We want to thank Dr. Jillian Demontigny and Rev. Sandra Riddell for their recent letters to the Taber Times. They have given us a chance to explain what Taber Pro-Life does.
Taber Pro-Life is a community of pro-life people from all walks of life who respect and support women, men, and children-both born and pre-born. We speak out about the value of every person, the value of life. We agree with the right to choose and ultimately we don’t want to control women’s bodies. But does the right to choose have limits? Yes, it certainly does. Is the right to control your body absolute? Can you use your body to harm the body of someone else? Is this your right? The answer is obviously no. And yet, this is what abortion does: it harms someone else’s body. The pre-born baby is a separate body. This baby has its own DNA, genetic code, blood type, functioning heart, liver, kidneys etc. And this life has value!
In her letter, Dr. Demontigny writes the following: “A woman has rights, which are the same as all rights of people from birth to death.” Based on this premise, don’t we at Taber Pro-Life also have the right to advertise our beliefs, promote education and awareness, hold Life Chain and other events, and exercise our democracy to have the right to choose to disagree with you?
As we have in the past, we extend an invitation to everyone, including Dr. Jillian Demontigny and Rev. Sandra Riddell, to attend our events and come and see what Taber Pro-Life is all about. Before telling us what we can or can’t say publically, please make an informed choice by meeting with us and understanding why we support women both born and pre-born.
ERNIE PETERS, JANNY DEVLIEGER
and MARIAN TAMMINGA