A few weeks ago, members of uOttawa Students for Life did some chalking around campus, helping to bring messages of truth and of love for preborn children and their mothers to our fellow students.
This morning, members of uOttawa Students for Life joined almost one hundred other volunteers from We Need A Law to plant 100,000 blue and pink flags on Parliament Hill. Each of these flags represents one of the 100,000 children killed by abortion in Canada every year since the Morgentaler decision in 1988.
The children represented by these flags were not much loved in life, and have rarely been remembered in death, except perhaps by their mothers and fathers, many of whom grieve by the loss of their children to abortion. But for most of us, these children’s lives ended so soon after they began that their deaths passed us by unnoticed and largely uncared for.
Today we took a stand to remember these children and to witness to the injustice committed against them. These children will never laugh or cry. They were never read a book or watch a play. They will never see a sunset. And they will never feel the embrace of the one they love. They were killed before any of that. They are victims of our individualist and consumer culture, as are their parents. But they will not go unremembered, at least not while we have anything to say about it.
Because we are pro-life. We want the unwanted. We defend the defenceless. And we witness to the beauty, the power, and the meaning of every single human life from conception till natural death.
Motion 408 Needs YOU!
Mark Warawa’s Motion 408 has been deemed non-votable, even though it met all the criteria for votability, as the impartial analyst from the Library of Parliament repeatedly said. This decision was “shocking and undemocratic” and will be appealed. But your help is urgently needed!
As you slave away on your computer, finishing up those final term assignments, take a break to Tweet and e-mail Prime Minister Harper and the committee members who will be involved with this appeal. Encourage your friends to do likewise!
Our politicians NEED to hear an OUTCRY from the public.
PM Harper can be contacted via:
Here are the committee members who will hear Mark Warawa’s appeal!
Every time you Tweet about this, be sure to include @pmharper and hashtag #M408 !
Give those thumbs some extra exercise and Tweet Tweet Tweet!
E-mail these committee members who deemed Motion 408 non-votable:
Dave MacKenzie – firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Armstrong – email@example.com
Stephane Dion – firstname.lastname@example.org
Philip Toone – email@example.com
Remember that this is not about voting for #M408, but about deeming the motion VOTABLE so that it can be debated in the House of Commons.
Can’t think of a Tweet to Tweet? Here’s some examples:
@pmharper Listen to the 92%! #M408 should be deemed votable!
The library of parliament analyst said #M408 passed the criteria. Will you respect procedure? Allow M408 to go to the House! @pmharper
Canada needs to condemn ALL discrimination against women! @pmharper Allow #M408 to be debated!
92% of Canadians want to see sex-selective abortion banned. Why is the debate being banned? Where’s the democracy? @pmharper? #M408
Disappointed with @armstrong_MP for ignoring the need to protect women with #M408! @pmharper
@ParmGill Be a voice for Canadian women and support the vote for #M408 @pmharper
Support #M408! @TomLukiwski @CostasMenegakis @ScottReidCPC @ParmGill @Armstrong_MP @NycoleTurmelNDP @nathancullen @CraigScottNDP
Be sure to Tweet @MPMarkWarawa to show him your support and encouragement!
Don’t forget to follow NCLN on Twitter to stay updated!
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
In addition, Carleton University is hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary It’s A Girl this Thursday. See the Facebook event for more details and attend to learn more about this international and deadly form of discrimination.
The Time article is available to subscribers only, but an article titled Pro-Life and Feminism Aren’t Mutually Exclusive by Emily Buchanan of the Susan B. Anthony List is available to all.
Watch Lia’s video that started it all:
What do you plan to do in 2013 to make abortion unthinkable?
Next, take a moment to support Rona Ambrose, Canada’s Minister for the Status of Women, who has been getting quite a bit of flack for having an open mind and supporting M312. Add your name to the petition supporting Minister Ambrose and send off a quick email to the PM to let him know you stand behind her.
And if that isn’t enough for you, you can also make a video showing your support:
Remember, the defeat of Motion 312 is not the end, just the beginning! Canadians are tuning into the debate, so keep making your voice heard.
Time is almost up! The second hour of debate on Motion 312 is tomorrow, Sept. 21, and the vote will be held next Wednesday, Sept. 26. If you haven’t done so yet, please call or email your MP and the Prime Minister. Also check out Let’s Stop the Pretense and Letters4Life. (Be sure to add your effort to the Letter Tracker!)
***You can use this tool to email all MPs at once.
More than 100,000 abortions are performed in Canada each year. I suggest that we need to recover our sense of amazement, wonder and awe at the creation of new human life and that an in depth discussion about what our law on abortion should be might help us in this regard.
A week from today, on July 2nd, the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform’s New Abortion Caravan will be in Ottawa for the last stage of its cross-country trip. Stephanie Gray and Jonathan Van Maren will be giving a talk from 7:30pm – 9:15pm titled “Abortion: How we will EndtheKilling in our Lifetime” at Greenbelt Baptist Church, 839 Shefford Rd. All are welcome at this event that is sure to be highly informative and inspiring!
Check out this video for a taste of what the New Abortion Caravan has been accomplishing:
Think there ought to be legal protection for preborn babies? The 2nd hour of debate on Motion 312 happens tomorrow, June 7th, and the vote is on on June 13th. See weneedalaw.ca and whenamIhuman.com for simple ways to take action. ***UPDATE: The 2nd hour of debate and vote will take place in September. Keep up your pro-life efforts in the meantime!
Coming soon to a neighbourhood near you:
From the 2012 March for Life:
Did you know Canada has no abortion laws? If you’re wondering what you can do about that, check out WeNeedALaw.
We need to ask the question: When Am I Human? These two sites are full of useful information for taking action!
This American video, similar to the poster on the right, reminds us that it is a matter of when, not if, we end this injustice: