Where are all the pro-life politicians?
If you live in Ontario and enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner or a couple beers after getting the yard work finished, you will be exposed to an aggressive marketing campaign the next time you hit the local LCBO to purchase your booze. The government-owned liquor distribution branch launched an advertising blitz this week with a goal of educating consumers about the dangers of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).
Whether your summer involved staying around home visiting the local swimming holes or travelling great distances, the chances are most of us will have seen Canada geese at some point. And, if not the geese themselves, certainly their ill-placed feces scattered across lakeside beaches.
According to a recent poll conducted by Angus Reid, Canadians are divided on the need for abortion laws in this country. This is not a new revelation; polls taken over the past number of years have shown similar results. There will always be slight changes in the percentages of Canadians who are either for or against laws restricting abortion and the latest numbers show a slight increase in those of us who have a desire for these laws.
It is a sad day for abortion advocates in Canada. After more than 20 years of operation, today will be the last day the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, New Brunswick will end the lives of pre-born children.
There is scarcely an area in the world that is unaffected by one atrocity or another. Whether it is natural disasters, such as hurricane Arthur, which recently slammed into Atlantic Canada, or human-inflicted tragedy, as we can observe from the latest violent tension between Israel and Hamas, we are bombarded on a daily basis by images of violence, disaster, suffering, injustice and various other horrors experienced by real people all over the globe. We receive these images predominantly through the media; this is, after all, what they do — report news.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) is asking for public input as part of its regular review of policy guidelines. At issue in this current review is the right of doctors to refuse to provide certain treatments based on religious or moral grounds.
Even though it should not surprise us, it is still disturbing to know that more men than women support abortion. I came across this article today and I agree with the author's analysis.
Thanks to Justin Trudeau, the national conversation about abortion and pre-born human rights is heating up in Canada. It has been more than two weeks since the leader of the Liberal Party declared that pro-life candidates would not be allowed to run for his party. In spite of Trudeau going farther than any other party leader with his statements the ensuing debate has proven that Canadians are not as content with the status quo as some may have thought.