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Go Life: U of A Campus Pro-Life: Extravaganza 2010!

This post was written for Go Life: U of A Campus Pro-Life by campusprolife. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

On March 6, 2010, Go Life: U of A Campus Pro-Life will be hosting a semi-formal Fundraising Extravaganza as a part of our Life Week 2010. The Extravaganza will consist of cocktails, musical performances, a dinner, a dance, a silent auction, and an address from His Grace Archbishop Richard Smith.  The evening will begin at 5:00 pm, and it will be held at O’Leary Hall, beneath St. Joseph’s Basilica (10044-113 Street).  Tickets are $60 per adult, $40 per student/youth (under 18), and $10 for the dance only.  A portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting the Dr. Charlotte Denman Lozier Bursary for Single Mothers.  Tickets can be ordered via email, online, or through the parish office.  To order or place a hold on tickets, contact ualberta.prolife@gmail.com OR click “LEAVE A COMMENT” in the top right hand corner of this page and enter your name, phone number, and the number and type of tickets you wish to purchase. We will hold the tickets for you 7 days from the time you order them.   To pay, please send a cheque to:

Go Life: U of A Campus Pro-Life
Box 60005, U of A Postal Outlet
Students’ Union Building, U of A
Edmonton, AB, T6R 2J7

Dance tickets can be purchased at the door.

If you are able to promote the event at your parish, please email us at ualberta.prolife@gmail.com, and we can send you a promotional package.

2010 Extravaganza poster

Thanks to the following businesses for donating items for our silent auction:

Universal Church Supplies – “Mother and Child” Sculpture

Blessings Christian Marketplace – Mother’s Daily Inspirations and a book

St. John  of God – “The Voyage of Life: Youth” artwork

Dunvegan Gardens – 2 gardening baskets (gift cert, seeds, gloves, candles, flower pot etc)


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Go Life: U of A Campus Pro-Life: Protest Bill C-384

This post was written for Go Life: U of A Campus Pro-Life by campusprolife. It does not necessarily represent the views of NCLN.

When members of parliament (MP’s) return to Ottawa this month, they will be facing a debate on the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Bill C-384 was introduced by the Bloc Quebecois MP Francine Lalonde in May 2009. It is her latest attempt to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada.

What are euthanasia and assisted suicide?:

  • Euthanasia is an action or omission of an action done to directly and intentionally cause the death of another person, usually by medical means. Bill C-384 would give the right to medical practitioners to directly and intentionally cause the death of their patients.
  • Assisted Suicide is when one person is directly and intentionally involved with causing the death of another person. Bill C-384 would give the right to medical practitioners to be directly and intentionally involved with causing the death of their patients.

It is important to note that euthanasia and assisted suicide are not about withholding or withdrawing medical treatment that is useless or burdensome, and it is not about the use of large doses of pain killers that may unintentional cause the death of a person. Euthanasia and assisted suicide is about directly and intentionally causing the death of people and Bill C-384 directly threatens the lives of people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups in our country.

•Bill C-384 legalizes euthanasia and assisted suicide for people suffering chronic physical and mental pain. Chronic physical and mental pain can be effectively treated.

• Bill C-384 legalizes euthanasia and assisted suicide for people suffering from, but not limited to, a terminal illness. The bill does not define terminal illness.

• Bill C-384 does not restrict euthanasia and assisted suicide to citizens of Canada. Canada could become a haven for “suicide tourists.”

• Bill C-384 does not require that a person at least attempt effective treatment for their chronic physical or mental pain. The bill states that a person qualifies for euthanasia even if they have refused to try effective treatments.

• Bill C-384 does not limit euthanasia to competent people. Bill C-384 legalizes euthanasia and assisted suicide for people who “appear to be lucid.” What does it mean to “appear” to be lucid?

• Bill C-384 may not limit euthanasia to physicians alone.

Bill C-384 allows a person a kill another person. Once society allows one person to kill another it becomes impossible to protect those who are made to feel like a burden upon society. Bill C-384 directly threatens the lives of people with disabilities and other vulnerable Canadians –people who need to be treated with equality and dignity and who often need to be protected by society.

To download the following pdf flyer, click: Euthanasia Flyer September 09

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Go Life: U of A Campus Pro-Life: Life Week

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Go Life will be hosting Life Week at the University of Alberta from March 9 – 13, 2009.  Life Week is a week dedicated to raising awareness about current life issues and promoting the dignity of all human life, from conception to natural death.  It features a variety of guest speakers, awareness projects, and fundraising events.  All proceeds from Life Week will go towards establishing Go Life’s Dr. Charlotte Denman Lozier Bursary for Single Mothers.  For more information, go to www.lifeweek.wordpress.com.


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Go Life: U of A Campus Pro-Life: International Life Chain

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Life Chain is a peaceful public witness of pro-life North Americans standing for one hour in defense of the sanctity and dignity of human life. We will stand and form a huge human chain, and each person will receive a sign with a pro-life message to hold.

Go Life will be hosting a “Students for Life” block. Please come and show your support for life! Bring family and friends with you! It is only an hour of your time, and a great way to get the pro-life message out there!

The International Life Chain in Edmonton will run from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm on October 5, beginning at the intersection of 104th Ave and 109th St. (near the downtown campus of Grant MacEwan College) and will run west along 109th St. to 124th Street and then north on 124th St. to the Morgentaler Clinic at 109A Ave. It is organized by Edmonton Pro-Life.

For more information, or to join us,  please email us at ualberta.prolife@gmail.com.


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Go Life: U of A Campus Pro-Life: Support Bill C-484

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Private member’s Bill C-484, put forward by MP Ken Epp, is garnering a varied response across Canada. The bill is designed to protect the rights of those pregnant mothers who have chosen to carry their child to term, thereby making it legal for someone who injures/kills a pregnant women to be charged with two crimes.  

Pro-’choice’ activists are opposing this bill because, as Mr. Epp said in article published May 15, 2008 in the Ottawa Citizen, “it recognizes some value in the unborn child (in that it can be the victim of a crime) which might lead to some Canadians changing their minds about abortion (which also deals with the unborn child). But how is that a justifiable reason to oppose this bill? Is it right in a free and democratic society to try to control how and what people think? If people of their own free will decide to rethink their position on an important issue, why should we try to suppress that, especially if it means sacrificing in the process something which in and of itself is just and good and supported by a vast majority of Canadians?”  

As Mr. Epp said (OTTAWA, November 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) ): ”This is all about protecting the choice of a woman to give birth to her child.  It is about condemning the actions of those who would take it upon themselves to criminally assault a pregnant woman and the child she wants and loves, destroying that child against her will….Having heard the heart-rending stories of the families of the victims, I am absolutely convinced that this is an issue which cannot be swept aside.  How do you tell these grieving families that the child they loved and lost never even existed in the eyes of the law? My Unborn Victims of Crime bill addresses this grave injustice, and I encourage all my Colleagues from all parties to support this bill when it comes up for a vote in the House.”

Please show your support for this bill by writing to your MP.  Make a difference for life!

 

To read Mr. Epp’s May 15th article, go to:

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=f58747bf-2888-4b8f-ba14-2f8c0e7be1c6)  

 

To read the bill, go to: 

http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx Language=E&Parl=39&Ses=2&Mode=1&Pub=Bill&Doc=C-484_1&File=24


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