October 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Laurel Broten, Ontario’s Minister of Education, has announced that under her ministry’s new “anti-bullying law,” Bill 13, Catholic schools would no longer be permitted to teach that abortion is wrong.
In a transcript from Premier Dalton McGuinty’s office, Broten stated the following: “We do not allow and we’re very clear with the passage of Bill 13 that Catholic teachings cannot be taught in our schools that violates human rights…”
When asked for a clarification, the Minister said that “Bill 13 has in it a clear indication of ensuring that our schools are safe, accepting places for all our students … That includes young girls in our school … Bill 13 is about tackling misogyny, taking away a woman’s right to choose could be arguably one of the most misogynistic actions that one could take.”
It must be pointed out, first of all, that no one in Ontario is preventing women from having abortions. Broten is boldly tackling a ghost who is not there. Furthermore, given the horrible things that happen to women throughout the world on a daily basis, raising relevant facts about the real harm that abortion does to women can hardly be thought of as “arguably” the most egregious of all forms of misogyny.
Broten is confusing education with civic action, if not civil disobedience. To teach love and show, scientifically, that abortion is harmful not only to the unborn, but to women, marriage, the family and culture, should not be regarded as an illegal activity, but as education in the best sense. The Minister of Education, therefore, does not understand the first thing about education. She is actually firmly opposed to education. (more…)