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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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Abortion supporters push New Brunswick to fund Morgentaler facility

Students at the St. Thomas University School of Social Work launched an online petition urging the government of New Brunswick to fund abortions carried out at the Morgentaler abortion mill in Fredericton. Their online petition, which had quickly garnered about 2000 signatures, complains that abortions are only funded if they are done in a hospital and approved by a pair of doctors. They say it violates the 1988 Supreme Court Morgentaler decision and the Canada Health Act. The petition says more than ... (Continue reading)

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Marriage and the income gap

A report released in February by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada relates marriage to income level which finds that there is a correlation between being married and family income. The Marriage Gap Between Rich and Poor Canadians by Philip Cross and Peter Jon Mitchell used data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics to determine that married and common-law couples, which are grouped together because that is how most of the data is available, accounted for only 12.1 ... (Continue reading)

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Freedom of conscience in the culture of death

Freedom of conscience in the culture of death

On Jan. 30, the Ottawa Citizen reported that three local family physicians were refusing to prescribe birth control pills. Not so long ago, the great majority of Canadians would have responded with an amazed: “So what?” Not so the anonymous woman who brought this story to public attention. She was incensed when, in response to her request for a birth control prescription at an Ottawa medical clinic, she was given ... (Continue reading)

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HIV drug combo: game-changer or same old game?

HIV drug combo: game-changer  or same old game?

A new drug regimen could displace the single-minded promotion of condoms, which has dominated HIV/AIDS prevention efforts for the past three decades. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) consists of daily doses of two antiretroviral drugs taken by people who are not currently infected with HIV. PrEP has several implications for the pro-life and pro-family movement. First, it would seem a boon in general to HIV-discordant married couples (where one spouse is infected ... (Continue reading)

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The lethal double standard on suicide

The lethal double standard on suicide

As the legalization of assisted suicide gets debated, all levels of government in Canada are supporting suicide prevention programs. On Dec. 14, 2012, Private Member’s Bill C-300 sponsored by Conservative MP Harold Albrecht (Kitchener-Conestoga) was signed into law. It calls on the establishment on a Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention. In 2011, the Toronto Transit Commission launched “Crisis Link,” a campaign in subway stations consisting of anti-suicide signs and ... (Continue reading)

Death becomes us

Death becomes us

Years ago, while covering the case of Robert Latimer, the Saskatchewan farmer who killed his disabled daughter in cold blood, a columnist observed: “A society that believes in nothing can offer no argument even against death. A culture that has lost its faith in life cannot comprehend why it should be endured.” This incisive observation cuts to the heart of the contradiction in Canada’s current debate about euthanasia: when ... (Continue reading)

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Ezra Levant to headline parental rights fundraiser

Ezra Levant to headline parental rights fundraiser

Freedom fighter Ezra Levant will talk about religious freedom and parental rights at a parental rights defence fundraising dinner. Sun News personality Ezra Levant will headline the Parental Rights in Education Defense Fund fundraising dinner on May 24 at Canada Christian College in Toronto to raise money for the organization as it ... (Continue reading)

Woman kept alive on life support to deliver unborn child

Woman kept alive on life support to deliver unborn child

Iver Benson was born two months after him mother was put on artificial respiration in order to save the unborn child's life. A pregnant woman from Victoria, B.C. who was declared “brain dead” was put on life support until the birth of her baby. In December, 32-year-old Robyn Benson ... (Continue reading)

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Girl Guides of Canada works with pro-abortion groups

As American pro-life activists lead a boycott campaign on the Girl Scouts, the Girl Guides of Canada has been caught partnering with and supporting organizations that actively promote contraception and abortion as empowering to girls. Promising to be “true to myself” and to “take action for a better world” Girl Guide members have been sent as youth representatives to pro-abortion conferences in the developing world and to a leadership training camp run by a pro-abortion-and-contraception organization. They have worked for organizations ... (Continue reading)

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How Roe was decided

How Roe was decided

Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade by Clarke D. Forsythe (Encounter, $31, 477 pages) In Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade, Clarke D. Forsythe has written an insightful and original book on the infamous 1973 decision that legalized abortion in all nine months throughout the United States, and the lesser known companion decision Doe v. Bolton, which permitted abortion restrictions as long ... (Continue reading)

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Assault against the family

Michael Coren Journalist for Life Gay marriage was introduced into Britain, and it’s now been the law of the land for a year. A morbid anniversary of failure, a far from happy birthday. The Church of England has been placed in an incredibly difficult position, particularly because the Archbishop of Canterbury is an evangelical and has long been opposed to full same-sex marriage. The Muslim ... (Continue reading)

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Vellacott introduces shared parenting motion

Vellacott introduces shared parenting motion

Maurice Vellacott Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon-Wanuskewin) chose neither of his pro-life bills when it came time to table his private member’s business when the House resumed after its Christmas recess. On Jan. 31, Vellacott rose in the House to declare: “I have had a difficult decision to make. I have 4 items on the Order Paper, and all of them are of great importance. One is a ... (Continue reading)

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Belgium legalizes euthanasia for children

Belgium legalizes euthanasia for children

On Feb. 13, Belgium became the first country to approve euthanasia for children when the Chamber of Representatives passed the measure 86-44 with 12 abstentions. The Senate voted 50-17 in favour of expanding the country’s 12-year-old euthanasia to include children last December. The measure, which permits any child with the “capacity of discernment” to request a lethal injection or concoction of barbiturate drugs with the consent of their parents, was ... (Continue reading)

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Vote on Bill 52 may be scuttled by Quebec politics

Vote on Bill 52 may be scuttled by Quebec politics

Proposed euthanasia law is ‘unconstitutional, imprecise and lethal’: EPC Quebec premier Pauline Marois may face an election before her governments's Bill-52 is passed. The Quebec legislature recessed for two weeks when the latest session of the National Assembly ended Feb. 20, which might help kill Bill 52, the so-called medical-aid-in-dying bill that would ... (Continue reading)

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