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Canadian Pro-Lifer Jailed for Refusing to File Tax Returns over Abortion Funding

By Patrick B. Craine FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, April 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Fredericton pro-life man was jailed for 66 days Thursday over his refusal to file tax returns due to tax-funded abortion in Canada. “I don't want to co-operate with an entity that takes my money and pays gynecological assassins to kill my brothers and sisters,” said David Little, 65, in an interview with the Canadian Press.  “I'm prepared to die in jail, if necessary. I can no longer cope with the hypocrisy of praying for life … and paying for death.” Little, who has refused to file tax […]
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McGill Forces Pro-Life Club to Accept Special Restrictions

By Patrick B. Craine MONTREAL, Quebec, April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Student Society of McGill University (SSMU) has reinstated the club status of Choose Life, the campus pro-life club, but only after forcing them to submit to special requirements that restrict the club's ability to share the pro-life message. The SSMU Council voted April 1st to reinstate the club, but also required them to attach an appendix to their constitution in order to “facilitate their compliance” with SSMU's equity policy. Natalie Fohl, Choose Life's president, said that she was pleased with the return of their status, but denounced the […]
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Euthanasia Prevention Group: Contact Your MP Now to Vote against Euthanasia Bill

OTTAWA, April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) is urging concerned Canadians to make a last minute push to convince Members of Parliament to vote against Bill C-384, the bill that would legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. Alex Schadenberg, the executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, told LifeSiteNews today: “Currently Bill C-384, the bill that was introduced by Francine Lalonde MP (BQ), will is scheduled to receive its second-hour of debate on Tuesday, April 20 and then be voted-on Wednesday, April 21. It is possible that Lalonde will once again trade her time-slot with another […]
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‘Catholics for Choice’ Demands Abortion in Canada’s G8 Maternal Health Plan

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, April 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-abortion organization “Catholics for Choice,” which has been denounced repeatedly by Catholic bishops for falsely promoting abortion in the name of the Catholic Church, has written a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper demanding that he include abortion in his G8 initiative on maternal and child health. Several mainstream media news agencies have already reported on the letter from the anti-Catholic activist group as if it actually represents a valid Catholic position. However, Catholics for Choice has no affiliation with or endorsement from the Catholic Church; it was […]
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Oregon Doctor Warns Canadians to Reject Assisted Suicide Legislation

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski PORTLAND, Oregon, April 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A doctor practicing in one of the two U.S. states where physician-assisted suicide is legal has written an open letter to Canadians advising them to beware of the “misguided legislation” of Bill C-384, the bill that would legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. “A message to my Canadian neighbors” was written by Dr. William Toffler, the national director of Physicians for Compassionate Care in Portland Oregon, a national organization of physicians who oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide in the U.S. Dr. Toffler writes that, “Since assisted suicide has […]
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Vancouver School Board Hosts Homosexual Conference for Teens at Elementary School

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vancouver School Board (VSB) held “Vancouver’s first-ever anti-homophobia conference for students” at Queen Mary Elementary School on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. “The conference will focus on the experiences, needs and plans of students to address homophobia and gender stereotypes in their schools,” said Steve Mulligan, VSB’s anti-homophobia and diversity coordinator, prior to the event. “The conference will include students from around the Lower Mainland (and as far away as Campbell River), who want to make their schools more inclusive.” The event was co-sponsored by four homosexualist advocacy […]
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Sask. Human Rights Commission Seeks Supreme Court Case against Catholic Activist

By Patrick B. Craine REGINA, Saskatchewan, April 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has announced their intention to take their case against Bill Whatcott, a Christian fighting the encroachment of homosexualism, to the Supreme Court of Canada. Whatcott told LifeSiteNews (LSN) Thursday that the SHRC has informed his lawyer, Tom Schuck, of their intention to appeal the February 25th decision of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeals. Whatcott suggested that, while he does not want to take the case “for granted,” the SHRC's appeal is a poor strategic move in light of the current negative feelings over […]
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U.S. Congressmen: Clinton’s G8 Abortion Push is “Outrageous,” Misrepresenting America

By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, April 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has received a flurry of criticism from politicians on both sides of the border for pushing abortion as a necessary component of the Canadian government's G8 maternal and child health initiative.  While Canadian Conservative politicians and even the prime minister resented Clinton’s interference into Canadian politics, several Congressmen from her own nation have decried her intervention as misrepresenting America. Speaking by telephone, leading pro-life Congressman Chris Smith told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) that Clinton’s abortion push was “outrageous.” Particularly in a discussion of maternal and child health, […]
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Homosexual Activist Appeals Exoneration of Canadian Pastor Boissoin

By Patrick B. Craine CALGARY, Alberta, March 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The homosexual activist who has pursued Alberta Pastor Stephen Boissoin on a complaint of discrimination since 2002 has re-launched his campaign after a December court defeat, taking his case to the Alberta Court of Appeal. Dr. Darren Lund is appealing the December 4th  Court of Queen's Bench decision by Justice Earl C. Wilson, who overturned a 2008 ruling against Boissoin by the Alberta Human Rights Commission (AHRC).  The AHRC was dealing with a complaint from Lund over a June 17, 2002 letter to the editor from Boissoin regarding the […]
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Pro-Life Activist Lambastes Catholic MP for Backing Liberal Abortion Motion

By Patrick B. Craine GUELPH, Ontario, March 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Veteran pro-life activist Jakki Jeffs has publicly denounced her Member of Parliament, Frank Valeriote (Guelph, Lib), a Catholic and fellow parishioner, for his vote in favor of last week's Liberal motion that called on the Canadian government to promote abortion in the Third World. “As a Roman Catholic politician, he has to take his faith into consideration,” Jeffs, who is the executive director of Alliance for Life Ontario, told LifeSiteNews (LSN) on Tuesday.  “So I would expect him to uphold life in all those things.” The Liberal motion was […]
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