…because the abortion debate never ended, closed or died. I hate reading that phrase in news articles and blogs. I’ve heard both pro-lifers and pro-choicers use that expression. Let’s drop it. It’s not honest and it’s most often used to discredit the pro-life perspective.
I write about that today over at ActivateCFPL, the EFC’s blog,
The abortion debate has never closed, died or ended. To argue otherwise is to argue that those who want to rationally discuss the issue are to be marginalized as fringe elements of society; that the pro-life activists who came to Ottawa last year to march for life are 19,000 anomalies; and, that their perspective is inconsistent with some greater enshrined Canadian value of “choice.”
To contend that the abortion debate is over is to declare that there is consensus in Canada on an issue where no such consensus exists. In reality, it’s an intellectually lazy attempt at discrediting those who legitimately question the appropriateness of our nation being the only western country in the world that lacks abortion legislation.