While this current series of editorial confines itself to national parties, it is clearly the case that boutique political entities—like the Green Party—and regional ones—like the Bloc Québécois—should abandon their advocacy of abortion as well.
The environmental movement has long been the vehicle for a virulent, radical, and dangerous form of anti-human policy. Implicit in the panic about carbon and emissions is the subterranean assumption that man and nature are locked in a deadly, zero-sum struggle—a desperate battle in the present that imperils our very future. The shadow of an anti-natal opposition to humanity itself flows naturally from such premises. Humanity, however, far from being always and only a menace to nature, is more frequently its most vital friend and most obvious benefactor. So too, Green politics which advocated for the growth and flourishing of human life, would, by way of a beautiful consequence, also create the preconditions for a safe, clean, and vibrant natural world.
This truth about symbiosis in the realm of nature pertains even more obviously to the realm of culture. The Bloc Québécois dreams of a strong and independent nation, one which preserves the customs, culture, and language which it has inherited. But it currently endeavors to preserve this heritage with ever-more-desperate legal initiatives (its draconian language laws being the most obvious example) even as it fails to protect the future citizen of Quebec—the very population that would ensure the survival of Québécois culture. The slow, implacable fading of the very culture that the Bloc is so keen to arrest can only be halted and reversed by overtly pro-natal policies, of which protection of the unborn should be the foremost. Unless Quebec changes course, however, its motto will echo with tragic irony: license plates in the province may still read “Je me souviens,” but, with a fatally low birth rate, there will be no one left to remember.