Thursday, February 7, 2013

Why Can't We Have That "A" Word Debate?

I have always been baffled about why we can't talk about abortion in Canada.  They have no problem in other countries discussion this issue like in the United States where the "A" word debate is on going and all sides are free to speak.  Why is it so taboo here?   Why is it  the attempt to always censor those especially on the pro-life side?  

In Abbortsford BC on private property owner has erected crosses to symbolize the number of abortions performed in Canada each week.  Ezra Levant makes a good argument about why those offended are tying to censor this property owner's freedom of  speech and why we need to have that talk.
 Joyce Arthur, executive director of the Abortion Rights Coalition, has written to the mayor of Abbotsford demanding the city order the private landowner to take them down.
"Many women having abortions are not Christian and would find it doubly offensive to have their abortion represented by a cross."
So, because Arthur thinks someone could be offended, the city ought to tear down the crosses.
The silent monument is a "misappropriation of a woman's private experience that is absolutely no one's business."
So, in the name of a fake privacy violation and the counterfeit human right not to be offended, Arthur demands the government should violate the real privacy and property rights of a landowner, as well as his freedom of speech.
This is not a debate about abortion. It's a debate about whether we're allowed to have a debate about abortion. It's the censorship of the discussion itself.

Ezra also suggests that there needs to be a change in the culture and we need to making it cool to go through a pregnancy if changes are to be made.
We need to change the culture - to make going through with a pregnancy as socially fashionable as abortions have been made; to make adoptions easier; to bring back a culture of sex and life, to counter the culture of sex and death. That's a discussion Joyce Arthur wants to stop.
I agree. The culture in this country we've had, for the last forty some odd years been pro-abortion (or a culture of death is what I call it.)  As long as our culture is like that it is going to be  an uphill battle for pro-lifers to get change in our legislation but we need to press on.  

I just want to say thank you to Ezra Levant, Michael Coren, Brian Lilley and others at Sunnews discussing a subject that others refuse to.