I write concerning the editorial “An unlikely hero,” written after the death of Henry Morgentaler.
This editorial lacks focus because the editor is confused. The author writes in paragraph one “abortion is a pre-emptive extinguishment of a human life,” then contradicts himself in paragraph seven when he says “what he did was stand up for the right of women …”
If Morgentaler extinguished human life, he did not stand up for women and he is not a hero. The writer can’t have it both ways. He is confused. He wants his cake and he wants to eat it, too.
Over 100,000 people each year will never walk our streets; will not be part of our workforce; will not contribute anything to make Canada better due to this man’s efforts. Shame on him! Anyone who spends their life removing children from this Earth in such a barbaric manner is not a hero.
Further, in the sentence “What he did…” the editor shows his pro-abortion bias. Before Morgentaler, everybody — men, women, children, unborn — all had the right to choose. Everybody chose life; they valued life. All Canadians were protected from conception to natural death.
Morgentaler savaged this situation, took this right from men, children and the unborn.
He restricted it only to women. He took a human rights issue and reduced it to a women’s issue.
Abortion is killing; it is not murder. It is not a necessary evil; car accidents and drunk driving are necessary evils but we educate to prevent them and the police enforce laws to ensure we know these are wrong.
For some, abortion is seen as a right. Abortion advocates are proud of the “right” but hide it, in shame, behind other words, such as “the choice,” “freedom to choose,” yet refuse to admit, in their shame, what that choice is — ending a human life.
Morgentaler now answers to God, who regarded every child conceived as a blessing to redeem us and give us another chance to better ourselves.
Apparently, for the editorial’s writer, the most despicable sin is the writing of graphic, unpublishable remarks.
For a columnist, this desecrates the written word and shows intolerance.
There is no greater sin. Killing unborn/not killing unborn is reduced to a difference of opinion. A necessary evil to be tolerated. What utter nonsense!
Shame on this editor.
When Dr. Bernard Nathanson headed the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Association, they needed the press onside. The myth of back-alley abortion was concocted to sell abortion. It was a lie.
Nathanson died a pro-life advocate. Editor, Nathanson would be proud. You bought his “back-alley” and “necessary evil” lies. Lies, over time by media, cemented into fact. I can hear Nathanson laughing. Choice is only productive when it’s restored for all Canadians.
Many remember a pre-Morgentaler, abortion-free Canada. The right to choose belongs to all Canadians, from conception to natural death.
David M. Duff