The University of Waterloo Students For Life campus club brought Stephanie Gray to its campus for a talk entitled, “Echoes of the Holocaust: Abortion and the Genocide Awareness Project.” The event was based on a comparison between abortion and historical atrocities such as the Holocaust.

Gray made it clear that abortion is genocide. The definition of genocide she works with is found in Webster’s New World Encyclopedia, which states that it is “the deliberate and systematic destruction of a national, racial, religious, political, cultural, ethnic, or other group defined by the exterminators as undesirable.” The group in the abortion genocide is the unwanted children killed daily by abortionists.

Gray talked about five factors of genocide that can be seen in tragedies such as those of the Armenians in 1914, the Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge oppression in Cambodia and the more recent problems in Bosnia and Rwanda. In all these cases, victims were subject to dehumanizing rhetoric, the value of life was based on form, function, and the feelings of others, medical experimentation was conducted, the killing was of a systematic nature and there was a massive loss of life. Gray was able to point out that these five factors can be applied to abortion as well.

After the talk, there was a period for question, and answers, which lasted for over 40 minutes. A common problem when communicating Gray’s point is people do not believe the unborn are human. Therefore, they cannot see the reasoning behind her comparison to atrocities such as the Holocaust.

At one time in history slaves, Indians, women and the Jews were not considered persons under the law. Currently, the law in Canada does not recognize the unborn child as a legal person possessing rights. The students at the university talk heard a wealth of information that inspired some and enraged others. The reaction is not uncommon for Gray, who is determined to spread the message until there is a change.