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New Brunswick pro-lifers battle hospital injunction

New Brunswick pro-lifers battle hospital injunction

Members of Bathurst Pro-Life picket the Chaleur Regional Hospital An international, fraternal organization is throwing its weight behind a group of pro-lifers facing legal action from a New Brunswick health authority for protesting in front of a hospital where abortions were being carried out. “We’re definitely working with national and international groups to get funding for them,” said David Hitchcock, state advocate for ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner found guilty, but released

Mary Wagner found guilty, but released

Mary Wagner stands with supporters outside the courthouse after her release June 12th. After almost two years, Mary Wagner’s trial on charges of mischief and failure to comply with probation orders came to an end in a north Toronto courtroom June 12, with her stepping out to freedom amid hugs and congratulations from about three dozen supporters. ... (Continue reading)

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University of Calgary allows students to appeal misconduct charges

The University of Calgary has allowed seven students to appeal charges of non-academic misconduct, filed four years ago after they set up a pro-life display on campus. According to a press release from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, the decision was made by the Student Discipline Appeal Committee of the Board of Governors on June 17. It “is a response to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench judgment in Wilson v. University of Calgary (rendered on April 1, 2014).” The University of Calgary ... (Continue reading)

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Hamilton city council wants ban on graphic abortion photos

Hamilton city council wants ban on graphic abortion photos

Members of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform unfurl a banner depicting abortion on a bridge overpass in Hamilton in 2013. The activism of Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform has attracted the attention of municipal officials in Hamilton. City councillor Terry Whitehead put forth a motion on June 11, requesting that the provincial and federal governments, “prevent the use of graphic, gruesome and disturbing images of ... (Continue reading)

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Liberal MP flip-flops on pro-life

Liberal MP flip-flops on pro-life

Former pro-life Prince Edward Island MP Lawrence MacAulay will follow party line on abortion. On June 2, Campaign Life Coalition launched a web campaign, including petition, with the goal of repealing Trudeau’s ban on pro-life Liberal candidates, calling it a “dictatorial abortion policy and attack on democracy.” Noting that both pro-life and pro-abortion supporters have “pummeled” the ... (Continue reading)

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Polish documentary about Mary Wagner being made

A team of Polish filmmakers is making a documentary featuring Mary Wagner. The film, commissioned and funded by a Polish businessman, is being directed by Grzegorz Braun, who is known for his documentaries about controversial political issues. Zdzisław Sajuk, production manager for the documentary, told The Interim that the film will discuss abortion as a cultural, religious, and philosophical issue, while showing the repressive anti-free speech measures of countries that support the procedure. Produced by Film Open Group, the documentary will feature ... (Continue reading)

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Both sides put abortion ads on Halifax transit

Both sides put abortion ads on Halifax transit

Signs4Life placed these signs on bus shelters in Halifax in the Fall of 2013. Pro-life and pro-abortion signs are appearing on Halifax Metro Transit buses and bus shelters. The pro-life organization, Signs4Life, first put up ads on bus shelters in October 2013 depicting a baby with the caption, “Luc was born today but his life began nine months ago.” The ads promote the website signs4life.ca, which provides contact information for crisis ... (Continue reading)

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Interview with Tom Wappel

Interview with Tom Wappel

Campaign Life Coalition interviewed Tom Wappel, former Liberal MP and current political advisor to CLC, Oct. 10.   Tom Wappel receives the prestigious Joseph P. Borowski Award from Campaign Life Coalition's Karen Murawsky in 1998 for his dedication to the unborn ... (Continue reading)

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Judge lambastes Linda Gibbons, gives maximum sentence for abortion mill protest

Linda Gibbons Linda Gibbons was sentenced to the maximum of six months in prison, with 29 days yet to serve when taking into account time already in custody, as her sentencing hearing concluded at the provincial court at College Park in downtown Toronto Sept. 11. Gibbons has been in and out of jail for years over her protests outside Toronto abortion clinics, during which she silently walks back and ... (Continue reading)

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Cardinal on Pope’s advisory board fully supports Mary Wagner

An influential Indian Cardinal says he “fully” support the efforts of a Canadian pro-lifer who is serving time in jail for entering abortion facilities to rescue unborn babies. Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, was recently tapped by Pope Francis to join an eight-cardinal advisory board charged with assisting the Pope in reforming the Roman Curia. He also serves as president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences. ... (Continue reading)

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Defund Abortion campaign moving across the country

Defund Abortion campaign  moving across the country

The Defund Abortion Rally at Queen's Park this past March. In 2011, Campaign Life Coalition Youth began a new initiative to make Ontarians aware that their hard-earned tax dollars are funding abortions in the province without their consent. The Defund Abortion campaign has grown significantly since its first year as it has included two major rallues at Queen’s Park, mini-rallies at ... (Continue reading)

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PEI to host first major pro-life conference in 16 years

This fall, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island will see an influx of pro-life visitors. The annual LifeCanada conference, titled “Lighting the Way,” is being hosted by Prince Edward Island Right to Life from Oct. 24-26. According to Ann Marie Tomlins, president of PEI Right to Life, the last national pro-life conference held in Atlantic Canada was five years ago, in Moncton, N.B., and the last major pro-life conference on the Island was in 1997. Featured speakers include Dr. Deborah Zeni, Angelina Steenstra ... (Continue reading)

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Homeschooled pro-life activists

Homeschooled pro-life activists

Lexi Jezierski, a homeschooled high school student, is active in pro-life and wants others to be, too. The homeschooled generation that many in society has labeled unprepared to face the world, anti-social, shy, and awkward, are rising up to battle the greatest injustice our country has ever faced. Well-spoken, passionate, confident, and ready to ... (Continue reading)

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How to equip high school students to be pro-life and pro-active

How to equip high school students to be pro-life and pro-active

In 2012, the Social Justice Council at St. Theresa of Lisieux High School in Richmond Hill, Ont., hosted a pro-life symposium for students at their school. Every tragedy has its bystanders; those who believe what is happening is wrong, but don’t try to defend the ... (Continue reading)

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After over 20 years, LifeChain still going strong

After over 20 years, LifeChain still going strong

Louis Di Rocco was the point man for Campaign Life Coalition when they brought LifeChain to Canada in 1991. In 1991 Campaign Life Coalition brought a new form of pro-life activism to Canada. People of all ages were invited stand at various intersections, praying while holding signs that display messages such as ... (Continue reading)

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