Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau’s govt. modifies pro-abortion summer jobs attestation, but pro-life concerns remain

By Calvin Freiburger OTTAWA, December 6, 2018-– Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has finally announced a change to a controversial condition of its summer jobs program, but pro-lifers say the “concession” still imperils the conscience rights and religious liberty of pro-life Canadians. The Canada Summer Jobs Program offers money to groups that hire students …

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The Canadian euthanasia express rolls on

The right to life can be flipped into a right to die By Margaret Somerville It’s often said that Australia and Canada are, in many ways, comparable countries. So let’s look at a recent Canadian euthanasia case, that of Audrey Parker, to see what we might learn relevant to the current euthanasia debates in Australia. …

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Canadian Ad Standards Appeal Panel uphold contradictory ruling

By We Need a Law Ottawa, ON – A decision by Ad Standards that ruled a pro-life billboard stating, “Canada has no abortion laws” has been upheld by an Appeal Panel. In a letter received by We Need a Law on October 16, 2018, the Vice President of Ad Standards, offered no reasons as to …

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In Canada, Euthanasia Yes — Palliative Care, Not so Much

By Wesley J. Smith Canada has created a positive right to euthanasia — including coercing dissenting doctors into participating in the deed in Ontario. Yet, according to a study published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, only 15 percent of dying Canadians have access to quality palliative care in their last year of life. But …

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Abortion drug destroys thousands of Canadian preborn babies since becoming available in 2017

By James Risdon OTTAWA, Ontario October 16, 2018 – Designed to kill preborn babies, the two-step Mifegymiso abortion pill (RU-486) has reportedly been prescribed at least 13,000 times in Canada since becoming available in January last year. Using figures obtained from provincial health authorities, the National Post newspaper reported Oct. 15 on the number of …

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Advertising Standards Canada contradicts itself with ruling on billboard

By We Need a Law Ottawa, Ontario – A ruling against a billboard that state, “Canada has no abortion law,” calls into question Advertising Standards Canada (ASC)’s ability to make impartial decisions. ASC, a self-regulating body that enforces the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards, ruled on the billboard after complaints were submitted with encouragement from …

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Who will protect Canadian doctors if they are forced to refer for euthanasia?

The World Medical Association should not follow the example of its Canadian associate in euthanasia policy By Sean Murphy In December, 2013, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Board of Directors decided to shape the debate and law concerning euthanasia and assisted suicide and revisit CMA policy opposing physician participation in the procedures. By the summer …

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Canada laying groundwork for child euthanasia

By Michael Cook Euthanasia, or “medical aid in dying”, was authorised by Canada’s Supreme Court in June 2016. It was a controversial decision and the controversy is far from over. Three issues were left hanging: euthanasia for “mature minors”, euthanasia for people with mental illness, and advance directives for euthanasia. The government asked the Council …

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Canadian pro-life billboard campaign sticks to the basics

By We Need a Law This summer we are running a national billboard campaign that has garnered a lot of attention, both positive and negative. Funded by our grassroots supporters, the goal of our simple billboard message is to take the abortion debate back to the basics. Polls show that the vast majority of Canadians …

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Canada’s “Ad Standards” set to rule on “We Need a Law” billboard

Ottawa, Ontario– In August, pro-life advocacy group “We Need a Law” launched a nationwide billboard campaign with the message “Canada has no abortion laws.” These billboards sparked complaints to Ad Standards, a national self-regulatory body that ensures all ads meet Canadian advertising code standards. This Thursday, September 13th Ad Standards will adjudicate this matter and …

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Canada: why did 766 late-term livebirth abortions happen in a five year period?

By Patricia Maloney Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our  vacation through September 7. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. Editor’s note. This appeared on Patricia’s blog and is reposted …

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Canadian Conservatives delegates vote to delete abortion clause

Editor’s note. This encouraging update was just provided by We Need a Law, a Canadian-based pro-life organization. Halifax, NS – Delegates at the Conservative National Policy Convention happening now in Halifax, Nova Scotia have just voted in favour deleting Article 65 from the policy handbook. The policy dates back to the [Prime Minister Stephen] Harper …

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