Quotes from the OP’s linked article in blue
Anybody remember this statement… ? Just substitute some of our Western world country names for “Kenya” :
“In Kenya, for example, the country’s new constitution would prohibit abortions in any circumstance except when a woman’s life is in danger.”
This was supposed to be the premise for abortions in North America – a premise which quickly finds itself relegated to much broader interpretation, where a woman’s psychological well-being is enough to warrant an abortion ; further evolving into justification that it is simply “ not convenient” for the mother to have the child.
The same kind of distortion which the landmark decision of Roe vs Wade was based on ; which incidentally was not factual but based on lies:
Subsequently, (also reported by the Guttmacher Institute) about 24% of all pregnancies in the United States now end in abortion … and the percentile is even higher here in Canada (where the Globe and Mail is published) .But the figures are shrouded here – one has to do a little more research to get to the truth.
From their perspective, the little ones in the womb who are yet to be born in North America , would say in response to , “Of the 20 most dangerous countries for women to give birth in, all but one (Afghanistan) are in Africa”, those words apply much more aptly to the US and Canada than any developing countries.
To put it into perspective : In 2008, my country (Canada) [through some slight of hand by the Governor General’s office – which can operate independently from the Prime Minister’s office on particular matters] awarded its highest civilian honour The Order of Canada to Henry Morgentaler- a pioneer in abortion here; commending him for work in a field which I believe they conveniently termed as “reproductive health alternatives for women”.
:ehh:… Gimme a break !!.. You see, here in Canada the word “abortion itself is also taboo”, and “rarely spoken in polite society” because when we do say it , people accuse us of being intolerant and prejudiced and threaten to take their case to a human rights tribunal. Abortion here (in Canada over 2,000 per week- as reported by the Catolic Register roughly 10 years ago) and our government’s approach to it is the only thing which I can truly say makes me ashamed to be Canadian.
It should be obvious to anyone reading the linked article that its author - Geoffrey York is writing with a particular pro-abortion bent … and he quotes the Lancet as his bible : York’s claim that “Canada and the other G8 countries should be challenging the ban on abortion in many developing countries, rather than tacitly supporting it” , is probably a reaction to our present prime minister’s efforts to keep this subject off the table. He’s trying to make a stand but the opposition and the existing laws are applying a lot of heat on him.
If that weren’t enough, more than a month before our prime minister made his statement, the one who wishes to be Canada’s next prime minister, started to rant how Canada should be exporting its abortion technology to Africa … very good article here :
If only Canada were tacitly supporting an abortion ban in other countries (maybe the salmon would eventually swim back upstream…), but the stark reality is that our present prime minister, when he came into power, inherited a largely pro-abortion government and
most of our politicians think (or claim publicly anyway) that abortion is a “good” thing. And sex-selective abortions appear to be the next phase of this scourge : nationalreviewofmedicine.com/issue/2007/09_15/4_policy_politics02_15.html
We need to continue to pray…