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Do human rights still matter in Canada?

by | May 9, 2017

Since 1969 pre-born excluded

By Mike Schouten,

May 9, 2017 – As we approach Canada’s 150th anniversary, and as pro-life Canadians gather in Ottawa and provincial capitals, We Need a Law is advocating for the country’s youngest citizens.

“Canada is known around the world for having a high standard of human rights,” said We Need a Law spokesperson Mike Schouten. “In the year we celebrate our 150th anniversary we do well to ask whether human rights still matter in Canada. And, if so, then who decides who gets them and who doesn’t?”

For its first 100 years of existence Canadian law provided protection for everyone. Regardless of one’s abilities, age, size or location, everyone was protected.

“Since 1969 and the legalization of abortion a significant group of Canadians are no longer welcomed or protected,” said Schouten. “Mahatma Ghandi once said that a nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members. As we celebrate the mosaic of Canadian diversity and strength, let us not forget the pre-born. Our common humanity is the one thing that we all share, and should celebrate and protect.”

We Need a Law will have a presence at the 2017 National March for Life with signs, balloons, t-shirts and several hundred supporters who have travelled to Ottawa for this annual event. They will also be promoting their International Standards abortion bill which aims to bring Canada in line with the abortion regulations found in other developed nations.

What: March for Life 2017

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Where: Parliament Hill – Ottawa, Canada

Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Categories: Canada