Co-motherhood recognized

TORONTO – The Ontario Supreme Court recently changed it’s definition of biological parenthood to allow lesbian “couples” with children as a result of artificial insemination to be registered as “parents.” This move was made in reaction to a previous system, which apparently targeted and ostracized this kind of parenthood in the eyes of society. Since this ruling, the live birth registry now leaves room for both women as parents, further obfuscating the definition and worth of parenthood once held in both public and legal spheres.

Shock in pedophile rape case

MONTREAL – Quebec’s Court of Appeal brought a 15-year prison sentence down to a mere nine years for a man who continually raped his daughter for a period of two years while she was two to four years old. he claimed that the act itself was not violent. Many children’s rights groups felt violated in the wake of he ruling, which spoke volumes about the state of legal paternity in Canada. The actions performed by such perverted individuals, as well as the action (or inaction) of the Quebec court, displays a depleted interest in the innocence of the young. As an outraged member of a Winnipeg children’s support group exclaimed, “Sexual abuse is violence against the soul.”

Freedom of speech to burst the bubble (zone)?

VANCOUVER — B.C. courts will re-visit the 150-metere bubble-zone rulings this fall, with a narrower focus. While pro-life arguments against the initial ruling (and similar rulings elsewhere) focused on the rights of the unborn, et cetera, the approach this time around will be on freedom of speech and assembly promised to Canadians by the very same Charter so often used against them. John Hof, president of Campaign Life Coalition B.C., says that an increased number of interest groups (from both sides) getting involved in this particular case means that the courts are taking it much more seriously than in the past.

The Toronto Star’s hypocrisy

TORONTO – The Toronto Star recently exhibited the kind of hypocrisy common among media and leftist elements in Canada when its public editor, Sharon Burnside, wrote a column opining: “Press freedom is your freedom.” Burnside said that in order for the press to do its job properly, it needed the freedom to ask questions and witness events. Yet, it emerged around the same time that the president and CEO of Torstar Corp., J. Robert S. Prichard, attended the top-secret Bilderberg meeting in Ottawa in June, where a who’s who of the world’s elite, including such questionable figures as Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller and Paul Desmarais, Jr., met behind closed doors and under a media blackout to discuss international affairs and, some maintain, plot the future of the Western world. Neither Burnside nor the Star responded to e-mails pointing out the blatant double standard evident in what the Star said and what it did.

Gestational bill put forth

OTTAWA – Liberal MP Paul Steckle (Huron-Bruce, Ont.) has tabled private member’s Bill C-338, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Procuring a Miscarriage After 20 Weeks’ Gestation). The bill proposes to ban abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation. Although it has concerns about the bill’s limitations in not restoring legal protection to all unborn human beings in Canada, Campaign Life Coalition is applauding the initiative. it is further encouraging members of Parliament to consider and pursue other needed legislation in the areas of women’s rights to know the facts about abortion, parental notification, conscience provisions for health care workers and defunding of abortion.