This is a challenging column. But one I needed to read. How to advance our important cause, capitalizing off the strengths of those who went before, but also include new people? All good questions, asked by my colleague Peter Stockland.
A grave statistic:
Angus Reid polling data freshly published by Cardus shows 94 per cent of non-religious Canadians now give the highest priority to personal choice when it comes to abortion or doctor-assisted death. Even among the one-fifth of Canadians who are “religiously committed,” just 56 per cent rate preserving life as a higher moral priority than personal choice.
It’s the 56% of “religiously committed” who worry me.
We have our work cut out for us. And blood is on my hands. I pay my taxes, which fund abortions, which perpetuates the normalization of abortion. It’s all very tricky. We can and must do better.