uOttawa Students For Life: Flags on the Hill

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IMG_20141002_080245This morning, members of uOttawa Students for Life joined almost one hundred other volunteers from We Need A Law to plant 100,000 blue and pink flags on Parliament Hill. Each of these flags represents one of the 100,000 children killed by abortion in Canada every year since the Morgentaler decision in 1988.

The children represented by these flags were not much loved in life, and have rarely been remembered in death, except perhaps by their mothers and fathers, many of whom grieve by the loss of their children to abortion. But for most of us, these children’s lives ended so soon after they began that their deaths passed us by unnoticed and largely uncared for. 

Today we took a stand to remember these children and to witness to the injustice committed against them. These children will never laugh or cry. They were never read a book or watch a play. They will never see a sunset. And they will never feel the embrace of the one they love. They were killed before any of that. They are victims of our individualist and consumer culture, as are their parents. But they will not go unremembered, at least not while we have anything to say about it.

Because we are pro-life. We want the unwanted. We defend the defenceless. And we witness to the beauty, the power, and the meaning of every single human life from conception till natural death.

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Saint Paul Students for Life: Day of Vigil for the Unborn-25th of March 2014

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piThe Helpers of God’s Precious Infants is organizing a Day of Vigil for the Unborn on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 (Feast of the Annunciation). This is an opportunity to perform a work of mercy during Lent. The day of vigil will be very similar to the 40 Days for Life campaign. Vigilers are asked to stand across the street from 65 Bank St. (just in front of the 240 Sparks St. Mall). There will be a few signs available. Sidewalk counsellors will be present for most of the day. Some of the students from St. Paul Students for Life will commit to taking an hour so as soon as we have the timeslot, we will update you and invite you to join with us!

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Saint Paul Students for Life: 40 Days for Life

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40daysTomorrow, 25th of September marks the beginning of the daily vigil of prayer, fasting and outreach for the 40 Days for Life. 40 Days for Life vigils will begin in 306 cities from coast to coast in North America — and in eight other countries around the world.40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:

-40 days of prayer and fasting for an end of abortion

-40 days of peaceful vigil

-40 days of community outreach

The latest closure of the abortion clinic in Midlands, Texas, USA, brings the number of closed abortion facilities — where 40 Days for Life prayer vigils have been held to 40!

For the next forty days, individuals and community outreach groups will gather near the abortion mill here on Bank Street, Ottawa to pray and give peaceful witness to the dignity of life. St. Paul’s Students for Life will also join in this event.

The Scripture passage that sums up the spirit of 40 Days for Life is 2 Chronicles 7:14 — “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

For more about 40 Days for Life, check out their website here.

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uOttawa Students For Life: uOSFL Hosts MP Stephen Woodworth: Discussion on Motion 312

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Parliament may not want to discuss the hot topic of when life begins, but we do!

Come join us on Monday, December 3rd at 7 PM in Montpetit 202 (125 University Private) to welcome MP Stephen Woodworth to the University of Ottawa for a public lecture and discussion.

For those who may not know, MP Stephen Woodworth’s Motion 312 was recently voted down in Parliament. This motion proposed that the House of Commons establish a committee to examine the scientific evidence as to when human life begins, and to report back as to the human rights implications of its findings.

You can find details of this motion here: http://www.stephenwoodworth.ca/canadas-400-year-old-definition-of-human-being/motion-312This event is hosted by the University of Ottawa Students for Life, your pro-life club on campus. For more information, please see our Facebook event and follow us on Twitter at @uosfl_epvuo.


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Saint Paul Students for Life: Cupcakes for Life!

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This year we will have our annual Cupcakes for Life activity on Wednesday, November 14th  from 11:00AM – 2:00PM on the bottom floor at St. Paul’s.  Students will simply be offering free cupcakes in remembrance of those who never got to celebrate a birthday.  Come and enjoy a cupcake and remember with us the value of human life!

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uOttawa Students For Life: Adoption – Stronger Because Of It

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They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger (cue Kelly Clarkson) and that is even truer when it comes to giving life. Good for this girl for staying strong even when the men in her life tried to pressure her into “choice.”

He sat me down and told me I needed to have an abortion. My whole world came crashing down again. I have never cried so hard. I was lost, and the only man I knew truly loved me was telling me to do the same thing the boy I thought loved me said to do. I stood toe to toe with my father and told him no. I had more respect than that for myself and for God.

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I’m so glad I chose life and gave Brett a chance at a good and happy life. He is a gift to everyone, and even though it was hard, I would never take back the journey I went through. I’m stronger because of it.

Here in Ottawa, FirstPlace Options, Birthright and Miriam Centre can provide information about local adoption services. AdoptioninCanada is a great website with information about the adoption process.


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uOttawa Students For Life: Coming Up in Ottawa

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First Place OPTIONS is holding its 20th Anniversary Dinner & Auction this Friday, October 19th, from 6pm to 10pm. Our club supports this pregnancy resource centre every year through our December baby shower.

Life Canada‘s National Pro-Life Conference is October 25-27 and takes place not in Ottawa but in Toronto.

Kathleen Gray of the Centre for Reproductive Loss will be at Saint Paul University on Saturday, November 3rd in Room 102 (through the main doors, up the stairs, and straight down the hall to your left) for a training session from 9:30-10:30am and Q&A from 10:30-11:30am, regarding the Healing Process Model © for use by counselors, clergy, etc. in acknowledging and compassionately addressing the emotional, spiritual, and psychological distress of individuals and families affected by such loss as miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, adoption, SIDS, infertility, and sterility.

On the evening of November 3, Action Life has a fundraiser with Brian Lilley called Changing the Culture by Changing Hearts and Minds at St. Maurice Parish (4 Perry Street). Cocktails are at 6:30pm, the lasagna dinner is at 7pm and the cost is $35.

The 40 Days for Life campaign continues until November 4th.

A Rachel’s Vineyard retreat weekend will be held in Ottawa the weekend of November 9-11 to offer non-judgmental post-abortion healing for women and men.

A Wine and Chocolate Tasting Event to benefit Campaign Life Coalition and the Miriam Centre will be held on Sunday, November 18 from 2pm to 5pm at St. Francis Xavier High School (3740 Spratt Road). The event will be hosted by Nick Vandergradt from CFRA and Stephen Woodworth will be the guest speaker.

Also in Toronto rather than Ottawa, the deVeber Institute‘s Annual Dinner and Public Lecture will be on November 22 at 7pm. Margaret Somerville will speak on The Deadly Debate: Physician-Assisted Suicide on Trial at the University of Toronto. Email bioethics@deveber.org for more info and to RSVP for this free event.


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uOttawa Students For Life: After Motion 312, What Now?

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Wondering what to do now that the vote on Motion 312 is over? First, see how your MP voted and send an email thanking them or expressing your disappointment.

Next, take a moment to support Rona Ambrose, Canada’s Minister for the Status of Women, who has been getting quite a bit of flack for having an open mind and supporting M312. Add your name to the petition supporting Minister Ambrose and send off a quick email to the PM to let him know you stand behind her.

And if that isn’t enough for you, you can also make a video showing your support:

Remember, the defeat of Motion 312 is not the end, just the beginning! Canadians are tuning into the debate, so keep making your voice heard.


Read the comments at the uOttawa Students For Life website.