Winning the Great Canadian Wishlist on Facebook isn't so insignificant as pro-choicers would like us to believe.
For them, it was just a stupid contest and not worth competing in. They started mobilizing late, and many refused to join. This is why they lost. The pro-life group had the advantage of having church groups and whatnot. That's their excuse.
Yeah, like pro-choicers don't have their own groups, like Bread n Roses for example.
I didn't go through any parishes myself, but sent the message along to other people I know, by e-mail, people I happen to know are pro-life, including the other 6 members of my family. NOT ONE PERSON from my own VERY PRO-LIFE family bothered to join. Only ONE out of over 20 of the people I sent the message out to actually joined and supported the Abolish Abortion Wish. So it goes both ways. AND WE STILL WON.
The abortion debate is NOT over, especially because Canada has no law, no limit whatsoever on abortion.
According to polls done, at least 60% of people in Canada are pro-choice. Or some number like that. Maybe more. I'd like to know what kind of questions were asked. (I've never been polled myself on that question) Also, that number likely includes all those who would NEVER personally have an abortion themselves, (because that would be killing their child) but who don't quite have it in themselves to "tell others what to do." Funny how if the issue were something more politically correct to be against, such as slavery, noone would say, "Well personally, I'd never have a slave myself, but I can't tell others what to do." So, say we actually include these "personally" pro-life people who are afraid to stand up for what is truely right in with the pro-life group instead of the pro-choice group, I'd like to know then just how many pro-choicers really would be left.
Then, add those who are pro-life except in case of danger to the mother's life. (Which is pretty much pro-life - you try to save both lives, but if one dies to save the other, that's life.)
Then, what about those who are pro-choice but only for the first trimester? Canada allows abortion right up to natural birth. No exceptions. Ironically, a person can be charged on two accounts of murder if he/she murders a pregnant woman, but a pregnant woman will not be charged for aborting a nine-month old foetus. The difference? One was "desired" the other not. So I guess this gives us the right to kill people of undesirable races too? Or the homeless? Or whatever?
The abortion debate is nowhere near being over. If abortion were only allowed within the first 12 weeks, already that would be a battle won. If we were to allow it only in cases of risk to the mother's health, that would be much better. But those risks would have to be well-defined so as not to allow abuse.
What I am hoping for obviously, is that some day, women will not feel pressured to have an abortion nor feel that there is no other way out. Someday, all women will have the support they need to either keep thier child or place him/her for adoption. And unborn babies will only die either of natural causes or as the result of some procedure done to the mother to save her life, and in spite of the fact that everything was done to also save the baby's life.
Since the radical pro-choice, abortion-as-contraception crowd is eventually going to kill itself off, having fewer and fewer children, while on the other hand, the pro-life crowd will still be having children (and more than just one or two), who is going to win in the end?
The Great Canadian Wishlist is only the beginning.