In a prior email, I wrote that the obvious solution to abortion in Canada was a return to God. Let me explain how a central European country has done just that, with fantastic results for Life and Family. But first, let’s look at our current situation…
Quebec and Canada Need God
In the mid 1960s, during a period called “The Quiet Revolution,” Quebecers followed the elite of their day in rejecting Christianity. There followed a tsunami of abortions (less than 1,000 a year in 1971 to about 30,000 a year today), divorces (for every 100 marriages in a year, 50 divorces) and bad laws (e.g., same sex “marriage” in 2005, euthanasia in 2016). And unfortunately, the rest of Canada followed suit, seduced by a Quebecer, Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, and his ilk.
Today, drugged by their phone screens and chained to their comforts, most Quebecers and Canadians seem unable to pull themselves from the mire. And the overly subsidized mainstream media weigh on the minds of Canadians like lead, making sound reasoning almost impossible. Should we just give up?
Never. A change is possible. But one must want real change. We must want God back in our life, including in our country’s public life.
(Today is the 10th day of our 2-week fundraiser; if you have given already, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. If not, we need about $7,500 to reach our $15,000 goal. If you want Quebec and Canada to be Pro-Life, please give today.)
Viktor Orban and “Christian Democracy”
Let us turn to another once oppressed people, the Hungarian people, who knew how, with the grace of God, to free itself from a state of mental and spiritual slavery to become a model for Europe and for the world.
Hungarians, now a proud people of 10 million souls, were groaning under the boot of communism as soon as WWII ended. They had more than the biased mainstream media oppressing them: they suffered from the communist yoke of the tyrant Stalin and his successors. In short, Hungary was a victim of total atheism, imposed at all levels, especially in politics.
In 1989, the USSR collapsed, and Hungary was free. On the other hand, this country risked falling into perhaps an even greater evil: that of devoting itself solely to money and comfort, as so many Western countries do today.
This is why in 2010 the Hungarian people gave themselves a leader, Viktor Orban, and a Fundamental Law (a Constitution), to protect themselves from worldliness. The Hungarians wanted to be neither communists nor liberals (i.e., indifferent to the good and to God), but Christians!
Let’s read a small part of this “Fundamental Law,” and see if we, as Canadians, can learn something from it.
“Fundamental Law of Hungary of April 25, 2011:
Bless the Hungarians, O Lord!
NATIONAL PROFESSION OF FAITH
WE, THE MEMBERS OF THE HUNGARIAN NATION, at the dawn of this new millennium, declare with responsibility for all Hungarians the following: we are proud that our King Saint Stephen has placed the Hungarian State on solid foundations by bringing our homeland into Christian Europe. We are proud of our ancestors who fought for the survival, freedom, and sovereignty of our nation. (…) We are proud that our people have fought for centuries to defend Europe, contributing to its common values through their talent and diligence. We recognize the unifying virtue of Christianity for our nation. (…)
Human dignity is inviolable. Everyone has the right to life and human dignity; the life of the fetus must be protected from conception.”
Here is a Constitution worthy of the name; here is a people on the right track!
From 2010 onwards, faithful to its Fundamental Law, Hungary has valued its Christian heritage and implemented family-friendly policies, with the following, encouraging results:
- Between 2010 and 2020, the number of abortions has fallen by more than forty percent: from 40,449 to 23,901!
- The number of divorces has gone down nearly twenty-five percent from 23,873 in 2010 to 18,100 in 2021 and…
- The number of marriages has increased almost one hundred percent, from 35,520 in 2010 to 72,000 in 2021!
Once again, we see here a country on the right track!
The key: a society that is neither liberal nor atheistic, but Christian
What is the lesson to be learned? Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary, sums up the lesson nicely, with the following words he spoke on July 28, 2018:
“Let us confidently proclaim that Christian Democracy is not liberal. […] Liberal democracy favours multiculturalism, while Christian democracy gives priority to Christian culture…”
And he continued:
“Although we may seem like a minority, many of us in Europe have the common goal of building Europe once again on the solid foundations of Christianity… Hungary has been following this path since 2010.”
In Quebec and Canada, we may seem like a minority of believers and pro-lifers who want to obey God in all facets of our life, but this active minority can become a movement for the reconstruction of Quebec and Canada on the solid foundations of Christianity…
… And Campagne Québec-Vie wants to be the spark to ignite such a movement in Quebec and across Canada. But we need your support.
If you can, please donate today.
Yours for Life,
Georges Buscemi, President
Quebec Life Coalition / Campagne Québec-Vie
p.s. We could not do this work, day in and day out, without you. We need about $7,500 to reach our $15,000 goal. Please give what you can, if you want Quebec and Canada to be Pro-Life.