By Jonathon Van Maren
In the curious world that progressives inhabit, there are many unwanted children, but no unwanted abortions. Abortions, in their view, are an unmitigated good that must be celebrated by all. This is especially true of Canada’s Liberals, who constantly bring up abortion while refusing to condemn feticide even when it is being utilized to eliminate little girls. During the last election, Justin Trudeau even attempted to force abortion into the news cycle by announcing that while he’d previously been personally opposed to abortion but politically supportive, he was not both personally and politically supportive. Regardless of his level of support, as it turns out, aborted babies stay dead.
We were recently treated to another example of the Liberals’ abortion enthusiasm. An organization called “One Child One Planet” launched an advertising campaign in Vancouver, featuring a billboard with a photograph of a black child and the slogan, “The most loving gift you can give your first child is to not have another.” Member of Parliament Garnett Genuis fired back in an op-ed in The Post Millennial, calling the ad racist. He then launched an ad campaign of his on Vancouver transit. The ads feature a photograph of three smiling children and a quote from Mother Teresa: “How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.”
This, apparently, was like a red flag to a bull for the Liberals, and Vancouver Centre’s MP Hedy Fry charged. Clearly fresh off a binge-watch of The Handmaid’s Tale and feeling a little stir-crazy, Fry claimed that the ad was “extremely insensitive” and counter to the Supreme Court’s decision giving women control of their own bodies, promoting a narrative that women are supposed to be “fruitful.” She then said the ads were “anti-choice,” called on Conservative leader Erin O’Toole to do something about them. She even brought her outrage to the House of Commons: “Women’s history month ended on Saturday and it is disheartening to see the official opposition actively attempt to limit the reproductive rights of Canadian women.”