280 is the number of abortions in Canada daily.
It’s amazing to me that this goes unnoticed. We are used to it; we get confused (Person? Fetus? Human being? Child? What is it?)
But regardless of what you think the fetus is in the moment it is aborted, the loss of a city the size of Waterloo every year is a pretty sad fact, a huge loss of potential. It is our downfall that we cannot welcome children into our lives with greater ease. That we see so much else as being more important.
This is an individual tragedy, that many women mourn. It’s also a collective tragedy for which we must all take responsibility.
How easy have I made it for a woman to see her pregnancy through to full term? That’s the question I’m asking myself today.
This isn’t about pointing fingers at women who have had abortions, or the men who took them to the clinic. It’s about all of us and what we desire for this country.by