There's a bill called Bill C-484 (second reading next week) & it's attempting to criminalize attacks on unborn children.
The paper quoted Joyce Arthur as saying, "If the fetuses are recognized in this bill, it could bleed into people's consciousness and make people change their minds about abortion."
i remember the first time i stumbled onto Ms. Arthur's website... (of Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada)... Honestly, i couldn't believe what i was reading. i remember being heartbroken and talking to Neil about it. Her articles were full of hate ~ & it was obvious that she held the God i love in complete contempt, many of her articles a direct attack. Neil said, "y'know, it's good that you read that ~ now you know where some people are coming from, but let it go now... Don't go back there..." & i never did.
i hope that this bill passes. & i hope that the recognition of "fetuses" as human beings (what else could they be??) *does* 'bleed into people's consciousness and make people change their minds about abortion'.
Apparently, 72% of canadians polled agree with me.
It won't affect the legality of abortion... but i'm thinkin' it's a step in the right direction.