Abortion

11 Jun 2008 Obama’s Abortion Bombshell: Unrestricted Abortion Over Wishes of Individual States a Priority for Presidency

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Barack Obama, the presumptive pro-abortion nominee of the Democratic Party, has plans to reward the allies that helped him topple Hillary Clinton from her throne by making total unrestricted abortion in the United States his number one priority as president. In light of Obama's recently achieved status as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Focus on the Family's CitizenLink has decided to remind its supporters that almost one year has passed since Obama made his vows to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund that abortion would be the first priority of his administration.
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10 Jun 2008 New Poll shows Quebec-based support for Bill C-484

Ken Epp, MP - For Immediate Release - June 10, 2008(Ottawa) - At a press conference in Ottawa today, Conservative MP Ken Epp released the results of a poll he commissioned regarding his Private Members Bill, C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act. C-484 would make it a separate crime if an attacker knowingly harms or kills a fetus being carried by a pregnant woman. The online survey, conducted by Angus Reid Strategies June 4-5 in Quebec only, shows that fully 50% of Quebecers support the Bill, while 35% are opposed and 15% undecided. Among women, support is at 53%. (Full poll results are available on Mr. Epp’s web site at www.kenepp.com).
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06 Jun 2008 Action Item for all Canadians: Letter from Alberta Pro-Life

Note: ARPA Canada readers can also order postcards (10 cents each) from Life Canada by contacting Gudrun Schultz at [email protected] Dear Pro-life Activists and Members,I'd like to encourage you to Write A Letter to your local editor on the following issue. This affects the entire pro-life movement in Canada and can be done as an individual, or as a local group. If your group needs a project, this is it.The Issue: Life Canada received a poor ruling on its "Have We Gone Too Far" ad campaign from the Advertising Standards Council (an industry body that does not have government oversight). The council ruled the ads were deceptive on the grounds that when a woman aborts in the last stages of pregnancy there must be a medical reason. There is no way of knowing why women abort, because this information is not required.
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03 Jun 2008 A shocking admission from an abortion doctor

From Alberta Pro-Life E-Update - May 29, 2008 Last week in a story on the latest abortion numbers from Statistics Canada, the Globe and Mail reporter Hayley Mick quoted Dr. Debby Copes, medical director of a clinic called Choice in Health, who has been performing abortions for 20 years. She said the statistics were meaningless. “I can think of at least 10,000 procedures...

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27 May 2008 Pro-Life Ads Pointing Out Fact that in Canada Abortion is Permitted Until Birth are Ruled “Deceptive”

Suppression of ads called "an attempt to silence the pro-life voice from public discussion"OTTAWA, May 26, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a bizarre ruling last week, Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) rejected evidence from Statistics Canada and declared that pro-life billboards which said abortions are allowed in Canada throughout all nine months of pregnancy were "deceptive." Joanne Byfield, president of LifeCanada, the group behind the billboards, said the decision was unbelievable. "Our ads simply state the reality in Canada that there is no law restricting abortion at any stage of pregnancy. This ruling says it is 'deceptive' to tell Canadians that," she said.
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23 May 2008 Charity sues Planned Parenthood

The Ottawa Citizen - Wednesday, May 21, 2008An Ottawa centre for women facing unplanned pregnancies yesterday filed notice of its intention to sue Planned Parenthood Ottawa in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. First Place Pregnancy Centre was one of three charities designated by the Sens Better Halves, a group of Ottawa Senators' wives and girlfriends, to receive funds from the SENSational Tree Raffle organized last November. Read the rest of the article here....

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21 May 2008 Less than 100,000 recorded abortions in Canada

www.arpacanada.ca Statistics Canada has released the figures for the number of abortions performed in Canada in 2005 and the news is both sad and encouraging. Although the total number of abortions is staggering and a shame to our society, it has dropped 3.2 per cent from the previous year to 96,815 (from 100,039). This number does not include other methods of ending a pregnancy, such as the drug "Plan B."  The largest drop in abortion rate occurred among teenagers (13 abortions for every 1000). The number of live births for women under...

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20 May 2008 Abortifacient Morning After Pill Now Sold off the Shelf in Canada

By Hilary White   OTTAWA, May 16, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) has announced that the abortifacient drug, the morning-after pill (MAP), will be available over the counter without either a doctor’s prescription or pharmacist’s oversight being required. The only regulatory recommendation made by NAPRA is that the drug be stocked close to the pharmacy dispensary so that customers may ask questions if they choose.
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16 May 2008 Human Rights Complaint Forces College to Permit Pro-Life Group Official Club Status

VANCOUVER, May 15, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) –The Capilano College Heartbeat Club and the Capilano Students Union (CSU) have reached an agreement that will see the pro-life Heartbeat Club achieve CSU club recognition, pending they submit an application in the fall. The parties released a joint statement shortly after the agreement had been made: "The Heartbeat Club filed a Human Rights complaint against the Capilano Students' Union. The Club and the CSU have entered into a settlement agreement which is confidential. The parties agree that there is no admission of liability by the CSU and that the Heartbeat Club will be entitled to CSU club status if they apply."
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16 May 2008 Pro-Abortion Liberal Introduces Bill to Counter Unborn Victims of Crime Bill

By Hilary White OTTAWA, May 15, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Women for Women’s Health has reacted strongly against an effort by a Liberal MP in the Canadian House of Commons who has put forward a bill intended to halt the Unborn Victims of Crime bill, C-484. MP Brent St. Denis moved to introduce a private members’ bill, C-543, saying that C-484 “left too many unanswered questions and too many doors were left open.”
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