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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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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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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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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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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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Symposium equips post-second students to reach their campuses

Symposium equips post-second students to reach their campuses

Genevieve Umeh (right) and Joann Rajanayagam (left) of McMaster Lifeline receive the pro-life club award from Dan Di Rocco, representing The Interim and Niagara Region RTL. For the past 15 years the National Campus Life Network CLN Symposium has been bringing together university students from across Canada for a weekend featuring speakers to provide information and knowledge to equip them to bring the pro-life message to their university campus. This year’s ... (Continue reading)

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Symposium equips post-second students to reach their campuses

For the past 15 years the National Campus Life Network CLN Symposium has been bringing together university students from across Canada for a weekend featuring speakers to provide information and knowledge to equip them to bring the pro-life message to their university campus. This year’s symposium – the organization’s 15th – was held at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto, Sept. 28-30. Theresa Gilbert, NCLN’s president, told The Interim “The symposiumm, in 1997, was actually the birthplace of the National Campus Life ... (Continue reading)

Youth exceeds goal of 100,000 Letters for Life

Youth exceeds goal of 100,000 Letters for Life

Alexandra Jezierski organized Letters for Life A Grade 12 student achieved her goal of sending 100,000 letters to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and MPs asking them to support Motion-312. Alexandra Jezierski from Kingsville, Ont., launched the campaign to support MP Stephen Woodworth’s private members motion that would start a debate on when human life begins. Her inspiration was the Teenage Life Club in the United States, a group of teenage girls aiming ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers launch cheeky New Abortion Caravan

Pro-lifers launch cheeky New Abortion Caravan

A group of young pro-lifers are using a defining campaign of the old pro-abortion movement to spread the message that abortion kills unborn babies across Canada. In 1970, a group of pro-abortion feminists from the Vancouver Women’s Caucus met in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery to begin a journey across Canada in a caravan. Using images of coffins and coat hangers, participants aimed to eliminate Canada’s abortion laws and win the “right” ... (Continue reading)

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Crossroads: witnessing for life one step at a time

Crossroads: witnessing for life one step at a time

Walk. Pray. Eat. Sleep. Yes sleep is the last thing you think about and have time for on Crossroads. Crossroads is a pro-life group that organizes walks across the U.S., Canada, and Ireland. Its mission is to share the gospel of life in the streets like the first apostles. Crossroads started as a response to John Paul II’s call to the youth to rebuild the culture of life, at the Denver World Youth ... (Continue reading)

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Youth conference seeks to increase pro-life activism among teens

The Youth Conference occurring in Ottawa the day after the National March for Life promises to be a valuable experience for young people interested in learning about pro-life issues and becoming more involved in the pro-life movement. According to the Campaign Life Coalition website, the youth conference will take the form of “an intensive workshop for young people, designed to arm youth with expert knowledge and the necessary communications strategies to go back into their communities, tackling the culture of death head on, and transforming it into ... (Continue reading)

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