Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Pro-choice supporters make presence felt at the National March for Life"

So, our small pro-choice minority got some coverage in the Xtra!

Here is the link:

But what a small presence it was. I talked to quite a few people about it and everyone was surprised that we were in such small numbers.
The majority of people here (in Ottawa, Canada) are pro-choice, they said (I think so too!). Then why weren't we able to mobilize more people to oppose the atrocious 'march for life'?

I think it has to do with our really minimal conception of citizenship which is confined simply to voting ever few years. We just assume that every right that we have will stay undisputed and that we are powerless to change anything.

The sad part is that the extreme religious Right-wing ideology is rising, and unless we continue to provide opposition, we should get ready for a Canada with marginal rights for women and widespread social injustice.

1 comment:

  1. That is absolutely true. We do not truly what it means to be a free citizen. We are so unplugged from the reality of life sometimes in that we have to pay attention like you said.