As the New Abortion Caravan completes its second week from Regina, Saskatchewan, tens of thousands of people have been exposed to the truth about abortion, and the youth activists with the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform are making waves as they head through the prairies. The message of universal human rights is hitting the streets, the radio airwaves, television screens, and social media—CCBR’s Facebook page exploded with debate and its statistics show over 20,000 people reached.
The New Abortion Caravan had a very explicit goal: To launch CCBR’s eighteen year EndtheKilling plan and provide a catalyst for a national discussion on abortion that will result in an abortion-free Canada. The debate will only increase as we fight the darkness surrounding pro-abortion lies and reveal the faces of Canada’s invisible children, the victims of the first Abortion Caravan.
The abortion movement in Canada is getting scared. They realize that they cannot combat the science and human rights philosophy of the New Abortion Caravan—and they’re responding with the ferocity of a movement that realizes it is cornered. The media is already referring to the 1970 Abortion Caravan as the “original caravan,” while the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada is calling it the “real caravan,” implicitly admitting that the New Abortion Caravan has already made its mark on Canadian social history, hijacking the trademark of the 1970 Caravan. Joyce Arthur called the New Abortion Caravan a “sacrilege” and “a monstrosity,” confirming the 1970 Caravan’s sacred cow status among abortion rights activists.
The historical link between the two Caravans was incontrovertibly established when Margo Dunn, one of the original 1970 Caravanners, went on the CBC to respond to Stephanie Gray, head of the New Abortion Caravan, calling the pro-life caravan “horrifying.” And yet, Dunn admitted that they, too, used shocking imagery to push their cause. Ms. Dunn said that she couldn’t even use the name “New Abortion Caravan,” and stated that she was confused as to why Canadians would even want to broach the topic again.
This campaign is merely an opening salvo in an anti-abortion war of ideas that will only be increasing in size and intensity, rather than dissipating when the Caravan ends in Ottawa on Canada Day. Just as other social reformers forced their cultures to face the victims in the cases of slavery, child labor, and segregation, so too the new Canadian youth movement brings you the New Abortion Caravan. They stand for one fourth of their peers who have been slaughtered in the name of “choice.”
The New Abortion Caravan is not just making social history. It is redeeming it.