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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: 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.


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University of Toronto Students for Life: Planned Parenthood: We Don’t Listen to Science

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

Planned Parenthood’s College Outreach group, Advocates for Choice, really hates science. Don’t just take my word for it, listen for yourself (via the CCBR).

I thought it was the “wacky religious right” or the “lunatic fringe of the Republican party” that was supposed to be anti-science, but these champions of truth seem to want the anti-science crown more than anyone else. I certainly wouldn’t want to be in an anti-science contest against any of these folks!

Why might that be? Maybe because science doesn’t make abortion look very good.


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

University of Toronto Students for Life: What’s your wheelchair?

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

An amazing video, via Matthew Warner:

They said Christopher Coleman would be a complete “vegetable.” He would never move, walk, talk or think. He was actually pronounced dead at birth. Well, they were wrong. But the inspiration is not just how he’s overcome those things. It’s what he has to say about it all.


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