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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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Our annual obituary

Our annual obituary

The rhythms of the year are unsurprising and predicable; as inevitable as winter snow and spring showers is a declaration of the death of the pro-life movement. This year’s annual pronouncement ran in the National Post shortly following the floor-crossing of several MLAs from the Wild Rose Party to the Progressive Conservatives in Alberta.  The party’s then-leader, Danielle Smith, explained that this move was motivated, in part, by her sense ... (Continue reading)

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‘Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion’ campaign launched

‘Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion’ campaign launched

A new campaign launched in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22 at the U.S. March for Life will reach out to everyone affected by abortion and help them find healing. Officially announced at a press conference held by Priests for Life and the Silent No More Awareness Campaign on Jan. 8 at the National Press Club in Washington, the yearlong “Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion” campaign will use interviews, resources, ... (Continue reading)

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Keeping comatose pregnant women alive debated

A brain-dead pregnant Irish woman was taken off life support on Dec. 26 in wake of a Dublin High Court ruling that found that the unborn child would not have a chance of surviving.  The woman, who was in her late 20s and already had two young children, was declared brain-dead on Dec. 3, four days after suffering a serious head injury because of a fall. Her parents had requested that she be taken off life support, but doctors refused, ... (Continue reading)

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Federal pro-life MP Rob Anders not allowed to run in Wildrose leadership

Federal pro-life MP Rob Anders not allowed to run in Wildrose leadership

Wildrose rules prevent MP Rob Anders from running for leader. In December, Alberta politics was rocked when eight sitting Wildrose MLAs, including party leader Danielle Smith crossed the floor to join the Progressive Conservative government. With the Tories riding high in the polls and the opposition reeling, many pundits are expecting new Premier Jim Prentice to call a spring election, perhaps ... (Continue reading)

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Massive U.S. March for Life

Massive U.S. March for Life

The 42 annual March for Life was held Jan. 22 in Washington D.C., with at least a half million people participating. Roman Catholic Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky led off the pre-March rally with a prayer, and he was followed by a short speech by March for Life chairman Patrick Kelly who said, “when I look out on this enormous crowd, I see a tide turning in ... (Continue reading)

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RCMP, CBC criticize Parliament Hill flag demonstration

RCMP, CBC criticize Parliament Hill flag demonstration

The CBC website featured a story headlined, “Anti-abortion protest bent rules on Parliament Hill.” This was on Dec. 12, more than two months after the demonstration in the nation’s capital. On Oct. 2, the Association for Reformed Political Action had volunteers erect 100,000 small blue and pink flags representing the “approximately 100,000 preborn children terminated through abortion each year in Canada.” But according to rules governing use of Parliament Hill, events ... (Continue reading)

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New Year’s resolutions for pro-lifers

New Year’s resolutions for pro-lifers

In our Christmas editorial, we dared pro-life Canadians to be audacious, to hope for a pro-life future. We repeat from that editorial, our most fervent earthly desire: “What do our hearts truly desire? Even asking this feels like touching an old wound, but we must insist on the question in spite of any pain: what do we long for most? What joy are we afraid even to dream? The ... (Continue reading)

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Why I’ve spent ten of the last 20 years in prison for defending the unborn

Linda Gibbons Editor’s note: Linda Gibbons has been in prison since an August 7 arrest in Toronto while she witnessed to life outside an abortion facility protected by an injunction. Her case goes to trial November 12. She wrote the following letter to explain her ongoing mission. This article is a reflection on my ten years of bearing witness for life in front of Toronto’s several abortuaries. My intention ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life club takes University of Victoria to the B.C. Supreme Court

Pro-life club takes University of Victoria to the B.C. Supreme Court

Members of the Youth Protecting Youth pro-life club at the University of Victoria. Does the Charter of Rights and Freedoms apply to Canada’s university students, even if they are pro-life? That was the question before the British Columbia Supreme Court in mid-October, as it heard a petition from the pro-life Youth Protecting Youth club and the B.C. Civil ... (Continue reading)

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Montreal Archbishop Lépine receives award from Campagne Quebec-Vie

Montreal Archbishop Lépine receives award from Campagne Quebec-Vie

Campagne Quebec-Vie président George Buscemi présents Montreal Archbishop Christian Lepine with its first Defender of Life Award during CQV's 25th anniversary celebration on Oct. 14. On Oct. 14, Montreal Archbishop Christian Lépine became the first recipient of an award created by Quebec’s leading pro-life organization Campagne ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life advocates have more kids than pro-abortion counterparts: study

Sociologists J. Alex Kevern and Jeremy Freese of Northwestern University in Illinois have released a study which reports that, though fertility has declined among both pro-life and pro-choice advocates in the United States, the former report larger family sizes. They say this has been a significant factor in the formation of Americans’ views on abortion, described as “mostly stable over the past two decades, or even more conservative,” as “cohort replacement explains most of this pattern.” “Not only do opponents of ... (Continue reading)

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Show the Truth pickets PEI abortion conference

Show the Truth pickets PEI abortion conference

Rosemary Connell says Show the Truth put the unborn baby in people's consciousness during Prince Edward Island tour. Approximately 60 pro-life activists took part in a Show the Truth tour on Prince Edward Island last month. They were protesting a conference held at the University of Prince Edward Island on August 7-8, entitled ... (Continue reading)

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Three more pro-life MPs announce they will not seek re-election

Over the summer three socially conservative Tory MPs announced they would not run for re-election in the 2015 federal election. Rick Norlock (Northumberland—Quinte West), Joe Preston (Elgin-Middlesex-London), and Brian Storseth (Westlock-St. Paul) all had solid socially conservative records as MP. Campaign Life Coalition maintains a vote record for all MPs and each of the three had an impressive overall record. Norlock has a perfect record on 10 votes since being elected in 2006. He voted for Stephen Woodworth’s Motion 312 to study whether ... (Continue reading)

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No need for buffer zones

National Affairs Rory Leishman On June 26, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts’ law prohibiting pro-life counselling or picketing on a public sidewalk within 35 feet of the entrance to an abortuary. In the opinion of the Court, this law violated the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the enactment of any law “abridging the freedom of speech.” Meanwhile, several ... (Continue reading)

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