Hard At Work Defending Girls
Girls are aborted at a higher rate than boys simply because they are girls – and most Canadians are unaware that abortion is used by some for sex selection. In a country that claims to value equality, this is unacceptable. Standing up for the equal rights of women includes standing up for their right to be born.
So, our supporters all across the country took action and participated in the pink envelope campaign. And what an incredible amount of time and devotion went into this campaign by school clubs, chapters, and individuals! They sent messages to each of the 338 Members of Parliament about the issue of sex-selective abortion. They bought or made THOUSANDS of pink envelopes and wrote a brief message on the back of each. Be inspired and encouraged to know that our leaders will not be able to say they didn’t know about this discriminatory practice.
Bill C-233 is scheduled to be debated on Wednesday, April 14. This will be the first time in approximately 15 years that Parliament will debate a bill that would restrict abortion. It should come up for a vote a few weeks later. Now is the time to make sure that MPs know that Canadians want to ban sex-selective abortion.
So, send a message to Members of Parliament about the issue of sex-selective abortion through the Pink Envelope Campaign! All you need to do is buy or make pink envelopes (you’ll need 338 to reach every MP, but set an attainable goal for yourself), and write a brief note on the back of each envelope. Here are a few examples:
- This envelope is empty to represent a girl whose life was taken because Canada allows sex-selective abortion. Please support Bill C-233 to end this discriminatory practice in Canada.
- This envelope represents one baby girl whose life was taken because of sex-selective abortion. Sex-selective abortion is wrong and it occurs in Canada because we have no law against it. Please support Bill C-233.
- This envelope is empty and represents the life of a pre-born baby girl who lost her life because Canada allows sex-selective abortion. Please support Bill C-233 to end this inequality in our country.
Mail every envelope you complete to a different MP. You can find the full list of MP names here. All the envelopes can be addressed with the MP’s name to the House of Commons address in Ottawa. For example:
House of Commons
Postage is FREE to the House of Commons!
This is a great initiative for families, youth groups, Bible study groups, etc. to take on! These bright, impactful envelopes will alert MPs to the issue of sex-selective abortion and encourage them to do something about it by supporting Bill C-233.