Letter: A rebuttal of letter writer’s anti pro-life stance

A condemnation of the tone and insulting accusations leveled against Conservatives

To the Expositor:

Regarding the diatribe of unsubstantiated, malodorous, demeaning, polarizing and intolerant opinions (bordering on hate speech?) of Deborah Wilson in The Expositor of July 17 (‘Language is being twisted in today’s political realm to confuse and or deceive,’ Page 5), I must take issue with such divisive language when she insults a large section of our Canadian citizenry as, “bigots, xenophobes, white supremacists, homophobes, racists and especially misogynists.”

She maligns all pro-life people. Many of us (I am pro-life) consider human life begins at conception. It is easy to deny the humanity of an embryo, a fetus, an eight-month baby in the womb, or a baby ready to emerge into the world after the first nine months of its life. Killings have been carried out throughout history by denying people of their humanity, whether it be the pre-born, First Nations, black slaves or Jews. It is facile to claim the embryo is just a collection of undifferentiated cells. When does it become human?

There are over 100,000 abortions in Canada each year. Nearly 25 percent of all pregnancies end in elective abortions. Just imagine if the current rate of abortion was in effect before legalization (?) in about 1970, it would mean that 25 percent of people currently over 50 years of age would have been killed in the womb.

She ascribes an unsubstantiated hypocrisy to pro-life people about “real support” for children who come into this world through their efforts. Fifty percent of unplanned pregnancies end in abortion, the remainder keep their children. Less than one percent are given the loving option of adoption at birth! Few children are available for adoption at birth, but there are many children available for adoption in their early years between four to six years of age. I know because I adopted one (francophone) at the age of five, and fostered another teenager (First Nations) throughout high school. If that is not “real support” from a pro-life person who has been insulted by Deborah Wilson as a bigot and racist, what is? They are both alive and part of my family, thanks to their mothers who chose not to kill them in their wombs.

The self-centeredness of pro-choice is not just about abortion, but as Deborah Wilson espouses in her diatribe, it is about “the right to reject motherhood.” Is this what pro-choice is about? Is this what the feminist movement is about, rejecting motherhood? The left wing is anti-family!

Deborah Wilson maligns the Conservative party and opines “I do not trust them to follow through on a promise …regarding women’s reproductive rights.” Andrew Scheer has indicated he will not introduce legislation regarding abortion. Stephen Harper said the same thing, and no abortion issues were raised during his government. At least the Conservative party allows the freedom of speech and freedom of thought, as opposed to the Trudeau censorship policy that no pro-life person may be a candidate for that party, and organizations have to toe the Liberal pro-abortion line in order to receive summer student government grants (shades of Orwell’s 1984 thought control and newspeak).

The Conservative Party is our only hope to defeat the scandal- plagued (SNC Lavalin, Bombardier, Admiral Mark Norman, Jody Wilson Raybould), anti-pipeline and anti-resource development, post national, left wing ideologue Trudeau! A vote for the NDP is a vote for Trudeau. He has had four years to illustrate his incompetency. He and the Liberal Party must be defeated to save Canada.

I would suggest that the Conservatives and Liberals are close in their polling popularity in the 30 percent range each. However, Deborah Wilson is prepared to condemn all Conservatives as “bigots, xenophobes, white supremacists, homophobes, racists, and especially misogynists.” If this is not unsubstantiated fear mongering hate language, it is definitely polarizing our society, accusing up to 30 percent of the electorate of such vile attributes. She has insulted me.

Mr. Scheer has publicly proclaimed, “I find the notion that one’s race, religion, gender or sexual orientation would make anyone in any way superior or inferior to anyone else absolutely repugnant. And if there’s anyone who disagrees with that, there’s the door. You are not welcome here.” 

What is left to civil discourse after such inflammatory, accusatory rhetoric as hers? Deborah Wilson should be ashamed of spouting such slanderous malignancies!

Aubrey Millard

Elliot Lake