Alissa Golob

Celebrating 50 years of ‘choice’... and my birthday

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When I was in grade six I had thee BEST Arthur-themed birthday party in the entire universe (what a wonderful kind of day, HEY!). We had the hats. We had the cake. We had a blast.

Today is International Women’s Day. Planned Parenthood Toronto is celebrating “50 years of choice” with a gala fundraising dinner outside the Ramada Plaza Hotel (link attached to complain). Guest speakers include City Councillor Adam Vaughan, MPP Rosario Marchese and talk-show host of CP24, Cynthia Loyst.

What do these two things have to do with each other? Nothing. I just like Arthur. And I’m a pro-life activist.

Gotcha.

Twenty-five years ago my nineteen-year-old mother experienced an unplanned pregnancy.  When she went to the doctor, the first thing she was asked is if she wanted to have an abortion. If my mother had been successfully lured into their web of deceit, I would not be here today. My death would have been their cause for celebration.

What a twisted irony it is that today, while I am celebrating the day of my birth, Planned Parenthood Toronto is celebrating the murders of hundreds of thousands of my brothers and sisters, with their guests of honour being the elected officials of my city.  I cannot stand by and do nothing. I know that because I was given the chance to live 25 years ago, it is my duty and obligation to stand up for those who never got a chance to, and say enough is enough.  It’s the duty of all of us.

It’s no coincidence that this event is taking place five minutes from my house, or that I just so happen to know an awesome group of dedicated young pro-lifers and have a bunch of “choice” chain signs at my disposal.  The Arthur birthday hats are staying in the closet this year. Tonight, we protest. Tonight, we show Planned Parenthood Toronto what celebrating “choice” really means. Happy Birthday PPT! You’re in for a treat!


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Youth to Canadian MPs: Represent us!

Alissa Golob
Alissa Golob

Youth across Canada want their voices heard, especially when they are constantly being stifled by Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and New Democrat MP Niki Ashton. Judging from this video, they won't be silenced! 

Reprinted with permission from CampaignLifeCoalition.com.


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Youth: We’ve got the power to end abortion. Here’s the proof.

Alissa Golob
Alissa Golob
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It seems the NDP are running scared after thousands of young people took to Twitter, Facebook and e-mail urging their MPs to vote against Niki Ashton’s extreme pro-abortion motion, M-510. The motion, which calls on parliament to formally affirm that "a woman's right to choose abortion is a fundamental question of equality and human rights, both in Canada and around the world", was placed on notice on May 8th, 2014, the same day over 20,000 people gathered on parliament hill for the March for Life calling for pro-life legislation.

As news surfaced of this radical pro-abortion motion, young people from pro-life youth organizations across Canada joined the #No2Niki campaign, writing e-mails, making videos and tweeting them at their MPs urging their members of parliament to represent them and vote against Motion 510.

Various MPs, including the Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, responded to the campaign, saying pro-life Canadians can count on the Conservative government to vote against Motion 510, saying their focus will be “helping the mothers, newborn + children of the world”.

Just days after this enormous backlash, the NDP appear to be backing away from Ashton’s vote on abortion rights for the time being, although the motion will remain on the order paper and could be brought forward any time in the future.

As my boss, Jim Hughes says, "the youth are not the future of the pro-life movement, they’re the present". This is just the beginning.


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Say #No2Niki

Alissa Golob
Alissa Golob

"Niki, Niki you're so blind, you're so blind you blow my mind!"

Niki Ashton is at it again - out to ruin women and children by forcing her extreme pro-abortion agenda down our throats once again. On May 8, 2014 (the SAME day that 23,000 people marched on Parliament Hill in the National March for Life), NDP MP Niki Ashton put forward a motion seeking to have Members of Parliament vote on whether access to abortion is a “fundamental question of equality and human rights, both in Canada and around the world.”

Abortion? A "fundamental human right"? As a woman, it's terrifying to me that a Member of Parliament wants it declared that killing another human is a "fundamental human right." It’s also quite ironic that the same MP who was recently vocally opposed to a motion condemning female gendercide on the grounds that it re-opens the abortion debate, is now championing a motion on expanding abortion access.

Here's where you and your beautiful faces come into play. CLC Youth is urging you to get out your phones and web cams and record yourself a) thanking Niki Ashton for re-opening the abortion debate in Parliament, demonstrating that this issue isn't settled in Canada and b) urging your MP to represent you and vote AGAINST Motion 510.

Upload your videos to YouTube and tweet them to your MP and the Prime Minister using the hashtag #No2Niki. If you don't have Twitter, either set-up an account or e-mail your Member of Parliament AND CLC Youth with your video so we can tweet it out for you (youth@campaignlifecoalition.com).

It takes five minutes and could help this anti-life motion crash and burn in Parliament, giving the pro-life movement one of the biggest pro-life political victories our country has ever seen.

Join our Facebook event here, and spread the word!


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