Dear Prime Minister Harper,
We, as Catholics, are disappointed in the Canadian government’s motion to exclude family planning from the G8 initiative on maternal and child health. We urge you to reconsider this position and remedy it at the earliest possible opportunity
In a letter released today, Catholic leaders called on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reconsider the government’s decision to exclude family planning from the G8 initiative on maternal and child health. Continue reading
On May 14th, Ottawa will be the stage for a pro-life march, an action to countermark the 40 years since the adoption of the Omnibus Bill which amended the laws on abortion and contraception. This march is part of a series of actions that have taken place since the beginning of February 2009 Continue reading
The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC) has been busy helping spread the word about the letter-writing campaign on behalf of the clinic. The City of Ottawa gave a permit to the anti-choice forces allowing them to protest across the street during their 40 Days for Life vigil, as well as Continue reading
The Vatican has yet again been forced to revise statements made by Pope Benedict XVI as he embarked on a foreign trip. En route to Cameroon on March 17, the pope claimed that condom use would “aggravate the problem” of HIV. Continue reading
Jon O’Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued a response to Pope Benedict’s statement on condom use.
“As the pope traveled to Africa, he chose this moment to make what appears to be his first unequivocal statement opposing condom use Continue reading
The Roman Catholic Church stooped to a new low just in time for International Women’s Day. On Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., a nine-year-old girl who was pregnant with twins had an abortion in Pernambuco, a state in the northeast of Brazil. Continue reading
In Toronto in 2006 during the World AIDS Conference, I was a volunteer at the booth of “Catholics for Choice”, a dynamic international;NGO with affiliates in 15 countries. Continue reading
Through four pregnancies, and a forty-seven year marriage, I have never been tempted to have an abortion, never had the necessity to contemplate such a decision. My sons now have a lot of beautiful babies who bring us deep joy.
This paper describes the prevalence of late term abortions, explains the reasons why they are performed, and argues that any effort to ban late term abortions in Canada would necessarily infringe on women’s constitutional rights. Continue reading