Funny how those who claim to support a “woman’s right to choose” are the ones who are most ardent on silencing voices that don’t wholeheartedly agree…
In a Canadian school, a teacher was fired for stating he personally did not support abortion, even though it was protected by the law.
“The 44-year-old teacher, who has asked that he not be identified to protect what’s left of his career, was teaching ‘the criminal law unit, a lesson on vice, ethics, morality and the law’ to his small class in the Vancouver-area school in late November.
“‘I was working my way through examples of how some people’s sense of personal ethics was more liberal than the letter of the law,’ he said in an email.
“For example, he told them, many people might roll through a stop sign on a deserted country road, deeming it morally acceptable, even if unlawful.
“In other words, he said, in a pluralistic democracy, there’s often “a difference between people’s private morality and the law.
“‘I find abortion to be wrong,’ he said, as another illustration of this gap, ‘but the law is often different from our personal opinions.’
“That was it, the teacher said. ‘It was just a quick exemplar, nothing more. And we moved on.’
“A little later, the class had a five-minute break, and when it resumed, several students didn’t return, among them a popular young woman who had gone to an administrator to complain that what the teacher said had ‘triggered’ her such that she felt “unsafe” and that, in any case, he had no right to an opinion on the subject of abortion because he was a man.”
Punishing any wrongthink concerning abortion goes even further in France, where a commercial from Project Rachel, a “compassionate pro-life project that aids women overcome the grief and guilt some experience from having had an abortion” was banned.
“Produced to commemorate World Down Syndrome Day, the commercial showed several cheerful children with DS addressing a mother considering abortion. ‘Dear future mom,’ says one, ‘don’t be afraid.’ ‘Your child will be able to do many things,’ says another. ‘He’ll be able to hug you.’ ‘He’ll be able to run toward you.’ ‘He’ll be able to speak and tell you he loves you.’
“France’s High Audiovisual Council removed the commercial from air earlier this year, and in November the Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, upheld the ban, since the clip could ‘disturb the conscience’ of French women who had aborted DS fetuses.”
France has gone even farther and banned pro-life websites!
“Pro-life attorney Gregor Puppinck, who is based in Europe, explains: ‘Freedom of expression on abortion is currently being challenged in France. The French administration makes it every day more difficult for pro-life associations to express their ideas and to promote pro-life choices.’
“‘This bill, which contains only one article intends to extend the notion of “impediments” to abortion and creates a new crime of “digital interference” to abortion. The mere display on a website of, for instance, information about the risks of having an abortion, or an attempt to convince women that there are other solutions than abortion would be considered, with the new law, as a criminal offense punishable by up to 2 years of imprisonment and €30,000 fine,’ he said.
“”The widespread recourse to abortion is a social issue and public health problem which society must solve with a prevention policy, not with censorship,’ he added.”
Wrongthink will be punished…