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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01 Oct 2011 Saving Some is not Compromise

by Mark Penninga Why is it that this year alone over 80 laws have been passed in the United States restricting abortion and yet in Canada we have not been able to pass one law in over 20 years? It is easy to dish out the blame: It’s our secular society! The Supreme Court! Our gutless politicians! Pierre Trudeau! Stephen Harper! The evil mainstream media! … and so on. But an honest analysis will reveal that at least part of the problem lies with us – the pro-life movement in Canada. That’s a...

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20 Sep 2011 There’s plenty of room for all

ARPA Note: The article below validates our recent events in BC & Alberta about fertility rates and the importance of a growing population. Learn more about the topic here. If you would like ARPA to present on this in your community, email [email protected] Ottawa Citizen, Sept 20 2011: The world now has almost seven billion people and rising. The population may surpass nine billion by 2050. We, together with our 20 billion chickens and four billion cattle, sheep and pigs, will utterly dominate the planet. Can the...

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13 Sep 2011 Infanticide just a late, late abortion?: According to one Canadian judge, pretty much

By Jonathon Van Maren, September 12, 2011 (UnmaskingChoice.ca) - On April 13, 2005, 19 year old Katrina Effert secretly gave birth to a baby boy in her parent’s home. She then strangled the child with her underwear, and tossed the corpse over the fence into the yard of one of the neighbours. On September 9, 2011, CBC reported that Ms. Effert’s conviction for this murder had been ‘downgraded’ by an Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench judge to infanticide, and in lieu of jail time...

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09 Sep 2011 The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: 2,000 Years of Christian Pro-Life Activities

By Michael Wagner Published in the May 2011 issue of Reformed Perspective magazine (http://reformedperspective.ca/), pp. 7-8. The pro-life movement began in the early 1970s as a result of the legalization of abortion in Britain (1967), Canada (1969), the USA (1973) and elsewhere at this time. Or rather, that’s when the modern pro-life movement began—our generation is not the first to fight against abortion and infanticide. Due to human nature, those evils have been present at various points in history and therefore Christian pro-life movements, in a sense, have been active at various points as well.
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22 Aug 2011 Pregnancy Reductions: Why are “Pro-Choice” Advocates Uncomfortable?

 André Schutten - The term “Pregnancy Reduction” is probably one of the greatest (or one of the most horrific) euphemisms in vogue these days.  The term is used to describe the practice of reducing the number of babies in a multi-baby pregnancy by eliminating (read: killing) one or more fetuses in the womb.  This practice is becoming all the more common with In-Vitro Fertilization procedures. Standard to the procedure is the process whereby multiple embryos are implanted into the uterus with the hopes that one or two might survive. But often times more than one or two survive (remember Octo-mom?) And many people who use IVF are not prepared to have two or more children; they only want one. So, they “reduce”. They see a doctor (read: abortionist) who selects one of the two (or two of the three, or three of the four, etc.) babies and eliminates them, while the sibling continues to live and grow, apparently oblivious to the demise of his or her brother or sister.
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10 Aug 2011 Umbilical Cord Blood – Should We Keep It?

In a recent article in the Star, a pregnant woman is wondering if she should pay $3,000 to keep her soon-to-be-born child's umbilical cord blood. Jennifer Stewart is looking for comments and suggestions from her readership, which prompted this post here.  Umbilical cord blood has been used as a incredibly fruitful source of ethical stem cells and has resulted in major advances in medicine including sucessful treatments of leukemia, immune disorders and other diseases. From a Christian perspective, what is most encouraging about the science of this relatively new treatment...

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12 Jul 2011 The Numbers Speak for Themselves

Planned Parenthood, an organization in the United States with related organizations all over the world, is a massive abortion provider. This organization touts itself as a pro-choice group. But like too many people caught up in the politics of the "pro-choice" camp, they become too much pro-abortion and not so much pro-choice. Take a look at the numbers from Planned Parenthood's own publication from September 2010 here. On page 2, towards the bottom, the organization lists having provided 324,008 abortions. A couple lines lower it lists the number of...

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30 Mar 2011 Pro-life laws work: study

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new analysis of abortion data across all 50 U.S. states has found solid evidence that legislation intended to reduce abortion, such as parental involvement laws, is effective. Michael New, Ph.D., an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama, recently published the survey entitled “Analyzing the Effect of Anti-Abortion U.S. State Legislation in the Post-Casey Era” in State Politics and Policy Quarterly, the top state politics journal in the country. The study evaluated abortion data...

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10 Mar 2011 ‘Safe’ abortion, all nine months

By Maaike Rosendal (a member of Southern Alberta ARPA). First published in Reformed Daily newspaper (Reformatorisch Dagblad) in the Netherlands, March 4 2011 Once again Maaike Rosendal shares an experience from her trip to New York, where she recently attended the Commission on the Status of Women in UN headquarters. Today’s meeting is about ‘safe abortion’. The main speaker is Dr. Gill Greer, director of Planned Parenthood, the world’s biggest abortion provider. She explains that thousands of women die in childbirth, which is why ‘termination of the pregnancy’ should be available during all nine months. I stand up and say that high maternal mortality in developing countries is due to a lack of prenatal care, safe delivery conditions, and societal values that respect women. Abortion will not change that.
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