The highly active Kapiti branch of Voice for Life recently purchased a van and had it painted bright green and sign-written with various pro-life messages. The van is available for use by pro-life groups and youth-groups throughout New Zealand. On Monday, 8 Feb the van was vandalised by someone who wrote with a vivid marker, “This Vam [sic] is abusive” and further writing on the van claiming that the actual size of the pictured ultrasound scan of an aprox 20week foetus was about the size of a 10 cent coin; clearly uninformed.
“Find your own van to scribble on,” Simeon Brown said to the Kapiti Observer who ran an article on the incident. The abortion debate is not going to be won by either side in this manner. I am strongly supportive of people on either side of the issue to thoroughly consider the others’ points, and to approach the issue without preconceptions or slanted worldviews.