Rea­gan’s words still ring true

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Kevin Arse­nault wrote an ex­cel­lent and fac­tual guest opin­ion re­gard­ing abor­tion in “The Guardian” of Jan.7, 2016. Your edi­to­rial be­side it had a glar­ing omis­sion-fail­ure to con­sider rights for the un­born child. Abor­tion is not “the right thing” re­gard­less of how many places al­low it. Preg­nancy is not a dis­ease. Abor­tion is not a re­pro­duc­tive ser­vice. It is quite the con­trary.

If Premier MacLauch­lan wishes to show courage and I chal­lenge him to do so, he can re­quest that the fed­eral govern­ment ad­dress the lack of any law pro­tect­ing the rights of the un­born. Un for­tu­nately, Justin Trudeau’s father failed to en­shrine those rights in the Char­ter of Rights and Free­doms years ago.

As for Is­lan­ders be­ing pro­gres­sive and your ref­er­ences to Syr­ian refugees, a first eth­nic premier, etc., those are other is­sues. The is­sue is the rights of the un­born. And yes, we know it is 2016 so let us do the right thing on P.E.I. and pro­tect the un­born and sup­port new moth­ers and ba­bies in all sit­u­a­tions. Des­per­ate women do have oth­ers choices be­sides abor­tion and let us di­rect our tax dol­lars to those ser­vices.

The “Guardian” gave front-page cov­er­age to the sad case of “Baby Al­bion” last year. Many kind peo­ple came for­ward to pro­vide a dig­ni­fied burial. The re­al­ity is that in this coun­try,” Baby Al­bion” could have been aborted up to the point of his/her birth and our tax dol­lars would have paid for the pro­ce­dure. The RCMP are treat­ing the case as a mur­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Such is the irony of the case of pre­cious Baby Al­bion.

I will close with a quote from for­mer Pro-Life Amer­i­can Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan: “I’ve no­ticed that ev­ery­one who is for abor­tion has al­ready been born.” Dianne Fraser, Sum­merville

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