Articles from May, 2016

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NDP back off motion limiting parental rights

The Alberta New Democrat government is backing down on a controversial amendment sabotaging a Progressive Conservative motion that was originally crafted to affirm parental rights in choosing how to have their children educated, be it public, private, or home schooling. The move comes in response to an uprising of concerned parents who have been flooding the Ministry of Education and other political leaders with phone calls and emails. Government House Leader Brian Mason told LifeSiteNews April 20 that the amendment has ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers reject notion that Zika virus justifies abortion

As the Centers for Disease Control said April 13 that the Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other birth defects, pro-life leaders expressed concern that the assessment will be used to promote abortion. A report published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded, “a causal relationship exists between prenatal Zika virus infection and microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies.” The study examined, among other factors, “Zika virus infection at times during prenatal development that were consistent with the defects observed” ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario doctor quits medicine over euthanasia conscience threat

An Ontario medical doctor providing palliative care for the sick and the elderly over the past three years has decided to forego renewing her license due to a new regulatory policy that forces doctors unwilling to euthanize patients to refer them to a doctor who will. “I’m not going to be told what my moral conscience should be,” physician Nancy Naylor told LifeSiteNews. “I believe that it is wrong to make anyone go against their conscience, be it doctors or anyone ... (Continue reading)

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Rev. Hudson Hilsden, RIP

Rev. Hudson Hilsden, RIP

Rev. Hudson Hilsden Rev. Hudson Taylor Hilsden, a leading pro-life Pentecostal minister in the 1980s, passed away March 28 at the age of 90. Rev. Hilsden was an active pro-lifer in the 1980s, present at various pickets and protests and encouraging his flock to take part with him, and was a regular speaker at pro-life conferences. As national coordinator of “Social Concerns and Public Relations” for the The Pentecostal Assemblies ... (Continue reading)

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Put them all together they spell trouble

Light is Right Joe Campbell Yes, I’ve heard the arguments against re-defining marriage to include same-sex couples. I know that, legally, it eliminates the only civil institution that unites children with their biological parents. I’m aware that it reduces marriage to the level of liaisons that lack procreative potential. I recognize that it views families as socially constructed units based on choice, rather than natural communities ... (Continue reading)

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Escaping radical feminism

Amusements Rick McGinnis As the father of daughters, I always feel a bit guilty when I find myself railing against the excesses and absurdities of contemporary feminism. I mentally prepare myself for the counterarguments my position will invite: Don’t you believe women should have the same opportunities as men? Don’t you think equal work should mean equal pay? Do you want to return to a time when women ... (Continue reading)

Treating ‘transgender’ children

National Affairs Rory Leishman Parents of young Canadian children should beware of the potentially catastrophic advice in a Guide for Educators issued by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation on the care and treatment of children with a gender identity disorder in elementary and secondary schools. To begin with, the CTF explains: “Transgender individuals normally identify with a gender that is different from the one they were assigned at birth.” ... (Continue reading)

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Punishment and abortion

Seeking the Republican presidential nomination, businessman Donald Trump said he would like to see women punished, possibly with jail, if the abortion procedure were outlawed. Trump has been a buffoon on the campaign trail and few people believe his road to Cleveland conversion to pro-life; before becoming a candidate for the Republican nomination, Trump donated to Planned Parenthood and numerous pro-abortion politicians, including Hillary Clinton, and let it slip during this campaign that he would continue to fund PP because ... (Continue reading)

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MP praises CLC Sask leader

MP praises CLC Sask leader

Editor’s Note: On March 10, Conservative MP Brad Trost (Saskatoon—University) praised Denise Hounjet-Roth, president of Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan. Here are his remarks. Conservative MP Brad Trost honoured Denise Hounjet-Roth during statements in the House of Commons. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize one of my constituents. Born in Prud’homme, Saskatchewan, Denise Hounjet-Roth has brought zeal to ... (Continue reading)

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Voices against C-14

“The federal government casts a wide net in its list of lives that are not worth living, including people with a serious and incurable disease, condition or disability, those losing autonomy and those with persistent physical or psychological suffering Aubert Martin of Living with Dignity and Catherine Ferrier of Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia “How dare we ask our doctors and nurses to put patients to death when a safer option exists. Healthcare providers must never assume the role of killers ... (Continue reading)

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Q & A with Denise Hounjet-Roth

Q & A with Denise Hounjet-Roth

Denise with pro-life MP Kelly Block (Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek) at a CLC Saskatchewan conference in 2011. On April 12, Campaign Life Coalition interviewed CLC Saskatchewan President Denise Hounjet-Roth by telephone. We talked to her about her political involvement in Saskatchewan, her family life and how to activate pro-lifers in Canada. How did you get involved ... (Continue reading)

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PEI abortion-free no more

PEI abortion-free no more

PEI Premier Wade MacLauchlan has expanded abortion services twice in less than a year. Prince Edward Island Liberal Premier Wade MacLauchlan announced on March 31 that the province would make abortion available on the Island by the end of the year. The provincial government was under pressure from the Liberal government in Ottawa to provide surgical abortion services ... (Continue reading)

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Study: sex-selection abortion practiced by Indo-Canadian women

Two studies in the Canadian Medical Association Journal examined more than six million births from 1990 through 2012 and determined that there are about 4,400 “missing girls” among Canada’s Indian immigrant community. Researchers found that Indian-born women who immigrated to Canada give birth to 138 boys for every 100 girls. The global ratio for boy to girls births is about 107 boys to 100 girls and Ontario rate is 105 boys for every 100 girls. Among Indian-born Canadian families, women who already ... (Continue reading)

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University censorship: darkness extends beyond campus pro-life clubs

University censorship:  darkness extends beyond campus pro-life clubs

John Carpay, founder of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. The routine censorship of pro-life speech at Canadian universities has now expanded into a new realm. In early April, the Men’s Issues Awareness Society launched a court action against the Ryerson Students’ Union for having denied this student group official recognition as a campus club. Without official club status, MIAS cannot easily or readily book rooms, host speakers, sponsor debates, ... (Continue reading)

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BC Court of Appeals upholds campus pro-life ban

In a decision with potentially wide implications for freedom of speech on Canadian campuses, the British Columbia Court of Appeals has upheld the University of Victoria’s decision to ban a campus pro-life demonstration. The case goes back to 2013, when the University of Victoria’s student society had denied the pro-life club, Youth Protecting Youth, club status over its pro-life messaging. As a result, the university denied YPY the use of a well-frequented public space and implicitly threatened YPY members with expulsion ... (Continue reading)

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