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Canada Police in Vancouver are describing the crime as a “double shooting” after a 23-year-old man shot a pregnant 31-year-old woman. The woman lost the baby but she is expected to survive the shooting. Under Canadian law, police cannot charge the assailant for killing a preborn child as a baby is not a victim of a crime until after it is born. This raises the question of how it can be a double shooting? The investigation is on-going. While pro-life ... (Continue reading)

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Media reactions to Latimer decision The decision of the parole board in December to not grant convicted child killer Robert Latimer day parole was condemned by editorialists across the country. Also, most papers ran letters to the editor that complained that Latimer was being punished for not showing any remorse – in the parole hearings he showed no regret for his actions or understanding that what ... (Continue reading)

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Columnist alarmed by motherhood authors TORONTO – In the October issue of Chatelaine, Katrina Onstad complained that U.S. author Rebecca Walker is promoting the joys of family life in her new book, Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence. Walker, the daughter of Alice Walker, author of The Colour Purple, has repudiated her mother’s feminist worldview – for which she was written out of Alice’s will – as well as her previous bisexualism and lesbian lifestyle. In ... (Continue reading)