REALity July 2019
It seems that we are living in an age of tumult and chaos. Unfortunate situations seem to be occurring all around us. As a result, we are unable to see that a silver lining is also present.
For example; we hear so much about assisted suicide. However, the American Medical Association (AMA) in 2018 voted 392 to 162 to oppose assisted suicide. The AMA delegates concluded that assisted suicide, whereby the physician kills his patient, is incompatible with the physician’s role, which is to heal the patient.
Since 2011, US lawmakers have passed a record 479 abortion restrictions in 33 states. According to the Guttmacher Institute (the former research arm of Planned Parenthood), the US has passed 1271 pro-life laws since 1973, when the US Supreme Court ruled in support of abortion in Roe vs Wade.
These restrictions have resulted in abortions in the US falling to an all-time low in 2018, down 26% since 2006.
In addition, a Gallup Poll, released in June 2019, found that 60% of Americans take a pro-life position on abortion, wanting all (21%) or almost all (30%) abortions to be made illegal.
A poll, in 2019, by Marist Poll, indicates that the US experienced the biggest pro-life shift in history. Americans shifted to a pro-life position by a 17% margin in one month, after the Democratic Party defended abortions up to birth.
In Canada, there is a growing, noticeable unrest about the lack of restrictions on abortion since the abortion law was struck down by the Supreme Court of Canada in January, 1988.
The abortion issue is rising again and again in the mainstream media, despite every attempt to stifle this debate. The fiasco of the federal government’s Summer Jobs Program in 2017 and 2018 is testimony to the fact that abortion is a live issue here, when thousands declined to sign Trudeau’s abortion attestation requirement. There are still grave problems remaining with this ideological purity test, in spite of Trudeau’s claims that he adjusted the attestation provision because of the public’s refusal to accept it.
Homosexuals pretend that they are winning the debate on same-sex marriage. The reality is that it is permissible in Western Europe only. Italy and Switzerland do not allow same-sex unions, nor any country in Central and Eastern Europe. In Africa, only South Africa allows same-sex marriage. In the Americas, only 7 countries allow same-sex marriage, of which, unfortunately, Canada is one! It is to be noted, that in most of the jurisdictions that allow same-sex marriages, this came about by way of the courts, not by the will of the people.