About 70 people attended the KW Right to Life Candle-Light Prayer Vigil on January 28th, 2017 in the cold damp evening …..
…..to pray and remember the millions of babies lost to abortion in Canada since the abortion law was struck down in 1988 leaving abortion on demand. Sixty people walked and prayed holding candles and signs (PREBORN HUMAN RIGHTS). They were joined at 7 pm by an additional 10 people for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction at nearby Our Lady of Sorrows Church. We were met by a group of students from Emmanuel Bible College who prayed over us and blessed our endeavour.
January 28, 2017 Saturday’s Candle-light Prayer Vigil in front of Kit. City Hall. 6-7pm.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Church
‘Security of the Person’
On January 28, 1988 Canada’s abortion law was struck down leaving no protection for preborn babies at any stage of pregnancy.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms founding principal is based on the Supremacy of God and the right of the individual to life, liberty and security of the person.
In order to accommodate the 1988 abortion law the rights of the preborn child were sacrificed for the ‘security of the person’ namely women and men who wanted to end the preborn’s life through abortion.
This twist in the law has achieved its goal bringing to Canadians; abortion on demand for any reason including, social, economic, gender and disability of the baby in the womb.
How secure are Canadians with this law in 2017? We know more about the value of preborn human life through ultrasound and medical advancement and clearly see the humanity of the preborn in a different light.
We find a constant trail of broken lives of women and men who feel betrayed by the promise that abortion is the answer for their problem pregnancy.
There are currently drug and substance abuse centres like DrugRehab.com that include care for women and men who suffer the emotional and psychological after-effects of abortion and have turned to substance abuse.
Since 2012 Statistics Ontario no longer records abortion statistics leaving only those that are loosely incomplete and inaccurate. This downplays the numbers and effects of the procedure.
Besides the lives of preborn babies being at risk from abortion now more than ever we see the security of post abortive women and men at risk from the consequences of abortion’s unnatural solution to pregnancy.
A full house (about 120) for the KW RTL sponsored STOP SENSORSHIP TOUR Why Statistics Matter on January 14th 2017, K of C Hall Waterloo. They are visiting 9 cities and towns this month in Ontario. Mike Schouten from WeNeedaLaw.ca and John Sikkema, a lawyer from ARPA along with blogger Patricia Maloney are taking the Ontario Government to court over Section 65(5.7) of FIPPA on February 1st. * Contact your local MPP to Repeal Section 65(5.7) of FIPPA (See the contact info. of your local MPPs below along with pictures of the event)
History of the issue below: 2015 FIPPA challenge in Pre-Born Human Rights
In January, 2012, the Ontario government quietly slipped in an amendment to the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) whereby all information related to abortion is no longer accessible via an Access To Information and Privacy (ATIP) request. Section 65(5.7) reads: “This Act does not apply to records relating to the provision of abortion services.” Note that one of the FIPPA’s purposes is to guarantee access to government information to maintain transparency and accountability. Yet this addition undermines this purpose and was never debated in the Legislature.
Patricia Maloney, a pro-life blogger who we have regular contact with and who has done excellent work using ATIPs, ran up against this roadblock in January 2014. When her request for statistical information was denied (under the new provision) she appealed the decision on her own, but lost. She then retained a lawyer on a pro bono basis and appealed again. After a third appeal, she finally received the information late last year. The government released this information to her “outside of the FIPPA process” mere days before her hearing in court. But the bad law remains on the books.
ARPA Canada and Patricia Maloney are now challenging the law itself as unconstitutional. We have filed a notice of application asking the Ontario Superior Court to strike down section 65(5.7) of Ontario’s FIPPA. Freedom of Information is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, falling under the freedom of expression protection. A successful Charter challenge would produce the information we are looking for, would require the Ontario legislature to amend the legislation, and would expose the extremism of the Ontario government in banning all information, including basic statistical information, from the citizens of Ontario in order to hide the injustice of abortion.
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