Unlike last year’s Life Chain where we experienced some rather cold and rainy weather, today’s event occurred on a sunny and crisp Autumn day. We had a good turn out at Merivale and Meadowlands in Ottawa with about 70 people turning out. This year’s event was marked by lots of noise, particularly honking. I wasn’t really paying attention whether the honking was accompanied by smiles and waves or if they were accompanied by the middle finger. Someone told me after the Chain was over that it was about a 10:1 ratio in our favour. That’s good news.
After the first 10 minutes or so, I made my way away from the sidewalk and took my place on Piggy, Piggy Island so I could get the most attention at the traffic coming from all directions. I don’t know what it was this year, but I didn’t feel anxious at all. Not a damn bit. We have a job to do so we need to do it and not worry about the consequences. Blessed are those who don’t worry about their reputation, or what other people think of them for the sake of the unborn. A great and terrible day is coming when every man and woman will be held to account for what they did and what they did not do in support of these innocent babies. Because to reject them is to reject Jesus. And you can’t go to heaven if you’re murdering Jesus, or standing by foolishly, letting it happen.
Away from me foolish servant, for I never knew you!
There were two notable incidents that occurred this year. The first was quite sad. Some foolish kid yelled out of the passenger’s side of this one car, “Abort all the babies!”. Think of that for a moment. It’s no longer about choice. It’s just about mass murder to avoid responsibility. In principle, our opponents have no problem with this because they believe in absolute choice, and absolute choice means to leave open the possibility of total annihilation of the entire human race. This is the great sadness and poverty of abortionism.
The other incident was also quite upsetting. As I was standing there on the island, taking about 1 foot of the space of a 12 foot concrete pad, this woman was walking towards me from the opposite side. As she approached me, she did not move to her immediate right where she had 11 feet to pass by. Instead she walked right towards me and stopped about six inches away. “Get out of the way”, she said abruptly. So I stepped to the left and let her pass. As I stood there, I thought to myself about how poignant the whole thing was. I had every right to stay as I was. I was not obstructing anything and she did not have any legal right to make me move. She was just being a bully…like all pro-aborts are. I could have held my ground and told her to sod off, but we all know what could have happened, and there’s a no-win situation with people in the pro-life movement in this situation. The calls to shut us down would have been too great if there was any kind of self-defense on my part. So I just let it go. But as I stood there reflecting on her command, “get out of the way”, I realized that it was so emblematic of the whole pro-abortion movement towards anyone or anything that is in their way, whether that’s the unborn baby who is mercilessly removed from “their way” or whether it’s their opponents who have every right to the public square.
Pro-abortionists are just bullies at heart.
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