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University of Toronto Students for Life: [Video] Abortion Debate: Stephanie Gray vs. Dr. Fraser Fellows

This post was written for University of Toronto Students for Life by Blaise Alleyne. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

We have uploaded video from our Life Week abortion debate between Stephanie Gray and Dr. Fraser Fellows on the question of whether abortion is harmful to women:

Read the comments at the University of Toronto Students for Life website.

University of Toronto Students for Life: Life Week: November 4-8

This post was written for University of Toronto Students for Life by Blaise Alleyne. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

We’re making next week Life Week at the University of Toronto!

Look for us on campus!

First, we’ll have a visible public presence on campus early in the week, with activism projects and information tables. If you’d like to help out, please contact us for more information.

Then, we’re hosting three big events at the end of the week:

  1. Thurs Nov 7 @ 7pm: Abortion vs. Childbirth: The Latest Evidence on Psychological Risks (lecture)
  2. Fri Nov 8 @ 9am-4pm: Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women (full-day conference)
  3. Fri Nov 8 @ 7pm: Stephanie Gray vs. late-term abortionist Dr. Fraser Fellows (debate)

1. LECTURE: Abortion vs. Childbirth: The Latest Evidence on Psychological Risks

Date: Thursday, November 7 at 7:00pm
Location: Father Madden Hall (Carr Hall, 100 St. Joseph Street)
Cost: Free!
https://www.facebook.com/events/607553529290449/

Dr. Priscilla Coleman

Come to this free public lecture, in association with the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research, featuring Dr. Priscilla Coleman on Abortion vs. Childbirth: The Latest Evidence on Psychological Risks.

Space is limited, so get there early!

2. CONFERENCE: Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women

Date: Friday, November 8 9am-4pm (Registration: 8:30am)
Location: Father Madden Hall (Carr Hall, 00 St. Joseph Street)
Cost: Regular $60; Students $20. Lunch and refreshments included.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1426135750943000/

Complications: Abortion's Impact on Women (book cover)

In association with the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research, this conference will present explosive new research that shows a multitude of harmful effects on women’s health from abortion. Be one of the first to get the latest findings from this new book. Abortion can impact future infertility, cancer, autoimmune disease, depression and more. Includes powerful personal stories.

Featuring:

  • Dr. Priscilla Coleman
  • Dr. Angela Lanfranchi
  • Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy
  • Professor Ian Gentles
  • Angelina Steenstra
  • and many more.

To register, contact the deVeber Institute via the web, or email or by phone at 416-256-0555.

3. DEBATE: Stephanie Gray vs. late-term abortionist Dr. Fraser Fellows

Date: Friday, November 8 at 7:00pm
Location: JRR Macleod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building (MS 2158), 1 King’s College Circle
Cost: Free!
https://www.facebook.com/events/235396916614972/

Stephanie Gray

Sponsored by the Canadian Physicians for Life, pro-life speaker Stephanie Gray of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform will debate late-term abortionist Dr. Fraser Fellows on the topic of whether abortion is harmful to women. No matter what you think about abortion, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to here the best arguments from both sides.

Space is limited, so get there early!

Read the comments at the University of Toronto Students for Life website.

University of Toronto Students for Life: On the death of Henry Morgentaler

This post was written for University of Toronto Students for Life by Blaise Alleyne. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

Henry Morgentaler

We are saddened to hear about the death of Henry Morgentaler, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family — but our thoughts and prayers are also very much with the 3 million pre-born children who have been killed by abortion in Canada, many by his own hands.

His legacy is blood-stained: over 3 million children have been killed by abortion in Canada — nearly a quarter of our generation have lost their lives to abortion.

His legacy is a Canada, alone among democratic nations in having no legal protection at all for children in the womb, leaving us in the company of only countries like North Korea and China.

It is tragic that Henry Morgentaler used his long life to ensure that the lives of so many Canadian children would be cut extremely short.

These past decades have been witness to his blood-stained legacy, but in the years ahead, our focus is on undoing his work, so that our legacy might be one of ending the killing.

Read the comments at the University of Toronto Students for Life website.

University of Toronto Students for Life: “It’s A Girl” Movie Screening: Monday, March 25

This post was written for University of Toronto Students for Life by Blaise Alleyne. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

On Monday, March 25th at 6pm in Sid Smith 2135, we’re hosting a free public screening of the documentary It’s A Girl. Help spread the word with our Facebook event. Hope to see you there!

In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called “gendercide”.

The war against girls is rooted in centuries-old tradition and sustained by deeply ingrained cultural dynamics which, in combination with government policies, accelerate the elimination of girls.

Shot on location in India and China, It’s a Girl reveals the issue. It asks why this is happening, and why so little is being done to save girls and women.

Read the comments at the University of Toronto Students for Life website.

University of Toronto Students for Life: Margaret Somerville on why we shouldn’t authorize killing

This post was written for University of Toronto Students for Life by Blaise Alleyne. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

Margaret Somerville appears on The Source with Ezra Levant to discuss the moral and ethical problems with legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide.

The most important question to ask is, is society either authorizing someone to kill other people or authorizing them to help them kill themselves, is that morally wrong? [...] The problem with assisted suicide is that society has to become complicit in it and society has to say, “we’ll authorize this,” and society has to change its laws to allow it to be legal, and its that complicity that I think is so dangerous and wrong… It’s a culture of despair, and the opposite of despair is hope[...] People who want euthanasia are not depressed, it’s usually not because of pain, but [...] the state they’re in is hopelessness[... having] nothing to look forward to.

Watch the whole 9 minute interview here.


Read the comments at the University of Toronto Students for Life website.

University of Toronto Students for Life: Dr. Adrian Owen on TVO’s The Agenda

This post was written for University of Toronto Students for Life by Blaise Alleyne. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

Danny wrote about Dr. Adrian Owen’s research on awareness and patients in a vegetative state last year, while Owen was in the UK. Now he’s the Canada excellence research chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at the University of Western Ontario, and Steve Paikin sat down with him for a half hour interview on his work this past Spring [25min]. Very important research to keep an eye on regarding “end of life” issues.


Read the comments at the University of Toronto Students for Life website.

University of Toronto Students for Life: I’m a Dad! 3D Ultrasound

This post was written for University of Toronto Students for Life by Blaise Alleyne. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

I’ve recently become a father. I am sure that pregnancy was designed not only to allow for the early development of the child, but also to give parents time to prepare. Still, in this period of anticipation, waiting to “meet” our child, it’s amazing how technology makes the pre-born child more visible than ever before.

Here are some photos and a video from a 3D ultrasound around ~21 weeks after conception.

3D Ultrasound

3D Ultrasound

3D Ultrasound

3D Ultrasound: No more photos!

The 3D ultrasound video and photos are all licensed freely under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence, which means you’re encouraged to share, remix, adapt, distribute the photos and video far and wide.


Read the comments at the University of Toronto Students for Life website.

University of Toronto Students for Life: Roger Ebert: Remaking My Voice

This post was written for University of Toronto Students for Life by Blaise Alleyne. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

I just finished watching this fantastic TED Talk by Roger Ebert on remaking his voice. Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw — and, thus, his ability to speak — to cancer. This part of his talk, delivered by his wife, Chaz, was quite emotional (text inside the quotes is what she reads from his prepared remarks, outside the quotes are her own words):

“This whole adventure has been a learning experience. Every time there was a surgery that failed, I was left with a little less flesh and bone. Now I have no jaw left at all. While harvesting tissue from both my shoulders, the surgeries left me with back pain and reduced my ability to walk easily. Ironic that my legs are fine and it’s my shoulders that slow up my walk.”

“When you see me today, I look like the Phantom of the Opera–” but no you don’t!… “It is human nature to look at someone like me and assume I have lost some of my marbles. People… People talk loudly and slowly to me. Sometimes they assume I am deaf. There are people who don’t want to make eye contact…” Believe me, he didn’t mean this as — anyways, let me just read it… You should never let your wife read something like this! “It is human nature to look away from illness. We don’t enjoy a reminder of our own fragile mortality.”

“That’s why writing on the Internet has become a lifesaver for me. My ability to think and write have not been affected, and on the web my real voice finds expression. I have also met many other disabled people who communicate this way. One of my Twitter friends can type only with his toes. One of the funniest blogs on the web is written by a friend of mine, named Smart Ass Cripple… All of these people are saying in one way or another that what you see is not all you get. So, I have not come here to complain. I have much to make me happy and relieved.”

Just… watch the whole thing.


Read the comments at the University of Toronto Students for Life website.