Pro-Life demonstrations are porn producers

Now that I have your attention with two very touchy subjects, Pro-Life / Pro-Choice and Porn, please allow me to try to make the following point across.

I completely support your right to protest against something, and for you to have your religious beliefs. Fine.

But where does your right to protest interferes with my right of not feel violated, or the right of my (young school age) daughters of not being assaulted by the very graphical images (sorry about this) of dismembered fetuses after an abortion?

Which brings me to the second point. Pornography, in general is not exhibited in the public space, even a sex-shop has to be very careful on what they can show in their showcases or even in their store. Some here, like Venus Envy, had to end distributing DVDs and magazines because some costumers were offended by the content. Now they have to stick to what is considered Educational Material.

Anyhow, at the end, we don’t show porn or sexual acts openly in the street? To “protect the children.”

Wouldn’t the same principle apply to the very graphical imagery that the pro-life protesters use to make their point?

Also, why does the pro-life movement engages high school students to push their protest?

I think its a very dangerous combination of High School Students and Pro-Life Protest.

From my point of view, no minor (under 18?) should be involved in a protest. They lack the criteria of what entitles to be in a protest, nor what they are protesting for, they just do what they are told to do. And now days, with the climate of violence around the world, its simply unsafe. A protest can turn ugly at any minute, and no one wants any children there.

Please do it for my children, all of the children, to protect their innocence as long as we can, independently of our religious beliefs.

On School Neutrality …

Today I took my little one to Nursery School, on the way, along Altavista Dr., we passed in front of St. Patrick’s High School.  St. Pat’s is a Catholic School, within the Ottawa Catholic School Board.  Now my point is this, in front of the school a Pro-Life group was making a rally, showing graphical pictures of fetuses, after the abortion, this is in a street with continuous traffic, and several elementary and nursery schools around.

My point is that even if the school is under the same philosophical umbrella, catholic, pro-life, it should stay neutral.  It shouldn’t be allowed have on its grounds any rally, political, religious, labour, union, etc.  The safety of minors is at stake.  Students should not take part in any rally.  They can have debates inside the school, guided by teachers, and protected by the school, but not on the public street.  I am highly opposed of children in rallies of any kind.  It is my belief that the situation could become tense and even dangerous at any minute, and to have children in the mix is irresponsible.

Minors, even in high school, should be taught about freedom of expression in a responsible way, because that same freedom of expression can be used to support statements contrary to theirs.

Eleanor Roosevelt said it, with great freedoms, come great responsibilities.