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Ireland legalizes abortion

Ireland legalizes abortion

Irish pro-lifers erected 1,000 white crosses at Arms an Áras an Uachtar Uachtaráin, the presidential mansion in memory of the children's lives that will never be. (photo Life institute) In May, two-thirds of Irish voters approved of scrapping Ireland’s pro-life constitutional amendment, ... (Continue reading)

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Unfit to print

Unfit to print

On Sunday, Sept. 30, a peaceful pro-life protest was the occasion of an unprovoked assault. After defacing both the signs and the clothing of participants at a LifeChain intersection in Toronto, a man, later identified as Jordan Hunt, was confronted about his acts of outright vandalism and assault by pro-life activist and Campaign Life Coalition Youth Coordinator, Marie-Claire Bissonnette. The brief conversation that ensued ended abruptly when, incensed at ... (Continue reading)

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B.C. voters should oppose proportional representation

B.C. voters should oppose proportional representation

  British Columbians will vote by mail in a referendum on what voting system the province should use for its elections. The referendum is being held by mail from Oct. 22 to Nov. 30. All B.C. residents over the age of 18 can vote in the referendum. This is the third time provincial voters will have their say on electoral reform, having said no to proportional representation (PR) ... (Continue reading)

Irish vote to repeal pro-life constitutional amendment

Irish vote to repeal pro-life constitutional amendment

Ireland's Leo Valadkar said the country will have legal abortion by end of 2018. On May 25, two-thirds of Irish voters approved in a referendum repealing the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution which outlawed abortion on the Emerald Island. The Oireachtas (the Irish parliament) will vote by the end of the year on a proposed law legalizing ... (Continue reading)

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Conservative MP calls out PM on abortion: “it is not a right”

Conservative MP calls out PM on abortion: “it is not a right”

Conservative MP Ted Falk shouted out that abortion "is not a right" during Question Period in the House of Commons. On May 9, Ted Falk, a pro-life Conservative MP from Provencher, raised a stir in the House of Commons about abortion when he shouted at the Prime Minister that it is ... (Continue reading)

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CLC protests bubble zone

CLC protests bubble zone

On Feb. 1, the first day that the Safe Access to Abortion law came into effect in Ontario, 40 pro-life supporters in Ottawa called for the bubble zone law to be repealed. Demonstrating outside the 50-meter bubble zone surrounding the Morgentaler abortuary on Bank Street in the nation’s capital, the pro-life advocates carried signs calling attention to the restricted free speech zone: “Aid to women ends here” and “Free speech ... (Continue reading)

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70-year-old man first to be arrested under bubble zone law

70-year-old man first to be arrested  under bubble zone law

Cyril Winters being arrested on Feb. 7 for allegedly breaking the Safe Access for Abortion Services Act. A longtime pro-life advocate has become the first person arrested under Ontario’s new bubble zone law that outlaws pro-life speech outside abortion centres. Cyril Winter, 70, was first arrested Feb. 7 and then again two days later in ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario bubble zones come into force Feb. 1

Ontario bubble zones come into force Feb. 1

In December, Ontario Attorney General Yasir Navqi’s office notified Campaign Life Coalition and other pro-life groups that the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, 2017, would come into effect on Feb. 1. The law, passed in October, establishes a minimum bubble zone prohibiting pro-life speech and assembly within 50 meters of the property of eight existing free-standing abortion facilities and 150 meters within the homes of a “protected service ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life leader tells Trudeau to stop lying about abortion

Pro-life leader tells Trudeau to stop lying about abortion

CLC national president Jim Hughes corrects prime minister for insisting abortion is a Charter right. Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition, wrote an open letter to Justin Trudeau asking the Prime Minister to stop saying abortion is a Charter right. Hughes writes, “It is unbecoming for the Prime Minister of Canada today to deliberately ... (Continue reading)

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40 Days for Life organizer vs. Bill 163

40 Days for Life organizer vs. Bill 163

Editor’s Note: Genevieve Carson, coordinator of Mississauga 40 Days for Life, read the following statement before the standing committee on general government on Oct. 20 during hearings on Bill 163, An Act to enact the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, 2017. Genevieve Carson of Mississauga 40 Days for Life speaks ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario legislates anti-free speech bubble zone

Ontario legislates anti-free speech bubble zone

Ontario enacts bubble zone law. Last month all three official parties joined forces to swiftly pass Bill 163, the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, 2017, stifling the free speech, expression, and assembly rights of pro-lifers. The law, passed on Oct. 25, creates a bubble zone around abortion facilities of at least 50 meters -- and as much 150 meters -- in which any pro-life activity, ... (Continue reading)

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Bill 163 committee hearing

Silent No More, midwives, and a city councilor among presenters On Oct. 19, 17 stakeholders and other interested parties made presentations to the standing committee on general government to speak for or against Bill 163, the  Protecting a Woman’s Right to Access Abortion Services Act, 2017, which was introduced by the provincial Attorney General two weeks earlier and was being fast-tracked to be passed before the end of the month by an all-party agreement. Making presentations against Bill 163 were ... (Continue reading)

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Bill to defund Planned Parenthood, replace Obamacare appears doomed

Bill to defund Planned Parenthood, replace Obamacare appears doomed

The “reconciliation” process that would have allowed Republicans to eliminate Obamacare’s forced abortion coverage mandate and $500 million tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood ends Sept. 30. The GOP has failed to secure majority support in the U.S. Senate after Sen. Susan Collins of Maine effectively killed the bill when she announced her opposition Sept. 25. The bill, which President Donald Trump has promised to sign, has much stronger Republican support in the House than in the Senate. Republican Senators John ... (Continue reading)

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Nova Scotia to look at easing abortion access

Nova Scotia to look  at easing abortion access

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke The Canadian Press recently highlighted the story of a single Nova Scotia woman who was enraged with having to undergo several blood tests and an ultra sound before being referred for a surgical abortion. In this women’s case, the process to obtain her abortion took about two months. Abortion advocates say Nova Scotia is the only province in Canada with these referral practices, ... (Continue reading)

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Review of Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s Great Betrayal

Review of Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s Great Betrayal

Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s Great Betrayal by Gwendolyn Landolt and Patrick Redmond (The Interim Publishing Company, 217 pages, $20). This retelling of the abortion story in Gwen Landolt and Patrick Redmond’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s Great Betrayal brings out both the frustration of pro-lifers and a concern over a missed opportunity to have made a difference in the history of our country. The study concentrates on the intricate interaction of the five ... (Continue reading)

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