Dear friends and key contacts in New Brunswick and beyond,
It was not a good day for New Brunswick today.
First, the likely true head of the “take New Brunswick down” campaign revealed herself. The Telegraph-Journal here published an opinion piece entitled “On abortion, New Brunswick must change” by one Vicky Saporta. She is identified as “the president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation of Canada.” Coincidentally, she is president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation of the U.S.
Shortly after the April 10 news report that the Morgentaler Clinic here would close, I circulated a memo to the media here, expressing my strong suspicion that not only was the “closing” news a ploy, but that a propaganda campaign against NB policy was being orchestrated from Washington DC – headquarters of the NAF. My suspicions are now greatly strengthened.
We are dealing above all with Ms. Saporta and the money /power of the North American abortion industry. They have targeted New Brunswick for take-down. It is highly likely that Ms. Saporta is running the show.
And quite a show it is!! There is a tremendous barrage of pro-abortion propaganda in the media here the last two weeks. And politicians have been getting in line to dance to the tune. Today (another reason it’s a bad day), the Liberal Party of New Brunswick – the same party that under Premiers Frank McKenna and Shawn Graham strongly opposed Morgentaler – approved at its policy convention a resolution in favor of “better abortion access.” We all know that’s only code language for killing babies on demand. Current Liberal leader Brian Gallant seems to be falling all over himself currying favor with the pro-abortion crowd. There is a real danger he will be Premier of New Brunswick by September. What happens to NB’s policy on abortion then?
For me it is reminiscent of the media hoopla in Ireland following the death of that young pregnant woman from India. The media reported that as death from an abortion denied, and a huge media campaign ensued. The campaign was based on a lie- she did not die from an abortion denied. But hysteria was whipped up, rallies were held, and politicians caved, with the result Ireland changed its law in favor of abortion, establishing a legal precedent that will tend relentlessly toward abortion on demand.
Is the Morgentaler establishment here really going to close? In all likelihood, that too is a lie, calculated (very cleverly) to arouse hysteria and send shock waves leading to everything people like Vicky Saporta really want – full abortion on demand, fully funded, in both hospitals and private clinics. That’s the game. That’s the dice they’ve rolled in announcing the clinic closing.
At this point the tide of “public opinion” is running strongly in their favor. They are winning. I say “public opinion” meaning not what New Brunswickers really think – which no doubt has not changed that dramatically in a couple weeks: most people oppose abortion on demand, and funding the Morg. Clinic. I mean perceived public opinion, that mood that is in the air as shaped largely by the chattering classes of the media and academia.
Now we can all pooh-pooh that kind of opinion as being a big fat pile of the devil’s manure. But surely we’ve been paying attention to the history of abortion the last few decades. We should know the power of evil and deception is not to be sneezed at. It can take a country down, institutionally – as it has Canada. It can take a province down – as it has almost everywhere. It can take New Brunswick down. And if we go down, it will right away be on PEI’s doorstep.
I hope you know me enough to know: I am not throwing in the white flag! I am just soberly saying where things stand. We are up against quite a tidal wave, and It’s not diminishing.
In the last two weeks we’ve seen the university community at both St. Thomas U. (petition in favor of clinic funding) and University of New Brunswick (op-ed from many UNB professors) chime in for abortion. We’ve had editorials in three daily papers for abortion. The Fredericton Daily Gleaner has been heavily slanted in news coverage. We’ve had the Acadian daily publish numerous pro-abortion commentaries, and not a thing pro-life. CBC has been relentlessly one-sided, including in its Maritime-wide coverage. The Telegraph-Journal has been somewhat balanced, but published a horrible op-ed by Heather Mallick (similar to Ms. Saporta’s). We’ve had the leaders of the Liberal, NDP and Green Party come out for abortion. NDP members federally have gotten involved. A pro-abortion rally was held at the Legislature last week. Today rallies were held in Ottawa and Montreal (while they seemed not amount to much in numbers, that did not stop CBC Newsworld from reporting “Canadians rally for abortion rights”). We fully expect Ms. Saporta has other tricks up her sleeve.
We are not silent or inactive by any means. We have had some commentary published, including my own. Various letters to the editor have been good (but nowhere near as many as we need). We have mobilized our own petition. We have gotten hundreds of email sent in to the government. Our supporters have been praying hard. A letter of support from 100+ Canadians was sent to our government. We are planning our biggest ever March for Life soon. We are hearing from numerous pro-lifers here we’ve never heard from before. And so on. Nevertheless, it’s quite the battle.
The government is largely silent. They are nervous. They do not like all the pressure. They need much, much support and prayer in order to hold firm. We don’t like to think of them caving. But we should not assume it cannot happen.
I ask for continuing prayer for Premier David Alward. And just as I called for prayer about the pro-abortion rally at the Legislature – which was less successful than anticipated – I am calling for prayer (spiritual battle) concerning Ms. Saporta. She and her cohort are out to get New Brunswick. May they fail. May the abortuary indeed close. May our province hold firm for life. May the blood of innocents be spared. May God’s purposes be realized.
Thanks to everyone for everything you do for life and for the care I know you have for our precarious situation here now.
Yours for life,
Sunday, April 27, 2014
From an e-mail release: