote the story. The people the reporter talked to simply answered the questions. There’s not a pro-lifer across the country who thinks these tactics are “new.” Media in this case are arriving at this movement having never examined it before. They are ill-informed. That’s partly the pro-life movement’s fault. In no small part it’s their own blinders. In any case, before making smart-ass comments, if I were media these days trying to write a story about abortion, I’d start by doing some solid research. Good old fashioned reading. From the time before Twitter, say. How about it, journalists?
Andrea adds one more thing: All of the students I met at the dinner last night were incredibly articulate. Puts me to shame, actually. I feel someone else should have given the keynote address. Rebecca, in particular, did a great job. It was a lovely event.by