Promote adoption, not abortion.
When a woman is faced with an unanticipated pregnancy, we should surround her with care, comfort, counsel and the information she needs to make a decision she will not regret later.
Every baby is a wanted baby, though not necessarily wanted by the natural parents. Many couples are eagerly waiting to adopt children and nurture them in a loving home. Adoption, therefore, must receive primary attention as a desirable alternative to abortion. The duty to give conceived life the opportunity to develop in a secure and loving environment provided by adoptive parents must supersede any legal provision to terminate a pregnancy by abortion.
With a concerted effort by each citizen, displaying love in action, Canada will become once more a life-affirming and child-loving nation—a model for the rest of the world to follow.
The CHP believes that this is a Better Solution.
Protect unborn victims of crime.
One of the Harper government’s most cynical offenses against morality was the introduction of a government bill to crush Conservative MP Ken Epp’s Bill C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act. In introducing his replacement bill—which Campaign Life Coalition called “gutless”—Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said his bill (almost identical to one introduced a year ago by a pro-abortion Liberal MP) was designed “…in a way that leaves no room for the introduction of fetal rights.” Fetal rights should be introduced. Historically, people of African origin were at one time defined as not being “persons”; that was wrong, and the law was changed. Women in Canada, before 1929, were defined as not being “persons”; that was wrong, and the law was changed. The fetus is, at present, arbitrarily defined as not being a “person”; but that is wrong, and it must be changed.
We can do better—our humanity demands it.
The Netherlands experience, where official acquiescence became legalization, and led eventually to thousands of murders each year, shows clearly that we should not follow that path, but must retain the Criminal Code sanctions against “assisted suicide” and other forms of euthanasia.