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A review of The Birth of the Pill

Great, great read: The cardinal tenet of the Contraceptive Regime is that The Pill safely sterilizes the sexual act. As a result of this belief, we accept the idea that we can have sex with anyone we want, without regard for potential consequences. We think we can have sex with a person who would be […]

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Uniformity in the name of diversity

Well, looking back on 2014, we’ve seen a whole host of attacks on diversity, which in most cases took the form of clamping down on Christian or pro-life expression. It’s pretty disappointing. Here’s a great segment by Brian Lilley where he addresses two such stories.  

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Bah humbug!

I have learned about the effort of some this Christmas to withdraw charitable funds from those who would serve pregnant women in their hour of need. Every Christmas story has a Scrooge I suppose. I was watching A Christmas Carol recently and was reminded that the main point of A Christmas Carol is entirely lost in […]

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If you believe in prayer…

..now’s the time to put your belief into action. Peter Ryan, the executive director of New Brunswick Right to Life is asking for prayer today, as the NB Legislature debates abortion. The new Liberal premier, Brian Gallant, has promised to strip New Brunswick of every last shred of protection for women seeking abortion in the […]

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Pre-natal testing not totally accurate

Many women do abort on the basis of what they consider to be a bad prenatal diagnosis. I know of one. Please think of them when you read this article, because they are highly likely to already be conflicted over their decision, and this is a very hard thing to read: A report from Beth […]

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“Special” on Parliament Hill

Some think that a committee of bureaucrats gave pro-lifers special treatment when they planted 100,000 pink and blue flags representing 100,000 lives lost in Canada to abortion annually on Parliament Hill. Having wiped the tears of laughter from my cheek, let me now continue. The group that planted the flags received “special” permission because all displays on […]

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Senate debate reveals truth about assisted suicide

The recent debate in the Senate (at 1620) outlines perfectly what Andrew Coyne meant when he said (my emphasis): So it is that a cause advanced in the name of a limitless individual freedom (self-annihilation, it is said, being the ultimate assertion of personal autonomy) defends itself with reference to how acutely limited that freedom […]

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Culture, consent and Jian Ghomeshi

Abortion is not about abortion, it’s about relationships. That’s why I’m taking more time to research post-sexual revolution relationships and ethics. Together with the lovely Rebecca Walberg, we will write a book about this. Here’s an op-ed getting in on some of the Jian Ghomeshi discussion.

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Place your order today!

Perfect made to order babies. They won’t be ready for Christmas though. It costs a lot, but if you get what you want then it’s worth it, for example a girl, not a boy in this case. Or, the right eye colour: The same goes for details less crucial than avoiding disease, as Steinberg is […]

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Post-natal abortion in Canada

Once we’re considering euthanasia for adults, we move to the euthanasia of babies: Doctors would be justified to end the lives of some terminally impaired newborn babies, says a prominent Canadian bioethicist in a report that pushes the country’s euthanasia debate into provocative new territory. Much of the discussion of physician assisted-death in Canada has […]

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Two cultures, one demeaning attitude toward women

Johanne Brownrigg has this piece up at MercatorNet. Certainly challenges what we consider to be “female-friendly” in our culture (abortion) as contrasted with cultures where they practice barbarism of other varieties (female genital mutilation). I do see some substantive differences between abortion and female genital mutilation. We have a pretty hefty percentage of women, not […]

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From the macabre to the just plain horrifying

Two “great” articles on euthanasia. First, a bioethicist from the University of Tübingen in Germany, Ronald Kipke, has pointed out that “commercial assisted suicide” (CAS) – paying a non-doctor to kill patients – is a logical development of physician-assisted suicide, and a much better deal over-all.  It means that we don’t have to involve doctors […]

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Questions for pro-choicers

Katha Pollitt in an article in which she sought input from pro-lifers. At the end she writes: I wonder what answers pro-lifers would get if they asked similar questions of pro-choicers.” The questions I’d have for pro-choicers would be (and from my experience, they are similarly reticent to compromise or dialogue): Why are relationships a zero sum […]

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Senators propose euthanasia bill

We live in interesting times.  Yesterday, Senator Nancy Ruth and Senator Larry Campbell introduced Senate Private Bill S 225, a bill that legalizes euthanasia  and assisted suicide by lethal prescription. This bill is based on the private members bills that were introduced in the House of Commons by Stephen Fletcher MP, earlier this year. According […]

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A review of The Birth of the Pill

Great, great read: The cardinal tenet of the Contraceptive Regime is that The Pill safely sterilizes the sexual act. As a result of this belief, we accept the idea that we can have sex with anyone we want, without regard for potential consequences. We think we can have sex with a person who would be […]

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Misguided feminism at Fredericton High School

A demonstration over school dress codes at Fredericton High School has led to police being called in and several students facing sanctions, including suspension. A campaign against school uniforms was launched by Fredericton Youth Feminists. According to a student involved in the project, requiring a dress code plays into the rape culture, and as one […]

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