Joyce Arthur demands pro-life display be dismantled

A pro-life group in Abbotsford mounts a pro-life display in a farmer’s field each year. Crosses are arranged in the field, each one representing a life lost to abortion.

Joyce Arthur of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada is demanding that the display be removed:

It is inappropriate for the City to use its resources and authority to approve what is basically a sectarian religious message that is divisive and upsetting for the community. The sign reflects a common anti-abortion slogan used by the Christian Right against abortion. In addition, the sign is juxtaposed with a display of Christian crosses, making clear the religious meaning of the entire display, which encompasses both the sign and the crosses.

There are so many issues with this statement and with her letter as a whole, but thankfully, André Schutten has offered an apt response.

But what really caught my attention in Ms. Arthur’s letter is the following…

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