A suffocating debate about abortion leaves us all unpowered



There is an unavoidable reality that we all have to resign ourselves, like death and taxes. With a solemn look, I have to admit that the Canadian NHL team (especially the Toronto-based team) will never win the Stanley Cup. There is no doubt that tomorrow’s snowstorm will be announced the moment the snow tires are removed from the weatherman. The facts of the federal elections are equally predictable and unavoidable, but the Liberal Party trumpets the discovery of a secret conservative plan to regain abortion restrictions.

Justin Trudeau decided in 2014 that Commonwealth Liberal Party candidates need to support the party’s absolute supporters, and in the 2015 elections abortion despite the then Prime Minister’s vows. Was torn by Stephen Harper in question. [were] At his discretion to prevent the abortion debate from resuming. “

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, who had personal opposition to abortion during the 2019 campaign, must deny the Liberal Party’s accusations that his government will introduce restrictive legislation. It was.

Women and men and women announced in the election that the current Conservative leader, Erin O’Toole, “pretended to be a choice,” using mental abilities not available to ordinary Canadians. It was Maryam Monsef, a Liberal Party member for equality. Monsef continued to strengthen his prophetic power and predict that Otour (he announced he was a pro-choice and always doing so) would force his team to submit a bill to limit abortion.

To be fair to Monsef, she said one thing to the socially conservative crowd and pointed out Otour’s known tendency to do something completely different when elected leader of the Conservative Party. But when he remembers voting against the gender ban bill-selective abortion, I think this is one of those cases where you might get his words at face value. I will.

Canadians seem to be happy to live in the only country on the planet that has no laws governing abortion, by a two-to-one difference. The conservative Caucus has the core of the anti-abortion parliamentarians, but it has long been the opinion of party leaders that this is not a problem for their benefit. In their opinion, it is better to ignore this subject. Because where else do socially conservatives go?

Other parties, which may elect only one member, do not sympathize with the feelings of life. In the case of NDP, Greens, and Bloc, the problem is that there are too few abortions in Canada, and Trudeau complains that it is not making it easy to get the procedure. The People’s Party, whose liberals are crooked and avoiding cultural wars, disillusioned conservative voters will not find shelter there on abortion questions.

The Christian Heritage Party is the only party in Canada to be proud of being the only pro-life party, and anyone interested in preserving the life of a fetal can rely on it. They ran in only 51 constituencies in the last election. Only one vote for every 1000 casts. Or, if one comes up with another long shot, perhaps Derek Sloan and his true north party.

On either side of the question, this situation is not good. Liberal democracy is based on the proposition that government exists primarily to protect life and freedom. Therefore, it is completely necessary to discuss the balance between these two main objectives. Closing the debate about when life begins, what steps will be taken to protect it, and the role that the state should play will have a negative impact on the health of the entire body politic.

These arguments are even more urgent in an era when the barriers to ending the lives of the sick and the elderly are low. John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, or today’s democratic architects, find out that public wallets fund the disappearance of tens of thousands of lives each year, all without lively dialogue. mosquito?

Putting these questions in the hands of dozens of judges, keeping Congress out of debate, excluding people with diverse views from party members, and fearing candid exchanges nationwide can help us all. Is to leave without giving.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

Jerry bowler

Jerry Bowler is a Canadian historian who specializes in the intersection of religion and popular culture.