Today, in Canada, is the Sunday of Thanksgiving long weekend. We have much to be thankful for, but that should not blind us to the reality that there's a lot of work to be done to help everyone understand that gratitude should begin with giving thanks for the gift of life itself. This lesson is lost on many of us who, for example, think that abortion is a "right" — a woman's "right" to snuff out the life of her unborn child. Ms. Magazine boasts that they have collected 5000 signatures from women who are proud of having had abortions, so one blogger is collecting as many signatures as possible to present in opposition to Ms. Magazine's. She writes: "Help me create a petition that will put the one in Ms. to shame. Email this post to every man and woman you know. Email your names and cities/states to me. I'll compile them and send a petition to Congress - a petition with the names of people who think women (and their unborn children) deserve better than an abortion."
If you are thankful for the gift of life — yours as well as others — and if you have a few minutes to spare, consider adding your name to that petition. It's a small gesture to show thankfulness, and to speak up for the little ones who have no voice. Thank you.