Facing up to the Horror of Abortion

A friend of mine sat across the desk from me, excitedly describing what he had learned about the development of his unborn child (15 weeks gestation). He was already a very active baby, moving around in his mother’s womb. His loving parents looked forward to seeing him as he was revealed to the world five months later.

Contrast that picture with the reality of what is happening in abortion clinics and hospitals around Canada. Even more disconcerting, a few articles have surfaced recently that have, once again, shed light on what has become our society’s dirty little secrets – “after-birth abortion” and “gendercide” – and the mainstream media’s extreme bias against the pro-life movement.

Let’s start with Canada, where columnist Warren Kinsella came out with gun’s ablazing against Canadian parliamentarians who dared to put forward a motion asking the House of Commons to condemn the practice that allows female fetuses to be aborted for the sole reason that they are female. He dismissed the motion as an attempt by backbench parliamentarians to get their name in the headlines and to bring the abortion debate in the back door. Other liberal commentators said the same thing when MP Stephen Woodworth put forward a motion calling for a review of Canada’s 400 year old law defining “human beings.”

“We’re not allowed to talk about abortion or changing the law – ever!”

The bottom line with Kinsella and others seems to be that we’re not allowed to talk about abortion or changing the law – ever! In their minds the issue has been resolved, not only for them, but for all of us. How dare we keep trying to bring it back up for debate! He resorted to name-calling, declaring them to be “dishonest,” “nobodies” and “pipsqueaks.” And, of course, he threw in the tried and true pro-abortion rant that they are trying “to move the country back to the bad old days, when the only choice women had were coat hangers in back alleys.”

Of course, none of this hyperbole actually dealt with the hard truth that, in Canada, an increasing number of women are now aborting their babies simply because they are girls. The American news outlet, The Economist, ran an article entitled “Gendercide in Canada,” detailing skewed birth rates in portions of the population whose country of origin was in the Far East (where sex-selective abortion is rampant). This evidence has lead to calls on the banning of revealing the sex of an unborn child until 30 weeks gestation.

“In Canada, an increasing number of women are now aborting their babies simply because they are girls”

This is all simply a side story to the truth that there has been NO LIMIT ON ABORTION in Canada. It is repugnant that our government(s) lack the courage to take a good, hard look at the evidence and protect those most innocent members of society.

Meanwhile in the U.S., the major media outlets brought shame on themselves by completely ignoring the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor in Philadelphia. Gosnell was charged, and ultimately convicted, of killing seven babies who were born alive, and testimony revealed there were hundreds of others. He was also charged with the death of a woman under his care in his abortion clinic. According to, neither NBC nor ABC carried any news on this story. CBS did not cover the trial and CNN almost completely ignored it. They were even critical of Fox News for its limited coverage.

“These babies are alive – they move away from the instruments that are trying to kill them.”

Perhaps the reason is that the details coming out of this are so horrific that people don`t want to know – crying babies killed with scissors, etc… Gosnell has been called the worst mass-murderer in U.S. history. How is it that his trial escaped mass publicity?
It has revealed the ugly reality that the abortion industry doesn`t want people to know: every abortion stops a beating heart. These babies are alive – they move away from the instruments that are trying to kill them. Their only crime is not being wanted.

If this is enough reason for someone to kill an unborn baby, then it makes sense that Alisa LaPolt Snow, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, defends “after-birth abortion” (the killing of a child born alive after a failed abortion). This is exactly the crime for which Gosnell was on trial, and Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion supplier in the U.S., is defending infanticide by saying, “the decision to kill an infant who survives a failed abortion should be left up to the woman seeking an abortion and her abortion doctor.”

We need to light up the blogosphere and let people know what is actually happening. As I post these and similar stories, I get replies like “hideous,” “heartless,” “awful,” and “monstrous.” Yes it is, and it must stop!

By Tony denBok

(Photography By: Leah denBok Photography)


June 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Slider Right||Comments Off on Facing up to the Horror of Abortion

Abortion and Political Leadership in Canada

There is a disturbing reality in the modern political age, among leaders of all political stripes – rule by fiat, or decree, rather than by parliamentary debate and reason. We have seen this, particularly, in the issues surrounding abortion.

This reticence to debate the issue of abortion goes back decades but, recently, has transcended party lines to such an extent that today, in Canada, there is no major political party which will speak for the rights of the unborn. Not only is this true, but individuals within these parties risk censure or expulsion from cabinet for expressing pro-life sentiments publicly.

This inflexibility has been seen in our Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, who has been steadfast in his position that his government will not reopen the abortion debate. He has gone so far as to oppose his own backbenchers, such as Stephen Woodworth, who have tried to introduce pro-life private members bills.

Not surprisingly, the NDP has consistently taken a “hands-off” approach, stating as far back as the leadership of Ed Broadbent (1975-1989) that abortion is an issue between a woman and her doctor. There are no known pro-life NDP Members of Parliament.

“I have made it clear that future candidates need to be completely understanding that they will be expected to vote pro-choice on any bills.”

The latest move to stifle debate has come from new Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau. Speaking to the media at the time of the pro-life March in Ottawa in May, Trudeau declared that all Liberal candidates for the next election must be pro-choice, removing the previous freedom of conscience practiced in the Liberal party. In his own words: “I have made it clear that future candidates need to be completely understanding that they will be expected to vote pro-choice on any bills.”

This position statement immediately created backlash as there are currently several Liberal MPs who are pro-life. Trudeau clarified his position somewhat by declaring that current MPs would be able to run, but would be expected to vote pro-choice. He sent a letter to party faithful, assuring them that everyone had the right to their own views, then saying: “When it comes to actively supporting women’s rights, our party must speak with one voice.”

What the recent burst of news stories has succeeded in doing is shining a light on the dismal condition of the Freedom of Expression in Canada. The status quo – that a child in the womb can be aborted at any time for any reason up until the moment of birth – remains in place. Everyone who disagrees can line up somewhere outside of the chambers of power, your opinion does not matter.

We who are committed to the rights of the unborn have our work cut out for us.

By Tony denBok

(Photography by: Leah denBok Photography)


May 28th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Slider Right||Comments Off on Abortion and Political Leadership in Canada