Articles from August, 2015

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No2Trudeau graphic postcards changing minds, despite ad council ruling

No2Trudeau graphic postcards changing minds, despite ad council ruling

The No2Trudeau campaign to hand-deliver one million graphic postcards in key federal ridings before the coming general election is going ahead on-schedule despite a ruling by the Advertising Standards Council of Canada that “they offend the standards of public decency.”An Ontario resident complained to the ad council after postcards were dropped in their mailboxes bearing images of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and a bloodied aborted unborn child, along with text explaining Trudeau’s ban on pro-lifers running for his party and ... (Continue reading)

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Egg freezing

Researchers are advising physicians to warn patients of the risks associated with social egg freezing. In an article titled “Social egg freezing: risk, benefits and other considerations” published in the June 16 edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the authors review guidelines and weigh the benefits and dangers of the practice.Social egg freezing involves preserving a woman’s oocytes (unfertilized eggs) for “nonmedical” reasons. “Medical” reasons for cryopreservation of oocytes include loss of fertility due to diseases such as cancer ... (Continue reading)

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Willke honoured by pro-life movement

Willke honoured by pro-life movement

Brad Matters of Life Issues Institute, and host of the evening, and Rep. Chris Smith who rushed to attend the reception after a late night voting in Congress.On July 21, the memorial reception honouring the life and legacy of the late Dr. ... (Continue reading)

Out of Sync

Light is Right Joe CampbellBecause it evolves, I keep a close eye on language. I know that dainty used to mean substantial and pretty once meant sly. I also know that brave can be a synonym for showy. So I wasn’t surprised that progressives called male athlete Bruce Jenner a hero for identifying as female and white activist Rachel Dolezal a poseur for identifying as ... (Continue reading)

Gates foundation pushes birth control

Gates foundation pushes birth control

Melinda Gates has been promoting new forms of contraception through her billionaire husband's charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Silphium was a plant in classical antiquity commonly used for seasoning and medication, as well as a method of birth control. Though it’s highly debated what happened to this extinct plant, ... (Continue reading)

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The court is not a legislator

Gay marriage comes to America courtesy of five judges National Affairs Rory LeishmanIn Obergefell v. Hodges.on.June 26, the United States Supreme Court endorsed.the manifestly preposterous argument that the provision in the Fifth and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution that no person shall “be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law” implies that same-sex couples have a constitutional ... (Continue reading)

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A giant hole to fill

The pro-life movement owes a debt of gratitude to the 25 pro-life MPs who, sadly, are not running again. They all voted for pro-life and pro-family legislation, and many of them spoke up in the House of Commons and stood with the National March for Life on the steps of Parliament; some of them introduced pro-life and pro-family legislation. On behalf of the pro-life movement, we thank these MPs – they are recognized by name on page 11 – for ... (Continue reading)

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Safeguards for euthanasia inevitably breakdown

Euthanasia is the voluntary act of ending a person’s life on their request. Assisted Suicide is the intentional providing of the information, advice and means that one needs to end his life. In Canada, the Supreme Court has struck down the law prohibiting assisted suicide. In February, the Court reasoned that withholding a person’s so-called right to death, interferes with their right to life. The irony being that a right to death, removes life, and all the rights that come ... (Continue reading)

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Bits & Pieces

CanadaA Winnipeg girl, 13, was impregnated twice by her stepfather, according to court documents, and both pregnancies ended in abortion. Carol Scurfield, a doctor at the Women’s Health Clinic, one of the two facilities that do abortions in Winnipeg but did not give this girl an abortion, said, “If a 12-year-old is pregnant, it raises red flags that health providers should be addressing” … Bill C-279, introduced by NDP MP Randall Garrison (Esquimalt – Juan de ... (Continue reading)

Feds announce panel to advise on euthanasia ruling

The federal Conservatives’ appointment of a panel to advise the government on how to regulate doctor-assisted suicide is a welcome development, says the president of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Canada. “I’m hoping something good will come of this,” Alex Schadenberg told LifeSiteNews in a telephone interview. “We will have an opportunity to have our voice heard,” and “to make recommendations that are clear, and I think that’s an important opportunity.” Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Minister of Health Rona Ambrose announced ... (Continue reading)

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Ryerson pro-life group plans lawsuit against student union

Ryerson pro-life group plans lawsuit against student union

Carter Grant, Nicole Bryck and Teresa Mervar of Students for Life Ryerson. A group of pro-life students from Ryerson University are planning to sue their student union for the right to have a pro-life club. Students for Life at Ryerson (SFLR) were denied club status in an email sent by the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) Campus Groups Administrator on ... (Continue reading)

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Accessibility in Toronto: far from perfect

The world has watched Toronto for the past two months as the city hosted the Pan Am and ParaPan Am Games. Given that the city is renowned worldwide, you might think that it has gone the extra mile to provide a welcoming environment for visitors of all abilities.  This is not the case – a great deal of work still needs to be done. On August 24, Jeremy Appel wrote an article in the ... (Continue reading)

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US Supreme Court allows same-sex ‘marriage’

On June 26, in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States claimed that the Fourteenth Amendment regarding equal protection under the law requires states to offer marriage licenses to homosexual couples. The case, Obergefell v. Hodges, involved a homosexual couple from Ohio, which does not recognize same-sex “marriages,” who were married Maryland, which does. Last November, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Ohio, said their home state was under no obligation to recognize the out-of-state marriage. In ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario court upholds Law Society ban on TWU grads

An Ontario court has sided with the province’s lawyers in preventing graduates from Trinity Western University from practicing law in Ontario. Last year, in a 28-21 vote, the Law Society of Upper Canada denied accreditation to the TWU’s new law school scheduled to open next year. TWU then appealed to Ontario’s Divisional Court, which heard arguments for the case (Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada) last June. Law societies across Canada have tried to bar graduates from TWU, ... (Continue reading)

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Pregnancy in the media

The image of the fundamentalist Christian man bringing a gun to an abortion clinic is entrenched in our culture. As a result, the pro-life community is quick to lament the media’s focus on violence committed by those who claim to stand with our cause. What some may not realize is that the stereotype has traveled far beyond the news. I stopped watching Law and Order – one of my favourite TV shows – because I had seen too ... (Continue reading)

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