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“No Choice”: A Magazine Reviews Canada’s Pro-Life Movement

The cover of the summer issue of Maisonneuve Magazine.



Prepare to grin, grimace and grump: this article has it all. 

Given that the article published in the arts and opinion magazine Maisonneuve was nearly a year in the making and given that NCLN staff were interviewed, we were interested to see what the authors would say about Canada’s Pro-Life Movement.  It’s a mixed bag, but certainly an interesting read.

The lovely ladies of ProWomanProLife have responded, calling out the authors for their assertion that “strict physicians’ guidelines cap abortions at twenty-four weeks” (those guidelines are found where exactly?). 

And Faye Sonier ‘howls with laughter’ at the comment that pregnancy centres are notoriously litigious:

“Yes, those crazy pro-lifers and their buckets of money – money collected from ye olde money tree in the parking lot.  Money that they then throw at their team of lawyers.  Lawyers they keep on retainer and on-call, to address any perceived slight.  Yes, that sure sounds like the reality of non-profit and charitable organizations everywhere.  And to support their claim, they provide a single example.”


But we do appreciate that the authors consider Canada’s young pro-life leaders to be “camera-ready spokespeople – twentysomethings who seem more like news anchors than activists”.  (It’s nice to know we have a future in broadcasting after we end abortion.)  There were even some complimentary remarks about NCLN as ‘polished’ and ‘media-savvy’.  That said, we have no idea what or how NCLN, as they allege, “encourages members to collectively blog their outrage when conflicts arise.”

 You can read the full article here (and collectively blog your reactions thereafter?).



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University of Toronto Students for Life: “I might have risked my life for her, but she was worth it.”

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

These types of stories never get old. Mother needs treatment that will kill her unborn child. Doctors warn mother to have an abortion first. Mother refuses and gives birth to healthy baby. And to top it all off, the mother is on the road to recovery! Happy news and God bless both of them!

Victoria, 33, went for a routine blood test when she was five months pregnant and was given the shattering news she had cancer.

She desperately needed chemotherapy – but medics warned it would kill her unborn girl so begged her to have an abortion.

Needless to say, Victoria did not go through with the abortion and instead went through a more grueling treatment for her cancer.

Jessica was born perfectly healthy. And yesterday – with the baby now ten months old – her mum was on the road to recovery from her chronic myeloid leukaemia after finally starting on the delayed chemotherapy.

She said there was no choice, but mum definitely chose life. Now her response to why she chose life:

Holding my daughter in my arms was an amazing moment. I might have risked my life for her, but she was worth it.

Enough said.

HT:  ProWomanProLife

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