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Worries over unintended consequences of opiate addiction strategy

Worries over unintended consequences of opiate addiction strategy

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition's Alex Schadenberg is concerned that Ontario Government's anti-opiate addition strategy could lead to inferior pain-management which could increase demand for euthanasia. Beginning next year, the Ontario government will no longer pay for certain high-strength opiates (pain-killing ... (Continue reading)

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Liberal MP seeks to ban use of abortion victim imagery

Liberal MP seeks to ban use of abortion victim imagery

Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes is supporting a petition banning the use of graphic abortion images. Whitby’s Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes is sponsoring an e-petition asking the Canadian government to censor and control what images pro-life advocates can use in public. E-petition 485 was launched August 15 by Oshawa resident Katherine Cavanagh, following several Show The Truth Canada ... (Continue reading)

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There’s a place for abortion victim photography

One of the most controversial aspects of the pro-life movement is its use of abortion victim photography. Some pro-lifers use graphic images in their activism and others accept its use as just another type of pro-life activism, there are those that oppose the use of abortion victim photography, and perhaps surprisingly on both sides of the abortion debate. There are even some people who wish it to be outlawed, such as Whitby’s Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, who through a House ... (Continue reading)

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The deVeber Institute hosts symposium on medical ethics

The deVeber Institute hosts symposium on medical ethics

Jean Echlin (third from right) with Campaign Life Coalition summer students at the deVeber Institute seminar. Just less than a month after the legalization of euthanasia in Canada, the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research hosted “Medical Ethics in an Age of Medically Assisted Dying and Reproductive Decisions,” their second annual summer symposium. On ... (Continue reading)

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REAL Women launches petition to protect freedom of religion

REAL Women of Canada has launched a petition calling on Parliament to counteract the “discrimination currently being experienced by Christians in Canada” and is gathering signatures for its September presentation in the House of Commons. The petition asks the government “to permit Christians to robustly exercise their religious beliefs and conscience rights,” which are protected under the Charter and the Canadian Bill of Rights. It requests that Parliament amend the Criminal Code sections governing assisted suicide and euthanasia and the “to ... (Continue reading)

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Toronto hospital refused selection reduction abortion on twin

When the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruled on July 18th that Mount Sinai Hospital was not discriminating when it refused to abort one of a patient’s two healthy preborn twins, the patient decided to appeal the ruling. The patient, a 45-year-old woman who is referred to in the case as C.V, had filed a human rights complaint to the OHRT on May 2015 claiming that she had been discriminated against on the basis of sex and family status. C.V. had underwent in-vitro ... (Continue reading)

New study undercuts LGBT movement’s key tenets

New study undercuts LGBT movement’s key tenets

Psychiatrist Paul McHugh co-authored study questioning claim that sexual orientation and gender orientation are innate. A new report presents biological, psychological, and social science evidence that many commonly held ideas about gender and sexuality lack scientific support. The report, authored by Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer and Dr. Paul R. McHugh and published in the fall 2016 ... (Continue reading)

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LifeChain and 40 Days for Life offer opportunities to witness, touch lives

LifeChain and 40 Days for Life offer opportunities to witness, touch lives

2016 LifeChain life-chain locations   2016 -  40 Days for Life Locations across Canada   This fall, LifeChain and 40 Days for Life will provide two opportunities for pro-lifers to defend unborn children through prayerful witness. LifeChain will be held Oct. 2 in more than 200 locations across Canada, including nearly 50 in the Greater Toronto Area. The 40 Days for Life ... (Continue reading)

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Activists want limits lifted on newly legal abortion drug

The president of the company that is the Canadian importer of the abortion drug Mifegymiso (also known as RU-486), filed a supplementary application with Health Canada in August in order to ask the government to lift restrictions on the drug. Celopharma Inc., the Canadian importer of Mifegymiso, is asking to expand the gestational age limits for this chemical abortion as well as to change the current regulations around administering the drug. Mifegymiso, which Health Canada allowed to begin prescribing on July 1, ... (Continue reading)

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Marriage commissioners must fight for Charter-protected rights

Marriage commissioners must fight for Charter-protected rights

John Carpay Our Charter freedoms are not worth the paper they are printed on, unless they are defended. It’s a lesson that Kevin Kisilowsky has learned first-hand, while fighting an up-hill battle against the Manitoba government, to protect religious freedom in Canada. Kevin was a biker, and abused drugs and alcohol prior to becoming a Christian. After finding God, Kevin became involved with Christian outreach to bikers, including people involved ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life groups help teachers in the classroom

Teachers face a momentous task, especially with the arrival of the radical sex-ed curriculum: each year, along with juggling all their other commitments, they must try their best to be a strong counterforce to the prevailing culture of death for their students. James McManamy, a religion teacher at Christ the King Catholic Secondary School in Georgetown, Ont. told The Interim, “with the schools these days being filled with a larger number who are not Catholic, not Christian, uncertain, atheistic, and ‘there ... (Continue reading)

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Radical ideologies distorting the minds of students

Radical ideologies distorting the minds of students

Gay conservative Milo Yiannopolous has been banned from speaking at numbers universities. As back-to-school season has come upon us it is an appropriate time to take a look at what is going on in a number of university campuses throughout Canada and the United States. The ideology of “third-wave feminism” is coursing through the minds of many college and ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers who exposed Planned Parenthood’s body parts trade cleared of charges

Pro-lifers who exposed Planned Parenthood’s body parts trade cleared of charges

David Daleiden On July 26, the Harris County District Attorney’s office in Texas dropped all charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, who were responsible for releasing a series of undercover videos which showed that various Planned Parenthood clinics were breaking state and federal laws regarding the trafficking of body parts of aborted children. On July 14 2015, Daleiden started releasing the videos through the Center for Medical Progress, a ... (Continue reading)

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Surviving university

Surviving university

University of Western Ontario Early this summer I attended a graduation party for a small, private Catholic high school where the children of several friends were saying farewell to classmates and teachers they had known for years – some of them since kindergarten. Many of these young men and women were babies when I first met them, so this pleasant evening was tinged with melancholy thoughts about ... (Continue reading)

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Religious freedom precarious in the West

Religious freedom precarious in the West

In It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies (Harper, 192 pages), Mary Eberstadt documents how faithful Christians throughout the Western world are now living in fear of escalating religious oppression. Of course, Eberstadt readily acknowledges that persecution of the faithful outside the West is vastly worse. In particular, she cites the agony of Christians in the Middle East and Africa where, “radical Islam has been slaughtering and raping and ... (Continue reading)

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