This was published in Convivium today. It’s something of a reflection on Fidel Castro’s death, but I do manage to bring up abortion nonetheless:
Here in Canada, human rights abuses around me can be openly contested and fought. The people who do so do not go to jail. In short, there is very little to lose by expressing opposition to injustice. Why then, do I hold back? It may be unpopular to oppose abortion, for example, but it’s not illegal. Pro-lifers are most routinely ignored, not punished. Even so, our numbers are few. The biggest problem in fighting the injustice of abortion is getting people to see that abortion marks an actual injustice.