I’ve often wondered how Canada’s abortion activists can actually say the things they believe with a straight face. Nothing quite highlights the bizarre nature of our cultural schizophrenia surrounding human life in the womb than listening to what those who support the state-funded and violent termination of this life have to say.
For example, Joyce Arthur of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, ever on the lookout for heresy (known in more rational circles as “embryology”) has been on another one of her famous letter-writing sprees, demanding that city council of Williams Lake, BC rescind their “highly inappropriate” proclamation of a “Celebration of Life” week.
Celebrating life, you see, is a very dangerous thing to do in Ms. Arthur’s opinion, because those of us who are not scientifically illiterate may celebrate all human life. As she states in her letter:
Both the title of the week and the wording of the Proclamation appear quite benevolent, but evaluating the group behind the request is perhaps even more critical than vetting the message itself. Groups with an unpopular agenda will not state their views upfront in these situations, and instead will whitewash their language to gain more public support. To illustrate with a hypothetical example, it would be fine for the City to approve a proclamation request for a “Blood Donors Week” from the Canadian Blood Services, but if exactly the same request with the same wording came from a group called “Vampires-R-Us”, the City should of course deny it.
Considering the fact that it is the carnivorous ideology of Ms. Arthur that sustains itself with human blood, she might not want to use that particular analogy. However, it could be noted that Ms. Arthur and her allies do react to the truth displayed in abortion victim photography much like vampires are purported to react to mirrors. The truth, to some people, is nothing short of terrifying.
Another recent case also highlights the sheer ridiculousness of Canada’s abortion status quo, when a former GTA stripper was acquitted of concealing the dead body of a baby boy because the court could not determine if the baby was, in fact, a baby. Since it could not be determined when the child died—prior to leaving the birth canal or after—it could not be determined whether or not we should care that the baby was, in fact, dead.
A recent Supreme Court case determined that since the contents of the uterus have no legal status in Canada, those children who died of miscarriage or were dispensed of through abortion could be concealed legally.
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Watching the justices—or “the contents of black legal robes,” if you will—try to figure out what to call the baby that might not have been a baby would have been funny if it was not so tragic. Even the judge who acquitted the woman who might have killed a baby or might have killed a non-baby in the womb admitted that the legal status quo was a disgrace.
“The practical effect of the law, as I interpret it,” he noted, “is that any woman can destroy her near-term or term fetus and can induce an abortion accordingly and do what she will with the remains without risking any criminal sanctions.” This, he noted, was “deeply disturbing” and “disgusting at any moral level”—but unfortunately, such is the law of the land.
Back to that vampire thing. A vampire, a quick Google search has revealed, is defined as “a mythical being who subsists by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures.” If I’ve ever read a better description of the pro-choice ideology, I don’t know where.
Unfortunately, the ideology that permits people to dump baby corpses in the trash and furiously resist celebrating human life just in case we accidentally celebrate all human life is not mythical at all. But when a deeply confused culture decides that human beings can kill other human beings to sustain our own lifestyles, we have certainly entered into a horror story, replete with slaughtered innocents and a climbing kill count.
LifeNews Note: Jonathon Van Maren writes for the Canadian Center for Bioethical Reform.