A few weeks ago, members of uOttawa Students for Life did some chalking around campus, helping to bring messages of truth and of love for preborn children and their mothers to our fellow students.
The National Post recently published a very informative and sobering infographic that breaks down the number of abortions that happened in Canada in 2009 by province and age of mother and child. (Note that the data underestimates the number of abortions because they’re not all reported.) What will you do to help decrease the number of preventable deaths where you live?
On a similar note, it was recently reported that 491 babies were born alive and left to die following botched abortions in Canada from 2000 to 2009. Have you emailed your MP?
Here at uOSFL, we are not just about trials, struggles, and controversy – although those are a given in our battleground! We are also about celebrating life, the gift of life, the joy of life!
We are pleased to announce our next Joys of Life event – our annual Christmas Baby Shower! It will be held this Sunday, December 9th, from 2pm to 5pm in Café Alternatif, 60 University Private (basement of Simard building). There will be food, mingling, and games. Bring a snack to share and a friend, and most importantly, bring a gift for a mother facing a difficult pregnancy! Gifts will be donated to First Place Pregnancy Centre. *UPDATE: clothes for babies 0-3 months, winter clothing and diapers are most appreciated.
Saturday’s workshop by Kathleen Gray of Montreal’s Centre for Reproductive Loss was full of practical insight and wisdom. So many families are affected by losses such as miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, adoption, SIDS, infertility and sterility, and yet we have so few opportunities to express sympathy for the parents who experience very real grief. We shouldn’t be afraid to acknowledge reproductive loss; in fact, it is critically important for healing. Those interested in learning more about the Healing Process Model © should request a copy of Grieving Reproductive Loss: The Healing Process.
They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger (cue Kelly Clarkson) and that is even truer when it comes to giving life. Good for this girl for staying strong even when the men in her life tried to pressure her into “choice.”
He sat me down and told me I needed to have an abortion. My whole world came crashing down again. I have never cried so hard. I was lost, and the only man I knew truly loved me was telling me to do the same thing the boy I thought loved me said to do. I stood toe to toe with my father and told him no. I had more respect than that for myself and for God.
I’m so glad I chose life and gave Brett a chance at a good and happy life. He is a gift to everyone, and even though it was hard, I would never take back the journey I went through. I’m stronger because of it.
Here in Ottawa, FirstPlace Options, Birthright and Miriam Centre can provide information about local adoption services. AdoptioninCanada is a great website with information about the adoption process.
Yes, this clip is American, however, the message is just as relevant. Abortion kills a defenseless human being while wounding another. And no amount of rhetoric can change that.
If we do not uphold the right to life, all other rights are irrelevant.
The little girl is pretty precious too:
Check out our post on Down Syndrome and Abortion if you missed it.