Articles from November, 2012

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Obama wins re-election: how it happened

Obama wins re-election: how it happened

On Nov, 6, and after a nasty campaign that seemed to last forever, President Barack Obama was re-elected, handily defeating his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, albeit by a narrower margin than he vanquished John McCain in 2008. Obama’s victory was puzzling to many on the Right and led to the inevitable soul-searching that follows any electoral defeat. The usual suspects blamed, among other things, social conservatives, and that would seem ... (Continue reading)

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American women dying after legal abortion

You hear about Savita Halappanavar endlessly, who supposedly died due to lack of access to legal abortion. The abortion rights movement and its media allies present the deaths of women in places where abortion is not legal as evidence that it should be permitted in order to save women's lives. However, you never hear about the women who die after procuring legal abortion, and according to Americans United for Life, last year a record 12 women died in ... (Continue reading)

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Across Canada

Quebec to table euthanasia legislation QUEBEC CITY – A spokeswoman for the minority Parti Quebecois government of Premier Pauline Marois said proposed legislation to legalize euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide will be tabled by Spring and that permitting doctor-assisted suicide was part of the party’s election platform and is based on recommendations from the report of the province’s Special Commission on Dying with Dignity. The commission recommended “medical aid in dying” in so-called “exceptional cases” for Quebec adult ... (Continue reading)

‘Your God is wrong’ judge rebuked

The judge who intoned “your God is wrong” while imposing what was effectively a maximum prison sentence on pro-life activist Mary Wagner last March has himself been smacked down by a judicial colleague following an appeal. In a recently released written decision, Superior Court Justice Kenneth L. Campbell overturned the harsh term of six months in prison imposed by Justice S. Ford Clements in the Ontario Court of Justice and reduced it to time served, as had originally been agreed upon ... (Continue reading)

MP introduces motion condemning sex-selective abortion

MP introduces motion condemning sex-selective abortion

Mark Warawa wants Parliament to condemn gendercide. On Sept. 26, immediately following the defeat of M-312 in a House vote, Conservative MP Mark Warawa (Langley) announced he would introduce Motion 408 which condemns sex-selective abortion, which will likely come up for debate in early 2013. Warawa, an MP since 2004, introduced his motion on a topic that has garnered increased media attention over the past year, with the Society of Obstetricians ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life activists receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for fighting for pre-born

Pro-life activists receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for fighting for pre-born

Pro-life heroines Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner received medals from the Governor General of Canada this week in recognition of their “contribution to Canada.” The activists are internationally renowned for having been arrested and jailed numerous times for violating abortion facility “bubble zones” while peacefully seeking to counsel abortion-bound moms to choose life. Wagner is currently in jail following her arrest in August for witnessing at the Woman’s care Clinic in Toronto. ... (Continue reading)

Normalizing bestiality

The very fact that the term bestiality is being replaced by "zoophilia" is evidence that the act is becoming normalized as the (new) latter term attempts to overcome the (justifiably) negative connotations of the former. Yet even before bestiality becomes officially okay, one European country is taking the leap to animal prostitution. J. Christian Adams at PJ Media notes: If you ever wondered what lies at the bottom of the slippery slope, go to Germany. There, you will find ... (Continue reading)

M-312 defeated 203-91

On Sept. 26, four Liberal MPs and more than half the Conservative caucus, including 10 members of the government, voted for M-312, Stephen Woodworth’s private member’s motion calling for a debate on the beginning of human life. Woodworth, a Conservative MP from Kitchener Centre, hoped to launch a special committee to re-examine section 223 of Canada’s Criminal Code, which stipulates that a child only becomes a human being once he or she has fully proceeded from the womb. While pro-life leaders ... (Continue reading)

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Justin Trudeau to run for Liberal leadership

Justin Trudeau to run for Liberal leadership

Polls show that Justin Trudeau, the 40-year-old second term Papineau MP and son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau (whose 1969 Omnibus bill permitted widespread abortion in Canada), would instantly make the currently third-place Liberals serious contenders to win the 2015 election. Pro-life leaders think that development would be a disaster for Canada. Justin Trudeau’s rise has been a lifetime in the making including media plaudits for speeches he made while ... (Continue reading)

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Compassionate politics

National Affairs Rory Leishman In a combative campaign speech last December, United States President Barack Obama derided his Republican opponents as unprincipled libertarians: “Their philosophy is simple,” he charged. “We are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules.” Certainly, there are some selfish conservatives who think that the wealthy and prosperous should have no compunction about abandoning the poor and the needy ... (Continue reading)

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Church as house but not home

Church as house but not home

St. Clement lofts Toronto I’d like to take a break from the usual subjects of this column – movies, TV and books, mostly – to talk about something that might not seem at all related: real estate. I live in a city (Toronto) where real estate – buying and selling, house values, property taxes, neighbourhoods, amenities and development – are talked about far more than cultural activities like plays, films, books, ... (Continue reading)

The chosen elite vs. the masses

The chosen elite vs. the masses

Journalist for Life Michael Coren Beware the chattering classes, the self-appointed intellectuals who insist on telling us what to do and how to behave, especially if they are on the left and confidently teach the world about life, sexuality and morality. Consider, for example, George Bernard Shaw, after whom we have named a theatre festival. He lied about what he had seen in Stalin’s Russia and when questioned by a western ... (Continue reading)

Send in the clowns

Light is Right Joe Campbell I don’t understand feminism. Really I don’t. Although I’ve had it explained to me a number of times, I still don’t get it. Oh, I’m making progress, but it’s slow. I was impressed when feminists said that women who serve in combat have to risk their lives for strangers. But I was puzzled when they said that women who conceive don’t have to risk their ... (Continue reading)

Cardinal Dolan on Thanksgiving

Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York, writes in the New York Post about Thanksgiving in which he mentions how he and others he was with during a trip to the Netherlands on New Year's Eve. Everything closes that evening, so he was left without a restaurant to eat at. The hotel owner had Dolan's party join his family for a meal, conversation and prayers. Cardinal Dolan writes: The lesson was clear: For the Dutch culture, time with family and friends was the ... (Continue reading)

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UN: birth control a human right, will battle Church over issue

LifeSiteNews.com reports: The UNFPA’s 2012 annual report, which declared birth control a “human right,” was released this week. It states that UN general comments are “the authoritative interpretation of the standards” that “help translate the right to family planning at the abstract…level into policies and programs.” Not only is birth control -- many of which are abortifacient -- declared a human right, but the United Nations Population Fund report states that religious objection to birth control is a violation ... (Continue reading)

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