Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lawless abortion is unacceptable

Finally somebody is doing something about calling for an abortion law in Canada. We have had a few good men and a few good women try it in Parliament. Now we have this.

I think a good place to start would be a gestational law. Let's prohibit all abortions over 20 weeks gestation. Or prohibit sex-selection abortion. This would save lives. Then we can work on saving other lives, and keep going until we eventually put an end to abortion.

It has been far too long that we have allowed our children no legal protection. If we can save the life of one unborn child through this kind of initiative, it will have been worth it.

Canada needs an abortion law

Most Canadians find lawless abortion unacceptable

By Mike Schouten
Special to The B.C. Catholic
Most people are aware that Canada is the only nation in the Western world without an abortion law. For those who don't believe it, it's true. Canada, along with China and North Korea, provides no legal protection for children in the womb.
When you think about it, it's ironic that our leaders repeatedly call out China and North Korea for their human rights violations, and yet, along with them, we are the only three countries in the world without any legal protection for the right to life of children in the womb.
We know that the majority of Canadians find this fact unacceptable, and more and more of us want something done about it. The gap between public opinion and public policy regarding abortion legislation is growing. While we still don't have an abortion law, we know that more than three-quarters of Canadians want some protection for children in the womb.
It's time Canada had federal abortion legislation, so a brand new initiative has been launched! The mission of weneedaLAW.ca is to promote, as much as possible, the single message that we need a law.
It is time for Canada to get in line with international standards and public opinion and enact abortion legislation. We are firmly committed to acknowledging the sanctity of the life of every human being, and we believe it is high time the public was mobilized to support MPs who want to take steps in this direction.
This campaign will promote legislative initiatives that limit abortion, with the long-term goal of a complete ban. It will do what it can to send a loud and clear message that all human life must be protected.
All life matters, and weneedaLAW.ca is the gathering place where all Canadians can come together with the intention of providing a loud and clear message that we need to do all we can to protect pre-born humans with federal abortion legislation.
Together we can bring about the change in attitude required. Together with the dedicated MPs who know Canada needs to do better than having no law, we will bring about the change needed in our land.
Please go to our website, www.weneedaLAW.ca, and spread the word.
Mike Schoutenwww.weneedaLAW.ca.


  1. Gestational laws don't work that well. What happens is that there's always an exception for a woman's "health" and the doctors get around it.

    Better to ban by procedure, or by recognition of the unborn.

  2. Gestational laws may not be perfect but nothing is. At least they do something. Right now with no legal protection we are assured of not saving any lives. Saying any lives is better than saving no lives.

  3. Suzanne, any abortion law--not just a gestational law--would have to have some sort of health exception as per the 1988 Morgentaler ruling, although how strict that "health" exception can be was not made clear by the Court. So we face this constraint regardless of whether it's a gestational law, or a law that restricts abortion from conception on.

    A law that bans a procedure is good in the sense that the public debate surrounding it could play a significant role in changing "hearts and minds," but how will it save a baby's life? The doctor can just use another procedure.

    So in terms of actually saving lives, it seems to me the gestational law is more effective than banning a specific procedure, and the debate surrounding it will have at least as great an impact on "changing hearts and minds."

    I am not sure what you mean by banning by "recognition of the unborn."