Bedrooms of the nation
Work has kept me from joining the young women of Ontario RebELLES at their pro-choice rally this afternoon in front of Forced Pregnancy Fetophile Central in downtown Toronto.
104 Bond St.
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2009
During spring 2009, during the 40 days of Lent Catholic members of Campaign Life Quebec held a vigil daily anti-choice to the Morgentaler Clinic in Montreal. A collective feminist pro-choice was trained to respond by reaffirming the right of women to provide themselves with their bodies and stressing the importance of fighting to preserve women's right to abortion.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the law decriminalizing abortion in Canada entered into force on 14 May 1969, the Campaign Life Quebec and Campaign Life Coalition is organizing a "National March for Life" in Ottawa.
A group called Collectif La Riposte has organized to rally against them as well as for women's rights for legal abortion.
Today is the 40th anniversary of Canada's Criminal Law Amendment Act which was aimed at, among other things, decriminalizing homosexuality and legalizing contraception (yes Virginia, it was illegal then) and easing access to abortion.
This act is just one of the many reasons Cancons hate, still, the late Pierre Trudeau.
But so what? Same thing every year. But this year might be a little different because they’ve been working themselves into a Jesus-driven frenzy over the biblical implications of the “40 years” (their theme this year is “EXODUS”, no religiosity there, nope) so who knows? It might get exciting for a change.
But looky here: The zygote zealots have conveniently already reported their version of events.
Writing in the National Post today, columnist Michael Coren notes the lack of media coverage. In fact, at press time, only he and LifeNews.com have covered the March for Life have covered the pro-life event today.
Coren notes there is routinely "hardly any mention of the event in the media — a contrast with the numerous protests a fraction of the size that tend to receive full and fulsome coverage."
That is despite the fact that the March for Life is "intensely reflective of the authentic Canada, unlike most other demonstrations: Conservative and Liberal, able-bodied and handicapped, black and white, Muslim, Christian and Jewish, from every region and background."
But, as Fern Hill over at Dammit Janet! writes, Coren has his factoids wrong. First because the march already got pre-promotion, at the very least by Coren himself in one quasi-national newspaper, and by the Globe and Mail, the actual national newspaper.
And second because, as poll after poll shows, Canadians are done with the abortion debate. A clear and strong majority support a woman's right to control her body and destiny.
That is the ''authentic Canada.''
But what do you expect from those who claim they can back up their position with unscientific and highly questionable polls?
Happy Freedom in the Bedroom day!