Supporting pro-life isn't such a terrible thing

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Re: “CFS-Ontario passes pro-life ban motion”
Feb. 5, 2007

To the editor:
If Sandy Hudson and Joyce Arthur’s intention was to be offensive to pro-life supporters, then they should be patting themselves on the back because they’ve succeeded.

For the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario to take such an intolerant stance on such a highly-charged issue is hypocritical. We send students to university to teach them to think for themselves. Why then is the CFS trying to stifle the opportunity for open dialogue and passing up a great avenue through which students can learn to constructively deal with their differences?

However, this is not the point of my remarks. I would like to know why exactly being a supporter for life is such a “terrible” thing, so much so that these groups need to be silenced? After all, the pro-life goal is to fight for the most basic of human rights: the right to simply be allowed to live. Does adherence to such a view merit being vilified?

I consider myself pro-choice, but I don’t agree at all with abortion. A contradiction? Not in the least.

I believe we all have the right to choose what we will or won’t do in life. We make choices and must deal with the results and consequences of these choices on a daily basis.

Why should our choice to be sexually active be any different? Considering all the risks of STIs and pregnancy, we should be promoting a more responsible attitude towards our sexual behaviour, not fostering an attitude of recklessness at the expense of the most defenceless in our society: unborn babies.
"Ana Andrade

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