We’ve received several complaints from our students that they felt harassed, that they felt that their safety has come into question and that they felt personally attacked.
So said McGill University student society president Ivan Neilson in Montreal. The problem? That annoying student pro-life club. Some students “claimed that Choose Life had disseminated false health information (the abortion/breast cancer (ABC) link that is denied by Health Canada) and exposed students to graphic images associated with abortion and fetal life.” They lodged official complaints and the club has been suspended from campus.
In addition, last month some protesters (the same ones?) had drowned out a pro-life presentation entitled “Echoes of the Holocaust,” effectively shutting it down. Said one student:
… as a human being, but also as a Jew, I would say that this kind of comparison is not acceptable. By this ridiculous claim of trying to ‘humanize’ foetuses in order to further their cause, they are dehumanizing Jews.
Setting aside the actual abortion issue for a moment, look at what’s going on here. Some students disagree with some other students. Their solutions? 1) rudely disrupt their activities, and 2) get their club suspended. The obvious intent here is to deny the pro-life group the right to speak their position. Silence the opposition.
As for the protesters and their position on abortion? I think it goes like this:
- Don’t harrass me with the truth.
- Don’t make me look at what I support.
- Don’t … burst … my … bubble.
If you’re among them, and the following photos make you feel “harassed” “unsafe” and “personally attacked” – good. It might just “humanize” you, along with the “foetuses,” and make you change your mind.
fetus 15 weeks
fetus 4.5 months
fetus 24 weeks
aborted fetus 7 months
aborted fetus, head and arm detached
If you’ve made it this far, I’d encourage you to visit the Holocaust Memorial Wall. There are no more graphic photos, but you can adopt an aborted baby and give it the name and identity it was denied.
Another good site is Personhood USA, who seeks to establish legal “personhood” for pre-born children through peaceful activism, legislative efforts and ballot-access petition initiatives.