Elyse Vroom visited a pink flag display outside the Supreme Court of Canada and is involved with setting up a display in Langley on July 11. (Elyse Vroom/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Pink flags on Langley church grounds raise awareness about sex-selective abortion

On Saturday, 1,000 pink flags will be placed on the lawn of Christ Covenant Church

The annual Pink Flag display will be up Saturday at a local church to spotlight opposition to sex-selective abortion.

People will be putting 1,000 pink flags up on the lawn of Christ Covenant Church [6866 Glover Rd.] on July 11.

“As a Canadian, it saddens me to know that one violation of rights impacts our girls year after year – sex-selective abortion,” said Elyse Vroom, one of the organizers. “While countries around the world, including India and China, have taken steps to condemn sex-selective abortion, Canada continues to ignore – and even fund – the practice.”

She noted that the Assisted Human Reproduction Act bans sex-selection of embryos for in vitro fertilization.

“But once that embryo develops into a fetus, there is nothing stopping an IVF client from seeking an abortion and trying again for the desired sex, she said. “Healthy baby girls are being aborted simply because they are girls.”

• READ MORE: Langley man argues sex-selective abortion is sexist

“It is because of these girls that we are planting 1,000 pink flags…” Vroom explained.

The display is taken down later that same day. Pink Flag displays are done in various communities.

“Men and women are equal, and should be treated as such from the earliest stages. We need a law against sex-selective abortion in Canada,” she commented.

More information about the reality of sex-selective abortion in Canada can be found at DefendGirls.com, she added.

.


Got a news tip?

Email: heather.colpitts@langleyadvancetimes.com
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

abortionequality

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The RCMP photo shows cannabis that was seized as part of the E-Prominent investigation. (RCMP)
Four Langley and Surrey men charged in 2019 pot export case

Warrants were executed on properties in Surrey, Langley and Delta in June and August 2019

A veteran posed for a picture by the Langley City cenotaph at the 2019 Remembrance Day service. This year, because of the pandemic, organizers are moving the event online, with a few extras. (Langley Advance Times file)
Online Remembrance Day in Langley City will have extras for viewers

Video visits with Fraser Blues flight team, as well as veterans, are planned

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the day before Aldergrove’s Madison Lewis turns one, family and friend celebrated by attending a blood donor drive in her honour. (Courtesy Lewis Family)
Blood drive held in honour of one year old’s birthday

Aldergrove family organized clinic to give back after Madison Lewis underwent open heart surgery

FILE – Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides the latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the province during a press conference in the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, October 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. shatters COVID-19 records with 817 weekend cases; masks now expected indoors

Three people have died over the past three reporting periods

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Christian school in Chilliwack closes for COVID-19 isolation measures, moving to online learning

Mt. Cheam school principal confirms coronavirus exposure led to staffing reduction and need to close

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)
Daily direct flights between Abbotsford and Toronto start Wednesday

Swoop announces new operations at Toronto Pearson Airport

Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to introductions before opening statements at the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia, in Vancouver, on February 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. money laundering inquiry hears of $800,000 and more in bags, luggage, backpacks

The lottery corporation has said it consistently reported suspicious transactions to Fintrac

Most Read