Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Right-to-lifers get writing

Students win Webb essay prizes
People carry a large banner during the National March for Life in Ottawa May 10, 2012. This year's march will take place May 9. CNS photo / Art Babych.
The winning essays in the Grades 11-12 section of the 2012-13 Patrick Webb Essay Competition pointed up the contradiction of society affirming the dignity and rights of women while condoning the destruction of female preborn infants through the unbridled use of abortion. Ross Labrie, the president of the North Shore Pro-Life Society, contributed a special report to The B.C. Catholic.

First prize winner ($300) Joyce Deduque, who is enrolled at the Traditional Learning Academy, asked what attitude society would take if the death penalty were reinstated, but only for females. Such is the distorted reality involving the many female infants whose lives are ended by abortion each year simply because they are females.

Second prize winner ($200) William Maedel, a student at L.A. Matheson Secondary School in Surrey, argued that south Asian women in Canada were especially likely to seek abortions of female offspring even though this is at odds with the gender equality professed by Canadian society.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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