National Affairs Rory Leishman

National Affairs Rory Leishman

Almost all members of Parliament representing the Liberal Party, the Bloc Quebecois, the New Democratic Party and the Green Party of Canada fancy themselves as enlightened and progressive legislators who are leading Canadians to a better and brighter future. But is that true?

Most definitely not. Well-intentioned as these progressive politicians might be, the great majority are unenlightened agents of darkness, despair and death. And the same is true of the great majority of our progressive judges, journalists, intellectuals, and clergy – Catholic and Protestant. Together with our progressive politicians, these progressives have all joined in advancing the culture of death that is rapidly undermining what little remains in Canada of our Western Judeo-Christian heritage and historic national identity.

In a more enlightened era, the Founders of the United States confidently affirmed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

That every human being has an inalienable right to life from conception to natural death is, indeed, a self-evident truth. Even the most implacable proponents of abortion on demand cannot help but know in their heart of hearts that induced abortion is an evil that can never be justified.

That is why, in attempting to defend the indefensible, the advocates of legalized abortion invariably resort to euphemism. In recent weeks, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has insisted that “nobody should tell a woman what she should do with her body;” NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has maintained that “a man has no position on a discussion on a woman’s right to choose;” and, Green Party leader Elizabeth May has pledged: “We will never retreat one inch from a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion.”

Listening to these progressive politicians, one would never know that Canada is one of very few countries in the world where even a healthy mother can have her healthy baby killed in the womb for any reason and at any time during a pregnancy up to the last second before birth. Such shocking disregard for the sanctity of human life in the womb is fine with Trudeau, Singh and May, but you will never hear them say so explicitly.

Progressive clergy are no better. One Sunday, they can assure their congregation that they, like the Prophet Jeremiah, were formed, known and loved by God in their mother’s womb. Yet these same trendy clerics are also apt to maintain on another occasion that a mother has a right to abort her child. Who but a practitioner of Orwellian doublethink could hold such contradictory ideas in the mind and sincerely believe both to be true?

Canada’s progressive judges are no less confused, contradictory and wrong on the subject of physician-assisted suicide. Sections 229 and 231 of the Criminal Code of Canada define murder in the first degree as the planned and deliberate killing of a human being. Furthermore, Section 14 of the Code specifies that: “No person is entitled to consent to have death inflicted on them, and such consent does not affect the criminal responsibility of any person who inflicts death on the person who gave consent.”

In Rodriguez, 1993, the Supreme Court of Canada explicitly upheld the constitutional validity of the ban on assisting in suicide in Section 14 and 241 of the Code, yet in a complete reversal 12 years later in Carter, our arbitrary judicial masters on this same Court found that “the right to life” guaranteed in Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms confers upon some mentally competent patients the right to death by physician-assisted suicide. The Court then gave the Parliament of Canada one year to bring this ruling into effect through an appropriate amendment to the Criminal Code.

In response, the Trudeau Liberals obediently introduced the euphemistically entitled Medical Assistance in Dying Act (MAID) of 2016. A more candid name for this Court-ordered legislation would have been the Medical Exemption from Murder Act inasmuch as MAID provides that anyone other than a medical practitioner who provides a suicidal patient with a lethal dose of medication is still liable to be charged under the Criminal  Code with aiding in a suicide, if not outright murder in the first degree.

In 1969, the Liberal government of prime minister Pierre Trudeau assured Canadians that the legalization of abortion would result in only a few, rare abortions. Correspondingly, in 2016, the Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave much the same assurance about the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. What, though, have been the actual results?

Today, we not only have the mass slaughter of babies in the womb in Canada, but, as widely predicted, we now also have the Liberals, New Democrats and Greens all pressing for amendments to MAID that would make a broader array of Canadians vulnerable to unscrupulous physicians who have no compunction about deliberately killing their patients.

When oh when will our progressive politicians, judges, clergy and intellectuals finally repent of their benighted, death-dealing folly?