In a landmark decision already twenty-seven years old today, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Canada’s then-existing abortion regulations were unconstitutional. While many Canadians grieve the subsequent loss of a full quarter of their generation through abortion, others celebrate this day with exuberance, calling Canadians to protect their unfettered access to abortion at any stage of the pregnancy.
According to the Globe and Mail, Health Canada is close to making a decision regarding an application for RU-486 to be made available in our country. The decision is a long awaited one as it has been over two years since the application was made by Linepharma International. From the Globe and Mail:
Cassandra Kaake was found bludgeoned to death in a burned out Windsor, Ontario residence last week Thursday. Police revealed the next day that Ms. Kaake was seven months pregnant at the time of her death. Her murder is a tragedy, but she wasn’t the only one who lost a life that night. Her pre-born baby girl did too. Yet her daughter is not recognized as a person under Canadian criminal law because she hadn’t yet exited her mother’s womb. And because of that legal deficiency, no murder charge will ever be laid against the person who took her life.
Discerning the facts about abortion, abortion laws, and their impact on women’s health can be as challenging as understanding the rise and fall of the TSX. There are no shortage of opinions. And of course we have the perennial warning from abortion advocates telling us that restrictions will have dire consequences for women – “Outlaw abortion and abortion won’t stop. Women will just do it illegally and women will die!
The announcement today that New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant is removing Regulation 84-20 comes as no surprise. Regulation 84-20 requires that only medically necessary abortions be funded with tax dollars. Mr. Gallant made a commitment that if elected he would act swiftly to remove all remaining safeguards for women seeking to end the life of their pre-born child.
This morning I went to the post office to mail some personal and work letters. The envelopes for work have our campaign name, “We Need a Law”, in the return address and so it’s no surprise to me when people ask what kind of law I’m looking for.
Christians who strive to live by the Scriptures will know that the two greatest commandments are to love the Lord with heart, soul and mind, and to love their neighbours as themselves (Mark 12:30-31).
The targeting of females in the womb simply because they are girls is a global problem also experienced in the United Kingdom.
Today the front boulevard along Parliament Hill in Ottawa is covered with 100,000 pink and blue flags, as a testimony to the approximately 100,000 girls and boys that are denied their right to life every year in Canada. This nation has never seen anything like this before!