For Christians, this weekend is an extraordinarily important and solemn one. There is Good Friday, when commemorations are held of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on a little hill outside Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago. And then there is Easter, when Death itself was conquered through the Resurrection. Across the country and the continent, Christian denominations of every stripe will be hosting Good Friday and Easter services and reflecting on what these things mean.
March 28, 2018
I felt like I was hitting a wall in my conversation with Danny at the Abortion Awareness Project. We had looked at pictures of aborted children, and we had discussed human rights and the difficult circumstances surrounding pregnancy. He would agree with my reasoning, and he even told me, “You’re really good at getting your point across.” Despite that, he kept reverting to his pro-choice position. If he understood the logic of the pro-life position, why wasn’t he convinced by it?
March 26, 2018
In addition to the claim that abortion restrictions do nothing at all to reduce the abortion rate, abortion advocates state that restrictions force women underground to seek illegal, unsafe abortions, resulting in a higher rate of maternal death. Legal abortion, they assert, saves lives. This assertion has often been touted by pro-choice activists as a completely factual claim. When the facts themselves, however, are brought to the table, results are not exactly what they are said to be.
March 22, 2018
When you think of abortion, what comes to mind? Is it tiny, fragile babies, being ripped apart, piece by piece? Does it bring to mind images of tiny fingers and toes, perhaps lying on the face of a coin? Do you think of the abortionists who have stated in interviews and debates how they would pull arms and legs off one by one, and squeeze the skull with forceps until the brain flowed out? Perhaps when you think of abortion you think of a brother or a sister, a niece or a nephew; someone you might have known, but never will know.
March 21, 2018
Earlier in March, CTV News published an article about a decision by a judge regarding a man stabbing his wife, who was eight months pregnant. Her baby boy was delivered via emergency C-section, but died shortly after being born. Sofiane Ghazi is being charged with attempted murder for stabbing his wife and first-degree murder in the death of his son.
March 19, 2018
Two days ago, I was standing across from a high school in Calgary, holding a sign showing a 10-week old pre-born child, pulled apart in an abortion. A young man was crossing the street but at such an angle that I needed to overextend my reach, offering my brochure, as I projected my voice, “Hey, what do you think about abortion?”
March 14, 2018
It is my sincere hope that you never need to read this. If you are walking with a friend who is facing an unplanned pregnancy and trying to communicate truth to her heart, I pray that she chooses life for her baby. Everything in me longs for the day when all pre-born children are safe and our culture sees abortion for what it truly is: an unthinkable act of violence.
March 12, 2018
Another pro-choice myth that is widely circulated by pro-choice advocates is that abortion produces no adverse psychological effects. The media publicizes campaigns such as ‘1 in 3’ and ‘Shout Your Abortion’, where women are encouraged to proudly declare their abortion experiences as empowering life decisions. On the other hand, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, where thousands of women and other relatives of abortion victims have told their stories of regret and heartbreak, is largely dismissed as more ‘pro-life propaganda’.
March 8, 2018
One of the biggest challenges we as activists face when engaging the public in dialogue about abortion is presenting the pro-life argument in a way that others will be open to accepting it. Often clearly sharing the facts is not enough; I find that I almost have to show them that I am not changing their mind or the way that they see abortion, but rather they are changing their mind on their own and really all I did was guide their self realization. If you ask me, it really is an art.
March 7, 2018
I first heard of “fetus dreams” in university It was an essay published in a Norton anthology I had to purchase for one of my first university English courses, published in Harper’s Magazine in October 1990 by a nurse named Sallie Tisdale. It is called “We Do Abortions Here: A Nurse’s Story.” In it, she calls abortion a “sweet brutality,” and attempts to justify what she sees as a necessary evil: