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Resolution

It is a cliche of modern life that New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken. Perhaps by the time you have read this editorial you have already returned to the bad habits or behaviour you vowed to cease in 2018. We hope, though, that there is a resolution we all make that we all keep this year: a solid commitment to increase our pro-life activism. We must follow this commitment faithfully all year long. Every pro-life group in Canada needs ... (Continue reading)

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Eight myths of choice

Eight myths of choice

Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted from a talk delivered to interns on Canada’s Parliament Hill by Cardus Family program director Andrea Mrozek. There’s a myth embedded in a new status quo on Parliament Hill around women’s issues and it’s this: that women support the right to choose and the right to choose supports women. Yet this opinion, that of the woman who supports access to abortion, is no more ... (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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Ryerson Students For Life goes to court to get club status

Ryerson Students For Life goes to court to get club status

Members of the executive of Ryerson's Students for Life. Calgary-based lawyer Carol Crosson argued before Ontario Superior Court Justice Elizabeth Stewart that RSU’s rejection of the Students for Life at Ryerson (SFLR) request for club status violated the university’s policy to protect freedom of speech on campus. She further asserted that the RSU’s decision denying the pro-life group official recognition was an ... (Continue reading)

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LifeSiteNews threatened with lawsuit after sex-ed exposé

On June 4 LifeSiteNews received a complaint letter from the law firm Keel Cottrelle, acting on behalf of Ontario’s Peel District School board, threatening legal action regarding two April news reports by reporter Peter Baklinski, in a suit that LSN’s editor is calling “frivolous.” Baklinski’s reported on a workshop given by two lesbian teachers about how they incorporate lessons about homosexuality in the broader curriculum, including math classes, and hide it from parents. Some lessons were provided to kindgarten students. The Peel ... (Continue reading)

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Memorial garden planned for children lost to abortion, miscarriage

Memorial garden planned for children lost to abortion, miscarriage

Guelph & Area Right to Life is fundraising to build a Garden of Grace in memory of babies who died before or a short time after birth. It is intended to be a place where their families can have a chance to grieve, remember, and find healing. It may be the first of its kind. “In the U.S. there are a couple of memorial gardens for parents who have lost little ones through miscarriage – but these do not include ... (Continue reading)

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B.C. court denies Charter rights to pro-lifers on campus

B.C. court denies Charter rights to pro-lifers on campus

Former University of Victoria student Cameron Cote In a stunning reversal of recent rulings in nearby provinces, British Columbia Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson has ruled that Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not apply to pro-life students seeking space on the University of Victoria campus to demonstrate. Former U Vic student Cameron Cote and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association had petitioned for a declaration ... (Continue reading)

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Most Ontarians support doctors’ right to refuse abortions

The deadline has closed and the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons now has some 1,800 submissions to peruse as it reviews its 2008 policy on the conflict between doctors’ conscience rights and patients’ rights to service. “We’ve got medical groups and religious groups and women’s groups,” says OCPS media relations officer Prithi Yelaja. The college, she says, has given itself till the first quarter of 2015 to read them all and respond. But 32,882 have already weighed in on the online ... (Continue reading)

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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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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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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