The Canadian government will cut off funds to pro-life organizations through its student jobs program next year, while continuing to fund jobs for young adults in the abortion industry.
Canadian taxpayers pay about $200 million a year to support the Canada Summer Jobs program. The program provides funding for businesses and non-profit organizations to offer temporary summer jobs to students ages 15 to 30. It is a way the government encourages young people to get hands-on training before entering the workforce full-time.
Until now, both pro-life and pro-abortion organizations have received funding to offer jobs to young adults through the program.
Global News reports the government recently released new rules this month barring pro-life and other conservative organizations from receiving future funding. The new rules will go into effect in 2018.
“… these changes help prevent youth (as young as 15 years of age) from being exposed to employment within organizations that may promote positions that are contrary to the values enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and associated case law,” the government stated when it rolled out the discriminatory new rules.
Interestingly, the government claimed the new rules will help ensure young people are in a learning environment that “respects the rights of all Canadians,” according to the report. Canada does not recognize unborn babies as human beings until after they are born.
Groups that apply for funding now will be required to sign a statement promising to respect the so-called right to abortion, according to the report.
“These include reproductive rights, and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression,” according to the government.
The government also said it plans to boost support for LGBTQ2 groups that offer student jobs and for jobs for women in engineering and math.
These new government rules will hinder the training of future pro-life advocates in Canada. According to the report, the pro-life Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform received a $56,000 grant in 2016, and two pro-life pregnancy centers received about $12,000 to employ young adults over the summer.
Canada has some of the most pro-abortion laws in the world, allowing abortions for any reason up to birth and forcing taxpayers to pay for them in many cases. Common sense regulations such as parental consent for minors, waiting periods, informed consent and other basic measures are non-existent.