By Letter to the Editor on May 8, 2019.
On your morning commute down Mayor Magrath this week, did you notice a few people waving signs? I was one of them. If you didn’t see the signs, they say, “Signs Up for the Pre-born,” “Canada has no abortion law,” and “We need a law.”
This week Thursday is the March for Life, when thousands of Canadians rally to tell our government we want them to protect pre-born children. All week, we want to bring that same message in our community. This is part of a larger movement of 30 groups doing this across Canada this week, organized by WeNeedaLaw.ca. The fact that Canada has absolutely no law surrounding abortion is something about 80 per cent of Canadians don’t realize – abortion can happen at any point in pregnancy, for any reason. Yet most Canadians do not support late-term abortion, or abortion for sex-selection and “family balancing.”
Here are some heartbreaking statistics using numbers from the World Health Organization and from Worldometers: eight million died from cancer in 2018, five million from smoking and 41.9 million died from abortions. Abortion was the number-one leading cause of death in 2018. We all came from the womb! What will you do to stand up for the pre-born?
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