ST. CATHARINES, Ontario, June 10, 2013 ( – The name of the fifth and final politician whose constituents will receive a postcard showing the graphic reality of abortion was revealed today by the Canadian Center for Bioethical Reform. 

The CCBR said it is next aiming its summer-long “Face the Children” campaign at the riding of St. Catharines MP Rick Dykstra.

Fifty thousand postcards with Dykstra’s face next to the body of a five-month-old aborted unborn baby, with the caption “MP Rick Dykstra betrayed vulnerable pre-born children,” will be circulated to his constituents’ homes in the next three months. 


Jonathon Van Maren, communications director for the CCBR, said his group is confronting politicians whose actions have “failed pre-born children,” and that Dykstra was “a very obvious choice.” 

Van Maren said Dykstra has shown hypocrisy because in a 2006 survey by Campaign Life Coalition “he said life began at conception and that if he were elected he would support measures to introduce and pass a law to restrict abortion.” However, his “voting record does not show him to act like the pro-life individual many thought him to be.” 

Dykstra's office told The Standard today that he is personally pro-life, but he does not want to re-open the abortion debate.

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The graphic postcard that Dykstra's constituents will receive points out that Dykstra voted against Stephen Woodworth’s motion, M312—a motion voted on last September which, if it had passed, would have struck a committee to examine whether Canada’s criminal code is in line with the scientific evidence about when life begins. 

Currently, the Criminal Code of Canada says a child does not become a human being until “It has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother,” with the result that tax-payer funded abortions can take place through all nine months of pregnancy in Canada. 

Dykstra also voted against Bill C-510, known as Roxanne’s Law, which would have protected pregnant women from coercion to abort. 

“By voting no on Motion 312 and on Bill C-510, it appears he has chosen political expediency over the principles he claimed to possess, and relegated Canada’s abortion victims to the status of political collateral damage,” said Van Maren. 

“We have politicians whose actions aren’t reflecting the will of the people, and we absolutely will hold them accountable,” Van Maren stated, pointing out that a 2013 Environics Poll found 60% of Canadians said human life should receive legal protection by the sixth month of pregnancy.  

“So we have a majority of Canadians who want protection for some pre-born humans, and yet politicians like Dykstra voted against Motion 312, which would have opened the door to protecting these children,” Van Maren concluded. 

“Face the Children” is part of a campaign of purposefully controversial projects launched by the Canadian Center for Bioethical Reform. The CCBR’s staff of 21 young pro-lifers states that the goal of their “End the Killing” campaign is to end abortion in their lifetime.


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