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Egg freezing

Researchers are advising physicians to warn patients of the risks associated with social egg freezing. In an article titled “Social egg freezing: risk, benefits and other considerations” published in the June 16 edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the authors review guidelines and weigh the benefits and dangers of the practice.Social egg freezing involves preserving a woman’s oocytes (unfertilized eggs) for “nonmedical” reasons. “Medical” reasons for cryopreservation of oocytes include loss of fertility due to diseases such as cancer ... (Continue reading)

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Willke honoured by pro-life movement

Willke honoured by pro-life movement

Brad Matters of Life Issues Institute, and host of the evening, and Rep. Chris Smith who rushed to attend the reception after a late night voting in Congress.On July 21, the memorial reception honouring the life and legacy of the late Dr. ... (Continue reading)

Gates foundation pushes birth control

Gates foundation pushes birth control

Melinda Gates has been promoting new forms of contraception through her billionaire husband's charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Silphium was a plant in classical antiquity commonly used for seasoning and medication, as well as a method of birth control. Though it’s highly debated what happened to this extinct plant, ... (Continue reading)

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The court is not a legislator

Gay marriage comes to America courtesy of five judges National Affairs Rory LeishmanIn Obergefell v. Hodges.on.June 26, the United States Supreme Court endorsed.the manifestly preposterous argument that the provision in the Fifth and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution that no person shall “be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law” implies that same-sex couples have a constitutional ... (Continue reading)

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Safeguards for euthanasia inevitably breakdown

Euthanasia is the voluntary act of ending a person’s life on their request. Assisted Suicide is the intentional providing of the information, advice and means that one needs to end his life. In Canada, the Supreme Court has struck down the law prohibiting assisted suicide. In February, the Court reasoned that withholding a person’s so-called right to death, interferes with their right to life. The irony being that a right to death, removes life, and all the rights that come ... (Continue reading)

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Feds announce panel to advise on euthanasia ruling

The federal Conservatives’ appointment of a panel to advise the government on how to regulate doctor-assisted suicide is a welcome development, says the president of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Canada. “I’m hoping something good will come of this,” Alex Schadenberg told LifeSiteNews in a telephone interview. “We will have an opportunity to have our voice heard,” and “to make recommendations that are clear, and I think that’s an important opportunity.” Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Minister of Health Rona Ambrose announced ... (Continue reading)

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Ryerson pro-life group plans lawsuit against student union

Ryerson pro-life group plans lawsuit against student union

Carter Grant, Nicole Bryck and Teresa Mervar of Students for Life Ryerson. A group of pro-life students from Ryerson University are planning to sue their student union for the right to have a pro-life club. Students for Life at Ryerson (SFLR) were denied club status in an email sent by the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) Campus Groups Administrator on ... (Continue reading)

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US Supreme Court allows same-sex ‘marriage’

On June 26, in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States claimed that the Fourteenth Amendment regarding equal protection under the law requires states to offer marriage licenses to homosexual couples. The case, Obergefell v. Hodges, involved a homosexual couple from Ohio, which does not recognize same-sex “marriages,” who were married Maryland, which does. Last November, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Ohio, said their home state was under no obligation to recognize the out-of-state marriage. In ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario court upholds Law Society ban on TWU grads

An Ontario court has sided with the province’s lawyers in preventing graduates from Trinity Western University from practicing law in Ontario. Last year, in a 28-21 vote, the Law Society of Upper Canada denied accreditation to the TWU’s new law school scheduled to open next year. TWU then appealed to Ontario’s Divisional Court, which heard arguments for the case (Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada) last June. Law societies across Canada have tried to bar graduates from TWU, ... (Continue reading)

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Two dozen pro-life MPs not running for re-election

Two dozen pro-life MPs not running for re-election

Of more than 55 MPs who are not running again in the October 19 federal election, 25 are rated as pro-life and pro-family by Campaign Life Coalition. The two-dozen pro-life MPs who have chosen to retire, seek other office, or did not win their nomination were either Conservatives or independents who were formerly sitting Tory MPs, and they make up fully two-thirds of the Conservatives who are not seeking ... (Continue reading)

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Why Molly Matters

Why Molly Matters

Cassandra Kaake, and her unborn baby girl Molly. On Dec. 11, 2014 Cassandra Kaake, 31, was found bludgeoned to death in her scorched Windsor home by fire fighters. She was seven months pregnant at the time of her death meaning both she and her unborn baby were killed, but only one of them was recognized by Canadian law as being a victim of ... (Continue reading)

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Documentary on Maritimes parrots activist lines

Documentary on Maritimes parrots activist lines

Vice reporter Sarah Ratchford prepares to go undercover posing as a woman seeking an abortion at a crisis pregnancy centre. A documentary by the online magazine Vice Canada claims it is difficult for women to obtain abortions in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The 33-minute video, titled, “Abortion Access in the Maritimes,” and available free online, bills itself as an investigative report by Sarah Ratchford, but it appears to ... (Continue reading)

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The moral pollution of abortion

The moral pollution of abortion

Few issues in public discourse are as prominent as concern for the climate. Celebrities, politicians, and activists preach an apocalyptic gospel of environmental repentance because there is a crisis, we are told, just slightly out of the reach of our senses. Carbon emissions and average temperature are used to substantiate fears about a looming disaster which can be felt everywhere but seen nowhere. And advocates insist that, if we ... (Continue reading)

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Christian doctors suggest amendments to Saskatchewan conscience policy

Three physicians groups have submitted their concerns to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan about its conscientious objection policy which they say would force some doctors to choose between their livelihood and violating their conscience if the policy is implemented without changes. The Christian Medical and Dental Society, Canadian Physicians for Life, and the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies, submitted their suggested changes to the policy that was approved in principle by the Council of the CPSS in ... (Continue reading)

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Planned Parenthood caught in organ harvesting scandal

Planned Parenthood caught  in organ harvesting scandal

“A lot of people want liver,” Deborah Nucatola informed two potential business partners in between a bite of salad and a sip of red wine. What Nucatola, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s senior director of medical services, didn’t know, was that these potential business partners were actually undercover pro-life activists trying to uncover evidence of Planned Parenthood’s lawless approach to obtaining and distributing fetal organs, which can fetch ... (Continue reading)

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