Manitoba legislature votes down abortion bill to squelch free speech

By We Need a Law Ottawa, Ontario – MLA [Member of the Legislative Assembly] Nahanni Fontaine’s Bill 207–the Abortion Protest Buffer Zone Act–was voted down yesterday in the Manitoba legislature. This is the second time Manitoba MLAs have refused to silence pro-life expression or to deny women information about abortion. We are grateful for all …

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Nova Scotia and Ontario report increase in euthanasia deaths

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last March, Canada’s federal government passed Bill C-7 to widen access to euthanasia (MAiD) in Canada. I have written articles on the increasing number of euthanasia deaths but now Rebecca Lau reported for Global news that Nova Scotia has temporarily put (MAiD) euthanasia referrals on hold as “increased demand …

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Canadian Election 2021: Pro-choice from all parties

By We Need a Law Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s extreme pro-abortion stance is well documented. As we draw closer to the 2021 election, however, it’s worth taking a moment to discuss where his main opponent, Erin O’Toole, stands on the issue.  When asked about abortion, O’Toole has a standard line stating that he is pro-choice. …

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Canadian Liberals push abortion policies at the expense of actually helping women

By We Need a Law Liberals finally released their election platform Wednesday, and for a party that is constantly demonizing the Conservatives for even allowing discussion on things like sex selective abortion, they spill a considerable amount of ink themselves in doing that very thing – discussing abortion. The 86-page platform, titled “Forward. For Everyone,” …

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Canada’s politicians go MIA in debate over conscientious objection for doctors

By Michael Cook  Conscientious objection to abortion and euthanasia has emerged as an election issue in Canada’s 2021 federal election – and politicians are refusing to defend it. The pro-choice leader of the Conservatives, Erin O’Toole, has walked back from a promise in his party’s platform to “protect the conscience rights of health-care professionals.” Does …

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Canadian Election 2021 and the abortion conversation

By We Need a Law After weeks of speculation Election 2021 is underway, and policies related to abortion are already being discussed. Prime Minister Trudeau brought the spotlight to the issue by visiting the activist-run private abortion Clinic 554 in Fredericton, New Brunswick followed by an announcement that the government would be funding research into …

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Abortion already an issue in Canadian Elections

From funding to the use of abortion to target girls, Canadians want to see Parliament engage in this conversation By We Need a Law Ottawa, ON – Election 2021 is underway and policies related to abortion are already being discussed. Prime Minister Trudeau brought the spotlight to the issue by visiting the private abortion Clinic …

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Euthanasia deaths rise quickly in Ontario, likely related to the passing of Bill C-7

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Federal Government passed Bill C-7 on March 17, 2021. The Canadian government predicted that there would be a 20% increase in the number of assisted deaths in Canada. That number proved to vastly underestimate the toil. On July 1, I published some of the data from Health …

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Canadian Federal government has no constitutional right to force funding for abortions at private clinic in New Brunswick

By We Need a Law Ottawa, Ontario –Parliament needs to ensure it respects provincial jurisdiction over health care administration when considering the private abortion clinic in New Brunswick. Deputy Prime Minister Freeland has indicated the government will announce plans to ensure funding for this Clinic 554 in Fredericton. Health care, however, is under the jurisdiction …

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Killing to cure loneliness. Canada’s euthanasia experiment

Editor’s note. This article was first published by the Australian Care Alliance on July 5, 2021 and reposted with the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Canada’s 2020 euthanasia report: Almost 8,000 died by lethal injection, 1,412 people died citing loneliness, and 4% of deaths in British Columbia (BC) were by euthanasia. According to the Second Annual Report on Medical Assistance …

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Canadian parliament refuses to condemn sex-selective abortion

By Michael Cook According to the United Nations, “around 140 million women are believed to be ‘missing’ around the world – the result of son preference, including gender-biased sex selection, a form of discrimination.” Ten years ago, UN agencies, including the OHCHR, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO issued a position paper condemning the elimination …

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Canadian Euthanasia deaths increased by almost 35% in 2020

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Joan Bryden reported for the Canadian Press on June 8, 2021 that Health Canada official Abby Hoffman told the new parliamentary Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying that there were 7,595 reported euthanasia (MAiD—Medical Assistance in Dying) deaths in Canada in 2020 representing a 17% increase from 5,631 …

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