Bishop Fred Henry from the Calgary diocese seems to have a pretty good handle on the sad state of Canada's totally legal permissive abortion regime.
"...for example, why does Canada not have an abortion law? Canada is the only democracy in the world without legislation protecting children in the womb.
Twenty-five years ago, on January 28th 1988, the Supreme Court of Cnada, in the Regina v. Morgentaler decision, struck down the existing abortion law, making Canada the only western country with unrestricted abortion on demand, fully funded by taxpayers. It is estimated 2.5 million unborn children have been killed by abortion since January 1988.
To drown out this vexatious question, many sound systems loudly and repeatedly shout: "The Supreme Court established a constitutional right to abortion?" It did not.
Others scream: "The judgment found that any legal restriction on abortion was a violation of women's rights" It did not.
Others summarily proclaim: "The abortion issue has been settled." It has not.
The 5-2 Supreme Court decision is split into no fewer than four separate judgments. No member of the Court intended theirs to be the last word on the subject. It was only the law in front of them at the time that they found unconstitutional - Section 251 of the Criminal Code.
...the judges were equally clear that another law might pass constitutional muster.
...Regrettably, our Members of Parliament are content to play a political game with life refusing to even discuss the question. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has adopted an extremist stance and has promised, not merely that his government will not introduce any law on abortion, but that he would "use whatever influence I have" to prevents his MPS from sponsoring bills on abortion of their own. Comments by the rotating leaders of the Liberal and New Democratic Parities are even sillier and inconsistent with scientific facts.
Medical sciences tell us that the pre-born child, from the moment of fertilization/conception has her own DNA, her own blood type, her own heartbeat at 18 days, her own brain waves at 43 days, etc. In fact, by 11-12 weeks the rapidly developing pre-born child's organs are present and working, she is becoming extremely sensitive to things such as sound and pain, and all that is need is time to grow.
Clearly, the legalistic view of the pre-born child as an extension of the mother, which some people favouring abortion still cling to, has proven to be outdated.
Whatever the attempts to drown out the awkward question and bury the issue, the abortion question has not gone away. Public opinion is divided as it is on almost every other issue. However, in poll after poll, it is clear that the majority of Canadians want some protection for children in the womb. Most Canadians find it morally unacceptable that abortion can be committed in the 3rd trimester, or based on the sex of the child in the womb.
...We now have abortion on demand. This is intolerable. It is time for everyone to support the campaign and goals of WeNeedALaw.ca."
The pro-abortions, Mr. Harper, and the leaders of the other parties--all of them sing from the same old abortion hymn book. They should stop singing and listen to Bishop Henry instead. He makes a lot more sense than all of them put together. Besides, they're off key.