There is a black cloud hanging over the Canadian pro-life movement due to a media blitz of disinformation.
Incredible as it seems, the voice of active pro-lifers in the province of British Columbia has been as expeditiously silenced as those they have been struggling to protect.
The shooting of Garson Romalis on November 8 undoubtedly became the catalyst aiding the pro-abortionists in their ongoing fight to silence those opposed to their way of doing “business.” As the timely bombing of Morgentaler’s “clinic” seemed to be the excuse for Ontario’s NDP government to bring in draconian legislation restricting the pro-life movement, the recent shooting in Vancouver seems to have given the B.C. NDP government the excuse it needs.
With the Vancouver newspapers on strike, Joy Thompson, of the B.C. Coalition for Abortion Clinics, appointed herself spokesperson for the shooting.
What did the news have to say? Thompson said it. Where was B.C.’s Attorney General Colin Gabelmann? While he was trying to downplay various other government scandals and calls for his resignation, Thompson insisted it was imperative he act to protect “health care workers” in her movement immediately.
Although there was no link to the pro-life movement in the shooting and police still had no leads, pro-lifers were immediately put on the defensive from allegations perpetrated by Thompson and her adherents. Unable to substantiate any chronicles of violence within the Canadian pro-life movement, the focus was immediately shifted to such activity in the United States in an effort to associate them with the more militant element.
With the newspaper lockout ending, the Vancouver Province was published on Sunday, November 13. Many were enraged with the front page. “Shadow of Hate,” read the big, bold headline over a picture of Garson Romalis. “Neo-Nazi group linked to abortion doctor’s shooting,” it continued.
The accompanying article declared, “Neo-Nazis are suspected in the attempted murder of a Jewish gynaecologist who does abortions in Vancouver.” Pro-lifers were, once again, shocked and infuriated. And where did the Province (which had not reported since the shooting five days earlier) get the information?
Predictably, it came from Joy Thompson, who offered the following words of wisdom to the Province, “The chance that there are connections with white supremists who promote violence and have an underground network that organizes the availability of firearms should not be ruled out in the investigation.” The impression was given that there was a link between the neo-Nazi and the pro-life movements.
This incredible bit of news seemed ridiculous to many whose only knowledge of the underground accounts of neo-Nazi activity was the recent Grant Bristow affair, and the involvement of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) alleged funding of that movement.
Just how far Thompson will go with her outrageous theories has become a grave matter of concern for the B.C. pro-life community.