Educational group plans to challenge for an open and honest debate on abortion
October 17, 2011, Guelph, Ontario
A group within the educational pro-life movement is about to throw down the gauntlet on what the group claims is the current censorship and hostility toward any attempt to debate abortion.
This group, known as the We Want the Debate Campaign, will challenge anyone who wishes to defend abortion to an open, transparent and fair debate in front of the people of Ontario. Over the next four months, the campaign will conduct a series of activities to highlight current contradictions and misconceptions that warp the public’s view of abortion. They will expose a systematic distortion by the overwhelming majority of the media of the facts of abortion. They will also denounce the Federal Government’s disregard of the wishes of most Canadians to allow a discussion on the future of abortion in our country.
“We believe that the suppression of any debate in a democratic society is unacceptable,” said Jakki Jeffs, director of the We Want the Debate Campaign.
“We demand that the current censorship of the debate around abortion be ended, and that an open and informed discussion be held in public. The stifling of the debate over the past decades has prevented all Canadians from having access to the facts, and has left the issue completely ignored. In the coming months we will be addressing this lack of balance, and on the 7th of February we hope those who wish to defend abortion will join us in finally debating this before the people of Ontario”.
Jakki Jeffs, Director
Callum Macdonald, Project Consultant
We Want the Debate Committee
26 Norfolk Street
1 866 LUV BOTH (588-2684)