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And then there was this, June 2024

By J.M. Glover: Brain Death: a moral dilemma The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) located near Philadelphia, is warning about changing the concept of brain death. In 2023, it raised the alarm that a redefinition of brain death could allow for the death of a person still partially alive: “a whole brain death standard has appeared to be compatible with Catholic teaching.” [...]

2024-07-13T11:10:28-04:00June 30, 2024|Bioethics|

Nova Scotia bill to educate people on Down syndrome

Paul Tuns: Liberal MLA Keith Irving (Kings South) introduced Bill 440, which, if passed, would provide evidence-based data about Down syndrome to parents informed of a prenatal diagnosis of the chromosomal anomaly. A law respecting Down syndrome, or so-called Harvey’s Law, would require medical staff to provide up-to-date and evidence-based information on Down Syndrome, including data about life expectancy, education and psychosocial [...]

2024-07-13T11:05:40-04:00June 30, 2024|Bioethics, Politics, Society & Culture|

Pregnancy care centres increasing support to pregnant, new mothers

Oswald Clark: According to a new U.S. report, pregnancy care centres provided more than 16 million clients with nearly $368 million in goods and services. “Hope for a New Generation: A Legacy of Life and Love,” issued by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, Care Net, Heartbeat International, Option Ultrasound Program by Focus on the Family, and the National Institute of Family and Life [...]

2024-07-13T11:03:08-04:00June 30, 2024|Abortion|

RFK flip-flops on abortion

Oswald Clark: Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said in several interviews this spring that he supported abortion through all nine months, for any reason, only to backtrack slightly to say post-viability babies – around 20 weeks gestation – “have rights” and “deserve society’s protection.” Kennedy originally told podcaster Sage Steele and EWTN’s Raymond Arroya in separate interviews he would not [...]

2024-07-13T10:56:06-04:00June 30, 2024|Abortion, Politics|

Biden makes sign of the cross during abortion speech

Oswald Clark: During a campaign stop in Tampa, Florida, highlighting the president’s unwavering support for unrestricted abortion, Joe Biden made the sign of the cross as Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Nikki Fried spoke lambasting Governor Ron DeSantis for signing a law that bans abortion after six weeks. It was widely taken as a sign of opposition to the state’s abortion restrictions. CatholicVote [...]

2024-07-13T09:43:23-04:00June 30, 2024|Abortion, Politics, Religion|

Abortion may be linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Joanna Alphonso: A study published in March 2024 in the International Journal of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Risk and Prevention revealed a positive correlation between the loss of a first pregnancy and subsequent postpartum cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The pregnancy history of over one million low-income women examined based on Medicaid claims were analyzed from 1999 to 2014. After subdividing the data based on [...]

2024-06-23T10:50:36-04:00June 24, 2024|Abortion|

Reality versus ideology in N.B. Court

John Carpay:  The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has filed a court challenge against the right of parents to be fully informed about what is happening with their own children at school. One of Canada’s oldest civil liberties groups has fully embraced woke ideology, including the claim that gender is determined by identity rather than biology. In other words, if you feel [...]

2024-06-21T08:40:26-04:00June 21, 2024|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

You are not as moral as you think you are

Donald DeMarco: I received an email from a political candidate requesting my vote. He promised, if elected, to do many wonderful thinks. While it is easy for a politician to make promises, I had no objection to any of the promises he set forth. But I had a strong objection to his closing statement in which he swore that he would always [...]

2024-06-20T14:27:39-04:00June 20, 2024|Abortion|

Toronto Catholic school board trustees vote down flying pro-life flag

Paul Tuns: On April 23, the Toronto District Catholic School Board (TDCSB) voted 8-2 against a pair of pro-life motions. Trustee Mike Del Grande introduced two motion, one requiring that the pro-life flag be flown on all board properties for the month of May, and another requiring staff educate students about pro-life issues on the same day as the National March for [...]

2024-06-17T09:00:38-04:00June 17, 2024|Issues|

Federal pharmacare plan to cost taxpayers $2 billion over five years

Paul Tuns: According to an analysis by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), the federal pharmacare plan that will cover diabetes care and contraception is estimated to cost $5.7 billion while recouping $3.8 billion from public and private drug plans, for a total cost to taxpayers of $1.9 billion over the next half-decade. Health Minister Mark Holland tabled legislation delivering the first phase [...]

2024-06-17T08:57:33-04:00June 17, 2024|Bioethics, Politics|

Divorce rates fell during pandemic

Paul Tuns: Data from Vanier Institute of the Family According to a report by the Vanier Institute of the Family, the number of divorces fell to below 50,000 for the first time since 1974. The Vanier Institute’s Family Counts 2024 study relies on Statistics Canada data, and the report shows that the gradual downward trend of divorce that began in [...]

2024-06-14T07:10:56-04:00June 14, 2024|Marriage and Family|

Trudeau government pledges $1.7 million to push LGBTQ ideology abroad

Interim Staff: On May 9, the parliamentary secretary for International Development, Minister Ahmed Hussen announced the Liberal government would give $1.7 million to international groups committed to advancing the LGBTQ+ agenda in the developing world. Taking part in a Dignity Network panel, Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld (Ottawa West-Nepean), said the federal government would disburse $1.7 million over three years to promote “2SLGBTQI+ [...]

2024-06-05T10:34:14-04:00June 5, 2024|Society & Culture|

Seven Americans sentenced to jail for pro-life activism

Oswald Clark: Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022, the federal Department of Justice has vigorously enforced the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which prohibits pro-life activism that may block abortuaries. In May, seven pro-lifers were sentenced to jail terms ranging from 21 to 57 months in prison. Led by Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the [...]

2024-06-03T14:36:38-04:00June 3, 2024|Abortion|

Linda Gibbons arrested outside Morgentaler abortuary

Interim Staff: Photo credit: Facebook, Dorothy Pilarski On May 23, Linda Gibbons, who has spent years in prison for her pro-life activism outside Canada’s abortuaries, was arrested once again outside the Morgentaler abortuary in downtown Toronto. Gibbons had been witnessing for three hours in front of the abortion mill when police arrived, questioned her, and put her in a police [...]

2024-06-03T14:29:38-04:00June 3, 2024|Abortion|

And then there was this, May 2024

By J.M. Glover: British Fetal Sentience Bill The private member’s Foetal Sentience bill, introduced by Baron Daniel Moylan (Conservative) in the British House of Lords passed second reading on March 22. The bill requires the secretary of state to establish a Foetal Sentience Committee “to provide evidence-based scientific expertise on the sentience of the human foetus in light of developments in scientific [...]

2024-05-30T11:01:22-04:00May 30, 2024|Abortion|
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