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Q & A with Denise Hounjet-Roth

Q & A with Denise Hounjet-Roth

Denise with pro-life MP Kelly Block (Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek) at a CLC Saskatchewan conference in 2011. On April 12, Campaign Life Coalition interviewed CLC Saskatchewan President Denise Hounjet-Roth by telephone. We talked to her about her political involvement in Saskatchewan, her family life and how to activate pro-lifers in Canada. How did you get involved ... (Continue reading)

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University censorship: darkness extends beyond campus pro-life clubs

University censorship:  darkness extends beyond campus pro-life clubs

John Carpay, founder of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. The routine censorship of pro-life speech at Canadian universities has now expanded into a new realm. In early April, the Men’s Issues Awareness Society launched a court action against the Ryerson Students’ Union for having denied this student group official recognition as a campus club. Without official club status, MIAS cannot easily or readily book rooms, host speakers, sponsor debates, ... (Continue reading)

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BC Court of Appeals upholds campus pro-life ban

In a decision with potentially wide implications for freedom of speech on Canadian campuses, the British Columbia Court of Appeals has upheld the University of Victoria’s decision to ban a campus pro-life demonstration. The case goes back to 2013, when the University of Victoria’s student society had denied the pro-life club, Youth Protecting Youth, club status over its pro-life messaging. As a result, the university denied YPY the use of a well-frequented public space and implicitly threatened YPY members with expulsion ... (Continue reading)

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Judge orders psychiatric evaluation for Mary Wagner

Judge orders psychiatric evaluation for Mary Wagner

Mary Wagner Abortionist Ninia Lupovici tried to forcibly remove Mary Wagner from her abortion center but fell instead, a Toronto court heard March 10 on the first day of Wagner’s trial. Wagner, 42, is charged with two counts of breaching a probation order and one of causing mischief, following her December 12, 2015 arrest outside the Bloor West Village Women’s Clinic. Owned and operated by Lupovici and her business partner ... (Continue reading)

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Joanne Dieleman: The Activist

Joanne Dieleman: The Activist

Joanne Dieleman with two saved babies at Aid to Women. Have things looked bleaker than they do today with assisted suicide and euthanasia recently legalized, abortion available on demand, embryonic stem cell research, designer babies, and organ harvesting for transplants already underway. Is there hope for the pro-life cause today? Perhaps the long perspective of someone who participated at the frontlines ... (Continue reading)

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CLC launches National March for Life video and theme

CLC launches National March for Life video and theme

A screen capture from the new National March for Life promotional video. On March 14, Campaign Life Coalition unveiled a new promotional video for the National March for life and announced the theme for the 2016 march would be #EndTheKilling. The march is Canada’s largest annual pro-life event, attracting 25,000 participants last year in Ottawa, and more than 10,000 others ... (Continue reading)

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Bill protecting pregnant mothers introduced in Parliament

Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall (Yorkton-Melville) tabled C-225, a private members bill in Parliament that would, if passed, recognize the loss of pre-born babies in crimes committed against their mothers. Wagantall, a rookie MP, calls her bill Cassie and Molly’s Law, after Cassandra Kaake, a Windsor woman murdered in 2014, and Molly, her unborn daughter who died in the womb. Matthew Brush is facing one first-degree murder charge for allegedly killing Kaake when she was seven months pregnant, but does not face ... (Continue reading)

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Walk for Life West Coast

Walk for Life West Coast

On Saturday, January 23, tens of thousands of San Franciscans, joined by young pro-lifers from as far away as Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma and Alaska filled the city’s Civic Center Plaza and Market Street at the 12th Annual Walk for Life West Coast. Organizers would not give a firm number of attendees, saying only “tens of thousands” but crowd size was consistent with recent years, where local mainstream ... (Continue reading)

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Judge convicts Linda Gibbons, labels pro-life protesters ‘violent’

Judge convicts Linda Gibbons,  labels pro-life protesters ‘violent’

Judge convicts Linda Gibbons, labels pro-life protesters 'violent'. An Ontario judge convicted Linda Gibbons Jan. 21 of breaking a 1999 civil injunction that bans pro-life activities within 500 feet of Toronto’s Morgentaler abortion facility. Under the terms of the injunction, the judge also convicted Gibbons of being a “nuisance.” Gibbons was arrested Sept. 2, 2015 while walking back and forth in front of the ... (Continue reading)

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Quebec study illustrates need for baby born-alive law

Quebec study illustrates need  for baby born-alive law

Bioethicist John Haas clarifies church teaching on extraordinary medical care. A Quebec study showing a 20-fold increase since 2000 in the number of babies who survive abortion only to die in hospital demonstrates the need for a Canadian “born-alive infant protection law,” says the Toronto-based Campaign Life Coalition. The Quebec study, just published in Neonatology, studied 12,000-plus infant deaths between 1987 and ... (Continue reading)

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U of T Mississauga campus pro-life club to sue student union

A pro-life club at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus is taking the student union to court for refusing to renew the group’s club status for the 2015-2016 school year. The court action against the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) was filed in the Superior Court on behalf of Students for Life by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms on Jan. 15. The action seeks to force UTMSU to revoke its decision and recognize the club. Although Students for Life ... (Continue reading)

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Despite blizzard, Washington March for Life a success

Despite blizzard, Washington  March for Life a success

A pro-life snowman! On Jan. 22, with businesses in the city closing in anticipation of a winter storm hammering the east coast with up to three feet of snow, pro-lifers took part in the 43rd annual March for Life in Washington D.C. The March’s keynote speaker was former businesswoman and current candidate for the Republican presidential nomination Carly Fiorina, who said, “it’s inspiring to see you all out here ... (Continue reading)

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Thankfulness for family Surviving the Nazi occupation

Thankfulness for family Surviving the Nazi occupation

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt of a long essay was written by Niel Slykerman in June 1985 which was found by Maria Slykerman in October 2015. Niel was president of Campaign Life Coalition Manitoba and passed away in 2000. To a large degree the way people turn out as individuals in society is related to their background. My background includes being raised in a large family. Being the second oldest from a family of 10, I ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life community celebrates Fr. de Valk’s 50 years in the priesthood

Pro-life community celebrates Fr. de Valk’s 50 years in the priesthood

Fr. Louis Di Rocco (left) and Fr. Alphonse de Valk concelebrate Mass during a ceremony at Campaign Life Coalition's Toronto office marking Fr. de Valk's 50 years as a priest. On Dec. 11 at Campaign Life Coalition office, CLC volunteers, supporters, ... (Continue reading)

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Ryerson Students For Life goes to court to get club status

Ryerson Students For Life goes to court to get club status

From left to right: Carter Grant (Vice President), Nicole Bryck (President) and Teresa Mervar (Secretary/Treasurer). A Ryerson University pro-life student group went to court Dec. 18 to fight for official club status after Ryerson Students’ Union rejected their application in February 2015. Calgary-based lawyer Carol Crosson argued before Ontario Superior Court Justice Elizabeth Stewart that RSU’s rejection ... (Continue reading)

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