If I were the subject of an attack in which my unborn child was hurt or killed, I would be devastated and would want the perpetrator to be brought to justice for both the injury to me and to my unborn child. When women grieve for a miscarried child, they are not grieving for a mere body part. Whether they treat the fetus as a potential life or as a full-fledged member of the family, they are not grieving the loss of themselves, but of something other than themselves. And when they are violently deprived of him, it can only be said to be a violation of their rights, separate from the actual injury that they incur.
But the abortion lobby doesn’t see it that way. The most vocal opponent of Bill C-484, Joyce Arthur of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC), has yet to acknowledge that losing a fetus is in itself an injustice. ARCC argues that Bill C-484 “does not protect women, only fetuses.” ARCC wrongly believes any protection given to a fetus in law is objectionable. It believes domestic violence, not losing an unborn child, should be the “real issue.”
You can almost feel how the wind is starting to change direction in Canada. The pro-aborts are coming off as cold and heartless.
At the end of the article, Suzanne rightly observes that the feminists are losing ground and credibility. I think they know it too.
What’s that? You don’t want to protect a woman’s choice? Just what kind of feminist are you?