On Tuesday, October 6th, Choose Life will host “Echoes of the Holocaust”, a presentation by co-founder of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform and acclaimed speaker on pro-life topics, Jose Ruba. Indeed, Ruba will be drawing parallels between abortion and genocide.
Choose Life is a pro-life club at McGill in support of Ruba’s claim that abortion is an act of “dehumanization and denial of personhood” – two processes, he argues, that have “justified some of the greatest affronts to human dignity that the world has seen, including the Holocaust”. For more details of the event, click here.
Interestingly, pro-choice advocates are in the midst of trying to pass a motion that would prevent this event from happening on the grounds that this presentation “targets” women and their right to choose. They, also, claim that the parallels being drawn to the Holocaust are offensive and classify as “hate-speech”. So, they are inviting members of the pro-choice community to organize at SSMU’s office board room on Friday, October 2nd @ 5PM. For additional details, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
So, what do you think of what’s going on? Do you find that bringing the Holocaust into pro-life discourse is offensive or creative? Moreover, do you think this event should be stopped?
I’m pro-choice but I’m also against censorship. But, that’s just me…
Make your voices heard!!!