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Blogger sues Ontario government to access abortion data

Blogger sues Ontario government to access abortion data

Patricia Maloney A pro-life blogger is taking the Ontario government to court after discovering it passed legislation allowing for abortion data to be kept secret. Patricia Maloney, the author of the Run with Life blog, submitted a Freedom of Information request in March 2012 for abortion statistics but was denied in March 2013 by the Ministry of Health. This was due to Bill 122, the Broader Public Sector Accountability ... (Continue reading)

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Letters4Life activist still encouraged, busy a year after campaign

Letters4Life activist still encouraged, busy a year after campaign

Aleandra Jezierski (second left) organized the Letters4Life campaign Youth make up a significant portion of Canada’s pro-life movement. An entire generation can now call themselves survivors of a form of genocide, since the infamous R. v. Morgentaler decision was made 25 years ago this past January. There are probably many more who would like to get involved, but feel their age will prevent ... (Continue reading)

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Crossroads walkers spend summer supporting ‘worthy cause’

Crossroads walkers spend summer supporting ‘worthy cause’

Jacinta Fox took part in the 2011 Crossroads walk. Could you imagine giving up your entire summer to raise awareness of the abortion issue in Canada? What if that summer was spent walking across Canada, through cities and forests, rain or shine? Approximately ten young people on the Crossroads Canada team are doing just that. They began traveling from Vancouver on May ... (Continue reading)

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Five minutes from abortion, students save woman from tragic mistake

Five minutes from abortion, students save woman from tragic mistake

Rita and Milana are both safe after the mother's friend Alex got her in touch with a guest speaker from Silent No More Awareness who happened to be at ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life protester Linda Gibbons arrested

Pro-life protester Linda Gibbons arrested

Linda Gibbons Linda Gibbons, who has spent years in jail for peacefully protesting Toronto abortion clinic “bubble zone” laws, was arrested outside the “Morgentaler Clinic” abortion site in Toronto around 11:30 a.m. June 11. The arrest took place some two and a half hours after she appeared there to begin pacing back and forth on a sidewalk with her usual placard reading, “Why mom? When I have so much ... (Continue reading)

Saving babies and women through prayer

There are many ways to contribute to the pro-life movement – political action, education, fundraising – but these would not be possible without prayer. In his book I’m Still A Radical, the late Father Ted Colleton wrote: “Prayer and sacrifice ... must be the foundation which underpins all other activity.” Enza Rattenni, executive director of Aid to Women, a Toronto-based organization that helps women with unplanned pregnancies, knows the importance of prayer. Aid to Women is located directly beside the Cabbagetown ... (Continue reading)

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25 women walk Back to Life

25 women walk Back to Life

The Back to Life walk from Montreal to Ottawa sought to raise awareness about abortion. More than two dozen women walked from Montreal to Ottawa in time for the National March for Life to raise awareness about the state of abortion in Canada. The 25 women, who are a part of Back to Life Canada, a campaign organized by Faytene Grasseschi, represent the 25 years since the 1988 Morgentaler decision. ... (Continue reading)

Pro-abort charged for throwing hot coffee on pro-life protesters

Toronto police released photos of a man and a woman wanted for assault and criminal mischief against pro-life demonstrators who were holding signs on March 18 at a demonstration at Harbord Collegiate Institute in Toronto. The demonstrators were holding signs depicting first-trimester aborted babies with the word “choice” printed above them, and distributing leaflets to high school students when a man wearing a black toque and fleece spat on a member of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform’s “Choice” Chain ... (Continue reading)

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High school starts thorough Pro-Life Project

High school starts thorough Pro-Life Project

Principal Rick Townsend (left) and CLC president Jim Hughes helped launch a high school pro-life initiative in southwestern Ontario. On the evening of April 17, Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes, President of Campaign Life Coalition was the guest speaker at a special parents’ meeting at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary ... (Continue reading)

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Fraser Valley student union restricts pro-life activity on campus

A gendercide presentation to be given by Mike Schouten, campaign director of WeNeedALaw.ca, to UFV Life Link on April 10 at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia, has been censored due to what the student union claimed were security concerns. In the end, a compromise was reached when UFV allowed a by-invitation-only private meeting to take place with Schouten. Around 13 people attended, including UFV Student Union Society president Shane Potter. The club, which has obtained legal ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life or anti-abortion: what’s in a name?

Planned Parenthood recently decided to abandon the term “pro-choice,” saying abortion as too complex to be split into two opposing sides. The switch has led some pro-lifers to debate the best way to describe the pro-life movement. Labels matter for both accuracy and public relations. The way the media frames the issue can influence how people view the two sides of the issue. For years, the media favoured abortion advocates with the ostensibly positive term “pro-choice” while seldom calling abortion opponents ... (Continue reading)

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Using social media to inform and activate

Using social media to inform and activate

When then 12-year-old Lia Mills posted her speech about abortion on YouTube, she got millions of news. The pro-life movement has taken advantage of the rising popularity of social media to spread its message and gain supporters. During the U.S. March for Life in January 2013, pro-lifers used these platforms to spread information and report on the event attended by hundreds of thousands of participants, which the mainstream media ... (Continue reading)

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Saskatchewan ad campaign promotes new CLC website

Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan has launched a campaign to promote the pro-life cause to the public. Although people who receive their newsletters and e-mails are informed about the pro-life cause, “the general population does not seem to be aware of the issues regarding beginning and end of life,” wrote Denise Hounjet-Roth, the president of CLC Saskatchewan in an e-mail to The Interim. With that in mind, CLC Saskatchewan advertized their website, predominantly in Saskatoon, as the province’s largest city and home ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life club wins battle at B.C. university

Pro-life club wins battle at B.C. university

Oliver Capko A British Columbia campus pro-life group has won its fight to become a recognized club. Protectores Vitae, formed by students, and led by president Oliver Capko at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in the Greater Vancouver Area, obtained legal representation from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms and announced, on Dec. 3, that it would take the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) to court because it was denied club status by the ... (Continue reading)

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Campus freedom index documents censorship of pro-life groups

Campus freedom index documents censorship of pro-life groups

Carleton pro-life student Ruth Lobo was arrested in 2010. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has released its 2012 Campus Freedom Index which measures and rates the state of free speech at Canadian universities and gives 28 F grades and just three As. The JCCF’s Index, and an accompanying longer report, The State of Campus Free Speech in 2012, examines 35 universities and student unions across Canada to measure both ... (Continue reading)

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