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Protestors oppose Charles Rice lecture WATERLOO – At least two groups led by professors protested the appearance of Charles Rice as keynote speaker at the Pascal Lectures on Christianity and the University at the University of Waterloo. Rice, a professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame Law School and devout Roman Catholic opposed to same-sex “marriage” and abortion, will give a lecture on Natural Law. The organizers plan to make sure that the engagement is not ... (Continue reading)

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Feminist hijack education, population meetings TURTLE BAY – A June 2011 paper from the Washington-based Heritage Foundation examined the difficulties raised by the radical feminists at UN Women, the United Nation’s feminist super agency. The organization was designed to take the place of several previous UN agencies to “hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality.” UN Women is supposed to fight for women’s human rights, however, Saudi Arabia and Red China both have seats on the ... (Continue reading)

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Carleton Lifeline files notice OTTAWA – The Carleton pro-life club has filed a Notice of Application for Judicial Review of the policies and decisions of the Carleton University Students Association (CUSA). Carleton Lifeline lost its club status on Nov. 15, 2010 after CUSA applied sections 5 and 6 of their Discrimination on Campus Policy. Section 6 prohibits any effort “that seeks to limit or remove a woman’s right to choose her options in the case of pregnancy.” Yet, Lifeline ... (Continue reading)

Faith vital to women’s life balance

Dynamic Women of Faith, an event held on International Women’s Day, attracted women from Toronto, Oakville, Brampton, Milton, Orangeville, Collingwood, Stouffville, Nottawa, Cambridge, Richmond Hill and Scarborough, among other areas. Women of all ages, united by their love of Christ, came together to be replenished and renewed in their journey of faith. Speakers addressed a variety of issues to help women deal with the competing demands of being a wife, mother, sister, friend, employee and Christian in an increasingly secular world. ... (Continue reading)

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Alberta family wins 3-week reprieve for son EDMONTON – On Feb. 19, Court of Queen’s Bench Judge Michelle Crighton ordered Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton to keep Isaiah James May on life support until March 11 to give May’s parents three weeks to assemble medical experts to assess their son’s chances for further recovery. The order extends an original reprieve granted on Jan. 27, after the family received notice from the hospital on Jan. 13 that their baby’s condition ... (Continue reading)

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Indian capital legalizes gay sex NEW DELHI – Justice S. Muralidhar of New Delhi’s High Court decriminalized consensual gay sex between adults in a controversial decision on July 2. The law only applies within city limits, but sets a legal precedent that may be invoked by courts across India. While India’s gays celebrated the victory, spiritual leaders in the religiously diverse country strongly voiced their disapproval. “Islam is totally against it. Islam does not allow any unnatural act,” said ... (Continue reading)

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News items offered without (too much) comment

A few thing that caught my eye. This editor’s desk column will be, as it often is, less a column delving into an issue than mentioning a couple items that came across my desk, but for which there wasn’t room in the paper. The leftwing website AlterNet.org had a story by Byard Duncan who wrote about “Maggie,” her university friend in Indiana, who at the age of 22 found herself pregnant. Duncan wrote that the question when Maggie shared this information ... (Continue reading)

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Planned Parenthood releases report OTTAWA – The International Planned Parenthood Federation launched its newest report, “Contraception at a Crossroads,” on April 24 in Ottawa. Approximately 30 people attended the gathering held on Parliament Hill, co-sponsored by the IPPF, Action Canada for Population and Development and the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health. Senator Lucie Pépin was to welcome the attendees, but could not attend because of illness. Dr. Gill Greer, president of the IPPF, addressed the attendees and provided them with a ... (Continue reading)

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N.B. appeals Morgentaler standing FREDERICTON ? The New Brunswick government is appealing a court ruling giving abortionist Henry Morgentaler standing in a case that will test the province?s ability to restrict taxpayer funding for abortions to government-run hospitals. Justice Paulette Gannett of the Court of Queen?s Bench decided on Aug. 1 that Morgentaler could have standing, because he represented the public interest in giving voice to ... (Continue reading)

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Conservative Anglican paper banned BRANDON, Man. — Anglican Bishop Jim Njegovan has banned The Anglican Planet, an independent monthly paper, from his diocese of Brandon, Man. According to the CBC, Bishop Njegovan charged the publication was “sowing the seeds of distrust and disdain within the church” and failing to respect “those in authority over them.” It appears that the bishop is concerned ... (Continue reading)

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Family planning schemes spread AIDS BALTIMORE - A new study by the National Institutes of Health, University of North Carolina and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore said that international family planning schemes that promote the injected contraceptive Depo-Provera has led to a worsening of the AIDS epidemic and spread of other STDs in Africa, southeast Asia and South America. At first glance, it may appear that the move away from condoms and to an ... (Continue reading)

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Man attempted to cause miscarriage Focus demands assessment Abortion leader to step down State's abortion numbers halved Finkel begins defense Women pressured to abort Euthanasia in Korea Man attempted to cause miscarriage... (Continue reading)

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Man attempted to cause miscarriage Focus demands assessment Abortion leader to step down State's abortion numbers halved Finkel begins defense Women pressured to abort Euthanasia in Korea Man attempted to cause miscarriage MONTREAL - Gary Bourgeois, 46, pleaded guilty to assault and administering a ... (Continue reading)

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Kopp guilty of murder Pro-life honoured for UN work Philipines proposes IUD ban Pro-life 'disturbance' gets hearing Kopp guilty of murder Buffalo, NY - James Kopp was found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of abortionist Barnett Slepian. Kopp, who is a suspect in several non-fatal shootings of abortionists in Canada, said through his lawyer that he intended only to injure the abortionist so as to prevent further abortions. In a November 2002 interview in the Buffalo News ... (Continue reading)

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