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Wife goes to court to stop legal killing of husband

An 82-year-old Canadian woman is going to court to stop her husband of 48 years from being euthanized, arguing that he is not eligible to be lethally injected under the country’s current law. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC), which is financing the unprecedented case, sent out an urgent appeal for funds August 14 after a judge rejected the wife’s request for an [...]

2020-10-15T08:23:08-06:00September 25, 2020|Euthanasia, Human rights|

UN, US in abortion conflict

Human rights groups chastise UN abortion advocacy Since Donald Trump became U.S. president in January 2017, he has vowed not to support the global abortion industry through American taxpayer funds. Since last October, his administration has ramped up its criticism of several United Nations efforts to promote abortion through various declarations and policies. Last year, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar [...]

2020-07-23T07:20:13-06:00July 23, 2020|Abortion, Human rights|

Conservative judicial activism?

National Affairs Rory Leishman Should morally enlightened judges strike down any statute that sanctions pornography, abortion, or euthanasia? The late, great Antonin Scalia did not think so. As a devout Catholic, he clearly understood that pornography, abortion, and euthanasia are unmitigated evils, yet as one of the most learned judges ever to serve on the Supreme Court of the United [...]

Beware COVID-19 misinformation

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke At the beginning of the year, it was fellow pro-lifers – more than anyone else – who were warning me about COVID-19. As recently as last month, these same pro-lifers were up in arms about the devastation the Chinese Communist Party had wreaked upon the world. Then, inexplicably, sometime between then and now, many (but not [...]

2020-06-11T15:52:22-06:00June 11, 2020|Health Risks, Human rights, Josie Luetke, Society & Culture|

Trump administration criticizes UN’s abortion advocacy in COVID response

John Barsa, acting director of USAID, wrote letter criticizing UN. In an open letter to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the U.S. Agency for International Development told the UN to stop treating abortion as essential humanitarian relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. John Barsa, acting director of USAID, reminded Guterres that the U.S. is the largest funder of the UN, [...]

2020-06-09T17:52:39-06:00June 9, 2020|Abortion, Health Risks, Human rights, Politics|

God’s choice

Chiara Fricano Editor’s Note: Chiara Fricano, of Cathedral High School in Hamilton, Ont., finished first in the 2019-2020 Fr. Ted Essay Scholarship. This is her winning essay. “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish,” as society is reminded by St. Mother Teresa. How does one measure wealth? How [...]

Nova Scotia imposes anti-free speech bubble zone

Ruth Robert of Campaign Life Coalition Nova Scotia addresses the Committee on Law Amendments to speak against the creation of anti-free speech bubble zones in the province. On March 10, less than ten days after Bill 242 was introduced in the Nova Scotia legislative assembly, The Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care Act passed unanimously and was given Royal Assent [...]

2020-04-06T08:20:50-06:00April 6, 2020|Human rights, Society & Culture|

Trudeau’s hypocrisy

Laying Down the Lawton That self-righteous moral superiority that has become so synonymous with Justin Trudeau’s brand appears to end at the Canadian border. On a swing through Africa in February, Trudeau won the support of Senegal in Canada’s bid for a United Nations Security Council seat. The west African nation’s vote came at the expense of the image that [...]

2020-03-10T07:34:03-06:00March 10, 2020|Andrew Lawton, Human rights, Politics, Society & Culture|

Euthanasia and organ harvesting

Editor’s Note: The term “euthanasia” in Canada, in its legal voluntary form is called “medical assistance in dying” and became legal along with assisted suicide in June 2016. The term ‘assisted suicide’ means that the individual committing suicide dies by a self-administered drug rather than a doctor-administered lethal injection. “Medical assistance in dying” and “death by legal injection” mean that a doctor [...]

2020-02-10T12:03:36-06:00February 11, 2020|Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, Features, Human rights, Religion|

Ottawa, Quebec intent on expanding euthanasia

Both federal government and province rush consultations ahead of court-imposed March deadline Justice Minister David Lametti has long supported broadening Canada's euthanasia rules. Ottawa gave the public two weeks to provide input on how it should expand euthanasia while the Quebec provincial government scheduled just one day of consultations ahead of broadening criteria for people seeking so-called medical aid in [...]

Alberta MLA vows to keep fighting for conscience rights

A rookie Alberta politician is pressing forward with his private member’s conscience rights bill despite controversy and an unrelated tragedy that has inadvertently impeded the bill’s progress. United Conservative Party MLA Dan Williams says that no matter what becomes of Bill 207, he’ll keep fighting for conscience rights’ protection. “I hear that every single day, wherever I go, that this is an [...]

2020-01-27T09:32:07-06:00January 27, 2020|Conscience Legislation, Human rights, Politics, Religion|

Ban on deadnaming shuts down debate

Andrew Lawton I’ve seen more doctors in my life than I can count, yet never once have I felt the need to see a gynecologist. And why would I? I don’t think I’m oversharing to say that I lack the parts that any respectable gynecologist would be comfortable working on. So does Jessica Yaniv, the transgender individual who has catapulted [...]

2020-01-17T13:42:48-06:00January 15, 2020|Andrew Lawton, Human rights, Religion, Society & Culture, Transgender|

Toronto trustee who opposed LGBTQ evil responds to critics

Editor’s Note: Michael Del Grande is a Toronto Catholic District School Board trustee under attack from LGBT activists and their allies. Del Grande, along with Theresa Lubinski, Garry Tanuan, and Nancy Crawford, voted Nov. 7 against adding “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the TCDSB’s code of conduct. He warned the TCDSB was heading down a “slippery slope” by adding terms that endorse [...]

Some tough questions about bans on ‘conversion therapy’

Law Matters John Carpay Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau declared in 1969 that “there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation,” and that the government should ignore “what’s done in private between adults.” On that basis, his Liberal government proceeded to remove sodomy from the Criminal Code. Today, 50 years later, some Canadians believe that government should [...]

2020-01-10T09:17:02-06:00January 10, 2020|Human rights, John Carpay, Politics, Sex Education, Society & Culture|

Liberals to ban conversion therapy and liberalize euthanasia

In 2015, Justin Trudeau made headlines and history when he became the first Canadian prime minister to make public his mandate letters to the newly appointed cabinet ministers. Each letter contains some standard text about the expectations for all cabinet ministers as representatives of the Trudeau government before outlining some priority areas of responsibility unique to each department, and in some cases [...]

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