Thousands of Irish citizens who live around the world have chronicled their journeys back there this week to vote on Friday in a divisive referendum on legalizing abortion.
Using the hashtag #HomeToVote on Twitter and Instagram, Irish people living abroad have shared stories about their journeys and explained why it was important to them to vote. Some traveled relatively short distances, like from London and Edinburgh, while others returned from as far away as Istanbul, Los Angeles and São Paulo, Brazil.
Walking out isn’t leadership. It’s cowardice:
Alberta’s abortion clinic bill has moved one step closer to being passed following a debate that saw Opposition United Conservatives walk out of the chamber en masse five more times to avoid casting a vote.
At one point, the votes on amendments came quickly, with UCP members leaving their seats, exiting the chamber, returning and sitting down, then popping up minutes later to walk out again.
Five amendments put forward by Independent Derek Fildebrandt were defeated by the NDP and the opposition parties, moving the bill to third and final reading.
The bill calls for putting a legal buffer zone in place around abortion clinics to prevent staff and patients from being harassed by anti-abortion protesters.
UCP Leader Jason Kenney, who is against abortion, has said the bill is a political game by Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP to stir up divisive social issues, and has said his caucus will not participate.
By not participating, Kenney has allowed an abortion bill to go through. How does that wash with his moral objections?
The backlash erupted Wednesday after a question period with Trudeau in the House of Commons. When Trudeau said his administration always will defend abortion as a woman’s “right to choose,” Falk yelled out in response, “It’s not a right!”
And MP Ted Falk is not only getting slammed by Liberals and NDP, but he’s reportedly been muzzled by Conservative leader Andrew Scheer in the wake of the controversy.
Social conservative activist Tanya Granic Allen struck a defiant tone Thursday while addressing the Canadian March for Life, vowing to continue speaking out for preborn babies and Ontario families.
The Trudeau Liberals have an uncanny ability to open cans of worms.
Recognition is in order for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, who have succeeded in taking an important but slumbering national issue and bringing it to the fore.
Problem is, they didn’t mean to. At least, I don’t think they meant to, since nowhere in their long and varied list of election promises did they pledge to divert the country into a debate over abortion.
Justin may have virtue signalled himself into a corner…
Kitchener woman who made report has been charged with public mischief
Waterloo Regional Police Service has charged a 41-year-old Kitchener woman with public mischief after a month-long investigation into an alleged assault against her.
The woman, who is a local pro-choice advocate, said a man threw a bucket of red paint at her face outside the Charles and Borden Tim Hortons, and yelled “murderer” before walking away last month.
Police investigated the case as a hate crime.
From Steven Ertelt at Life News:
Last month, Cecile Richards sent an email to supporters of the Planned Parenthood abortion company asking them to contact the Department of Health and Human Services to reject proposed guidelines protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals who don’t want to be forced to be involved in abortions by either killing unborn children or referring patients for abortions. Without such conscience protections, pro-life doctors, Christian medical workers, and others who do not want to be abortion participants would be forced to be involved in abortions — as has happened in numerous cases across the country and around the world.
Richards sent Planned Parenthood abortion activists a follow-up email today asking them to once again speak out against conscience rights for medical professionals.More.
Reality check: As more people discover that abortion is life baby dismemberment, they need to force involvement. Forcing medical personnel to take part is like the Fugitive Slave Laws: They forced people who were not themselves slave owners to help the cause. Sometimes that helps weaken a cause and let us hope that forced involvement in abortions has that effect. But will it do so in a post-modern environment?
See also: Canada moves quickly toward forced citizen involvement in abortion
It was never about freedom of choice, exactly; it was about abortion. And in the age of euthanasia, we are all “the fetus” now.
Catholic leaders are accusing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of bullying religious groups into supporting abortion on demand.
Trudeau’s administration is facing a huge backlash after it decided to begin forcing groups to affirm their support of “reproductive rights” on an application for grants for student summer jobs.
Group at centre of summer jobs storm stirs debate over graphic anti-abortion images
Canadian Centre for Bio-ethical Reform singled out by Justin Trudeau for ‘hateful’ flyers
An anti-abortion group at the centre of the summer jobs grants controversy has been called out by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for using graphic and disturbing images in its messaging.
During a town hall in Winnipeg last month, Trudeau defended his government’s policy requiring that employers applying for job grants sign an attestation on reproductive and LGBT rights. He called flyers depicting bloodied, aborted fetuses used by the Calgary-based Canadian Centre for Bio-ethical Reform (CCBR) “hateful.”
I am sickened that this stupid evil punk is Canada’s PM.
On Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a town hall at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. During the event, a first-year student asked the PM about free speech as it relates to the pro-life movement.
From the outset to the conclusion, the author does very little to successfully explain why any of the articles, examples, or pro-life news sites that she identifies actually qualify as fake news.
Recently, The New York Times published a column claiming that Facebook is ignoring fake news masquerading as pro-life articles and viewpoints. In it, Rossalyn Warren laments that the massive social media platform has not done more to weed out what she refers to as misinformation from pro-life news sites.
The major flaw in Warren’s column is obvious from the beginning.