Crisis pregnancy centres

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No need for buffer zones

National Affairs Rory Leishman On June 26, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts’ law prohibiting pro-life counselling or picketing on a public sidewalk within 35 feet of the entrance to an abortuary. In the opinion of the Court, this law violated the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the enactment of any law “abridging the freedom of speech.” Meanwhile, several ... (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)

CTV targets B.C. crisis pregnancy centre in sting operation

On Dec. 15, CTV News in British Columbia launched a sting operation against the South Fraser Pregnancy Options Centre in Surrey, B.C., with what Option’s Centre executive director Laura Lansink said was “the hope that our peer-counsellor would give false or biased information.” The Pregnancy Options centres are associated with the Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services (CAPSS), a national, non-political, registered Christian charity, committed to equipping pregnancy support services. CTV sent a woman, named only as “Sheila,” to the Surrey Options ... (Continue reading)

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Attacks on CPCs

Attacks on CPCs

A silent war on abortion The campaign against CPCs Crisis pregnancy centres (CPCs) in North America continue to face new attacks from the abortion industry, including a recently released NARAL Pro-Choice California Foundation report titled “Unmasking Fake Clinics: The Truth About Crisis Pregnancy Centres in California” and a brand new documentary by the directors of the controversial documentary Jesus Camp, not to mention a Toronto Star hit piece on Toronto-area CPCs. Toronto Star ... (Continue reading)

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Toronto Star attacks crisis pregnancy centres

As part of what appears to be a campaign against crisis pregnancy centres by abortion advocates and their supporters, the Toronto Star ran a hit piece on centres in the Toronto area, charging them of employing “misleading” information to get women to choose life rather than abortion. On July 22, Joanna Smith, a reporter from the Toronto Star’s Ottawa bureau, showed up at Aid to Women, a downtown Toronto crisis pregnancy centre, claiming ... (Continue reading)

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The campaign against CPCs

Crisis pregnancy centres (CPCs) in North America continue to face new attacks from the abortion industry, including a recently released NARAL Pro-Choice California Foundation report titled “Unmasking Fake Clinics: The Truth About Crisis Pregnancy Centres in California” and a brand new documentary by the directors of the controversial documentary Jesus Camp, not to mention a Toronto Star hit piece on Toronto-area CPCs (See article below). The 20-page NARAL report “discusses research done by nonprofits, think tanks, and lawmakers on how CPCs ... (Continue reading)

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Aid to Women saving babies every week

In the fight against abortion, there is a need to go beyond the legal dimensions and help those who are most vulnerable. Aid to Women, a pro-life crisis pregnancy centre in downtown Toronto, is an example of a successful organization that reaches out to individual women who are considering having abortions. Opened in the late 1980s, the organization has saved over 2,000 babies from abortion and continues to rescue an average of two to three babies per week. Aid to Women ... (Continue reading)

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Reducing abortions: The untold story of America’s pregnancy resource centres

Reducing abortions: The untold story of America’s pregnancy resource centres

A groundbreaking report detailing the impact of thousands of pregnancy resource centres across America has been released by the Family Research Council. Entitled “A Passion to Serve: A Vision for Life,” the report lays out in detail the manifold contributions of American pregnancy resource centres to their communities, particularly to women, children and families. The nature and scope of the pregnancy centres’ mission is outlined in statistical summaries, case studies and ... (Continue reading)

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A personal miracle, a public display

A personal miracle, a public display

Following up on the promotional piece in June’s issue, entitled, “Personal miracle spawns Aid to Women benefit,” I was able to attend the Ben Navaee Gallery’s show in support of Toronto’s Aid to Women, which ran June 1-11. To recap, Ben, the curator and artist whose work was on display, and his partner Lenka encountered Ann Wilson and Aid to ... (Continue reading)

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Good things happen at Christmas time

At Christmas time, good things happen at Aid to Women in downtown Toronto. Last Christmas, a friend who was “moving and downsizing” donated beautiful Christmas decorations. “They were gone in no time,” recalls Ann Wilson, director of Aid to Women. One month before Christmas, another friend sent word that a certain lady wanted to donate gifts to a dozen or so women on Aid to Women’s support list — ... (Continue reading)

Good News Corner Fredericton ‘welcome house’ saves lives

Six years ago, Peter Ryan, his wife Suzie and their seven daughters drove across Canada in the family van from Vancouver (where he gave up an executive pro-life position) to his hometown of Fredericton. Because he had heard that a Morgentaler abortuary was opening in his traditionally pro-life province of New Brunswick, he decided with quiet reserve to do something ... (Continue reading)

Providing shelter for moms and babies

An ambitious project poised to begin in Burlington, Ont., just west of Toronto, is again putting to rest the charge that pro-life advocates care about human beings only before they’re born. Shifra House – named after the midwife in the biblical book of Exodus 1:15, who protected and nurtured life – is about to open in a ... (Continue reading)

Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone …

“We would appreciate your discretion in not publicizing our project or this survey.” So states the letter sent out in March announcing the “Crisis Pregnancy Centres” Project, courtesy of the Pro-Choice Action Network’s Joyce Arthur. I received my copy from one of the “sisters” it was addressed to, so I thought I would mention it to you in confidence. CPC’s around Canada have also known about it for some time. The ... (Continue reading)

Good News Corner: Not just coincidences

One lovely day last June, Vern, a summer counsellor at Toronto's downtown Aid to Women office, decided "to rollerblade" his way back to the Campaign Life Coalition office, a half hour away. It was a good decision, because as it turned out, he helped two teenagers change their minds about abortion. As he approached an abortuary located on his route to the CLC office, he noticed two teenagers sitting on the concrete steps adjacent to the abortuary. They were wearing school ... (Continue reading)

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