A couple of comments on this, the advice of Joyce Arthur and Jane Cawthorne, two pro-abortion activists, to those who want to counter-protest The New Abortion Caravan.
1) Whether pro-lifers use the term “poor-choicers” or my opponents use “crapavan;” I am consistently against the use of lame “catch phrases.” “Crapavan”? Really?
2) The pro-choice movement thinks that the Canadian public will resonate well with “dancing genitalia” as an example of “positive actions, satire, or costumes.” (See tip number two for what to do)
3) Tip number three includes drowning out The New Abortion Caravan. Because when you don’t have anything logical or meaningful to say in response to someone else’s points, the next best thing is making sure those points simply aren’t heard. This is a strategy of totalitarianism everywhere.
Finally, on a hopeful note:
4) Anything they do to counter-protest helps The New Abortion Caravan. Why? Because the media loves a controversy. Pro-lifers out on the street is not as good a story–isn’t even much of a story–as pro-lifers surrounded by protestors.
I have yet to hear one single pro-choice activist address the real issue at hand and that’s who the fetus is and whether it matters. Get on your dancing genitalia garb and keep on dancing if you must, but at bottom, we have a serious issue here, and it’s one Jane and Joyce ignore in favour of lame catch phrases, rhetoric and euphemisms. They can do better.by