The Rick McGinnis column from the March edition is now online: “Wanted: pro-life books, films.” The column starts by mocking Yann Martel for his “epistolary project” of sending books to Prime Minister Stephen Harper before providing some thoughts on what such a pro-life themed book/film list might look like and why it would be difficult to pull off:

Just as it’s nearly impossible to make abortion either a sympathetic decision or a satisfying conclusion, denying the transcendent value of life is a poor prescription for great, abiding art. Nihilism might have a morbid appeal for depressives, or indulged or neglected young people with an acute sense of their perceived oppression, but both common sense and healthy aesthetics – not to mention wise politics – will reject it out of hand.

Enjoy the whole column here.