This is a very thoughtful article from the blog of the University of Ottawa Students for Life. Bravo! This comes on the heels of Carleton University hosting the Genocide Awareness Project and an abortion debate to take place at Ottawa U. All these activities demonstrate that we have a smart and active new generation of young pro-lifers taking their positions on the battlefield. Very encouraging!
Unsafe, Legal and WrongSeptember 30, 2010by uOttawa Students For Life
by Marissa Poisson
An Ontario judge ruled on Tuesday that Criminal Code laws against keeping a common bawdy house, living on the avails of prostitution and communicating for the purpose of prostitution violated women’s Charter rights to freedom of expression and security of the person. (Prostitution is not illegal in Canada, but many of the activities associated with it are. Both the federal and provincial governments announced they will appeal the decision.)
What does this have to do with abortion? Firstly, I would say that proponents of prostitution and abortion have in common the idea that legalizing something dangerous makes it safe. Prostitution may become less hidden if the decision survives the appeals, but exploitation does not become safe by virtue of being legal. Similarly, legalized abortion does not change the nature of the procedure. It may be done in government-funded clinics now, but it is still chemically toxic or physically invasive for the woman undergoing it and deadly for her child.
Secondly, I’ve never met a little girl who says she wants to be a prostitute or have an abortion when she grows up. Women are driven to these things by desperation. (Source)
Read the rest of this thoughtful piece here.