I wasn’t going to write about this, until I read the actual letter contained in this link. To summarize, Joyce Arthur of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, wants a fair in London, Ontario to stop hosting a pro-life booth. Is this a new thing, politicizing an event for the first time this year? The first guffaw I got out of the letter was the fact that pro-lifers have been hosting this booth “for the past 40 years.” 40 years!
When I saw a pro-choice booth at the Great Glebe Garage Sale in my neighbourhood last year, I wasn’t pleased, and not least because they were only offering coffee to people who were pro-choice. (Seriously, that’s what their banner said. If I had a pro-life booth, I’d offer coffee to pro-choicers, but bygones.) But I shrugged and passed by because whether I personally appreciate their message or not (and trust me, I don’t) they are part of the community. Just as the pro-life booth is part of the community at this London, Ontario fair.
Talk about micromanagement. I suppose when you have abortion on demand, at any point, for any reason, you turn your attention to smaller things. Like clamping down on local events, located half way across the country.by