I just discovered a new Quebec play entitled “Clandestines ” through a message sent to our Facebook page CQV. (The theatre-run of this play just ended in Montreal on February 11.) Through a dystopian story similar to Margaret Atwood’s “Handmaid’s Tale,” but set much earlier in the future (2025), the authors channel their fear that “anti-choice” groups (that’s us!) are becoming “younger” and “more political.” The purpose of the play is to show how “fragile” the “right to abortion” is in Canada (good news!) and how quickly things could change “for the worse” (read: for the better). I found it particularly interesting how they fear that we could be using 3rd trimester abortions as a way to further erode “abortion rights.”
If you would like to know more about this play, and the “fragility” of “abortion rights,” you can read about it, from the pro-abortion point of view, here.
By the way, unlike the characters in the above-mentioned play, there is no need to twist oneself in intellectual pretzels to understand why abortion is wrong. Because it is really simple: if the unborn child is human and has rights, it must be defended like any other human being. A pregnant woman can always be supported financially or otherwise and even an adoptive couple can be found to take custody of her child. A world where abortion is illegal doesn’t have to be a dystopian world à la “Handmaid’s Tale” or like the one portrayed in the play “Clandestines”; it could be one that has a healthier relationship to sexuality and also that offers, for pregnant women in difficulty, solutions other than the killing of their child.
P.S. The CLC and the Interim 2023 summer internship programme for pro-life students is now accepting candidates. These are paid internships in which students will learn about the philosophy of the pro-life movement, practical apologetics, various modes of action, from administrative tasks, to writing articles, to design or management of social networks, to participation in concrete events.
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Pro-Life Organization and Montreal Doctor Call for Reconsideration of Abortion Status Quo Following Reports of Lethal Injection of Unborn Child at 38 Weeks pregnancy
Montreal, February 9, 2023 (Google Translate, French original here) - The pro-life organization Campagne Québec-Vie (CQV) is asking that decision-makers, at the provincial and federal levels, once again consider the issue of abortion, in light of a report by a whistleblower that an operating theater team at Sacré Coeur Hospital in Montreal killed an unborn child at 38 weeks gestation by lethal injection.
Pro-life Millennials: Kim Headley from Campaign Life Coalition
We have invited Kim Headley from Campaign Life Coalition who is their Assistant Youth Coordinator to speak about her involvement in the culture of life.