On the heels of the March for Life thousands of pink and blue flags will be planted around the Human Rights Monument in downtown Ottawa today. The flags are being planted by participants in a two-day conference hosted by We Need a Law, a national group advocating for laws protecting fetal interests.
Reading websites for abortion clinics is not the most fun you’ll have on a Friday night. It is, however, useful in learning what matters to these for-profit clinics, and seeing how they market to women facing an incredibly difficult situation. It is especially important because pregnancy care centers are under attack, while abortion clinics claim to be the pro-woman voice at the table.
A recent flag display at the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island was a great example of how a simple, powerful display can keep people talking about the issue of abortion.
Today’s announcement by Ontario’s Attorney General regarding “safe zone legislation” is an affront to democracy and a violation of every Canadian’s fundamental freedom of expression.
Canada’s Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, recently announced $97 million in funding for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in line with Canada’s “Feminist International Assistance Policy”.
The Liberal party released their gender-based violence strategy last month. The strategy aims to address issues ranging from investigating street harassment to focusing on Indigenous women, looking at impacts on LGBT communities to studying the potentially harmful effects of social media algorithms. It seems they tried to leave no stone unturned in advancing the admirable goals of early awareness and violence prevention.
We Need a Law will be at the Conservative Party convention this week, and we are looking forward to welcoming in the new Conservative Party leader. While We Need a Law has repeatedly been asked their thoughts on how to rank the candidates, director Mike Schouten has stated clearly that “We Need a Law does not endorse or oppose any candidate or political party, we only promote pre-born human rights.”
As we approach Canada’s 150th anniversary, and as pro-life Canadians gather in Ottawa and provincial capitals, We Need a Law is advocating for the country’s youngest citizens.
On October 19, 2016, our Members of Parliament voted down Bill C-225 (Cassie and Molly’s Law), a law that would have allowed additional charges to be laid against a killer who took the life of a woman he knew to be pregnant. The law was considered unnecessary, and fear was strong that this recognition of wanted children would lead to a reopening of the abortion debate. Many MPs spoke of the greater need for a national strategy addressing violence against women, calling this one small bill insignificant in addressing the larger need. They chose to do nothing rather than take one small step.