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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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Abortion defunding rally Oct. 22

There will be a ‘Defund Abortion Rally’ in Toronto at Queens Park on Saturday, Oct. 22. The purpose of the rally is “to make defunding abortion an issue in the newly elected provincial government,” organizer and head of Campaign Life Coalition Youth Alissa Golob told The Interim. The rally will be just the beginning of a nationwide movement to defund abortion, as the group will “move on to making this an issue in each province.” Golob described the defunding strategy as ... (Continue reading)

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Free abortions for refugee claimants

Free abortions for refugee claimants

The Canadian government is funding abortion-on-demand for refugees under a health plan meant to provide “emergency and essential health-care,” the Toronto Sun revealed. In the government’s handbook on the refugee health-care program, which is administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), abortion is singled out from all other surgeries, which are only covered if a doctor deems them to be an emergency or essential. The Toronto Sun reported that CIC is reviewing the program after ... (Continue reading)

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G8 backs abortion-free maternal health initiative

The leaders of the G8 countries meeting in Huntsville, Ont., endorsed Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s signature Muskoka Initiative on maternal and infant health and pro-life leaders are cautiously optimistic that it will remain abortion-free despite loaded wording of the leaders’ statement. On June 26, the G8 released a statement committing the world’s rich countries -- Canada, the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom -- to support “key interventions along the continuum of care” from pre-pregnancy through to ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-abortion Obamacare passes after Stupak compromise

On March 21, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 219-212 to approve the Democrats’ pro-abortion health care reform bill. The bill passed after Rep. Bart Stupak (D, Mich.) accepted a compromise from the White House that he says will limit abortion funding. Last November, Stupak co-authored an amendment that restricted taxpayer funding of abortion. A similar effort in the Senate failed although the Democratic leadership there argued that the bill’s language would uphold the Hyde Amendment prohibition on public funding ... (Continue reading)

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IPPF complains about Ottawa’s lack of funding

The International Planned Parenthood Federation, the world’s largest abortion provider, is complaining that the Canadian government has not yet responded to its request for a funding renewal of $18 million over the next three years. IPPF spokesman Paul Bell told Canwest News Service that his organization was “taken by surprise” after Michael Ignatieff pointed out the delay in IPPF’s funding in late January while he was pushing for abortion in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new G8 maternal and child health plan. The ... (Continue reading)

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