Yesterday we received some flak here at PWPL for The New Abortion Caravan, a program we are not running. I am not running The New Abortion Caravan, neither do I have anything to do with it. However, I will certainly post about this cross-country anti-apathy tour. Here’s a news item from Regina’s Leader Post.
I know the graphics are inflammatory. I know some pro-lifers don’t like them. Here’s why I do, in spite of the fact that I don’t use them myself. Because what we are fighting here in Canada is apathy to a very real social problem. I can bring out photos of happy babies til the cows come home and no one will notice. Pro-lifers already do provide charitable aid and support to young families in need. No one notices.
When apathy is so high, we need different approaches to come at the issue from different angles. Yes, I have some concerns over the Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform’s strategy. I still support them, even with those concerns.
As Stephanie Gray says in this news item: “The images are graphic because abortion is graphic … and if people are bothered by the posters, we hope their complaints will be to the abortion clinics.”
I note the responses in the article linked above and indeed in the flak from yesterday speak to “don’t tell me what to do with my body,” not the reality of a dead baby, which is what abortion is and what it does, by intent.
It is my fervent belief that women can have these children–need not be their mothers, but can have the children–without foregoing any more rights than they currently do when they abort. Historically it is a relatively new idea that women would achieve rights through the killing of their unborn children. It is an idea I do not accept.by