There’s been a lot of commentary around the recent announcement by Ontario’s Liberal attorney general that legislation creating “bubble zones” around the province’s abortion clinics will soon be tabled. The Liberals are claiming, with utmost solemnity, that this restriction of free speech is necessary due to the “harassment” and “abuse” women are suffering while going to procure abortions. Even though the attorney general framed his case at a press release in the most dramatic terms, the only alleged example he could come up with was a man spitting on someone outside an abortion clinic.
October 12, 2017
October 11, 2017
I began university the same way a lot of pro-life students do: quietly. During my first year, I did nothing. Naturally reserved to begin with, and at a small university with no pro-life club to speak of, I kept my head down. In second year, I transferred to a larger school and did join the pro-life club, but my involvement capped out at attending meetings and half-heartedly handing out some event flyers.
October 9, 2017
As the Liberal government continues to think of ways to hinder pro-life activities, it is easy to become discouraged. In Ontario, the provincial government is responding to the peaceful efforts of the 40 Days for Life Campaign by proposing bubble zones around clinics. Those who stand on the sidewalk outside of clinics and hospitals that perform abortions praying and offering life affirming options are, apparently, just too threatening.
October 6, 2017
Every day, pro-life Canadians must struggle with the fact that 300 precious pre-born children will be shredded by suction machines and forceps across the country. The abortion issue seems so monstrous that at times we may end up feeling helpless. For some of us, we struggle with wondering what we can do, and if we can actually make a difference to those around us. We may not have a lot of time or resources to share, and so we resign ourselves to the idea that the pro-life movement has no place for us.
October 4, 2017
Seven years ago I travelled to New York with two friends to attend the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations headquarters. We joined a delegation of pro-lifers with a mission to represent and report. I attended, among other things, a session by then-director of International Planned Parenthood Dr. Jill Greer, which I wrote about in a couple of newspaper columns and later mentioned during my debate with Dr. Fraser Fellows of London, Ontario.
August 2, 2017
Another day of activism rises up before me. I’m about to go post-carding for three hours. I’ve got a stack of postcards in my hand and a print-out paper map of the area. Six years of post-secondary education and a year of being a home-body means I have exactly the level of fitness you would imagine. Having done this several times now you would think I’d be used to it, but instead my leg muscles are perpetually tight and uncomfortable. My feet get sore just thinking about post-carding. Yet, here I am. The van drives off.