Thursday, February 4, 2010
Two years ago, when I was attending the national pro-life conference of Canada in Moncton, a Baptist minister from Boston gave a talk entitled "Cross Bearing for the Child Bearing". I recall hearing for the first time about the disproportionate number of black and hispanic children being aborted. And he stated that abortion would end in the United States, when these minority groups became aware of what was being done and became the leaders of the pro-life movement.
I believe that is happening, as I read about more and more African-American pastors getting really vocal about what abortion is doing to their race.
And now, Georgia Right to Life and Radiance Foundation are launching the "Endangered Species Project". They have erected 62 billboards in two counties of Georgia where 67% of the state's abortions are performed.
I can't even imagine being able to do this in Canada. Just today we have heard that a television network in Kelowna, BC has renegged on their decision to air the pro-life ad that I blogged about a few days ago. They claim that the ad is too graphic and will offend people. Oh sure, as if we family-oriented types aren't already offended by the sexualized ads they air day and night or we don't find offensive all the programming that states before it begins: Warning - coarse language and sexually explicit scenes. But they can't show the hand and forearm of an aborted baby?
I would venture a guess that there is no place in Canada where a billboard like the one above could be set up. And I would also say that no television network would have the guts to air an ad like the one that will CBS will air during the SuperBowl this Sunday.
Has no one in the mainstream media of Canada got any backbone at all?
h/t Jill Stanek