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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and discrimination against the club, in which the Student Society has deprived YPY of official club status and withdrawn its funding to punish it for expressing ...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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We’re ‘anti-abortion’

It was not the “pro-African-American movement,” it was the “anti-slavery movement;” the messages have not been “pro-sober driving” or “pro-clean air,” but “anti-drinking and driving” and “anti-smoking.” For too long, many of our pamphlets have been whimsical pastels and dissembling language. We are “anti-abortion” and that’s how we should identify ourselves. Though most of us who are opposed to abortion are conservative Catholics and Christians, we have acted more like our liberal brethren who espouse Christianity without the Cross, as we ... (Continue reading)

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D&P attacks CLC, LifeSiteNews

D&P attacks CLC, LifeSiteNews

In March 2009, LifeSiteNews.com revealed that Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, the official international development arm of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, had partnered with five different groups that promote abortion in Mexico in unrelated development projects. Later, further reports would show Development and Peace – or D&P for short – partnered with numerous pro-abortion groups around the world, revelations that would be confirmed by numerous independent sources. On ... (Continue reading)

Fr. Ted Colleton essay contest winners

Fr. Ted Colleton essay contest winners

‘The culture of death is all-pervasive’ For nine years, The Interim and Niagara Region Right to Life have been co-sponsoring the Father Ted Colleton Scholarship program. The topics have varied over the years, but they have always challenged students to think more deeply about pro-life issues and to write about them cogently. The prizes are awarded following an evaluation process conducted by a committee that assesses the essay-writing ... (Continue reading)

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Throng of pro-lifers swamp Washington

Throng of pro-lifers swamp Washington

An estimated 200,000-400,000 people took part in the Washington March for Life on Jan. 22 to commemorate the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Organizers say it was larger than the record 2009 crowd. This year’s theme was “Stand Up Now! Unite for the Life Principles. No Exception! No Compromise!” and the pro-life witness urged an end to the slaughter that has taken more than 50 million lives since abortion was legalized ... (Continue reading)

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Civility despite controversy

At the end of January, the pro-life clubs at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University each hosted a guest speaker that came with a reputation for sparking some controversy. Jose Ruba from the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) presented his “Echoes of the Holocaust” presentation at U of T on Jan. 27. The following day, Michael Coren, broadcaster, author, and columnist, addressed students at Queen’s with a talk entitled, “Abortion: ... (Continue reading)

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Lakehead Life Support obtains club status

Lakehead Life Support obtains club status

After more than three years of gaining and losing club status, the pro-life club at Lakehead University, Life Support, seems to have its club status to stay. The most recent episode of its saga occurred during this past fall school term. The club was accused of verbally harassing a female student at its display booth. Life Support responded immediately when notified about this complaint and denied its authenticity. The complaint did not go ... (Continue reading)

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