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Gibbons case may be headed to Supreme Court

Gibbons case may be headed  to Supreme Court

Constitutional arguments and an application for a change in bail conditions consumed an entire day of Provincial Court time on June 2, when Linda Gibbons appeared for her latest hearings as part of an increasingly complex web of legal issues surrounding her more recent pro-life demonstrations outside a Toronto abortion site. Gibbons has been imprisoned continuously since Jan. 20, 2009, when she was arrested outside the downtown “Scott Clinic,” which is protected by ... (Continue reading)

Youth walk across Canada for life

Youth walk across Canada for life

At least a dozen Canadian youth have been scheduled to take part in at least a portion of the Crossroads walk from Vancouver to Ottawa, the third time since 2007 the pro-life youth group has provided the travelling pro-life witness in Canada. Crossroads was founded in 1994 by Steve Sanborn, a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville, as a response to Pope John Paul II’s call for all to take a more ... (Continue reading)

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Life and Justice: 2nd annual campus pro-life student dinner

Life and Justice: 2nd annual campus pro-life student dinner

Following the National March for Life on May 13, more than 100 people, predominantly campus pro-life students, joined together for the 2nd annual Campus Pro-Life Student Dinner at the Mambo Nuevo Latino restaurant in the nation’s capital. The National Campus Life Network, together with University of Ottawa Students for Life (uOSFL) and Carleton Lifeline, co-organized the evening that brought together students from 16 Canadian campuses and three American campuses for networking and inspiration. The NCLN introduced its new executive director, Rebecca ... (Continue reading)

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We shall not abandon the unborn

Editor’s Note: Cameron Wilson, a student at the University of Calgary, gave this speech to the media on April 19, read on behalf of the team of pro-life students who were charged with non-academic misconduct for displaying the Genocide Awareness Project on campus. We of Campus Pro-Life have been told countless upon countless occasions that the Genocide Awareness Project, and the pictures contained therein, are offensive and hurtful to look at. But if an action is too terrible to look at, ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa conference informs and motivates youth

Ottawa conference informs and motivates youth

If you had over 800 young people excited about being pro-life all in one building, what would you do? Every year, a day-long youth conference follows the National March for Life to provide information and more motivation for youth who want to know about the life issues and how they can make an impact. On May 14, hundreds of students filled the conference centre at the Hampton Inn in Ottawa ... (Continue reading)

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800 attend first CLC youth banquet at march

800 attend first CLC youth banquet at march

Eight hundred high school students flocked to the inaugural Campaign Life Coalition youth banquet May 13 to celebrate the gift of human life and hear a powerful testimony from pro-life activist and abortion survivor Melissa Ohden. The event balanced reflection and energy, as the crowd moved from laughter, courtesy of master of ceremonies John-Henry Westen, to exuberant praise led by the Gethsemane Ministries band, to captivation at Ohden’s heart-rending tale. The youth banquet, ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life veterans see hope in growing march

Pro-life veterans see hope in growing march

While the National March for Life grows every year, mostly through the increased efforts of educators and youth returning after positive previous marches, those who have been in the pro-life trenches in the long haul also continue to make the march a key pro-life event every year. Many of them are excited by the growing numbers of participants, the enthusiasm the young people bring, and the message that larger ... (Continue reading)

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Provincial marches for life attracts thousands

Provincial marches for life attracts thousands

As 12,500 took part in the National March for Life in Ottawa on May 13, pro-lifers who couldn’t make the trip to the nation’s capital had the opportunity to join them in spirit and provide a public witness in their own regions as local pro-life groups, the provincial wings of Campaign Life Coalition and religious organizations organized provincial marches for life in nine of the ten provincial capitals. The largest took ... (Continue reading)

Calgary students found guilty in closed-door hearing

Students to challenge verdict The University of Calgary saga continued with the pro-life students of the club Campus Pro-Life hosting the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) on April 8, despite warnings from the university administration. This was the ninth time the GAP had been hosted at this campus since 2006. The students were issued notices by campus security threatening punishment for their actions. Non-academic misconduct hearings were initiated by the administration and they took place on April 28 and 30 for ... (Continue reading)

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Students and BCCLA to fight censorship at U Vic

Editor’s Note: This is a press release issued by the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association on May 3. Youth Protecting Youth, a pro-life student club at the University of Victoria, has initiated a legal action against the University of Victoria Student Society in B.C. Supreme Court. The lawsuit seeks relief from a protracted campaign of censorship and discrimination against the club, in which the Student Society has deprived YPY of official club status and withdrawn its funding to punish it for expressing ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life UVic students take legal action against student union

Court initiating legal proceedings against their student union, the University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS). The students are members of the campus club Youth Protecting Youth (YPY) and have dealt with years of discrimination against them because of their beliefs about abortion. The lawsuit deals specifically with the UVSS denying the club funding for two years. The conflict began in September 2008, when the club was given status, but not the regular funding that all other clubs receive. In the school ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-abortionists wants pro-life activism criminalized

The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada has responded to Conservative MP Rod Bruinooge’s (Winnipeg South) proposed bill to ban coercive abortion by calling instead for a ban on “coerced childbirth,” and even suggesting that Canada outlaw pro-life activism. “The entire anti-choice movement has been trying to force women into pregnancy and motherhood for decades, by working to outlaw or restrict abortion,” said Joyce Arthur, ARCC’s coordinator, in a April 19 press release.  “Perhaps we need to protect women from this ... (Continue reading)

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McGill pro-life club agrees to severe restrictions

McGill pro-life club agrees  to severe restrictions

The Student Society of McGill University (SSMU) has applied special restrictions on the activities of the campus pro-life club, Choose Life. After initially voting to recognize the club  in the fall of 2008, the SSMU gradually increased its opposition to Choose Life after the club held events such as the Silent No More Awareness Campaign on Sept. 24, 2009 and “Echoes of the Holocaust,” a presentation by Jose Ruba of the Canadian ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life students threatened by administration at Calgary

On April 8, pro-life students at the University of Calgary set up the controversial outdoor display the Genocide Awareness Project. They have done this for a number of years and last year were charged with trespassing by police at the request of the university administration. Though they were scheduled for a court date in the fall of 2009, the charges were stayed by Crown prosecutors. This year, an e-mail was sent to the students’ lawyer on the first day of their ... (Continue reading)

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40 Days in Toronto saves 10 lives

40 Days in Toronto saves 10 lives

From Feb. 17 to March 28, thousands of people across North America participated in 40 Days for Life, a campaign that raises awareness about abortion through prayer, fasting and community outreach. Each vigil is held outside of an abortion site. The campaign reflects how God used 40-day periods in biblical history to bring about change. The first 40 Days for Life campaign was held at Bryan College Station in Texas in 2004. ... (Continue reading)

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