Pre-Born Human Rights

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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12 Nov 2009 Pro-life display turns motorists’ heads

  ARPA Note: See pictures and a video of the display when it was in Southern Alberta last year. Each cross represents 1000 unborn children who die every year in Canada.Andrew Serba, The Barrhead Leader: A display set up south of Barrhead has people craning their necks and slowing down to get its message. The anti-abortion display, made of bales of hay, white crosses and two signs was put up the morning of Oct. 23 by a group of school friends and several adults. The display sits in a field to the east of Highway 33, just south of town. All the members of the group attend the Canadian Reformed Church in Barrhead or Neerlandia and the Neerlandia Covenant Canadian Reformed School. They stressed that the message they wanted the public to hear is one that the individuals themselves hold and is not connected to their church or school. And its a message they have heard people talking about since they made the display. Kaitlyn VanderDeen, 16, is one of the youths involved in the project. She said getting their message out and having people discuss the issue of abortion was the reason they made it in the first place.
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02 Nov 2009 Crown Stays Charges Against Pro-life Students from the U of C

November 2, 2009: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECALGARY – The trespassing charges laid against six members of Campus Pro-Life at the University of Calgary have been stayed by the Crown Prosecutor, effectively meaning that the charges have ended.The group’s display, held on the University of Calgary campus every semester since 2006, termed the Genocide Awareness Project, precipitated the charges. The display compares abortion to past historical atrocities, such as the Rwandan genocide and the Holocaust in Nazi Germany.Club president Leah Hallman stated, “We are relieved...

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23 Oct 2009 University of Victoria Abortion Debate Overflows Capacity

By Patrick B. Craine, VICTORIA, British Columbia, October 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The University of Victoria`s (UVic) pro-life club, Youth Protecting Youth, hosted a wildly popular debate on abortion at the campus yesterday, which generated so much interest that the presenters offered a second such event to accommodate those students who were barred from the first due to fire regulations. Stephanie Gray from the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform (CCBR) debated against UVic philosophy professor and bioethicist Dr. Eike-Henner Kluge.
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20 Oct 2009 Judge Rules that Obstetricians Have a Duty of Care to the Unborn

By Patrick B. Craine - LONDON, Ontario, October 19, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Ontario Superior Court ruled last Wednesday that obstetricians owe a duty of care to the unborn.  The question about the responsibility of healthcare workers towards the unborn arose after Guelph General Hospital had claimed that there was no such responsibility in August, during a preliminary proceeding to a malpractice case brought by a family who claim that hospital staff were negligent in the birth of their son.
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02 Oct 2009 Reducing Abortions: The Untold Story of America’s Pregnancy Resource Centers

ARPA Note: For information about Canadian pregnancy care centres, click here. WASHINGTON, D.C., September 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A groundbreaking report detailing the impact of thousands of pregnancy resource centers across America has been released by the Family Research Council. (Click here to download the .PDF report.)  The report, entitled "A Passion to Serve: A Vision for Life" lays out in detail the manifold contributions of the nation's pregnancy resource centers to their communities, particularly to women, children, and families.  The nature and scope of the pregnancy centers' mission is outlined in statistical summaries, case studies and personal testimonies.  The report includes the accolades of several public leaders of diverse backgrounds celebrating the movement's unique contributions.
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29 Sep 2009 “Dead” baby wakes up for his funeral wake

Reuters: A baby boy born 16 weeks prematurely was declared dead by doctors at a hospital in Paraguay only to wake up in time for his funeral wake hours later. Dr. Ernesto Weber, head of pediatric care at the state-run hospital in the capital of Asuncion, said the baby weighed just 500 grams (17.6 ounces) when he was born. [Continue reading this story here.]...

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29 Sep 2009 Yes, animals feel pain, but preborn children feel pain too during lethal abortion procedures

For Immediate Release - September 28, 2009 - MP Maurice Vellacott   OTTAWA –  Just prior to MP Maurice Vellacott tabling petitions today, Liberal MP Marlene Jennings tabled a petition calling on the government to adopt effective animal welfare legislation because “It is well known that there is scientific consensus and public acknowledgement that animals feel pain and can experience suffering.” Vellacott (Conservative – Saskatoon-Wanuskewin) took the opportunity to note that preborn human children also feel pain, pain and suffering that is not recognized in Canadian law which allows for legal abortion through all nine months of a pregnancy.
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27 Aug 2009 Statistics Canada’s “Scandalous” Failure to Report Accurate Abortion Numbers

"Stats Canada has records available within thirty days of, for example, the number of baby chicks hatched in the previous month in the entire country, yet stats for the number of abortions are three years old."By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiOTTAWA, August 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Statistics Canada released its most recent numbers for abortion in Canada on Monday. The data reported are from 2002 to 2006, which StatsCan claims are the most current numbers available, and on the surface would seem to indicate a reduction in the numbers of abortions committed in Canada, dropping from 105,535 in 2002 to 91,377 in 2006.
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