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New policy forces Saskatchewan doctors to ‘ensure’ patient access to abortion and contraception

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SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, September 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Saskatchewan pro-life doctors will now be forced to act against their consciences and provide contraception and abortion thanks to a controversial policy passed with a divided vote on Friday by the province’s governing body for doctors.

The new Policy on Conscientious Objection comes from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan. It outlines a physician’s responsibility to provide patients with information about services, “even if the provision of such information conflicts with the physician’s deeply held and considered moral or religious beliefs” and to ensure that patients are able to access those services.

Despite the policy having come into effect on Friday, it has not yet been released on the College’s website. College spokesperson Caro Gareau told LifeSiteNews that it may not be released until late tomorrow, four days after mainstream media reported on its passage. Read More from LifeSiteNews.

Have your say on Doctor-Assisted Death

OTTAWA, Aug. 28 2015 /CNW/ - The External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada is pleased to announce the launch of its online questionnaire that will gather input from Canadians on the very important subject of physician-assisted dying in Canada

The Panel's 'Issue Book' provides Canadians with the opportunity to have a voice in shaping how the different types of physician-assisted dying (assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia) will be implemented in Canada. The questionnaire  allows individuals to express their views on important questions relating to who should be eligible for physician-assisted dying in Canada and what rules and safeguards should be put in place to reduce the risks to individuals and society. 

Before completing the online questionnaire, Canadians are invited to review other online tools on the Panel's website to learn more about assisted suicide, voluntary euthanasia and other end-of-life care practices, including palliative care. Participants can also gain insight into the conditions under which physician-assisted dying is allowed in certain US states and countries, before providing their considered input on this emotional and legally complex issue. 

"Panel members are interested in having a respectful and open discussion with Canadians that is as inclusive of the diversity of opinions on the subject as possible," said Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov, Chair of the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada. "These questions, and the heartfelt answers of Canadians, are extremely important as we work towards developing a complete set of options for the government to consider when responding to this issue." 

Canadians are encouraged to provide their input to the Issue Book by October 11, 2015. All answers are confidential and no personal identifying information is collected throughout the questionnaire. 

The External Panel was established by the federal government on July 17, 2015. The Panel's mandate focuses specifically on issues that are fundamental to a federal legislative response to the Supreme Court of Canada'sdecision in Carter v. Canada. All views gathered through online and direct consultations will contribute to the Panel's final report to the Ministers of Justice and Health due in the fall of 2015. 

For further information on the Panel and its work, please visit   

SOURCE Secretariat to the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada 

For further information: Secretariat Communications, 613-952-9364,,

Doctors Could Abstain from Certain Procedures

(From Doctors in Saskatchewan could soon have the right to refuse to do some medical producers on the  grounds that it would conflict with their conscience or beliefs. Doctors are working on a document that could allow them the option of denying legal health services if a procedure goes against their personal beliefs.

Saskatchewan's College of Physicians and Surgeons drafted a "Conscientious Objection" policy this past June and could approve it September 18th. According to the draft, doctors could refuse to provide health services if they feel it would violate their freedom of conscience.

It is not all good news because the draft also says the doctor would have to arrange for patients to get the health service they were pursuing.

To read the full draft, go here: CPS Policy: Conscientious refusal.

Guidelines for voting - 2015 Federal Elections

We encourage everyone to MAKE LIFE an issue in the upcoming Federal Elections.  We encourage all our members to vote for candidates who are PRO-LIFE and a party that allows our Members of Parliament to vote Pro-Life.

The REAL Women of Canada have published a brochure that gives great voting guidelines and information as to which party is Pro-Life, which allows our MPs to vote Pro-Life and which ones demand that our MPs vote Pro-Abortion.

Click on the image to get a printable .pdf document which lists the Party Policies.

Breaking News - Health Canada Approves Abortion Pill

This article is from WeNeedALaw:

Join us in calling on the Health Minister to do the right thing and veto abortion pill. 

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of a by decision made public by Health Canada today which, if left unchallenged and unchanged, will have devastating consequences on pre-born children and their mothers. 

Health Canada has approved the introduction of the infamous abortion drug RU-486 for use in Canada. 

“Today’s decision establishes an expansion of access to abortion and is not welcome news for pre-born children in Canada,” said Mike Schouten of “This will undoubtedly add to the over 100,000 lives already lost to abortion every year while also trivializing the purposeful destruction of human life when it is most vulnerable.”

Mifepristone, otherwise known as RU-486, is a drug that interferes with the hormones necessary to sustain pregnancy. When taken by a pregnant woman in the first trimester of pregnancy, it will cause her to miscarry, resulting in the death of the child.

“That Health Canada has now approved RU-486 through the proverbial backdoor is contrary to democratic principles that should allow for an abortion discussion” said Schouten.  Read More and send a letter to oppose RU-486

URGENT - CPSS Consultation in Saskatchewan

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS) is currently conducting a consultation on a new policy on Conscientious Objection. Three interested organizations have submitted a letter, legal brief, and proposed revisions to the policy to outline their concerns and to have input in this consultation process; these three participating organizations are:

Canadian Physicians for Life
Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians' Societies
Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada

The deadline for submissions is August 7th.

You can e-mail the CPSS here.

Or you can phone the CPSS by calling (306) 244-7355

Suggested comment:

"I support the revisions to your Conscientious Objection policy as proposed by CPL, CFCPS and CMDS. There is no reason to take away conscience protection to ensure patient access."

NOTE: Remember to include your name, and to pray for the success of this endeavour. 

Please take a minute to ask the CPSS to support the amendments of these three interested organizations. Your expression of support will help!


The documents submitted to the CPSS by the three interested organization are available for review by clicking on the individual links below:

proposed revisions
legal brief

The major concerns are:

1. The draft policy requires physicians to "make arrangements" for the patient to see another physician for information about a controversial procedure, or for the procedure itself (abortion, contraception, etc). Making arrangements has the same moral implications as a referral. Future councils could interpret the phrase "make arrangements" to be the same as referral.

2. The draft policy requires physicians to perform controversial procedures in certain circumstances. Reference to the "well being" of the patient has led to concerns that the policy might be used to force physicians to perform euthanasia.

3. Whatever parameters are agreed upon in this policy are likely to follow through to any future “assisted death” policy, should euthanasia become legalized.  

If you would like to visit the CPSS web page, click here and see "CPSS Consultation - Round 2" on the right side of their homepage.

We very much appreciate your timely attention to this important initiative to protect the conscience rights of medical professionals.  If you do make a submission to the CPSS, please also send a copy to us by using our e-mailing link here.

Planned Parenthood sells Aborted Babies' body parts

Money Goes In, Aborted Baby Parts Go Out: Planned Parenthood's Illegal Secret Human Tissue Trade

July 13, 2015

Los Angeles, CA - The results of a bold three-year undercover journalism investigation study, released today, expose a national scandal involving the widespread secret and illegal selling of aborted baby body parts for profit by Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion supplier.

In addition, evidence reveals that Planned Parenthood's preferred method of obtaining the intact fetal organs that bring the most profit is the outlawed Partial Birth Abortion method done under ultrasound guidance.

 In every step of the body parts trade, public money is involved.

Project leader for this in-depth undercover investigation, known as the Human Capital Project, is David Daleiden of the The Center for Medical Progress.

"Planned Parenthood's criminal conspiracy to make money off of aborted baby parts reaches to the very highest levels of their organization. Elected officials must listen to the public outcry for Planned Parenthood to be held accountable to the law and for our tax dollars to stop underwriting this barbaric abortion business," stated Daleiden.

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman serves on the Board of Daleiden's Center for Medical Progress. During this investigation, Newman advised Daleiden, providing consultation services and material support.

"Abortionists use ultrasound like a butcher uses scales to sell meat by the pound for profit," said Newman.

 A video released today shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America's Senior Director of Medical Services, describing how abortion procedures are altered - not for the safety of women - but to get the most marketable body parts, including intact livers, hearts, and heads, which are highly sought by those who procure human body tissue for research.

As head of PPFA's Medical Services Department, Nucatola has overseen medical practice at all Planned Parenthood locations since 2009. She also trains new Planned Parenthood abortion doctors and performs abortions herself at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles up to 24 weeks.

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards is also seen in the video praising Nucatola's work to facilitate connections for fetal tissue collection.

Evidence further shows that Planned Parenthood has gone to great lengths to keep the public from ever knowing about their illicit human body-parts trade, understanding that if news were to leak, it could spell doom for the abortion giant.

The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2).

For more information, videos, and documentation from the Human Capital project, visit


Response to SMA and Health Minister Dustin Duncan on Parent Consent

Just in case none of the media reports this, here is a news release that was given to all media in Saskatchewan!

Response to SMA and Health Minister Dustin Duncan regarding Parent Consent 

 In response to misinformation being shared in regards to our efforts to build support for a parental consent provision as it relates to adolescent abortion

Mike Schouten, spokesperson for the Parental Consent campaign has issued the following statement:

In several interviews Health Minister Dustin Duncan states that abortion is medically necessary. This is correct, but no court - at any level - has excluded the possibility of governments (provincial or federal) from regulating abortion. In fact, in the most famous case dealing with abortion, R. v. Morgentaler, the Supreme Court was nearly emphatic that while the abortion regulations at the time were found to be unconstitutional Parliament had a duty to enact new laws that were both constitutional and protected the fetus at some point.

According to the Constitution Act (1867) there is a division of powers between the federal and provincial governments. Section 92(16) of the Act confers on Provincial Legislatures the power to make laws in relation to "all matters of merely local or private nature in the province." Similarly, paragraph 7 of that same section of the Act authorizes provinces to make laws in relation to "the establishment, maintenance, and management of hospitals, charities, etc." This specifically authorizes the provinces to establish and regulate hospitals, and to regulate hospital-based health care services.  

The comments from outgoing Saskatchewan Medical Association president, Dr. Dalibor Slavic are also troubling, but actually strengthen our argument in favour of parental consent for adolescent abortion. For a respected doctor to assert that abortion is provided "if she [a young girl] thinks as someone that is of age" is seemingly ignorant of what actually transpires in the days and moments leading up to the moment of stepping into the doctor's office. 

 The reality is due to the incomplete brain development of adolescents, pregnancy related decisions are likely to be made in a state of stress, emotion, and exhaustion. According to The teen brain: Still under construction an adolescent has a less-developed prefrontal cortex than an adult, one of the "key ways the brain doesn't look like that of an adult until the early 20's". Adolescent brains show marked differences in areas of impulse control and planning for the future, both critical to making an informed decision on parenthood, and capacities that are similarly unavailable in the peers they may turn to for help and advice. 

It is unfortunate that many choice-focused individuals and organizations take a fundamentally flawed approach to the issue of parental consent for abortion. They frame the problem as, “Choice and bodily autonomy at all costs and anyone who opposes that opposes women’s rights.”  I believe that this “at all costs” approach harms the very women it sets out to protect when it is applied to adolescents making decisions on whether to continue a pregnancy. 

Parental consent does not equal parental control – it is about responsibility and care. The term consent implicitly states that the decision belongs to the adolescent. Her parents can share their reasoning and attempt to influence her decision, but the main goal is to provide support for pregnant adolescents regardless of the outcome of their pregnancy.  Whether they choose abortion, adoption, or active motherhood, support is crucial to their success and well-being.  A parental consent law makes it clear that society supports young women as well as the lives they may carry, and is working to enhance their well-being now and across their lifespan. 

For further comment or media requests please contact Lorraine at 306.352.3840

Colette Stang, President

Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association

Regina March for Life 2015 a success

Close to 250 people participated in the annual March for LIfe in Regina on May 7th.  The theme this year was: Parental Consent WILL Save Babies.

Despite cooler weather, people's spirits were high and hopeful.  We recognized several MLAs in the crowd who are pro-life supporters.

After the successful March for Life and the media coverage we received (which for the most part was good), we KNOW that we will be successful in getting the Parental Consent bill introduced in the Saskatchewan Legislature.  All we need are more, corageous MLAs who are willing to stand in the Legislature and present and speak out in support of the petitions.

The parental consent initiative has come a long way PLUS now, we have finally had coverage by: 

  • CBC (although focused on a negative twist, this was great coverage, which helps to make waves, which helps people to be informed...)
  • CTV Regina (again, focused on NDP criticizing Mr Ottenbreit)
  • Global News - good for Yorkton MLA Greg Ottenbreit for being identified as a member of the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association - THAT is the kind of courage we need from our MLAs.
  • Regina Leader Post - This story tells us we have to work HARDER at petitioning and lobbying Minister Dustin Duncan because the Leader Post reports the petition "has no impact anyway" because the Minister will not make any changes to abortion laws in Saskatchewan.
We know the news coverage did not support Parental Consent but we know that it helped us to get that much-needed coverage and we HAVE to keep that going.
Politicians cannot use the law to hide things they do not want the citizens to know about
On the same day that the Associated for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada and Pat Maloney initiated legal proceedings against the Government of Ontario for censoring all abortion related information, a group of over one hundred and twenty volunteers laid out 100,000 pink and blue flags on the south-east lawn of Queen’s Park in Toronto. 

“The 100,000 small pink and blue flags represent the approximately 100,000 human lives ended by abortion every year in Canada. Every flag is a testament to a little girl or boy who was denied a welcome into our nation,” said Mike Schouten, director for 

“We believe there are still over 100,000 abortions per year in Canada. But, since 2010, we can no longer confirm this number because the Ontario government now hides the statistics,” said Schouten. 

Pat Maloney, an Ottawa blogger who writes about abortion related issues in Ontario, found out about the censorship when read more...

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