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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)

High school starts thorough Pro-Life Project

High school starts thorough Pro-Life Project

Principal Rick Townsend (left) and CLC president Jim Hughes helped launch a high school pro-life initiative in southwestern Ontario. On the evening of April 17, Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes, President of Campaign Life Coalition was the guest speaker at a special parents’ meeting at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary ... (Continue reading)

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Fraser Valley student union restricts pro-life activity on campus

A gendercide presentation to be given by Mike Schouten, campaign director of WeNeedALaw.ca, to UFV Life Link on April 10 at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia, has been censored due to what the student union claimed were security concerns. In the end, a compromise was reached when UFV allowed a by-invitation-only private meeting to take place with Schouten. Around 13 people attended, including UFV Student Union Society president Shane Potter. The club, which has obtained legal ... (Continue reading)

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Campaign Life: 35 years of pro-life activism

Campaign Life: 35 years of pro-life activism

Jim Hughes, Paul Formby and Earl Amyotte at the founding of the Pro-Life Party of Canada. On May 25, 1978, a group of pro-lifers, upset with the compromise mentality of the Coalition for the Protection of Human Life, met in Winnipeg to form a new national political pro-life organization. The Coalition had presented a paper ... (Continue reading)

Founder of Canadian pro-life pharmacists group passes

Founder of Canadian pro-life pharmacists group passes

Michael Izzotti On March 21, Mike Izzotti, a former vice president Pharmacists For Life International and a founder of its Canadian branch, passed away at Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 55. He had multiple sclerosis, but a cause of death has not been released. Izzotti founded Pharmacists For Life International (Canada) in 1992, and served as coordinator for central Canada before becoming the organization’s president until 2011. He ... (Continue reading)

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