SK MARCH FOR LIFE
PRO LIFE ALL IN
May 8 (Tuesday) REGINA
hosted by Sask Pro-Life, Campaign Life Coalition & SK Knights of Columbus
|12:00-1:00||Registration at Christ the King Parish Hall|
|12:30||Prayer and Worship at Christ the King|
|1:30||March to the Legislature|
|2:00||Prayer, Program & Pictures|
|3:00||Silent Witness on Albert Street|
|4:00||Wrap-up and Closing Prayer|
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January 27, 2018
The Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association (SPLA) extends hearty congratulations to Scott Moe on his successful bid to become leader of the Saskatchewan Party!
“With the leadership race out of the way, we hope to see Saskatchewan move quickly to implement legislation mandating parental involvement when a minor requests an abortion,” said Colette Stang, President of the SPLA. “The current lack of parental notification or consent does a disservice to young women who find themselves facing an incredibly difficult decision, often without support and under pressure from a boyfriend or peers.”
Scott Moe with Sask Pro-Life Executive Director
“Parents have to sign off on minors’ field trips, piercings, and marriages, not to mention other medical procedures – the abortion gap is one that needs to be addressed regardless of whether it’s a politically popular subject.” She adds, “We will be watching for sound legislation to be introduced that will recognize parental rights and offer support for vulnerable girls.”
“During the leadership race it was encouraging to see fruits of the work done over the past three years,” Stang said. “The leadership candidates were all aware of the grassroots desire for legislation on parental consent for abortion.”
When questioned about parental consent during the campaign Moe acknowledged that parental consent has been a topic of ongoing discussion at the caucus level. He said, “We had that discussion amongst my colleagues in years gone by in respect to the potential of looking at something in the way of parental consent. There may be some opportunities as we move forward under my leadership with respect to a caucus discussion around the potentiality of parental notification.”
The SPLA looks forward to working with Mr. Moe and his team, along with our committed grassroots supporters, to ensure parental consent for abortion becomes a reality in Saskatchewan.
The town was crowded with people who had come to be registered. I am picturing a mother and a father in need, but everyone is too busy, too crowded to pay attention to them, pushing them out, or even worse, shunning them, not even recognizing their presence. We need to ask ourselves, "Do I forget about the mother and father of an unplanned child, or a child lost to abortion or the elderly person who is in a child-like state of dementia or Alzheimer's?"
The wonderful supporters and members of the Saskatchewan Pro-life Association have not forgotten the mother, the father, and the child through their generous donations of time, action, and financial assistance. I am so very grateful for each and every one of you. You have blessed the work of Sask Pro-Life abundantly.
We have many dedicated board members, office volunteers, local pro-life groups/contacts and affiliate national organizations who have also generously donated many volunteer hours. From the rooftop I shout out a huge thank you to each and every one of you for the countless hours of volunteer time it took to keep the work of Sask Pro-Life going forward.
Sask Pro-Life has two part-time staff that work full-time hours, Alex Ogrodnick, our Marketing person, and Lorraine, our Office Manager. Both are very dedicated and very effective in their positions. Lorraine has completed 10 years of service for Sask Pro-Life. Her integrity and impeccable organizational skills have kept our office in peak order. Thank you so very much Lorraine, you have gifted much to the mother, the father and the child. God Bless you!
I am in my last few months as President of SPLA and I am planning a transition. I have volunteered full-time hours to the work in an Executive Director capacity. We are in times that require our Organization to hire an Executive Director, but our current budget, will not cover this expense. Other provincial boards do not operate without an Executive Director, and the load has increased to a point where it is not fair to expect volunteer hours to cover all this work. SPLA needs a young tech-savvy strategist to continue this important work. If we hire a part-time or full- time Executive Director and/or increase our office hours we would need an additional 20,000 to 50,000 in the budget for 2018. I am humbly asking for your consideration to gifting financially so we can transition into 2018 and continue to protect life from conception to natural death.
May the Child Jesus bring you joy, love and peace this Christmas and in the New Year.
Colette Stang, President
Saskatchewan Pro-life Association Inc.
Right Now, founded by Alissa Golob and Scott Hayward, “exists to nominate and elect pro-life politicians.” On November 22, 2017, they posted answers to the questions they asked of the candidates for the Saskatchewan Party leadership and ranked them for voting.
By the next day, mass media outlets were reporting on this work, or more accurately, attacking the pro-life candidates. “If you haven’t seen the media lately,” they posted on the Right Now Facebook page, many reports have been coming out about Ken Cheveldayoff and Rob Clarke’s excellent pro-life interviews and pro-life ranking.”
The better the media, the better the democracy. When it comes to abortion, however, the media insist on being gatekeepers for who can and cannot be involved in governance and it does democracy no service. This is a topic of who the pre-born are, the right to life as a common good greater than a right to rights, and the non-jurisdiction of doctors or politicians or ministers or mothers or fathers to decide who lives and who dies.
The result of this attention has been an increased awareness of truly “the most vulnerable,” namely at-risk human beings in the pre-born time of their development.
Candidate Alanna Koch did not respond to these questions before publication deadline. On her promotional material, however, she has a line, “I believe in science based decision making.” That would be perhaps the beginning of common ground on saving babies from abortion, although in a different statement she distances herself from such an identity. “The right to choose was decided by the Supreme Court of Canada three decades ago. I fully support a woman’s right to choose. I am focused solely on the issues of importance to the people of Saskatchewan – growth of our economy, jobs for our people, health, education and programs for the most vulnerable.”
She never specifies what is chosen, destroying an already existing human being. Abortion is a medical solution to a social problem, a final solution, as former abortionist, Dr. Bernard Nathanson used to say, including during a trial in Saskatchewan
in 1983 to defend the humanity of the pre-born. Social problems require social solutions as Koch rightly intuits in her statement.
On the Right Now question, “If legislation was passed in the provincial legislature on life issues, what would you do to ensure the judiciary respects the will of the legislature?” candidate Gord Wyatt replied: “The judiciary is a third arm of government and independent of the legislature and will interpret law in accordance with our nation’s constitution. A Member of the Legislative Assembly cannot attempt to influence the judiciary.” No one would ever say the Wall government is attempting to influence the judiciary by its nothwithstanding legislation in response to the Theodore School District case, but with abortion the rules change. The provincial government has taken risks in its relations with the federal government over private MRIs, and we are saying it is worth taking these risks to protect the pre-born.
Right Now writers have this reply about the Supreme Court 1988 decision: “Some
politicians use the Supreme Court of Canada case R v Morgentaler as an excuse to prevent discussion on the abortion issue in the political arena,” they explain. “The Supreme Court recognized expressly that Parliament has the right to pass legislation to protect the unborn. The decision was that five of seven Justices voted to strike down the pre-existing law as the wrong way to achieve that legitimate goal. The Court then invited Parliament to draft different legislation. The issue is far from being settled, as the Supreme Court explicitly points out.”
Citizens of a country like Ukraine can justifiably say, “I can’t believe in 2017” we are talking about a war of invasion against us in the heart of civilized Europe. But using this phrase to demand and defend abortion is just vacuous and flippant.
There are enduring questions in life and there are also enduring truths. We have spent enough decades rejecting the enduring truth about who we are as human beings.
Read more great articles in the Choose Life News!
By Spencer Fernando
(November 13, 2017) — The Conservative Party of Canada has announced their candidates for upcoming by-elections, in what will be an important test of how strong the top parties are halfway through Trudeau’s term.
In a press release, the party announced the following candidates:
- Battlefords-Lloydminster – Rosemarie Falk
- South Surrey-White Rock – former Minister of National Revenue, Kerry-Lynne Findlay
- Scarborough-Agincourt – Dasong Zou
- Bonavista-Burin-Trinity – Mike Windsor
“I am proud to have these candidates on our team, and I know they are going to work hard in these by-elections to deliver our positive Conservative vision for this country,” said Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. “More and more people are realizing that the Liberal policies are hurting the very people they claim they want to help. Meanwhile, Canadians are tired of seeing one set of rules for Liberals and their well-connected friends, and another for everyone else.”
“Incredibly, for the first time in our entire Canadian history, both the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister are under inves- tigation for breaking federal law,” added Scheer. “Voters in these ridings have a unique opportunity to send a clear message and ensure this government is kept honest by electing Conservative MPs that will hold the Liberals to account.”
The by-elections will be a big test of all the parties: the Conservatives will be striving to show that they can erode Trudeau’s support; the Liberals will be attempting to consolidate their 2015 support; and the NDP, under new leader Jagmeet Singh, will be attempting to maintain their relevance in the face of stubbornly low support.
Read more great articles in the Choose Life News!
YORKTON, SK, November 3, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -— The City of Yorkton has proclaimed the week of October 29 – November 4, 2017 as “Respect for Life Week,” as had been initially requested by Parkland Right to Life this past September.
The proclamation, issued October 30, 2017, is a reversal of the City’s position. This follows a formal request from the Justice Centre that the City of Yorkton reverse its rejection of Parkland Right to Life’s proclamation application.
This case arose on September 5, 2017, when the President of Parkland Right for Life, Ted Deneschuk, requested to appear before Yorkton City Council and provide oral submissions in support of an application to have the City proclaim the week of October 1-7, 2017 as “Respect for Life” week.
A day later, on September 6, 2017, City officials informed Mr. Deneschuk that the City had decided to deny his request. The City stated that a “Respect for Life” week proclamation would contravene section 3.B.ii of the City’s Proclamation Policy, which states that proclamations will not be issued for “[matters of political controversy, ideological, or religious beliefs or individual, [sic] conviction”.
The Justice Centre’s October 10 letter explained that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms requires the City to be neutral. The City may neither favour nor hinder “any particular belief, and the same holds true for non-belief.”
Notwithstanding its Proclamation Policy, the City has made a practice of proclaiming certain weeks and days as being dedicated to controversial, ideological and religious subjects. For example, the week of March 26-April 1, 2017 was proclaimed by the City as “Gender Diversity Week”, and May 13, 2017 was proclaimed as “Falun Dafa Day”.
By mislabeling the proposed “Respect for Life Week” as a “matter of political controversy, ideological, or religious beliefs or individual conviction,” all while issuing proclamations regarding other controversial, ideological or religious beliefs, the City was engaging in the very favouritism prohibited by the Supreme Court of Canada.
“We are pleased that the City has recognized that government cannot reject expression simply because it does not agree with the views expressed,” stated Justice Centre staff lawyer James Kitchen.
Read more great articles in the Choose Life News!
A dark day in Canadian history: the Government’s Bill C-14 received Royal Assent and became Canada’s new law on physician-assisted suicide on Friday, June 17th. Competent Canadians who are at least 18 years of age and have a "grievous and irremediable medical condition" may legally obtain the assistance of a doctor or nurse to end their own lives.
A good thing is that the House of Commons refused to include a key Senate recommendation to expand access to those for whom death has not become "reasonably foreseeable”. This particular amendment would have opened the door for many more assisted suicide deaths in Canada.
But there is nothing good about Bill C-14. Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition defines Bill C-14 as "the most wide-open bill in the world," and "even worse than the Belgian law," since "no [other] jurisdiction in the world offers legal immunity to anyone who does anything for the purposes of assisting death."
This excellent article was taken from a LifeSiteNews blog by Jonathon Van Maren
20 reasons why euthanasia corrupts everything it touches, and must be opposed
There are many in-depth analyses of assisted suicide and euthanasia flying about the Internet as the debate heats up in the Canadian Parliament and Senate. I’ve written several myself. Today, however, I want to give twenty summarized reasons for why people should reconsider euthanasia. Canada’s media - with notable exceptions like the National Post’s Andrew Coyne - have consistently promoted assisted suicide, with the result that many of the consequences and implications have not been adequately considered:
1. Assisted suicide suggests that for people to “die with dignity,” they must die faster. The underlying insinuation of the “Death with Dignity” movement is that those who do not opt for an expedited exit are not dying with dignity. (Go here to read more on LifeSiteNews)
(Re-print from an e-mail from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - Alex Schadenberg)
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Living with Dignity and the Physicians Alliance Against Euthanasia have organized a rally on parliament hill on Wednesday June 1 (12 noon - 1:30 pm) (Link to the rally information).
If you cannot attend the rally then please share this email with your contacts or on your facebook page. You can also donate towards the cost of the rally (Donation Link).
The rally may be our last opportunity to challenge Canadian society concerning euthanasia and assisted suicide and the dangerous language contained within Bill C-14.
You can still contact the Senators concerning Bill C-14. (Link to article). An explanation of Bill C-14 is attached to the email.
Thank you again for all your continued support.
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Box 25033 London ON N6C 6A8
1-877-439-3348 or 519-439-3348
Fr. Jeffrey Stephaniuk, SPLA Blog Editor
As with calls to remove prayer from the Legislature, those who demand and defend abortion will need to seek election themselves in order to effect their changes, and also to call a constitutional summit.
There is no human right to abortion, not at the United Nations, and not in Canada. Justice Wilson in Morgentaler 1988 spoke of both timely access to abortion and the role of legislators in defending the human fetus as fetus “somewhere in the second trimester”, which means earlier than the “20 weeks gestation” of which the protesters with the change.org account are critical.
Further, Abortion is not health care, neither for the mother not the pre-born. The phrase, "changes to reproductive status", used in the petition calling for an apology for the flag, when referring to real pregnancy, that is post-conception, requires the same acceptance of the dishonest use of language as the migrant who defended his action of raping a boy in Austria as a “sex emergency.” The euphemism, "changes to reproductive status" after pregnancy has begun can only mean the will and consent to end the life of a pre-born human being, just as "sex emergency" can only mean the inexcusable action of violating an innocent child.
The protests over the flag at the Prince Albert City Hall are similar to a Super Bowl 2016 television ad about an ultrasound and a pre-born child and Doritos chips. The criticism centred on “humanizing fetuses” in a commercial with computer generated effects of a pre-born child on ultrasound. “The commitment” of abortion groups “to denying the humanity of the unborn child is in conflict with basic common sense,” wrote Jay Nordlinger for National Review Online, the possibility that he or she is something other than “a meaningless blob of protoplasm.”
The reaction of the protesters in Prince Albert is to a flag with the phrases "Please let me Live" and "Celebrate Life Week". The flag also features a cartoon, Umbert the Unborn, “the comic strip by Gary Cangemi that has been charming people of all ages with its gentle humor and pre-natal antics since 2001,” according to Cangemi’s website.
Very often pro-life groups shy away from the graphic abortion imagery of real human beings who have been beheaded and dismembered during the pre-born time of their development by abortionists, precisely because they do not want to offend anyone. As Jonathon van Maren with the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform explains about the graphic imagery, they “show what happened when that human being was mutilated during the abortion procedure… a very small human being has been violently evicted from the womb he or she needs to continue developing.” Herein lies the real human rights abuse.
With 125,000 abortions around the world every day, the threat to the protesters’ one-world government and the existence of a “global so-called ‘Pro-Life’ and Anti-Abortion movements” is a conspiracy theory one could only wish would some day in the future be true, and is most definitely furthest from the truth today. The reality is that our own Canadian government has once again started to use tax payer dollars for abortions around the world where Canada provides maternal and other assistance, just as provinces continue to use taxpayer funds to pay abortionists here.
From the language used of "pregnant person" and "choices about their own bodily autonomy" these protesters sound more like gender identity ideologists than debaters grounded in reason and reality. In June, their rainbow flag will be flying on that same spot as this pro-life flag. Identity really is the issue, but not of those who "self-identify" as a pregnant person, but what a woman, who is already a mother after conception has occurred, is already pregnant with, namely a real, live, independently developing human being, her very child.
Fr. Jeffrey Stephaniuk,
SPLA Blog Editor
ACTION ALERT: I OPPOSE BILL C-14 Medical Aid in Dying Bill
Wed. May 4, 2016 the Liberals shut down debate on Bill C-14. They are trying to push Bill C-14 through. We must push back.
We need to keep telling our government officials we oppose Bill C-14.
PLEASE phone, email or write your MP (House of Commons, Ottawa ON K1A 0A6) and the following government officials.
When phoning you may be asked to leave a message, listen closely to the instructions. If you talk directly to a person they are required to document your statements and be polite.
Phone Script Sample:
Hi, my name is______. I live in ______. My phone number is______.
I oppose Bill C-14, the Medical Aid in Dying Bill. This is a dangerous bill; if it passes many vulnerable Canadians lives will be at risk. I agree with Liberal MP Robert Falcon Quellette who opposes Bill C-14 when he states it will increase the spirit of suicide. Suicide, especially among our youth and native Canadians, is already a huge problem. Bill C-14 will kill hope and many Canadians. I support Palliative and Hospice care, not killing. Bill C-14 does not protect “Conscience freedom” so that is another reason I oppose Bill C-14. Thank you for listening.
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau: Constituent Office-514-277-6020 email@example.com
Hon Jane Philpott Health Minister: Health Issue Hotline: 1-866-225-0709 Jane.Philpott@parl.gc.ca
Hon Jody Wilson-Raybould Justice Minister: 613-992-1416 Jody.Wilson-Raybould@parl.gc.ca
Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
Committee Chair Senator Bob Runciman: 613-943-4020 or 1-800-267-7362 firstname.lastname@example.org
Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights
Committee Chair Anthony Housefather: 613-995-0121 Anthony.Housefather@parl.gc.ca
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.