Reader thankful for progressive change

In response to Kelvin Bond’s letter in the Shuswap Market News’ View Point titled, Voter seeing pro-life politicians

In response to Kelvin Bond’s letter in the Shuswap Market News’ View Point titled, Voter seeing pro-life politicians:

After reading your letter I not only felt angry and offended, I felt disgusted. You hear about people feeling this hate for their fellow human beings, mostly in American media, but never have I ever come so close to it before.

In Canada we enjoy many rights and freedoms. Freedom of conscience, of religion, of thought and belief, freedom of expression and freedom of the press are some of our most basic rights. So if you have these rights, sir, so do I. And I freely believe that your opinions are unfounded in reality and discriminatory as well. (That was me practising my freedom of expression.)

Not only will you never have to make the difficult personal decision to have an abortion, but I’m guessing you haven’t ever had to fight for your right to spend your life with the person you love. For someone who has never been in a situation like these you sure have a lot of opinions about what other people should be doing.

I’m not going to get into why you are so very wrong about abortion or LGBTQ people, because frankly I know it won’t change your opinion and I am not going to waste my time on this anymore. What I will say is that you sir are a dying breed. And for that I am thankful.

Violet Pilkey


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