From Steven Ertelt at LifeNews:
One pro-life leader told LifeNews he’s delighted by the proclamation. Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot told LifeNews:
“All innocent human life deserves to be protected, and so does the freedom of those who selflessly empower women—at no charge—to choose life for their children. As the president wrote in his proclamation declaring Jan. 22 to be National Sanctity of Human Life Day, ‘citizens throughout our great country are working for the cause of life and fighting for the unborn, driven by love and supported by both science and philosophy. These compassionate Americans are volunteers who assist women through difficult pregnancies, facilitate adoptions, and offer hope to those considering or recovering from abortions.’ It is the freedom of these very Americans that we are seeking to protect at the U.S. Supreme Court in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. In that case, the government is forcing pro-life advocates to provide free advertising for the abortion industry. Americans shouldn’t be forced to communicate a message at odds with their core beliefs. Instead, they should be allowed to celebrate life on this day and every day.” More.
Reality check: American think they have it tough when their only problem is that people who want to provide non-live baby dismemberment services are forced to advertise for live baby dismemberment.
In Canada, one can’t get government summer jobs funds to hire students unless one signs a statement supporting live baby dismemberment. Traditional religious groups are belatedly upset. Their members should examine their consciences as to who they voted for in the last election and take needed measures for the next one.
Meanwhile, Fr. Raymond de Souza notes at National Post Trudeau’s love of dictatorships:
It’s a harsh word, but “totalitarian” is the mot juste to describe governments that use their power — and public resources — to enforce ideological agreement with the maximum leader. That is exactly what the federal Liberals are doing in imposing an ideological test and coerced speech upon the Canada Summer Jobs Program.
But now, in order to qualify, the federal department of employment demands that the “organization’s core mandate respect … the right to access safe and legal abortions … and the rights of gender-diverse and transgender Canadians.” If you refuse the loyalty oath to Liberal party policy, you can’t apply.
Right. If you don’t care about abortion and so vote for the Liberals, don’t complain when they get round to something you do care about. Severing civil rights and liberties from the natural fact of being human tends over time to destroy the rights and liberties.
Here’s a thought experiment: Who would have guessed a decade ago that you couldn’t even hire students for a summer jobs program if you did not support live baby dismemberment? What will the demands be a decade from now?
As I wrote to a friend, straight guys are currently in deep shoot among progressives if they won’t date “trans” women:
However, Dr Liadh Timmins, who specialises in sexual orientation and gender identity at King’s College London, describes the comments as “transphobic”.
“Sexual attraction is a response to stimuli – that can be based on any number of things for example waist to hip ratio, certain behaviours, or breast size,” Dr Timmins says. More.
Okay, I am not a guy and don’t claim to understand guys. But surely a straight guy finds what he regards as a natural woman to spend the evening with, or else he just goes down to the gym, orders fast food, and then checks what’s on Netflix. He regards his preferences as his right. But will they still be his right if the new “Silicon Valley diversity” gets hold of him?
Abortion introduced the idea that natural facts don’t matter, big time.
As things progress, the carpet bomb against human nature will be raining down on everyone, with no end in sight.
Progressivism does not “just stop” somehow. It can’t.
See also: Abortion: Reflecting on the “hard cases” Whether Trudeau is violating the religious groups’ freedom? Yes he is, and it has nothing to do with “common sense.” They all badly need their noses rubbed in what progressivism actually is. Stripped of blather, in this case, it is about implicating everyone in live baby dismemberment. And whatever else progressives think up later.
In the age of Big Progressive Government, we are all “the fetus” now.