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Obama and Trudeau tweet support of Planned Parenthood

Obama and Trudeau tweet support of Planned Parenthood

The leaders of Canada and the United States both tweeted in support of Planned Parenthood as the world’s largest abortion organization marked its 100th anniversary. On Oct. 16, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted a photo of himself with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards with “warmest congratulations” to the organization. Trudeau’s tweet garnered more than 11,000 “likes” and nearly 4,000 retweets. The same day President Barack Obama tweeted that Planned Parenthood allows women “to ... (Continue reading)

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BC plans to skirt abortion pill rules

When Health Canada okayed the abortion drug Mifegymiso in 2015 for distribution this year, it imposed conditions, including that physicians only dispense the drug (and not a pharmacist), that they could only prescribe the drug after taking an online course, and that the aborting patient return for a follow-up. The conditions were requested by the manufacturer, Linepharma International Limited, due to safety concerns. These are standard conditions in most countries where the abortion pill is available, although France requires a ... (Continue reading)

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PEI’s new ‘health’ center to begin abortions by 2018

PEI’s new ‘health’ center  to begin abortions by 2018

Facing legal pressure from lawsuits launched by abortion activists and political pressure from Justin Trudeau’s federal government, Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan announced earlier this year that the province would reverse its three-decade policy of not committing abortions on the Island. Last month, the Liberal provincial government provided details about that policy, announcing that the new Women’s Wellness Centre in Summerside would provide what the Health Ministry press release called “pregnancy termination” – a euphemism for abortion. ... (Continue reading)

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Abortion pill not covered by provincial drug plans

The day the Globe and Mail reported that the abortion pill Mifegymiso (RU-486) would not be covered by provincial drug plans because it had not passed a bureaucratic approval process, Celopharma Ltd., the Canadian distributor for the drug, said it might seek approval if the costs could be reduced or deferred. Provincial drug plans outside Quebec will not cover pharmaceuticals that have not been approved by the Common Drug Review under the auspices of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies ... (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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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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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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The Walls Are Talking: are you listening?

The Walls Are Talking:  are you listening?

The Walls are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell their Stories by Abby Johnson (Ignatius Press, $23, 160 pages) When it was released in the beginning of 2011, Abby Johnson’s biography Unplanned got the pro-life movement all abuzz. Planned Parenthood’s 2008 Employee of the Year and director of a Texas Planned Parenthood facility Johnson had had a conversion after assisting with an ultrasound-guided abortion on September 26, 2009. She had ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-abortion protesters disrupt candlelight vigil

Members of a group calling themselves the “Proletarian Feminist Front” were arrested after they disrupted the peaceful Candlelight Virgil and clashed with the police. Every year the evening before the National March for Life, there is a Candlelight Vigil at the Canadian Human Rights Monument to remember the victims of abortion, and every year there are a handful of feminist and gay activists who counter-demonstrate. This year the pro-abortion demonstrators blocked the stage with their signs and attempted to drown out ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers reject notion that Zika virus justifies abortion

As the Centers for Disease Control said April 13 that the Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other birth defects, pro-life leaders expressed concern that the assessment will be used to promote abortion. A report published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded, “a causal relationship exists between prenatal Zika virus infection and microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies.” The study examined, among other factors, “Zika virus infection at times during prenatal development that were consistent with the defects observed” ... (Continue reading)

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Punishment and abortion

Seeking the Republican presidential nomination, businessman Donald Trump said he would like to see women punished, possibly with jail, if the abortion procedure were outlawed. Trump has been a buffoon on the campaign trail and few people believe his road to Cleveland conversion to pro-life; before becoming a candidate for the Republican nomination, Trump donated to Planned Parenthood and numerous pro-abortion politicians, including Hillary Clinton, and let it slip during this campaign that he would continue to fund PP because ... (Continue reading)

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PEI abortion-free no more

PEI abortion-free no more

PEI Premier Wade MacLauchlan has expanded abortion services twice in less than a year. Prince Edward Island Liberal Premier Wade MacLauchlan announced on March 31 that the province would make abortion available on the Island by the end of the year. The provincial government was under pressure from the Liberal government in Ottawa to provide surgical abortion services ... (Continue reading)

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Study: sex-selection abortion practiced by Indo-Canadian women

Two studies in the Canadian Medical Association Journal examined more than six million births from 1990 through 2012 and determined that there are about 4,400 “missing girls” among Canada’s Indian immigrant community. Researchers found that Indian-born women who immigrated to Canada give birth to 138 boys for every 100 girls. The global ratio for boy to girls births is about 107 boys to 100 girls and Ontario rate is 105 boys for every 100 girls. Among Indian-born Canadian families, women who already ... (Continue reading)

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Liberals won’t rule out withholding provincial health funding over abortion

Liberals won’t rule out withholding provincial health funding over abortion

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott told Global News she hopes to negotiate with P.E.I. to resolve abortion-access standoff, but did not rule out withholding health transfer payments if Charlottetown did not provide surgical ... (Continue reading)

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