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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27 May 2008 Pro-Life Ads Pointing Out Fact that in Canada Abortion is Permitted Until Birth are Ruled “Deceptive”

Suppression of ads called "an attempt to silence the pro-life voice from public discussion"OTTAWA, May 26, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a bizarre ruling last week, Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) rejected evidence from Statistics Canada and declared that pro-life billboards which said abortions are allowed in Canada throughout all nine months of pregnancy were "deceptive." Joanne Byfield, president of LifeCanada, the group behind the billboards, said the decision was unbelievable. "Our ads simply state the reality in Canada that there is no law restricting abortion at any stage of pregnancy. This ruling says it is 'deceptive' to tell Canadians that," she said.
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23 May 2008 Charity sues Planned Parenthood

The Ottawa Citizen - Wednesday, May 21, 2008An Ottawa centre for women facing unplanned pregnancies yesterday filed notice of its intention to sue Planned Parenthood Ottawa in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. First Place Pregnancy Centre was one of three charities designated by the Sens Better Halves, a group of Ottawa Senators' wives and girlfriends, to receive funds from the SENSational Tree Raffle organized last November. Read the rest of the article here....

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21 May 2008 Less than 100,000 recorded abortions in Canada

www.arpacanada.ca Statistics Canada has released the figures for the number of abortions performed in Canada in 2005 and the news is both sad and encouraging. Although the total number of abortions is staggering and a shame to our society, it has dropped 3.2 per cent from the previous year to 96,815 (from 100,039). This number does not include other methods of ending a pregnancy, such as the drug "Plan B."  The largest drop in abortion rate occurred among teenagers (13 abortions for every 1000). The number of live births for women under...

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20 May 2008 Abortifacient Morning After Pill Now Sold off the Shelf in Canada

By Hilary White   OTTAWA, May 16, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) has announced that the abortifacient drug, the morning-after pill (MAP), will be available over the counter without either a doctor’s prescription or pharmacist’s oversight being required. The only regulatory recommendation made by NAPRA is that the drug be stocked close to the pharmacy dispensary so that customers may ask questions if they choose.
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16 May 2008 Human Rights Complaint Forces College to Permit Pro-Life Group Official Club Status

VANCOUVER, May 15, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) –The Capilano College Heartbeat Club and the Capilano Students Union (CSU) have reached an agreement that will see the pro-life Heartbeat Club achieve CSU club recognition, pending they submit an application in the fall. The parties released a joint statement shortly after the agreement had been made: "The Heartbeat Club filed a Human Rights complaint against the Capilano Students' Union. The Club and the CSU have entered into a settlement agreement which is confidential. The parties agree that there is no admission of liability by the CSU and that the Heartbeat Club will be entitled to CSU club status if they apply."
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16 May 2008 Pro-Abortion Liberal Introduces Bill to Counter Unborn Victims of Crime Bill

By Hilary White OTTAWA, May 15, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Women for Women’s Health has reacted strongly against an effort by a Liberal MP in the Canadian House of Commons who has put forward a bill intended to halt the Unborn Victims of Crime bill, C-484. MP Brent St. Denis moved to introduce a private members’ bill, C-543, saying that C-484 “left too many unanswered questions and too many doors were left open.”
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09 May 2008 1973 Private Letter to Trudeau Suggests Abortion Crusader Morgentaler Used Blackmail

Exclusive Commentary to LifeSiteNews.com by Terry O'Neill May 8, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-lifers have long known that the Canadian political elite of the 1960s and 1970s was strongly in favour of abortion, at least in principle. After all, it was a Liberal government-supported by a liberal media-that first legalized the practice in 1969. But Canadians now know that those elites supported abortion, not just in principle, but in practice, as well. And our source for this information is none other than Canada's arch-abortionist, Henry Morgentaler himself.
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07 May 2008 March for Life – May 8 – Special Reformed Prayer Service

Update: Largest Canadian March for Life Ever - 8,000 Attend Massive Rally on Parliament Hill This year The National March for Life will be taking place in Ottawa on Thursday May 8, 2008. The theme for this year is "LIFE- The First Human Right." Once again Canadians will be marching on Parliament Hill at noon to bring a message demanding justice and protection for the unborn. The Ottawa Canadian Reformed Church will be hosting a Prayer Service led by Rev. J. Van Popta at 9:30am on May 8,...

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11 Apr 2008 Canada debates foetal homicide

Margaret Somerville | Tuesday, 8 April 2008 [from www.mercatornet.com] Sound evidence and sound language are absent in pro-choice arguments. Canada is debating Bill C-484, The Unborn Victims of Crime Act, which would make it a separate crime to injure or kill an unborn child in the course of committing a crime against a woman the accused knew to be pregnant. Abortion rights activists, who are fighting to defeat the bill, have announced that in early May a protest opposing it will take place in Ottawa. They "are (also) encouraging (pro-choice) supporters across Canada to hold similar protests as a sign of nationwide solidarity against Bill C-484." They claim the bill is "all about abortion." In view of the controversy Bill C-484 is raising, it's very important that we - in particular our politicians, who will vote on the bill - have our facts straight. It's one matter to correctly understand the bill and vote against it. It is quite another to do so on the basis of facts and arguments that are not correct.
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