Category Archives: Action

KW Right to Life Prayer Vigil January 28, 2017

About 70 people attended the KW Right to Life Candle-Light Prayer Vigil on January 28th, 2017 in the cold damp evening ….. 

Kitchener City Hall praying for Preborn Human Rights Jan. 28, 2017
Kitchener City Hall Praying for Preborn Human Rights Jan. 28, 2017

… 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.


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 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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Walk for Life 2013 – Saturday May 4

34th Annual Walk for Life
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Registration at 10 a.m.
St. Michael’s RC Church, 240 Hemlock Street, Waterloo (across WLU on University Avenue)

Walk for Life
Walk for Life

Every $50 pledged will receive a chance for a $150 gift certificate from McPhail’s.
Prizes, draws, free balloons, good food. Meet old and new friends.

Print out a sponsor sheet on page 3 of our latest issue of News+Views.


  • Walk begins at 10:30 am
  • Start at St. Michael’s, go along University Avenue to King Street
  • Turn right on King through to Uptown Waterloo Square (75 King Street South)
  • Break
  • Return along King, left on to University to St. Michael’s Church
  • Enjoy pizza & dessert

February 23: “Choice” Chain Project is Coming to KW!

Pro-lifers in the Kitchener-Waterloo areas will now have an exciting new way to engage our culture on the topic of abortion. KW & Area Right to Life Association is starting up a project called “Choice” Chain in our city which will run on a regular basis. I’m hoping you will come out to the training and spread the word on this great initiative.

The project is designed to engage people who normally wouldn’t go out of their way to hear the pro-life message. Volunteers hold 3′ x 4′ signs that show images of children who have been killed by abortion and ultrasound images of living children at the same ages. The signs are displayed in public areas, such as sidewalks, where the volunteers can talk to people about the injustice of abortion. Check out this clip to see the positive impact “Choice” Chain can have!

More information about the project can be found on the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform’s (CCBR) website here. All volunteers must receive training in pro-life apologetics (how to converse effectively about abortion), the reasons we use this particular project and strategy, and project protocol. KW & Area Right to Life Association will be hosting this training by CCBR this month.

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013 – OLD EVENT
Training: 9am- 12pm
Demonstration: 1 – 2pm
Location: St Aloysius Parish, 11 Traynor Ave., Kitchener
View/Download the poster here: Poster for Choice Chain Training on Feb 23 [PDF]

After the training, there will be a short lunch break and then an opportunity to participate in the project and put that training to work! At 1:00pm we will meet in a public location (corner of Fairway Rd and Wilson Ave) for “Choice” Chain, which will run until 2:00pm.

We encourage you to come to the training even if you are undecided about participating in “Choice” Chain. This is a great way to save lives and change minds and hearts about abortion.

Also, as the use of graphic imagery is somewhat controversial in the pro-life movement, I encourage you to read this article entitled, “Why graphic images need to be displayed: from the woman who took the photos” addressing some common objections.

Thanks for your consideration and for all you do for life.

Mon Jan 28 – Prayer Vigil & Speaker

25 YEARS WITHOUT A LAW – On January 28th, 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down all legalabortion restrictions. Join us for prayer, fellowship, and learning on Monday, January 28, 2013 in Kitchener.

Monday, January 28, 2013

7 p.m. – Public prayer vigil – Kitchener City Hall (front, by skating rink)
Followed by refreshments and speaker a short walk away at St. Mary’s Church (56 Duke Street, Kitchener)

Justine Nadeau – Opening the Door into the World of Birth Mothers

8:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Benediction

Perpetual Adoration for 24 hours
St. Teresa Parish Chapel, 44 Leonard St., Kitchener
Beginning Monday, January 28th 9:00pm until 9:00pm Tuesday January 29th 2013
Call 519.746.5433 to sign up or email: [email protected]

Download poster

40 Days for Life – Sep 26 to Nov 4

Our next 40 DAYS FOR LIFE campaign will start THIS September 26th – November 4th. Our community will be 1 of 10 Canadian cities – plus 242 other cities throughout the USA and Europe – joining together for the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history – the 40 Days for Life campaign.

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:

  • 40 days of prayer and fasting
  • 40 days of peaceful vigil
  • 40 days of community outreach

Sign up to donate 1 hour or more of prayer & fasting to our local 40 Days for Life vigil by clicking here.

Find more information here: and!/groups/253656271420702/


Memorial Day – Sunday, September 30

We mourn the loss of over 3 1/2 million children aborted in Canada since 1970
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
In front of Grand River Hospital, 835 King Street West, Kitchener
Bring your family and friends and hold a sign along King Street in silent prayer.

A short memorial service will be held at 2:50pm at the memorial site with a wreath, candles, letters and poems
for babies lost to abortion. We remember the millions of lives lost to abortion and the effects on their parents, families and the nation.

Call KW Right to Life at 519.746.LIFE for more information.

Download the 2012 Memorial Day Poster [PDF]

Stephen Woodworth MP – Speaking in KW in March

Stephen Woodworth (MP Kitchener-Centre) will speak about his Motion 312, which calls for an investigation of Canada’s outdated personhood law (Criminal Code Section 223) in relation to current scientific evidence.

Call KW Right to Life at 519-746-LIFE (5433) if you need more information.

Petition in Support of Motion 312

Here is Stephen Woodworth’s petition.

The more official print version of the Petition in Support of Motion 312 [PDF] can be printed out. Acquire 25 signatures with the signers’ city and province. It can be submitted to your local Member of Parliament.

There is also a less official Online Petition in Support of Motion 312 [Web page] that can be easily spread among friends and family over the internet. Here is the link:

Write your MP today

KW Right to Life expresses great hope and determination to support the motion of Stephen Woodworth MP (Kitchener Centre). An old Law 223(1) that states a child is not a person until the moment of complete birth and how that interpretation relates to current medical and scientific evidence needs to be examined.

We are under no illusion that there will be an immediate law to make abortion illegal, in particular the first trimester, however this motion sets a precedent for getting to the fundamental principle of whether or not a preborn child is a person that has implications for the protection of life beyond the womb.

We encourage supporters to write the Prime Minister at [email protected] and their local MP’s, [email protected] and [email protected] to vote in favour of the motion this coming June. Discussion for the motion begins in March and again in June before the vote. Please thank Stephen Woodworth, [email protected] for this much needed motion.

If it passes, the task will be finding proof that indeed the child in the womb should have rightful claim to personhood. We pray. We act.

Jane Richard
KW Right to Life President