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When they die too soon

By Justina Van Maren

I don’t always know what to do with the question of pre-natal terminal diagnosis. Not because I believe that abortion could be permissible in these circumstances, but because I can’t imagine the shock, pain, and grief that would follow the news that the eagerly anticipated arrival of your child will not be what you thought it would be. In these cases people don’t have an abortion because they don’t want their child, or because they can’t care for her. In fact, many people focus on the fact that they don’t want their child to suffer.

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Bobby Schindler speaks about sister Terri Schiavo

Jonathon Van Maren talked to Terri Schiavo’s brother, Bobby Schindler, on what happened to Terri, why it happened, and how we can work to protect others just like her.

Meet our interns: Chantelle de Jonge

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?

Back on the streets

By Justina Van Maren

It’s crazy to think, but it’s already been over a month since summer post-carding was kicked off. When I got out of the car and started walking house to house, hearing the mailboxes squeak open and clank shut, it was like I was flying back in time, the crazy deja vu moment where you have a funny feeling that this has all happened before. It was like I hadn’t just finished another year of university, like I had never stopped post-carding. 

Stigmatizing abortion

By Jonathon Van Maren

The media has been in an uproar over the last few weeks over the postcards featuring abortion victims that are being distributed across the country. Journalist after journalist asks the same question: Why do you use abortion pictures? Why not something less shocking?

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One conversation from the streets

By Lauren Kyfiuk

When my little brother saw abortion pictures

By Caroline Slingerland

The popular question, what about children seeing the images, has been addressed in a very concise article on our blog, but I want to tell you a first hand story of what happens when children see the images.  

Hijacking the Abortion Caravan

By Jonathon Van Maren

In 2012, those of us at the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform launched our EndtheKilling Plan to change public opinion on abortion in Canada with the New Abortion Caravan, a cross-country tour that followed in the steps of the 1970 Abortion Caravan, which left the Vancouver Art Gallery and headed across the country to Ottawa 45 years ago. For years I had heard my history professors at Simon Fraser University brag about the Abortion Caravan, as one contingent had actually left from SFU. It was, we students were told, a great moment in Canadian history.

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Salon.com, feminists, and limbless children

By Jonathon Van Maren

The abortion movement is generally split into two camps: Those who believe abortion is a “necessary evil,” but necessary nonetheless, and those who believe that abortion is an objective social good. For years, the abortion movement got angry when pro-lifers referred to them, quite accurately, as “pro-abortion.” Such outrage is still occasionally conjured up for the media, but for the most part, it has been abandoned in the wake of dozens of articles and blog posts by various abortion activists openly proclaiming that they think abortion is a good thing.

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The fine ladies over at Salon.com usually fall into the camp that never met an abortion they didn’t like, and thus I was somewhat surprised to read an article by Amy Beeman yesterday that actually made quite a number of admissions about the reality of what goes on inside an abortion clinic.

On the march, day by day

By Maaike Rosendal

I’ve just returned from a post-carding shift with our staff and interns in the Greater Toronto Area. My feet hurt and I consider myself blessed to work with a team that understands the urgency of the work we do. Rather than slowing down towards the end of a three-hour shift, people pick up the pace to make sure we finish the mapped out area for the day. “Every postcard is one closer to a million,” someone remarks. It reminds me of the words spoken by a clergy member during last week’s Rose dinner that followed the March for Life in Ottawa.

“Every day is a march for life.”

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