Articles Tagged ‘Abortion Funding’

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Catholic bishops’ letter to Canada’s foreign minister

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs Dear Minister, I am writing to express profound concern with your speech on Canadian Foreign Policy, which you gave in the House of Commons on Tuesday 6 June 2017, and on which Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau further elaborated on 9 June. In it, you equated women’s rights with the right to abortion and “sexual reproductive rights” and said “hese rights are at the core of Canadian foreign policy.” You went on to say ... (Continue reading)

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Justin Trudeau announces $650 million for global abortion, contraception

Justin Trudeau announces $650 million for global abortion, contraception

The Liberal government used March 8, International Women’s Day, to announce it would use $650 million in Canadian taxpayer money to fund so-called sexual and reproductive health services in the developing world, including abortion and abortion lobbying. In January, President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy that prohibits U.S. foreign aid money from going to any organization that carries out or supports abortion in the developing world. Groups like ... (Continue reading)

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Weaponized aid

Weaponized aid

Pierre Trudeau Last month, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau announced that $650 million of Canada’s foreign aid budget would be directed to support “sexual and reproductive health programs.” The specific amount of Trudeau’s pledge will go some way to fill the gap created by President Trump’s recent reinstitution of the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits U.S. aid from funding abortion overseas. Of course, this unsubtle slight of America’s laudable policy ... (Continue reading)

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Trump reinstates Mexico City Policy

Trump reinstates Mexico City Policy

President Donald Trump's signed executive order prohibiting U.S. funding of abortion groups abroad. On Jan. 23, three days after assuming the office of President of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the use of foreign aid money for the provision or promotion of abortion. In 1984 at the United Nations Population Conference in Mexico City, ... (Continue reading)

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Abortion pill not covered by provincial drug plans

The day the Globe and Mail reported that the abortion pill Mifegymiso (RU-486) would not be covered by provincial drug plans because it had not passed a bureaucratic approval process, Celopharma Ltd., the Canadian distributor for the drug, said it might seek approval if the costs could be reduced or deferred. Provincial drug plans outside Quebec will not cover pharmaceuticals that have not been approved by the Common Drug Review under the auspices of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies ... (Continue reading)

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Politicians help fete Planned Parenthood Ottawa

Politicians help fete Planned Parenthood Ottawa

On Oct. 7, Planned Parenthood Ottawa held its annual fundraiser, and the event was attended by politicians and journalists, including two federal party leaders. The event was live-tweeted by Lauren Dobson-Hughes, president of Planned Parenthood Ottawa. She thanked NDP MPs Niki Ashton (Churchill) and Peggy Nash (Parkdale-High Park), NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, Liberal MPs Carolyn Bennett (St. Paul’s) and Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North), and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, who were all in attendance. To the NDP in attendance, Dobson-Hughes, a former NDP ... (Continue reading)

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New study examines societal, relationship costs of abortion

A paper released in May by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada analyzes the impact of abortion on family and the community. Interconnected: How abortion impacts mothers, families and our society by Andrea Mrozek examines the effects of abortion on marriage, sexuality, mental health, and society. It reports on previous research and relates it to the story of a pro-abortion woman named Lee (drawn from the book, Giving Sorrow Words) who faced negative emotional consequences after her abortion. Lee, who ... (Continue reading)

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Tweet the Defund Abortion Canadian demonstrations (Oct 3)

Campaign Life Coalition's Defund Abortion efforts kicked off in Newfoundland on the weekend and will launch in the capitals of Alberta, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia tomorrow (October 3). It will also continue in Ontario in the form of mini-protests at the constituency offices of more than 50 MPPs (find out where here by typing in your postal code). Organizers are encouraging a Tweet-a-thon: To ensure that this campaign is NOT ignored by politicians or the media, we ... (Continue reading)

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Defund abortion rally

Here's our unedited version of the story that will appear in the April edition of the paper about the Defund Abortion Rally that took place this afternoon in front of the Ontario legislature. Queen’s Park rally demands end to taxpayer funding of abortion Paul Tuns Despite wind, sleet, and temperatures of minus six, more than 350 people attended the Defund Abortion Rally organized by Campaign Life Coalition Youth at Queen’s Park on March 19. While the crowd was small at the start of the ... (Continue reading)

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Defund Abortion Rally March 19 at Queen’s Park

Defund Abortion Rally March 19 at Queen’s Park

Campaign Life Coalition Youth is organizing its second Defund Abortion Rally to Queen’s Park on March 19, to demand an end to using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions. On Oct. 22, 2011, an estimated 2000 people of all ages attended the first Defund Abortion Rally at the provincial legislature, but CLC’s follow-up last Fall was postponed when Hurricane Sandy forced its temporary cancellation over safety concerns. In 2011, Campaign Life ... (Continue reading)

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Defund Abortion rallies held at 40 Ontario MPP constintuent offices

Defund Abortion rallies held at 40 Ontario MPP constintuent offices

One of the larger defund rallies Oct. 13 was at the constituency office of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty in Ottawa. On Oct. 13 from 11 am to noon, pro-life activists and concerned taxpayers held simultaneous rallies at at least 40 Ontario MPP’s offices calling for an end to taxpayer funding of abortion. The event, coordinated by Campaign Life Coalition Youth, is the latest effort in a three-year campaign to defund abortion from ... (Continue reading)

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2000 call for abortion to be defunded in Ontario

2000 call for abortion to be defunded in Ontario

On Oct. 22, more than 2000 people turned out for the Defund Abortion Rally at Queen’s Park organized by Campaign Life Coalition Youth. Eight speakers made the case against funding abortion insisting that the procedure is not medically necessary and highlighting what real health care is not covered by public funds. Campaign Life Coalition has calculated that the direct costs of abortion are at least $30 million and that the real direct and indirect ... (Continue reading)

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Six of ten Ontarians oppose funding every abortion

Six of ten Ontarians oppose funding every abortion

A clear majority of Ontarians do not want all abortions subsidized by taxpayers, nearly twice as many want abortion facilities to release more information about abortion numbers and costs than do not want these statistics revealed, and few Ontarians know how much the province spends on funding abortion according to a new Abacus Data poll commissioned by The Interim, Campaign Life Coalition, and LifeSiteNews.com. Abacus found that 91 per cent of Ontarians ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa funds Planned Parenthood

Pro-life leaders have praised the Conservative government for refusing to provide operational funding to International Planned Parenthood by indefinitely delaying a 2010 grant request submitted in 2009, but they have criticized the government over its decision to provide taxpayer money to the world’s largest abortion outfit as part of its 2010 G8 maternal health initiative. Ottawa has not given a cent to IPPF since 2009 following a petition campaign led by Conservative MP Brad Trost (Saskatoon-Humboldt) and yet on Sept. 23, ... (Continue reading)

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How much does abortion cost taxpayers?

How much does abortion cost taxpayers?

Abortion costs Canadians taxpayers at least $80 million a year. Government is less than open about the costs of abortion (and other abortion numbers). If abortion is real health care, why is everything about it a secret? When Alissa Golob, head of Campaign Life Coalition Youth, started to prepare for the Oct. 22 Defund ... (Continue reading)

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