Friday, November 9, 2007

Not A Dime To Fund Abortions!

David Little refused to file tax returns as a form of protest against abortion funding. Over 100,000 surgical abortions are performed in Canada every year, almost all of them are funded with our healthcare dollars. No matter how small an individual taxpayer's contribution could be, David wants none of his money to go towards killing unborn babies. He didn't file any tax returns between 2000 and 2002. And even the threat of legal action didn't scare him.
Judge Leslie Jackson handed down the 62-year-old's sentence in Fredericton on Friday. Little has been told he must pay $3,000 or spend 66 days in jail.
Little will have until March 31 to file his tax returns and pay his fine. He is scheduled to return to court on April 4 if he hasn't paid, and could be sent to jail.
"My whole case is based on my conscience," Little told CBC News outside the courthouse. "It's deeply troubling when people in authority don't have the basic understanding that abortion for many, many people in this country is simple murder, plain murder."

He continued to insist he will not pay the fine.

"I will never enter into any co-operation with government ever again until they change the law," he said."Human beings in the womb are human beings and we shouldn't be paying our money to kill them."
Unless the government backs down and replaces jail time with conditional sentence or community service, David Little could actually go to jail come April 4th. So when we gather at the provincial legislatures for the March for Life next May, let's not forget a courageous man who'd rather go to jail than go against his conscience.


Madonna said...

Yes. Mr. Little is a courageous man indeed. Too bad the same can't be said for the leader of this great country, or most Judges in our court rooms, or the leaders of our churches, or the conscience of other fellow Canadians who support what Mr. Little is so desperately trying to stop albeit behind closed doors, which is totally cowardly if you ask me. Then again, no one asked me.. thank goodness for Freedom of Speech, or is that next to go?

Madonna said...

Indeed Mr. Little is a courageous man. Shame the same can't be said of the leader of this great country, or most judges in our court rooms, or the leader of the churches, or the consciences of the individuals, some of which support Mr. Little albeit behind closed doors??? Mr. Little based his arguments of fact, nothing more, and nothing less. Judge Leslie Jackson refused to acknowledge one really big fact... hmmm... wonder why. Oh well. That's it when you're a in a position of authority, you can use it or abuse it. Up to the "individual." Anyway, I quote Justice Bertha Wilson, "The decision whether or not to terminate a pregnancy is essentially a moral decision and in a free and democratic society the conscience of the individual must be paramount to that of the state." Citation:R. v. Morgentaler, (1988) 1 S.C.R. 30 Date: January 28, 1988, page 30
Too bad for the rest of us since Justice Bertha Wilson never made it clear as to who the individual was she referred to. Is it the woman seeking an abortion whose conscience must be paramount to that of the state? Who knows? What we do know is according to Judge Jackson's ruling, she certainly wasn't referring to Mr. Little's conscience now was she, otherwise Judge Jackson would have taken that very vital argument into consideration before rendering his verdict. He clearly did not do that. Hmmm Wonder why.... again??? Guess Justice Wilson's words are not worth the paper they're written on, much like our Canadian Charter of Rights And Freedoms. Did I just say that? Well, thank goodness for Freedom of Speech... or is that the next to go along with our Freedom of Conscience? Except of course if you're a woman seeking an abortion, other than that... forget about it??? Guess Jackson can now hang his cloak in the Honorary Hall of Shame, along with the other "leaders."