Abortion

2018 CIHI abortion figures present unclear picture

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released data tables on Jan. 23 indicating there were 85,195 reported abortions in 2018 – down from a reported 94,030 abortions in 2017. In response, Global News ran an article by Cassandra Szklarski with the headline: “Canadian clinics and hospitals performing fewer abortions, data suggests.” The same article was also published on various other websites – CTV News, Winnipeg Free Press, MSN.com – with similar titles. However, because abortion statistics continue to be incomplete year ... (Continue reading)

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Unplanned: the value of human life

Unplanned: the value of human life

Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship third place winner Nikole Wassenaar Nikole Wassenaar Editor’s Note:  Nikole Wassenaar who attends Smithville Christian High School in Smithville, Ont., finished third in the 2019-2020 Fr. Ted Essay Scholarship. This is her essay. Slaughter or solution? This question has been an ongoing controversy for decades. ln recent years there has been a growing divide on this topic and many were surprised to ... (Continue reading)

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Wagantall tables sex-selective abortion bill

Wagantall tables sex-selective abortion bill

Cathay Wagantall On Feb. 26, Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall (Yorkton-Melville) introduced Bill C-233, the Sex Selective Abortion Act, a private member’s bill that, if passed, will create a new penalty for medical practitioners who commit an abortion when the only reason is the genetic sex of the pre-born child. In a statement, Wagantall said, “Sex selective abortion is antithetical to our commitment to equality and needs to be prohibited as an ... (Continue reading)

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Abortion and the Constitution in Canada and the U.S

Abortion and the Constitution in Canada and the U.S

National Affairs Rory Leishman In a televised debate on October 15th among Democrat candidates for President of the United States in next year’s election, former vice-president Joe Biden maintained: ”Reproductive rights are a constitutional right.” Furthermore, he promised to nominate people for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) who can be relied upon to “support the right of privacy on which the entire notion of ... (Continue reading)

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More than 2200 unborn babies found on abortionist’s property

More than 2200 unborn babies found  on abortionist’s property

Case reminds observers of the Gosnell ‘House of Horrors’ Ulrich Klopfer The bodies of 2,246 aborted babies were found in the home of a recently deceased abortionist who previously operated in South Bend, Indiana. Abortionist Ulrich Klopfer committed abortions at The Women’s Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana and at other Indiana facilities until his medical license was suspended in 2016. As the watchdog group Operation Rescue has extensively ... (Continue reading)

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Green Party admits it has abortion litmus test for candidates

Green Party admits it has abortion litmus test for candidates

Green Party leader Elizabeth May talks to CBC host Vassy Kapelos. Immediately following an interview with the CBC’s Vassy Kapelos in which Green Party leader Elizabeth May said she would not stifle a debate on abortion, she was contradicted by her party which insisted that no Green MPs would be reopening the debate. On Sept. 9, May said that while she ... (Continue reading)

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Actress brags about two abortions

Actress Alyssa Milano, 46, who earlier this year urged women go on a “sex strike” to protest state-level abortion restrictions, revealed that she had two abortions in 1993 when she was 20 years old. On her podcast Sorry Not Sorry, Milano said she was “in love for the first time” and “it was an exciting time in my life.” Milano said she was not “equipped to be a mother and so I chose to have an abortion. It was my choice. ... (Continue reading)

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Hollywood abortion depictions more ‘unapologetic:’ report

As major entertainers and Hollywood studios ramp up their pro-abortion advocacy, a new study by left-wing researchers from the University of California has found a significant uptick in positive depictions of the “choice” to abort a child in film and television. The University of California-San Francisco’s Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) is a think tank known for pro-abortion research touted by the media yet heavily critiqued by pro-lifers. Recently, ANSIRH sociologist Gretchen Sisson told the New York Timesthat the ... (Continue reading)

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The coming nightmare of abstract humanism

There are many definitions of the cynic. The one I choose for this article describes the person who is hostile toward the past that he knows and hospitable toward the future that he does not know. The clearest example of this form of cynicism about which I am aware belongs to a former colleague of mine who shall remain anonymous: “Marriage is an archaic institution that has lost its moral force. But if we wish to provide a healthy, loving ... (Continue reading)

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The pro-choice crack-up

Events of late suggest that the pro-life movement is getting under progressives’ skins. I don’t mean – merely – that the merchants of unrestricted abortion have become more than normally deracinated from reason. That is true, of course; but the good news is that they now seem genuinely spooked (rather than in the usual, performance-art sort of way). The beginnings of the progressive crack-up can be traced to legislation enacted by a number of Democrat-controlled state houses making abortion permissible through ... (Continue reading)

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The Trudeau doctrine

The Trudeau doctrine

A federal election looms, and the fortunes of the ruling Liberals aren’t looking good. Battered by a series of scandals that have shown the sinister side of a leader associated with “sunny ways,” the party is widely expected to lose its majority. If Justin Trudeau does lead his party to defeat, pro-life Canadians should celebrate. In stating this fact, we do not denigrate, in the least, those pro-life Liberals who ... (Continue reading)

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Trudeau’s egregious abortion record

Trudeau’s egregious abortion record

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the most pro-abortion prime minister Canada has ever had. Justin Trudeau is the most pro-abortion prime minister this country has ever had. That is a bold statement, but the facts are indisputable. While previous prime ministers broadened the abortion law or claimed there was social peace so there was no need to ... (Continue reading)

NDP ups abortion ante in platform release

The federal NDP released its 2019 campaign platform during the provincial wing’s Ontario convention in Hamilton June 13-15. Among the promises to invest in health care and fight climate change, is a section on “The courage to do what is right,” with a subsection on gender equality. Among the items listed is a commitment to increase support for abortion. The platform reads: “New Democrats believe in respecting peoples’ rights to make decisions about their own bodies ... (Continue reading)

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Saskatchewan, Manitoba fund abortion pill

Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the last two provinces that were not funding Mifegymiso, the Canadian brand name for a combination of Mifepristone (RU-486), caved in June to pressure from pro-abortion activists. On June 3, Manitoba’s status of woman minister Rochelle Squires announced her Progressive Conservative government would expand access to Mifegymiso. Manitoba already pays for the two-drug combination when it is dispensed at abortion facilities in Brandon and Winnipeg, but it will now implement a system to cover ... (Continue reading)

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Despite backlash, Instagram a forum for abortion debate

Despite backlash, Instagram  a forum for abortion debate

A widely shared meme on Instagram during the debate on pro-life bills in Georgia and Alabama in May. Social media is a platform that continues to grow and change the way people interact with one another. Social networking services enable users to interact with people more rapidly and on a larger scale. Instagram ... (Continue reading)

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