If you are pro-life, then you recognize that a terrible injustice is taking place, daily, in our own cities. Certain members of the human family have been classified as having no rights under the law and can be discarded because of their vulnerability and inability to object. Women and girls are being fed misinformation about the harmful effects of abortion by manipulative language and messaging designed to inculcate a sense of nonchalance where there should be grave concern. Words and phrases like termination, choice, women’s rights, dying with dignity, are gently leading us deeper into a culture of death. This will not change unless people of good will stand up and share their voice for those who are at risk. It’s not enough to be casually pro-life and stand on the sidelines. Justice compels us to act.
Joining the March is a Great Way to Act…
The rest of the world will not listen to our concern unless we make enough of a spectacle that they cannot ignore us. Participating in the March is a powerful way to witness to the world that this debate is not “over” and that many, many people are willing to stand up and be counted for their conviction. Adding yourself to our numbers strengthens our message, strengthens our movement, and strengthens our witness. Be deliberate about this. Don’t sit by casually while others are dying. Take action and plan to join us for this year’s March!
“It is deeply troubling that the culture of life seems to be eroding more and more in our country. Canada remains one of the few countries in the world with no law on abortion. The introduction of euthanasia was a sad day for Canada, and all indications are that the government intends to loosen safeguards currently in place. Increased palliative care seems to have taken a backseat to death on demand. I find this to be appalling.
In such a grim situation, it is critical that we at least respect the conscience rights of those health care professionals who do not wish to participate in killing their patients. As there is limited conscience protection at the federal level, most provinces in Canada have legislative protection in place for their health care workers. I hope that our provincial legislature can work to address this issue in the days ahead by enacting legislation that protects the conscience rights of all health care workers.”
— Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto