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Top 5 most popular LifeSiteNews Canada stories for 2012

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January 3, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com)—Although LifeSiteNews.com broke many pivotal stories in 2012, these five garnered the highest number of readers:

5.  Ontario Education Minister: Catholic schools can’t teach abortion is wrong - that’s ‘misogyny

In October, Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten said that Catholic schools are barred from teaching against abortion because Bill 13, the government’s controversial “anti-bullying” law, prohibits “misogyny.” The massive outcry to her remarks which included a public denunciation by the Cardinal Archbishop of Toronto and a petition signed by over 5000 led Broten to issue another statement which while sounding apologetic nevertheless reaffirmed her stance

4. Homeschooling families can’t teach homosexual acts sinful in class says Alberta gvmt

This shocking proposal floated in late February threatened new legislation under which homeschoolers and faith-based schools would not be permitted to teach that homosexual acts are sinful as part of their academic program. A massive protest of the proposal led to it’s being scrapped and the Home School Legal Defence association which was the principal group involved in fighting the legislation personally thanked LifeSiteNews for key information and interviews that led to the success of the campaign.

3. ‘Create the family you want: Boy or Girl’: Sex selection advertized in Canadian newspapers

In the wake of a study that indicated that unborn girls were being targeted for abortion by certain immigrant groups in Canada, these ads served as proof leading to a campaign to have the practice of sex-selection abortions condemned.

2.  491 babies born alive after failed abortions, left to die: Statistics Canada confirms

1. ‘Your God’s wrong’: Judge erupts in angry tirade, sends pro-life activist back to jail

When an Ontario judge Ford Clements went ballistic on pro-life activist Mary Wagner, his tirade first reported by LifeSiteNews was picked up by most mainstream media outlets, some used our same headlines and photo. In the end, the judge was dressed down by a higher court judge, and his harsh sentence was modified.

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