Rebel Media’s Marissa Semkiw hit the streets during Ottawa’s “March for Life” this week and encountered a seemingly unyielding abortion supporter who argued it’s always the “woman’s choice” — even when it comes to “post-natal abortion.”
The man, identified only as Alex, later reportedly sent an email to Semkiw asking that none of his responses be used in any videos or broadcasts. Rebel Media declined his request.
During the interview, Semkiw explained that some pro-life advocates would like to see abortion criminalized “up to a certain point,” not banned entirely. She then asked him if it would be OK to abort a baby one month before he or she was born.
Alex first said it’s “understandable” to want to ban abortions after eight months, but quickly reiterated that the choice should be left to a woman and her doctor “no matter what.”
“How about a week?” Semkiw asked.
“That’s her decision again,” he replied.
“How about a day?” she pressed.
“Also her decision,” Alex said. “It’s not for me or any member of Parliament or religious organization to tell her otherwise.”
“How about post-natal abortion?” Semkiw asked, running out of scenarios.
“If that’s the option then that’s the option,” the man answered. “I’m not advocating for murder of any kind — again, it’s not my choice.”
Rebel Media aired his responses in full and posted the video on YouTube, where it was gaining traction online Friday. This, despite the fact that Alex later reportedly sent this email:
“After consideration, I request that you DO NOT use my likeness/image on your website or any other media platform. If any footage or photos come your way with a man holding a sign that says, ‘Guess What, A Woman’s Body Is Her Own F***ing Business,” This is me.”
"Again, please do not post or use this interview in ANY capacity."
Semkiw explained their decision to decline his request, saying, "Unfortunately, Alex, you chose to be a self-appointed representative of the pro-choice movement on Parliament Hill during the national March for Life."