Oz Clark, a frequent contributor to this blog, wrote a short column in the July issue about how the seeming contradictory evidence of the public’s view on abortion (per polling data) shows the way forward for pro-lifers: educate the open-minded and play on the mixed feelings many have (don’t like abortion but don’t want to ban it, either). Clark concludes:
The challenge and opportunity for the pro-life movement is to exploit the public’s clear unease about a limitless abortion license. Taken along with past polling data from Environics sponsored by LifeCanada, it is clear that Canadians do not like the status quo. Whether it is a ban on specific procedures, attacking taxpayer funding of abortion, or educating the public about the complete lack of restrictions, pro-lifers should be able to find a way to grow the public’s unease into revulsion.