Articles Tagged ‘Family’

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Perverting ‘security of the person’

National Affairs Rory Leishman In response to the outrageous ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in Canada v. Bedford last December that struck down Canada’s longstanding laws on prostitution, Justice Minister Peter MacKay has introduced a commendable new bill on prostitution, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, that, for the first time in Canada, criminalizes the purchase of sexual services. Will Canada’s top court invoke the Canadian Charter of Rights ... (Continue reading)

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Ministry of education, public health, teacher’s union push graphic sex-ed agenda in Nova Scotia

Editor’s Note: There is sexually graphic material in this story. The Nova Scotia government and teachers union play a big role in the promotion of sex and homosexuality education, and these sensitive topics are being taught throughout the elementary school curriculum. According to the N.S. Ministry of Education’s Learning Outcomes Framework, Grade 1 students are to “explore the concept of gender.” In Grade 4, they learn to “differentiate between gender roles and gender identity.” Fifth graders must “demonstrate an understanding that sexual ... (Continue reading)

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Planned Parenthood recommends S&M to teen: Live Action

Live Action, the American pro-life youth organization founded by Lila Rose and best known for undercover stings exposing Planned Parenthood, has released the first of a new video series on the dangerous sex advice it gives to teens. Entitled simply Sex Ed, the film shows Planned Parenthood staff in Indianapolis advising teens on how to perform sadomasochistic sex acts. “It just depends what type of pain you can take.” one woman tells the undercover journalist posing as a 15-year old. The ... (Continue reading)

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Abortion’s effects on women, family, society

Andrea Mrozek, executive director of the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada and blogger at ProWomanProLife, is one of the most thoughtful and compassionate commentators on abortion in Canada today. The IMFC has released a paper, "Interconnected: How abortion impacts mothers, families and our society," in which Mrozek "examines research that is typically ignored about abortion’s effect on the family. The impact of abortion on marriage, sexuality, mental health and finally, family life in greater society are all ... (Continue reading)

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Hamilton father takes public board to court to defend parental rights in education

Hamilton father takes public board to court to defend parental rights in education

Eustathios (Steve) Tourloukis, a Smithville, Ont., dentist, has two daughters at Gordon Price elementary school in Hamilton, and in September 2012 he announced he was launching a legal action against the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, seeking a court order that he be given advance notice of any material that would be covered in class that might conflict with his family’s religious beliefs on matters of family or sexuality. His application ... (Continue reading)

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Dinner for Mary Wagner defence fund

Dinner for Mary Wagner defence fund

   Mary Wagner has been in jail since her August 2012 arrest at a Toronto abortion mill and as part of her defense she is claiming a constitutional right to protect unborn children by counselling abortion-minded women to not kill their unborn babies. Wagner’s lawyer Charles Lugosi argues that her actions are protected under Section 27 of the Criminal Code, which justifies use of force to prevent an assault upon another ... (Continue reading)

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Q & A with Fr. Luc Payette

Q & A with Fr. Luc Payette

Originally from Quebec, Fr. Luc Payette was ordained to the priesthood in 1992 for the Hamilton Diocese in Ontario. He has served at several parishes in the Diocese and is currently the pastor at Mary Immaculate Parish in Chepstow, Ont. He is the Spiritual Director for Business for Life, a not-for-profit association of Canadian business and professional people who are committed to pro-life principles.  CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION: Why are you ... (Continue reading)

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What the Baby Boomers wrought

What the Baby Boomers wrought

The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way And It Wasn’t My Fault And I’ll Never Do It Again by P.J. O’Rourke (Atlantic Monthly Press, $31.50, 263 pages) My first argument with any book about the Baby Boomers is with anyone who tries to include me in it, and that would seem to include P. J. O’Rourke. His latest book is about his generation – that cohort born between then ... (Continue reading)

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Children’s Aid horrors

Michael Coren Journalist for Life In early March you may have read something about the Lev Tahor sect in the newspapers or seen some of the coverage of this obscure Jewish ultra-orthodox group on television. Earlier in the year I interviewed two of the group’s leaders on my television show after they were accused of marrying the community’s children off at an illegally early age and ... (Continue reading)

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What miscarriage tells us about life and love

Several years ago, my wife and I were thrilled to find out that she was expecting our eighth child. It is a curious fact that I have been just as excited about each child as I was for the first one. This makes sense, when one thinks that each child is an individual and unique creation. Nobody prepared me for this fact. The propaganda is that having several children makes it hard to value each one as if he or ... (Continue reading)

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Marriage and the income gap

A report released in February by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada relates marriage to income level which finds that there is a correlation between being married and family income. The Marriage Gap Between Rich and Poor Canadians by Philip Cross and Peter Jon Mitchell used data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics to determine that married and common-law couples, which are grouped together because that is how most of the data is available, accounted for only 12.1 ... (Continue reading)

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Woman kept alive on life support to deliver unborn child

Woman kept alive on life support to deliver unborn child

Iver Benson was born two months after him mother was put on artificial respiration in order to save the unborn child's life. A pregnant woman from Victoria, B.C. who was declared “brain dead” was put on life support until the birth of her baby. In December, 32-year-old Robyn Benson ... (Continue reading)

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Assault against the family

Michael Coren Journalist for Life Gay marriage was introduced into Britain, and it’s now been the law of the land for a year. A morbid anniversary of failure, a far from happy birthday. The Church of England has been placed in an incredibly difficult position, particularly because the Archbishop of Canterbury is an evangelical and has long been opposed to full same-sex marriage. The Muslim ... (Continue reading)

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Tories split on income-splitting

Tories split on income-splitting

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty raised doubts about income-splitting for tax purposes, leading to a debate within the Conservative ranks about whether to abandon key 2011 election platform. During the 2011 federal election, Stephen Harper said that a Conservative government would allow income-splitting ... (Continue reading)

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US law would protect states’ rights on marriage

US law would protect states’ rights on marriage

A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives would protect a state’s right to define marriage. HR 3829, the State Marriage Defense Act, introduced on Jan. 9 by Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) with the support of 28 co-sponsors, would require that federal agencies apply marital status only to couples who are given marital status by their state of legal residence. “The 10th Amendment was established to protect state sovereignty and ... (Continue reading)

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