Life

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” – Psalm 139:13-14

Since R v Morgentaler in 1988 abortion has been legal in Canada, and since the Canadian government has not created any new legislation protecting the unborn, Canada remains one of the only countries in the world without any abortion laws at all. WeNeedaLaw.ca is an organization started by ARPA Canada to focus efforts on this vacuum. Find a link to their website below for more on our efforts.

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19 Oct 2007 Latimer’s Appeal for the Royal Prerogative of Mercy

By Cloverdale ARPA Background and introduction You may be wondering why we are discussing the Latimer issue. It has not really been in the news since the Supreme Court of Canada upheld his life sentence without eligibility for parole for 10 years. It may seem, therefore, that the Latimer issue is a dead one. However, let us not be fooled by the media's silence. The issues surrounding the Latimer case are still very real ones.
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11 Oct 2007 A Shirt a Day…

A shirt a day… The vision of the folks behind www.Abort73.com by Jon Dykstra (Feb. 2006 Reformed Perspective) “Hey, what’s with the shirt? What’s Abort73.com?” “I could tell you, but better yet, why don’t you go online and check it out?” ****
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11 Oct 2007 Should We Use Graphic Pro-Life Pictures?

The CTV News clip below shows coverage of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform's Reproductive "Choice" Campaign in Calgary   by Jon Dykstra (first appeared in the September 2002 issue of Reformed Perspective) Greg Cunningham is an “in your face” kind of guy. Last year he began putting 7 by 22 foot pictures of aborted babies on the sides of delivery trucks, which were then driven all over California. On the Memorial Day weekend this year (May 25-27) he took it up a notch, renting a plane and trailing a 30 by 100 foot banner behind it. The banner showed parts of a 10-week-old aborted fetus: an arm and two legs laid out on top of a US nickel to give spectators an idea of the size of the bloody remains. He flew the plane over the Santa Monica beaches, showing the picture to jam-packed holiday weekend crowds.
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29 Sep 2007 Abortion Memorial in Southern Alberta

In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the R. v. Morgentaler Supreme Court decision which struck down Canada's abortion law, Souther Alberta ARPA made a large display of crosses to commemorate the over 3 million lives that have been lost through abortion since Canada first legalized it. The memorial is located next to Highway 3 in Coaldale, Alberta. It consists of 100 crosses, each representing 1000 children who are aborted every year in Canada. The display has been covered by the Lethbridge Herald, Country 95.5, CKVN 98.1, Lifesitenews.com, and CBC French. It has received a very positive response from many people.
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26 Sep 2007 Dying With Dignity

By Mark Penninga (French version available below as an attachment) Words can pack a punch. As such, they can be used for both noble and crafty purposes. Advertisers, political spin-doctors, and even Supreme Court judges know this well and take full advantage of the power of words. One example is the concept of dignity. Because dignity seems to be such a favourable word it is being used, and exploited, for purposes as far ranging as Hillary Duff’s latest pop album to the push for legalized abortion in third world countries. But the movement that has most exploited the concept of dignity is the political effort to legalize euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. The term “death with dignity” is being used by right-to-die advocacy groups because they know that associating dignity with euthanasia will soften the public perception of what they are really demanding– state condoned death.
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18 Sep 2007 Euthanasia on the Horizon

We won the early battles, but we may be losing the war By Mark Penninga (www.arpacanada.ca) [Action Update: The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has prepared some sample letters to help you with writing a letter, email, or postcard to your MP.]  In June, while many families were considering where to go for their family vacation, Nova Scotia resident Eric MacDonald took his wife on a trip to Zurich, Switzerland. But their destination was no vacation. Eric brought his 38-year-old wife to an assisted suicide clinic where her life was ended. Terminally ill with multiple sclerosis, Elizabeth did not want to go on living and both physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are illegal in Canada. "I wish to heavens she was still here, but I couldn't ask her to go on suffering that way," said Eric, according to Macleans magazine.
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