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Maternity benefits for women who have abortion

Maternity benefits for women who have abortion

The Canadian government is still paying maternal benefits to women who had abortions. The story was reported in The Interim in March 2008, after the Canadian Taxpayers Federation issued its January 31 communiqué, Let’s Talk Taxes, which first brought the issue to light. According to a clarification of the Canadian Labour Code by the Labour Program of Human Resources Development Canada enacted in 2002, women who have an abortion may receive ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifer convinces pharmacist to drop Plan B

A Toronto pharmacist has decided to stop selling the morning-after pill, known also as Plan B, after promptings by a local pro-life advocate. Pharmacist Allan Rothman, who runs The Medicine Shoppe at 515 St.Clair Ave. W. in Toronto, told LifeSiteNews Thursday that he has committed to no longer sell the drug. “By law I have to direct them to another pharmacy,” he explained. “But I have made that commitment not to sell it anymore.” His reason “could be economic,” he added, ... (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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U.S.Senate opens door to Obamacare abortion funding

U.S.Senate opens door to Obamacare abortion funding

In November, the House of Representatives passed the Stupak-Pitts amendment (240-194) prohibiting direct or indirect federal taxpayer subsidies for abortion through the comprehensive health care reform bill before the House. The battle then moved to the Senate where senators Robert Casey Jr. (D, Penn.) and Ben Nelson (D, Neb.) fought for a similar amendment in the bill brought forward by ... (Continue reading)

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Abortion is not health care

The health care debate in the United States has become a debate about abortion. Some advocates of health care reform are blaming pro-lifers in general and the Catholic bishops in particular for delaying and perhaps even eventually scuttling the reform bill. It is true abortion politics might end up preventing the bill from passing but that is because abortion advocates in Congress are insistent that federally subsidized insurance programs cover abortion; the Senate version even mandates increased abortion subsidies. Rep. Bart ... (Continue reading)

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Believe it or not, abortive women are getting EI benefits

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation broke a story that shocked even most pro-lifers when it revealed in its Jan. 31 Let’s Talk Taxes communique that women who have abortions are eligible for employment insurance. Under Service Canada regulations, women who have an abortion within the first 19 weeks of pregnancy are eligible for sick leave of up to 3.5 months, because the rules do not distinguish between a miscarriage ... (Continue reading)

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Dr. Billings had a revolutionary impact

On April 1, Dr. John Billings passed away at the age of 89. The Billings Ovulation Method (BOM), pioneered by the late Dr. John Billings, has had a revolutionary international impact as an effective, safe, simple, cost-free ... (Continue reading)

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Background on ‘harm reduction’

Supervised drug injection facilities, or “safe injection” sites, offer clean venues for the supervised intravenous abuse of illegal substances, reducing the sharing of needles and offering intervention for overdoses. These sites are intended to reduce HIV and hepatitis transmission, but do not necessarily stop addiction. •Such facilities are advocated by proponents of “harm reduction,” which is defined as a public health philosophy ... (Continue reading)

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Dion wants more ‘safe injection’ sites

Notwithstanding inconclusive evaluations of its success, Liberal party leader Stephane Dion has praised Vancouver’s supervised drug injection facility and promised that as prime minister, he would support mayors of other cities who want to establish similar projects. Relying on favourable information from the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS – including a notable study from November 2006 – Dion made ... (Continue reading)

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