Perhaps most concerning, one sign read: “Where is Your Church?”
At first blush, this sign might not seem any more disturbing than the others. However, its troublesome meaning becomes clear when you consider the history of Wichita. Less than six years ago, George Tiller, a Wichita abortion doctor and one of the most high-profile abortion providers in the country, was assassinated point-blank on a Sunday morning in the foyer of his church. Tiller was the eighth abortion provider murdered in this country for his work.
The first week of our #NBProchoice twitter campaign has come and gone and we are getting ready to begin on week two tomorrow.
Hundreds of tweets were sent out to MLAs and Premier Alward. ZERO responses were sent back. ZERO. Let that sink in for a moment. These public servants openly attended an event celebrating the status quo and/or further restriction of reproductive healthcare and bodily autonomy, not to mention flat-out endorsing NB’s violation of the Canada Health Act, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and UN human rights standards.
Two months have gone by with absolutely no response from the sitting government. We send messages to them every single day through letters, emails, tweets and phone calls. We are here, we want to talk, and no one cares.
This movement cannot lose steam. We need to show that we are not going anywhere, this issue is NOT going away, it WILL be an election issue, and we WILL remember every single minute of silence.