On May 10, 2018, thousands of Canadians are gathered in Ottawa to show how much pre-born human rights matter to them. Men, women and children, young and old, take time out of their lives because they care deeply about the lives of others.
It’s sad that we’ve had to do this for so many years, but the fact that so many people show up to the March for Life every single year shows that we’re committed to never giving up. This is something that matters too much.
The March for Life is one of the largest marches that happens in Canada annually, and it’s always encouraging to see so many pro-lifers gathered in one place. Obviously, human rights matter to a lot of people, and we hope all Canadians will consider why Canada is the only country in the world with zero regulations surrounding the procedure of abortion. Canadians need to consider whether they are actually okay with the status quo. Polls consistently show that the majority of Canadians are unaware of our lack of abortion regulations. When asked directly, the majority supports some legal restriction on abortion.
We advocate for laws that begin to get Canada in line with international guidelines. For example, limiting abortion in some cases, such as banning sex-selective abortions and ending abortions after the first trimester, would be similar to countries like Germany, France and Spain. We also promote informed consent and laws that recognize pre-born children as victims if their mother is killed as a result of violent crime.
All of these steps are building blocks in changing hearts and minds as Canadians find they support these types of regulations. Supporting these first steps indicates an awareness of the humanity of pre-born children, a humanity that we ultimately hope will be honoured with full human rights.
Canadians need to know the status quo, but they also need to know why it is unacceptable. By working together, the pro-life movement can make abortion not just illegal, but unthinkable.
The right to life and the need for change in Canada: these are why we march.