Have you ever wondered the effect of all those petitions which have been sent off to Ottawa? Well, wonder no longer. Jennifer Ditchburn of the Canadian Press has written a story that gives a little (actually a huge) window into the effect pro-life petitions are having. We’ve been pushing these petitions since the day we launched this campaign because they promote grassroots political activism and are an excellent way to keep abortion in the national consciousness.
In Ms. Ditchburn’s article, titled “Conservative MP’s keep abortion debate alive on floor of the Commons with petitions” she mentions the exact wording of the petition we are promoting which calls on the government to “enact legislation that restricts abortion to the greatest extent possible”!
You can read the entire article here, but I’ll leave you with this quote from Status of Women critic, Niki Ashton of the NDP: “Do petitions change legislation? No, but are they a sign of work that’s happening on the ground? Yes,” Ms. Ashton said.
Keep up the great work everyone!