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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28 Mar 2017 LN Feature: Taking the Long View on Pre-born Human Rights

WeNeedaLaw.ca Director, Mike Schouten On the feature this week, a conversation with We Need a Law director Mike Schouten, about a proposal his organization is putting forward for an “International Standards” abortion law. We talk about the history of the law, and the long-term plans to have it passed. LN: Last year, Parliament had the discussion about Cassie and Molly's Law - that was the big push. Last week, we had John Sikkema on the program, and he made mention of this International Standards abortion law. I know it's something we've been working...

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23 Mar 2017 Genetic Discrimination in Canada is Real and Lethal

By André Schutten I’m not sure if it’s hypocrisy or ignorance, but three political stories this past week exposed a massive, rotting cavity in our collective moral code. 1) The federal government’s bill to remove “zombie laws” (laws that remain on the books after being struck down by the courts) will delete an inoperative abortion law, struck down by our Supreme Court in 1988. The Toronto Star’s Chantal Hebert says the movewill “predictably” divide the Conservatives. ARPA offers a different perspective. Either way, removing the inoperative abortion provision reminds us all that...

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08 Mar 2017 Why is the baby broken?

By André Schutten My wife Karyn and I, together with two work colleagues, recently travelled to Florida for some professional development. Since it was February, this trip from Ottawa to Miami was a pleasant proposition. Our training, on the other hand, was not so pleasant: we had to face the consequences of the greatest human rights violation of the 21st century. We were trained to discuss the issue of abortion in front of massive photographs of abortion victims on college campuses packed with apathetic students and active supporters of this human rights...

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07 Mar 2017 LN Feature: Trigger Warning

On the feature this week, an interview with Raymond Kobes. Raymond is part of a pro-life club at a BC University. --- LHN: Raymond, let’s talk first of all about who you are and your position. RK: I’m the treasurer of the pro-life group on campus at the University of the Fraser Valley. It’s a group where we discuss pro-life issues, try to generate discussion, have events, and try to be a light on campus. LHN: You had an event - an art display - celebrating life. First of all, just a brief description...

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07 Mar 2017 Criminal charges in Toronto baby death

Det.-Sgt Mike Carbone with Toronto Police Police in Toronto made an announcement last week that has restarted the discussion about criminal charges in cases where pregnant women are murdered and their unborn child dies as a result of the attack. The announcement centred on the death of 33 year old Candice Bobb of Etobicoke. She was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting last May. She was five months pregnant at the time. Her baby - a boy - was delivered by caesarean section. He died a few weeks later. Police...

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28 Feb 2017 CPC Leadership Update

The 14 candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada continue to make the rounds, trying to round up votes. We Need a Law director Mike Schouten attended a debate among 12 of those candidates in Langley, BC earlier this month. It was held in a greenhouse that had been converted, essentially, into a theatre. Schouten says only one candidate, Pierre Lemieux, brought up the issue of pre-born human rights. The other candidates, Schouten says, “didn’t bite” on the issue, largely because they had a good sense that...

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22 Feb 2017 Letter to the Editor Contest

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21 Feb 2017 Pro-Life Training

Hannah Sikkema, Administrative Assistant - ARPA Canada Three ARPA staff members were in Florida last week for the annual "Genocide Awareness Project". It features a tour of a large visual display with abortion victim photography. A group of individuals engaged university students on three different campuses around Florida on the issue of pre-born human rights. The event was organized by the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform¸ and ARPA's Ottawa Administrative Assistant, Hannah Sikkema, was part of the project. She says a lot of people don’t know “what abortion really is. They...

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02 Feb 2017 ARPA Canada is hiring – Administrative Assistant to the WNAL Director

The WeNeedaLAW.ca (WNAL) campaign is a public awareness campaign with a mission to engage and equip Canadians in the political process in order to change minds, change laws, and save pre-born lives. It is an initiative of the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada. The Lord has also blessed these efforts and in order to continue addressing ongoing efforts we require a part-time employee to assist us in carrying out our mission. Job Description: Administrative Assistant to the WNAL Director (10-15 hours per week) Deadline for applications: February 28, 2017 Location: Working primarily...

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01 Feb 2017 FIPPA Update

So, the case is finished. The trial has wrapped up. The judge has heard our oral arguments and will now reserve judgement, contemplate what was written, and what was said and give us his decision in the next little while. We will keep you, our dear supporters, updated. The government of Ontario made compelling arguments this afternoon about the need for the judge to be deferential to the choices of the law makers. This required careful reply. The outcome of this case is not certain - it could go either...

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