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DeVeber Institute hosts dementia seminar

On May 27, 2014, the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research hosted a seminar on pain and dementia. Entitled “The Problem of Pain in Persons with Dementia: The Challenges of Assessment and Management,” it was attended by personnel from hospitals and care facilities, as well as chaplains and educated family members. Attendees traveled from as far away as Hamilton, Guelph, Maple, Uxbridge, and Peterborough. Dr. Kathy Pfaff, lecturer and researcher at the University of Windsor, and palliative care pioneer Jean ... (Continue reading)

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Prayer sustains sidewalk counselors

Most pro-life people are familiar with sidewalk counselors, activists who spend time outside of abortion facilities, praying, and attempting to offer support to the women going inside. However, much of the attention they receive comes from very good or very bad news. What is the day-to-day experience of a sidewalk counselor like? Enza Rattenni, executive director and sidewalk counselor at Aid to Women in Toronto, “stumbled upon” the work after filling a contract position there three years ago. Meeting ... (Continue reading)

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New Brunswick pro-lifers battle hospital injunction

New Brunswick pro-lifers battle hospital injunction

Members of Bathurst Pro-Life picket the Chaleur Regional Hospital An international, fraternal organization is throwing its weight behind a group of pro-lifers facing legal action from a New Brunswick health authority for protesting in front of a hospital where abortions were being carried out. “We’re definitely working with national and international groups to get funding for them,” said David Hitchcock, state advocate for ... (Continue reading)

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Prayer sustains sidewalk counselors

Most pro-life people are familiar with sidewalk counselors, activists who spend time outside of abortion facilities, praying, and attempting to offer support to the women going inside. However, much of the attention they receive comes from very good or very bad news. What is the day-to-day experience of a sidewalk counselor like? Enza Rattenni, executive director and sidewalk counselor at Aid to Women in Toronto, “stumbled upon” the work after filling a contract position there three years ago. Meeting ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa doctors chastised for refusing to prescribe birth control

Three family doctors at an Ottawa health clinic are being criticized for refusing to prescribe birth control to their patients. The controversy started when Kate D. went to CareMedics Elmvale Acres walk-in clinic to get a prescription. She was surprised when the receptionist handed her a letter by the attending physician, Dr. Edmond Kyrillos, stating that he only provides Natural Family Planning due to “medical judgment as well as professional ethical concerns and religious values.” The note also states that Dr. ... (Continue reading)

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National homeschool pro-life network launched

A national pro-life club for homeschoolers has been started by two homeschooled students in affiliation with Student Life Link and Toronto Right to Life. The co-founders are Alexandra Jezierski, organizer of the Letters4Life campaign in support of Motion 312 and 2013 summer student at The Interim, as well as Sarah Blake, a youth board member of Toronto Right to Life. The Homeschool Pro-Life Action Network, launched at Toronto Right to Life’s annual general meeting on Nov. 1, connects homeschoolers online using ... (Continue reading)

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Court rules abortion activist did not defame Vancouver crisis pregnancy centers

Court rules abortion activist did not defame Vancouver crisis pregnancy centers

The Vancouver & Richmond Crisis Pregnancy Centre lost its defamation case against pro-abortion activist Joyce Arthur after she accused CPCs of resorting to terrorizing and deceiving pregnant women to convince them not to have abortions. Two ... (Continue reading)

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Windsor to get crisis pregnancy residential support

Windsor to get crisis pregnancy residential support

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Home for pregnant and new mothers will open in early 2014. The Windsor-Essex area will soon have its first residential support for women facing a crisis pregnancy, thanks to a persistent divine call given to Sister Linda Dube. Sr. Dube, president of the board of directors at Our Lady of Guadalupe ... (Continue reading)

Defending truth and love And John Baird

Michael Coren Journalist for Life Well, there was quite the, as my old mum used to say, “to do” in early August over REAL Women, the gay lobby, Africa, Russia, and John Baird. A “to do,” by the way, is a fuss, an event, a controversy – often over very little indeed. In this case, tried and tested friends of REAL Women, and its spokesperson and ... (Continue reading)

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REAL Women, faux outrage

We ought to be delighted that a recent press release from REAL Women attracted the attention of Canada’s major news outlets; such coverage implies that this organization’s valuable perspective on current issues reached a wider audience. But, of course, when the mainstream media turns its collective attention towards social conservatives, it is usually only to rebuke or misinterpret. In this case, it is both. In the press release which has attracted the attention – and the outrage – of our nation’s chattering ... (Continue reading)

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REAL Women attacked over criticism of Baird’s support of gay agenda

REAL Women attacked over criticism of Baird’s support of gay agenda

REAL Women's Gwen Landolt criticized Canada's Foreign Minister for pursuing a personal agenda. On August 7, REAL Women of Canada issued a press release condemning John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, for imposing what it said was “his own perspective on homosexuality” in foreign countries such as Uganda, Kenya, and Russia when they have considered or passed ... (Continue reading)

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Crossroads walkers spend summer supporting ‘worthy cause’

Crossroads walkers spend summer supporting ‘worthy cause’

Jacinta Fox took part in the 2011 Crossroads walk. Could you imagine giving up your entire summer to raise awareness of the abortion issue in Canada? What if that summer was spent walking across Canada, through cities and forests, rain or shine? Approximately ten young people on the Crossroads Canada team are doing just that. They began traveling from Vancouver on May ... (Continue reading)

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Five minutes from abortion, students save woman from tragic mistake

Five minutes from abortion, students save woman from tragic mistake

Rita and Milana are both safe after the mother's friend Alex got her in touch with a guest speaker from Silent No More Awareness who happened to be at ... (Continue reading)

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Advertorial on the founding of Campaign Life

Advertorial on the founding of Campaign Life

One of the first strategy meetings of Campaign Life in Sharon, ON, in 1979. Over the years, many have often asked how Campaign Life started. It started at a pro-life national conference on May 25 1978 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The following pro-lifers were present for the founding. ... (Continue reading)

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25 women walk Back to Life

25 women walk Back to Life

The Back to Life walk from Montreal to Ottawa sought to raise awareness about abortion. More than two dozen women walked from Montreal to Ottawa in time for the National March for Life to raise awareness about the state of abortion in Canada. The 25 women, who are a part of Back to Life Canada, a campaign organized by Faytene Grasseschi, represent the 25 years since the 1988 Morgentaler decision. ... (Continue reading)

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