But when ultrasound showed one little creature trying to escape, a PP director quit
VIDEO: [OneLifeLA] Abby Johnson, the woman whose life is the basis of the hit movie ‘Unplanned,’ speaking in Los Angeles. Ted considers this one of the best speeches he has ever experienced. [Sep 29, 2015]
I learned something about Canada last week that I should have known and did not. We are the only country in the industrialized world that has no laws whatever against abortion. Any unborn child at any stage of pregnancy can be killed in the womb at the mother’s request, and its various body parts marketed.
For this wonderful “advance” in human rights, we have to thank, as usual, our “activist” Supreme Court. But in this case, the court must share the “credit” for this “accomplishment” with two of our most distinguished leaders — Old Trudeau, now dead, and his aide and comforter Jean Chretien, still alive. Both of them very thoroughly misled the voters and the media some 37 years ago on the implications of our then-new Charter of Rights. We need have no fears about abortion laws in the Charter, they repeatedly declared, because the Charter doesn’t mention abortion.
All cheered, even most of the bench of bishops in the ardently anti-abortion Catholic Church. Why? Because it was almost universally believed that men of this caliber simply would not lie to us, or mislead us. But they didn’t tell us the truth either which was this: Under the law current at that time, abortion was legal if the mother’s health was provably endangered. Special medical panels were set up to make that assessment. But the system wasn’t working well; the panels had different rules; the panels were not everywhere available. So the law could not be equally applied.
Now what the new Charter did do was open clearly unjust laws to attack by the courts. Such an attack on our abortion law was a certainty if the Charter was approved. The attack came. Our existing law was struck down, and the subsequent attempt by the succeeding Mulroney government to enact a more effective law was defeated in the Senate. We are now being asked to believe that Mssrs. Trudeau and Chretien had no idea this was going to happen, “Yah, right.”
So now we can all take pride in the fact that we are a world leader in abortion and the sale of baby body parts. Moreover, we secure our rights and freedoms by executing about 100,000 unborn Canadian babies a year, and we don’t have to worry about breaking the law because the Supreme Court left us with no law to break.
But why bring this up now, nearly 40 years after the Charter was adopted? It was provoked by the publication of a book last month titled “From Democracy to Judicial Dictatorship in Canada: The Untold Story of the Charter of Rights.” It’s written by three lawyers, and being promoted by the Real Women’s movement in Canada. Its documentation of the disregard of judicial objectivity by Supreme Court judges makes it into what we called “a bombshell book.” It delves into two other subjects–one showing the role played by the court in giving Canada the unbecoming role of world abortion leader, as described above. The other is the court’s rejection of the Trinity Western University law school, which I’ll undertake in this space next week.
Meanwhile, a very different issue was driving the abortion debate in the sphere of public awareness and concern. This time it was not a book; it was a movie, notably the “The Unplanned,” made into a movie from a book which records the shocked horror of a Planned Parenthood director in Texas when she actually saw on ultrasound the frantic reaction of the little creature trying to escape or fight off the instrument of its destruction, being introduced to the womb.
I have not as yet seen this movie, but the description alone of this frightful thing left me both sickened, enraged and, yes, in part responsible for not doing enough to stop it. We even boast about it as a great triumph for human rights. My God, how far from reality we have allowed ourselves to drift? Every time I think of that little person fighting to escape what we have let happen, one word keeps echoing in my mind…”evil…evil…evil…evil.” Some way, somehow, we’ve got to put a stop to it.
While the movie is being shown on its first day in 1,500 theaters in the U.S. and had already grossed $14 million dollars, we learn that it has been banned from Canadian theatres by the distributors. They first said there was no interest in it. That was a flat-out lie, a private showing of it in Edmonton sold three thousand tickets with almost no advance publicity.
Why Canada, I wondered. There were too many objections to it, came the answer. In other words, it’s the usual explanation–chicken-hearted Canadians with the familiar fear, dread, and terror of being called nasty names by what somebody has labeled “The Big Four,” they being “the Radfems (Radical Feminists), the Transgents the Lesbies and the Gaze.” But nearly all of them are Gaze. They’ve been running the country for some time now. But they had better watch out, or our unelected Supreme Court judges will take over from them.