This is old news by now. That said, I love photography. So the 100,000 blue and pink flags (one for every life lost to abortion annually in Canada) making the BBC best photos of the day is a good thing to link to.
…make sure you speak up in favour of a girl’s right to life.
Across the globe, girls are being killed off at an alarming rate, only because they are girls. This includes infanticide but also abortion.
Because this includes abortion, we tend to hear not-so-much about it.
Getting more politically incorrect, we then don’t hear about the coerced abortions of girls.
Normally, missing women results in calls for more attention, parliamentary committees, general outrage. But not when the girls are missing due to abortion.
On October 11, International Day of the Girl, make sure you remember all girls. Those who were denied education, those who were forced into early marriages, those who were denied life. I will also be remembering the hypocrisy of the United Nations for having a special day honouring girls, whilst simultaneously ignoring millions of missing women the globe over.
(Reggie Littlejohn, of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers.)
It is not likely that I’m going to check this book out of my local library:
Her new book, Sex & Lovers: A Practical Guide, has just come out in the UK and there is quite a buzz about it – it is The Joy of Sex for the young generation. Only it is much more explicit – which, for some, is a problem. In these porn-obsessed times, is it really the moment to bring out a graphic book about sex for teens? […]
More than that, the book is illustrated by photographs of real-life teenagers engaging in sexual activity. They range from rear views of teenagers holding hands in the buff to some images that are too explicit to describe in a family newspaper.[…]
“I had no idea it would be so controversial,” says Henning. “I set out to write a book that demystifies sex. Most teenagers think about sex all the time and their parents do not know how to tackle the subject. They feel embarrassed to discuss it.
No idea, eh? I’m sure your publishers are just stunned and shocked by the firestorm of media coverage. Oh gee, might the hype cause sales to shoot up? What a surprise!
I’m going to skip all together the list of items/graphics/images that I hope the book does not contain. What I do hope the book covers? I will again quote from Jennifer Fulwiler’s phenomenal article, Why I Lost Faith in the Pro-Choice Movement:
I was looking through a Time magazine article whose infograph cited data from the Guttmacher Institute about the most common reasons women have abortions. It immediately struck me that none of the factors on the list were conditions that we tell women to consider before engaging in sexual activity. Don’t have the money to raise a child? Don’t think your boyfriend would be a good father? Don’t feel ready to be a mother? Women were never encouraged to consider these factors before they had sex; only before they had a baby.
The fundamental truth of the pro-choice movement, from which all of its tenets flow, is that sex does not have to have life-altering consequences.
I hope the book, and other books like it, ask teens to reflect on those questions. Guess what? You might get pregnant or get an incurable STD because no method of contraception is 100% effective. If you do get pregnant, you will have to consider the ramifications of that decision. Teen parenthood? Adoption? Abortion? Those are very much life-altering decisions.
If you’re going to have sex, think it through. Don’t take it lightly. Heck, maybe even put it off until marriage. That guarantees, 100%, you won’t get pregnant or get an STD while you’re in high school.
And this doesn’t even address all the emotional and psychological aspects associated with teen sex…but I’ll leave that for another post. Or for Andrea when she is on one of her “Prude Revolution” kicks.
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My friend Daniel Gilman speaks about all the flags on Parliament Hill of last week.
Pro-life member of Parliament Harold Albrecht appeared on Michael Coren’s show last night to discuss the 100,000 flags that We Need a Law placed on Parliament Hill yesterday. It’s a good interview. He also discusses conscience rights of pro-life MPs within his own party, and other parties in the House.
Go visit if you get a chance. It’s powerful. And it’s only up for the day. I think it wraps up about 4 pm.
Visit ARPA’s Facebook photo album here for more images.
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience and trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” –Helen Keller
Canadian law regarding pre-born life is such a mess. I hope to dig into this at some point, and go beyond the regular discussions on the Criminal Code.
The “Costco case” demonstrates again how our laws pertaining to unborn children are convoluted and unclear:
A tragic accident that claimed the lives of two children in London, Ont., this past summer has now been thrust into the national spotlight. On July 25, a vehicle driven by Ruth Burger crashed into a Costco, striking a young family. Addison Hall, six, died as a result of her injuries. Danah McKinnon-Bozek, who was eight months pregnant at the time, and her three-year-old daughter Miah Bozek, were also injured. Danah was rushed to hospital for an emergency C-section, but her infant daughter died about a week following the accident.
Ms. Burger was initially charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, but only one count of criminal negligence causing death. Late last week, London police laid an additional charge of criminal negligence causing death, relating to the death of Ms. McKinnon-Bozek’s infant Rhiannon.
The law is clear: Section 223(2) of the Criminal Code states that “a person commits homicide when he causes injury to a child before or during its birth as a result of which the child dies after becoming a human being.” This applies to the death of any child who could live outside the mother, even for a brief time.
I hope the family finds some very small measure in comfort in this new charge being laid. In law, their daughter and their loss is being recognized.
Read the rest of Andre Schutten and Mike Schouten’s article here.
I’m really looking forward to seeing this documentary. Andrew Klavan talks about how he’s preparing the movie and shares how he was pro-choice for years. After an argument that he lost to a Catholic friend, he became pro-life.
I think this going to be a powerful (and respectful) movie.