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Challenge #10

Currently, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is reviewing the policy that permits medical professionals to refuse to provide medical services that conflict with their moral beliefs.

Their policy, Physicians and the Ontario Human Rights Code, states that “Personal beliefs and values and cultural and religious practices are central to the lives of physicians and their patients.”

However, now that this policy is under review, it may be changed and thus force health providers to perform procedures, such as abortion, that go directly against their conscience. Which is why it is urgent that we support the rights of physicians to freedom of religion and conscience.

Here are some simple activism suggestions:

1. Sign the Petition started by a Canadian medical doctor here.

2. Vote YES in the poll on the CPSO site here.

3. Write a letter or email stating your support for doctors’ right to freedom of conscience. Thank the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario for being open to feedback from the public, and express your belief in the importance of being able to follow your moral beliefs.

Mailing address:

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
80 College St., Toronto, Ontario 
M5G 2E2

Email address:

humanrights@cpso.on.ca

4. Spread the word! Post this meme on your Facebook, Twitter, or blog if you have one!

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credit: Alex Proimos

The CPSO’s deadline for feedback is August 5th, so let’s make the most of the week we have left!

Challenge #9

We know…we haven’t posted an activism challenge in a while. But with the beautiful weather, we are motivated and ready to start our summer of pro-life activism!

 Pro-life Chalk Drawings are a great way to get people in your community talking about the abortion issue. Pre-born human rights are far from the minds of the average North American. But this is not really surprising – the pre-born are literally an invisible group, so it’s up to us to make them seen.

This challenge is easy and really fun: grab a bunch of friends, wake up early in the morning and write/ draw life-related messages around your neighborhood sidewalks!

Here are some slogans, from Campaign Life Coalition Youth:

Abortion is NOT Healthcare

In Canada, 300 Humans Are Aborted Everyday

Everyday Abortion is Paid For By YOUR Tax Dollars. Defund Abortion!

Heartbeat Begins Beating at  21 Days

Women Need Love Not Abortion

Social Justice Begins in the Womb

Adoption Not Abortion

Love them both

True Feminists are Pro-Life

Peace Begins in the Womb

Pro-choice = No-choice

Women Regret Abortion

Happy Chalking!

Bonus Challenge

Our bonus challenge in this series is to give a pro-life speech to your church, youth group, homeschool group, or local Catholic/ Christian school. If you’re not an outgoing person or much of a public speaker, don’t let that stop you! There is nothing more motivating than seeing a young person sacrifice their own comfort and step out to do something that scares them, all for the sake of saving babies. In fact, you can make going out of your comfort zone the topic of your talk. It’s important for us as pro-life youth to share our experiences and the projects we have been involved in, because there are so many of our peers who want to get involved but don’t know what to do. Sharing ideas is the best way to encourage others to get involved in the pro-life movement, and you never know how much your words may touch someone.
Some of the most inspiring pro-life talks I have ever heard were from teenagers. One of these amazing youths is Lia Mills, a teen pro-life speaker who gave a speech at the age of 12 on Parliament Hill at the March for Life. You can take a look at her website here.

So, to start off you can look up pro-life facts and statistics, or talk about your own experiences, depending on what you want the focus of your talk to be. A mix of both abortion facts/ information and a description of your personal involvement is always good. Writing out your speech in point form is a good idea to keep your thoughts organized but prevent it from being too monotonous if you have a tendency to recite (which is a problem that I’m trying to amend!) But of course, everyone has their own style and their own story to share, and let your own personality and enthusiasm shine through. People are touched by the genuineness and the passion that lies in the hearts of young people, so don’t let your fears hold you back!

Challenge #7

Hey everyone! If you called your MP during the last challenge, now is a good time to follow up and meet with him or her in person. Hence challenge #7…. Visit your MP! The idea of meeting face-to-face with an MP can be scary, so get together a couple friends or siblings to go with you, or, if you’re feeling up to it, you can go by yourself. Either way, you can set up a meeting by calling or emailing your MP. (If you don’t know who he is, click here) You can also find talking points on WeNeedALaw.ca.
Meeting in person is the most effective way to communicate with your MP. If they see a young person who is passionate enough to set up an appointment with their MP they will not soon forget you because they know it took guts to do. If you have any questions, we will be happy to help you out! Just leave a comment or shoot us an email.

Challenge #4

Hi everyone, it’s time for another challenge! Last time, I wrote to you about pro-life crisis pregnancy centers and their necessary work. Another group of organizations, instrumental in the educational side of the pro-life movement, are “right-to-life” associations. As you may know, I am a board member of the Toronto Right to Life Association, which uses education as a means of “providing a sure and certain voice regarding the care and protection of the unborn, women hurt by abortion, the infirm, persons with disabilities and the aged.” In other words, we teach people about the importance of life!

Right to life associations exist across the country and are changing the culture around them. But many of them are primarily volunteer organizations and have limited funds to complete their work. Well, I think that It’s time to give these groups some credit and thank them for what they do!

This week’s challenge will be to organize a fundraiser for your local right-to-life association, whether among your family, your homeschool group, your Church, etc. Here is a list of a few groups to get you started:

Ontario: http://allianceforlife.org/affiliate-groups/

Manitoba: http://www.lifesvision.ca

New Brunswick: http://nbrighttolife.ca/new/

Prince Edward Island: peirighttolife.ca

Saskatchewan: http://www.saskprolife.com

British Columbia: http://unitedforlifebc.ca

Canada-wide: National Right to Life Committee

The fundraiser is not just about giving the groups a donation. We hope that you also take this opportunity to become aware of the kind of work that your local right-to-life organization does. Maybe you will be inspired to volunteer yourself!

Hello all! Our third challenge is “Wear a Pro-Life T-Shirt!” Wearing a pro-life t-shirt is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get the message out! Try to wear one to different big events (your homeschool Christmas party), or even walking around town (if you’re in Florida for Christmas :)) might catch the eye of someone who needs to learn more about the pro-life movement.
If you’re not yet comfortable speaking out loud against abortion, t-shirts are a great way to help you to start being a voice for the voiceless. They’re amazing attention grabbers, and can really make someone think twice about the message they have. Especially if the wearer is young! It shows that we really do care about the atrocity that is happening to our Canadians in the womb.
 If you don’t own a pro-life t-shirt yet, check out these cool and stylish choices!
http://www.jcluforever.com/

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https://www.notw.com/products/guys-shirts-noticed-227662/?iadid=alt-items

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http://www.abort73.com/gear/shirts/stop_global_gendercide_girls/

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Challenge #1!

We are pumped to announce our very first Homeschool PLAN challenge!

Write a letter to your MP, and get as many people as possible to do the same!

MPs love hearing from young people! It’s awesome if you mention your age in your letter, and if you need some topic suggestions, see the bottom of this post. Handwritten letters are one of the most effective ways to contact your MP and make sure he notices that young people in his constituency are pro-life!
If you’re not sure who your MP is, go to the Campaign Life Coalition website, where you can also find all the MPs’ addresses and their personal stances on abortion. Just type in your postal code, and your MP will show up. (In your letter, make sure you include your address so your MP knows you are a constituent.)

We also encourage you to get your homeschool group, church, and/ or youth group involved. You can print out form letters (write your own or you can use the one below). Sometimes you can ask your church to cover the cost of printing; often when they see a young person who is active in an important cause, they will be very happy to support you! If you have permission, make an announcement after the service and stand at the back of the church with the printed form letters (and a supply of pens!). Oftentimes, you will get a very positive response! If not, don’t be discouraged. The fact that you’re a young person determined to make a difference will leave an impact on people, no matter what they think about abortion!

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Write a letter to your MP and get your friends to join you!

 

Here’s a Form letter!

Dear _______________________,

 

I am writing on behalf of the countless children who have never been allowed to take a breath or live a life outside the womb. I strongly believe that abortion denies the unborn their rights, to which they are entitled to just as much as any other human being in this world. If we are to uphold Canada as a nation of freedom and justice, we must uphold the rights of even the youngest and smallest of human persons. 

 

Why is it that in our society, it is the degree of significance that society attaches to a human life that determines whether that person is a human being or not? 

 

Nothing changes when the baby passes through the womb of its mother and into our world. It is equivalent to passing from one room to another. It does not magically turn us into a human being; we are essentially the same, the only difference is in our surroundings. This means one of two things: either we are all clumps of tissue walking around that may be terminated at will and without consequences, or we are all equal human beings entitled to our basic rights, regardless of age or size.

 

So I stand, as a voice for the voiceless, demanding justice for the unborn. For the sake of the unborn, for the sake of justice, for the sake of Canada, I will continue to fight for and uphold the basic human right of the most vulnerable and most innocent ones of our society.

Thank you for your service and time.

Sincerely,

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