By Jonathon Van Maren
I must admit that I never suspected an American pro-life film airing in a handful of theatres across Canada would cause such an uproar across the country, but I was wrong. Both Liberal politicians and abortion activists appear to believe that the story of former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson, who became pro-life after witnessing an abortion unfold on an ultrasound screen, is incredibly dangerous, and Liberal cabinet ministers are lying loudly on television, joined in their chorus of deceit and hysteria by Canada’s abortion activists. I wasn’t planning to write anything about Unplanned, but I do have a few thoughts on the response it has received.
First of all, it is important to note that abortion activists are lying about the dynamics of the abortion debate when they claim that those on their side of the divide face violence: it is pro-lifers who almost exclusively face violence from abortion-supporters in Canada. Just recently, two abortion-supporters were convicted of assaulting pro-life activists in Canada: Gabby Skwarko for attacking my friend Katie Somers at a pro-life display at Ryerson University and Jordan Hunt for roundhouse-kicking Marie-Claire Bissonnette and shoving one of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform’s female interns into the street.