Colette Stang (R), President of the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association, is pictured here with Stephanie Gray (left), who was the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, Calgary, AB; and is now the President of: Love Unleashes Life, Maple Ridge, BC. Stephanie was the guest speaker at the North Battleford Right to Life banquet on May 1st. Stephanie, besides being an excellent speaker and Pro-Life warrior/advocate, recently wrote a book : "Love Unleashes LIFE".
"Love Unleashes Life" offers a fresh approach to pro-life apologetics. It is designed to equip people to reach not only peoples’ minds but also their hearts, on the controversial topic of abortion. Through the use of sample dialogues and proven strategies Stephanie equips you with the confidence to truly communicate while changing hearts and minds. 136 pgs, paperback. Canadians or Americans can purchase her book by going here.
From her biography: "... Much of Stephanie’s media experience was generated when she spent 12 years as executive director and co-founder of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, a ministry that took her to Alberta and Ontario. In 2014, she returned to her home province of British Columbia and now speaks on behalf of her ministry Love Unleashes Life."
"Stephanie is Faculty at Blackstone Legal Fellowship where she trains law students from around the world about conversing persuasively on abortion. She is author of Love Unleashes Life: Abortion & the Art of Communicating Truth as well as A Physician’s Guide to Discussing Abortion. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UBC in Vancouver, and a Certification, with Distinction, in Health Care Ethics, from the NCBC in Philadelphia." Read more here.
If you want to hear her testimony, click on video below or go here: https://youtu.be/DUM95Ezi6bU
Legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide will cause a culture shift so great that many vulnerable lives will be threatened. We will enter an era of the wide spread acceptance of suicide, assisted suicide, elder abuse and the killing of vulnerable Canadians. PLEASE OPPOSE: GO TO: Euthanasia Prevention Coalition www.epcc.ca sign the on-line petition and the Declaration of Hope. Then, GO TO: Parliament of Canada Official E-petition http://petitions.parl.gc.ca and sign petition e-263 (Assisted Suicide) Harold Albrecht and sign.
Make plan to attend presentations in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Regina on the following dates.The Scriptures teach that life is a precious God-given gift. Our society's acceptance and potential normalizing of physician-assisted death and euthanasia are worthy of reflection. This presentation will explore the dangers these practices pose to all Canadians, providing participants with the necessary tools to engage in
this discussion. Come deepen your understanding of the political situation in Canada, share your stories and questions, and learn more about how you can approach suffering with the compassion of Christ.
7:00-9:00 pm Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Forest Grove Community Church
502 Webster Street, Saskatoon
| 7:00-9:00 pm Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Mont St. Joseph Home
777 - 28th Street East, Prince Albert
|7:00-9:00 pm Monday, June 20, 2016
Parliament Community Church
4011 Pasqua Street, Regina
Presenter: Mary Deutscher, Ph.D.(c)
Mary is a member of the Diocese of Saskatoon’s Justice and Peace Commission, and a Board Member for the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan. She holds an M.A. in Public Ethics (St. Paul University, Ottawa); a B.A. in Philosophy (St. Thomas More College, U of S); a B.Sc.-3yr in Biology (U of S): and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. Mary has served as a Roman Catholic Chaplain at Pasqua Hospital in Regina (2010-2013). She also writes a monthly column for the Prairie Messenger titled, “Building a Culture of Life.”
This session is free of charge. Refreshments will be provided.
Catholice Health Association of Saskatchewan
1702 - 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9 P: 306-655-5330 F: 306-655-5333 www.chassk.ca firstname.lastname@example.org
An Easter message from Colette Stang, President of SPLA
Will I be like Simon and have to be compelled to help Jesus to carry the cross, or will I open my heart to someone in need and pick up the cross with a willing heart?
We are immersed in the Lenten season and will we make a new commitment to carry the cross with those who need our help? We do not have to look far. Our families certainly have needs that may overwhelm us.
The Saskatchewan Pro-Life association Inc. carries the cross against countless threats to life and family. We are willing to bear the cross (read the rest of the newsletter here.)
Jason Evert speaks in Saskatchewan at events organized by One More Soul Canada
By Kiply Lukan Yaworski
SASKATOON – Jason Evert of the Chastity Project spoke with passion, energy and humour about sex, the virtue of chastity and a range of related issues to thousands of youth and adults in Saskatchewan Feb. 24-26 at a series of events organized by One More Soul Canada.
Based in Denver, Colorado, Evert and his wife Crystalina operate the Chastity Project ministry, which offers seminars, distributes free or low-cost resources, and uses social media platforms to “promote the virtue of chastity so that individuals can see God, and be free to love (Matthew 5:8).”
Some 4,000 youth and adults in Regina and Saskatoon heard Evert’s message, reported Mary Riendeau and Marcy Millette of One More Soul.
“Jason’s topic of chastity as a virtue was relevant to all over the age of 12 years. The importance of modesty and abstinence for happy marriages and lower divorce rates underscored his presentations,” said Riendeau.
Evert spoke at Resurrection parish in Regina Feb. 24 in a presentation entitled “The Truth,” as well as speaking at two Catholic high schools in Regina: Archbishop M.C. O’Neill and Dr. Martin Leboldus schools. Hundreds more attended Evert’s Chastity Project presentation Feb. 25 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon. He also spoke the next day at Bethlehem Catholic High School and twice at Holy Cross Catholic High School in Saskatoon. (Read the rest of the story...)
For Immediate Release February 25, 2016
On February 23, 2016, Conservative Member of Parliament for Yorkton Melville Cathay Wagantall introduced her Private Members Bill “Cassie and Molly’s Law” in the House of Commons. This legislation targets violent criminals who commit a criminal offense against a pregnant woman and knowingly cause injury or death of the preborn child.
The tragic story of Jeff Durham who suffered the loss of Cassie and their daughter Molly motivated Wagantall to introduce Bill-C 225. Molly and Cassie were both murdered but the gap in the Criminal Code does not provide justice for Molly.
“Molly Matters” is a National Campaign which advocates for reforms to the Criminal Code of Canada to enhance safety of Canadian women and their preborn children. “Cassie and Molly’s Law” would accomplish just that.
I want to thank Cathay Wagantall for her courage and determination to introduce “Cassie and Molly’s Law”, legislation that will protect women, preborn children and ensure violent criminals are held accountable for their actions.
I encourage all people of Saskatchewan to support BILL- C 225 and the “Molly Matters” campaign.
Colette Stang, President
Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association
For more information, watch this video.
Write to your MPs by going here.
Copied from the recent WeNeedALaw newsletter.
What a great day for Canada! As most of you know, we have been calling for a pre-born victims of crime law for over a year. In fact, it was one of three laws that we focussed on during lifeTOUR 2015 as having a real possibility of being introduced in the next 3 – 8 years. Now, only four months after the conclusion of lifeTOUR, the House of Commons is set to debate and vote on a bill that would protect pregnant women and their pre-born children!
Bill C-225, introduced by Ms. Cathay Wagantall this morning in the House of Commons, is titled the Protection of Pregnant Women and their Preborn Children Act . The short title is Cassie and Molly’s Law .
The full text of Bill C-225 can be found on the Parliament of Canada website. Here is the short summary: This enactment amends the Criminal Code to make it an offence to cause injury or death to a preborn child while committing or attempting to commit an offence against a pregnant woman and to add pregnancy as an aggravating circumstance for the purpose of sentencing.
If our Saskatchewan hospitals offered better Palliative Care or some Hospice care, there would be less desire to talk about the introduction of Euthanasia...which is NOT health care.
Here are 2 stories - one about a lady in Moose Jaw, as published in the Leader Post, and one about who decides about care in Texas. We hope that Palliative and Hospice care improves in Saskatchewan and hope that we never get to the point where they are in Texas. We have to make sure we make these election issues during the 2016 Saskatchewan Elections.
Moose Jaw woman makes a passionate plea for palliative care services (Leader Post)
Glynnis Eberts has deep regrets about how her husband died.
As a registered nurse with decades of experience that include homecare and palliative care, Glynnis planned to care for her husband, Richard, at home when he started losing his battle with mesothelioma — a type of lung cancer caused by his exposure to asbestos when he was a young electrician.
Looking after Richard was physically and emotionally demanding. (Read More)
IN TEXAS, A HOSPITAL ETHICS PANEL - NOT THE PATIENT OR FAMILY - DECIDES WHETHER TO END CARE (Houston Press)
She closes her eyes for only a second, but when Evelyn Kelly wakes up, doctors surround her son’s hospital bed at Houston Methodist, and J. Richard Cheney, the Houston Methodist Bioethics Committee chairman, looms over her, holding out an envelope.
Kelly had been sitting alongside her son, David Chris Dunn, for hours every day since he entered Houston Methodist on October 12, transferred from Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena. He’d been intubated for more than a month, and the doctors had kept him sedated so he wouldn’t disturb the tube in his throat. Dunn can’t respond, but he follows his mother’s movements with his eyes. (Read More)
The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association report on Physician-Assisted Death (PAD) in Canada:
Please share this excellent video/promo of Parental consent campaign with as many people as you can.