1. Cathy Wagantall’s Bill C-233
Cathy Wagantall, Member of Parliament for Yorkton–Melville, is working hard to bring her private member’s Bill, that would amend the Criminal Code to effectively ban sex selection abortion, to a vote. Introduced in the House of Commons on February 26, 2020, the Sex Selective Abortion Act (Bill C-233) if passed, addresses one of the more heinous realities of abortion, namely that a woman can have an abortion merely for the sake of not wanting the particular sex of her unborn child.
Paper petitions are available for signature on Cathay’s website (François). All signatures, no matter how few, are gladly accepted at her Ottawa office postage-free.
For more information go here.
2. Clinic 554
The Blaine Higgs government in New Brunswick has responded to a letter from Senator Pratt’s office demanding that the provincial government fund Clinic 554 with tax dollars, despite the fact that abortions are already performed in the hospitals there. The New Brunswick government cited Regulation 84-20 which has a 30-year precedent that limits funding of surgical abortions to hospitals and supports the provincial government in their choice of funding health care options.
This letter from the Senator’s office has generated a great deal of support from Liberal parliamentarians for small pro-abortion activist groups. We need pro-life people to push back.
For more information and to support the provincial government please go here.
3. Update on euthanasia
The Federal government has reinstated Bill C-7 to further expand the reach of assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada. Under the proposed legislation, medical assistance in dying (MAID) would be expanded not only to people who are dying, but would include the chronically ill and disabled, as well.
According to Dr. Ramona Coehlo and her team, “This bill effectively allows medical death on demand for almost anyone who wants it.”
Read her excellent article here.
Canada’s federal government has just re-introduced Bill C-7, which if passed would be one of the most permissive euthanasia laws in the world.
Bill C-7 will allow euthanasia for incompetent persons and those with mental illnesses. It will also eliminate the ten-day waiting period.
I’m calling on Canadians to unite against this anti-life bill. Will you help me by signing this important petition against this extreme proposal?
In our area we have the Vernon LIVE WELL CLINIC giving compassionate pregnancy support. contact: email@example.com 778-475-6016 text 1-604-901-5713 In Kamloops we have Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry for healing after abortion. They can be reached at 1-877-467-3463 or local contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone or text 250-267-5081 I recommend that you keep these contacts, it may save or heal a life. Thank you God bless,
Sept 22 flag display with Banners
LIFE CHAIN is a go in Salmon Arm. To comply with government regulations on large gatherings, we have 2 sections; one at City Hall, the other at Centenoka Mall. Should we have more than fifty per location, a third one will be added. Physical distance is maintained, hand sanitizers are provided, masks are optional. Pre-registration is required . Please call Hildegard 250-832-8352, email email@example.com with your name, phone number, and how many in your family by Wednesday September 30. Shuswap Pro-Life asks for your understanding , participation and prayers. ’’Before I knew you, and before you were born I set you apart.’’Jeremiah 1:5
Sunday October 4, meet at City Hall or at Centenoka Mall 2:15 pm to sign in and pick up your sign, proceed to TCH, stand in silent prayer till 3:30 pm.
On the bulletin board is information about two
important issues. We encourage ALL parishioners to
read and contact government officials by mail, email
or phone. Let our governments hear your voice:
Bill C-7 an Act to amend the Criminal Code (MaiD –
medical assistance in dying) This Bill removes the
requirement that a person’s natural death be
‘reasonably foreseeable; it waves 10 day waiting
period; allows death for persons with mental illness,
such as depression and schizophrenia; a doctor or
nurse practitioner could lethally inject a person who
is not capable of consenting; and it will permit
euthanasia for people who are incompetent but
were approved in advance. Euthanasia was
legalized in Canada in 2016 – the federal
government promised a five-year review – no such
review has taken place! firstname.lastname@example.org
BC Government and the Delta Hospice Society
The BC Government has advised the Delta Hospice
Society (under Fraser Heath /lower mainland BC)
that funding will be withdrawn and the Society will
no longer be permitted to provide hospice palliative
care UNLESS they provide euthanasia at their
facility! This is a drastic measure – the extreme
opposite of what hospice palliative care is. MaiD-
medical assistance in dying – is NOT part of hospice.
Should the BC government be allowed to do this – it
will set a precedence and no hospice/palliative care
institution will be safe from the same fate. Names
and contact information for Federal and Local
government officials are listed on the bulletin board