Sunday, January 13, 2008

Never again 

Dave writes about about the importance of abortion rights after a supposedly pro-choice blogger said that pro-choice tactics "trivialize pregnancy and the decision facing women considering an abortion".
At first I thought this blogger must be a young person, in his early 20s maybe, who has never known what it was like to live in a society where abortion was illegal. But looking at the profile on his website, it turns out he's my age, for crying out loud -- he knows very well how long and terrible the fight was to decriminalize abortion -- the hospital board battles of the 1970s and 1980s, and the 30 years of Morgentaler's court cases.
And now what he calls "the Pro-Choice movement" should make nice so that it "maintains credibility and broad public support"?
How ridiculous.
Depending on the poll, at least seven or eight out of every ten Canadians support unlimited and unrestricted abortion rights. Nobody is going to stop supporting abortion rights just because they don't like the term "fetus fetishist", however insulting that may be. This support has nothing to do with any ad campaign or brochure or news interview from any pro-choice organization.
It is simply because we want our daughters or granddaughters or girlfriends or wives or mothers or ourselves to have the right to chose to end a pregnancy.
And this is a right we won't ever let any government take away from us. Nope. Never again.

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