This short letter uses up the word count to make very few logical or effective points in response to Mike Schoutten’s piece about abortion and infanticide. What a shame that those who defend abortion really only have euphemisms like “abortion care” to rely on. But she’s probably a provider, so we can understand why she must bury herself in euphemisms in order to keep on doing abortions instead of actually helping women. (I’m sorry if that sounds bitter or angry, but I don’t have a lot of time for these “women’s advocates.”)
Re: Abortion law would halt slide toward tacit acceptance of infanticide, Dec. 18
The op-ed does not take women into consideration, but rather uses some elements of rare situations and makes generalizations that provide an inaccurate picture of abortion care in Canada.
Abortion is a medical procedure which is regulated through College of Physicians and Surgeons in each province, just like every other medical procedure in Canada. Infanticide is another matter entirely which is regulated through the justice system. The need for abortion will always exist; I would like to live in a country where it is safe and legal.
Jill Doctoroff Director, Elizabeth Bagshaw Women’s Clinic