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.
This event is hosted by the University of Ottawa Students for Life, your pro-life club on campus. For more information, please visit our Facebook event and follow us on Twitter at @uosfl_epvuo.
It is estimated that 27 million people are enslaved around the world at any given moment.
80% of the victims of sex trafficking are women, 50% of these are children.
Human trafficking has risen to become the second most profitable crime globally after the drug trade.
Young women have been and continue to be trafficked in Ottawa and forced into sex slavery.
The Justice Summit will feature presentations by international human rights advocates, human trafficking survivors, and activists.
Come one, come all this Thursday, Dec. 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of fun, food, games, and awesome people! Bring a treat to share and a gift for a mother and/or baby in need! If you don’t know what to get, here is a list of suggestions:
Ottawa has two opportunities to hear the formidableStephanie Gray take on abortion this week. In addition to the event below, she’ll be speaking on Thursday, Nov. 10 at St. Paul’s University in room 103 at 7 pm. The topic is Abortion and Intellectual Honesty. Come one, come all!
***New Location: Colonel By Hall, 161 Louis Pasteur, Room C03***
***Update: Jovan Morales of the Atheist Community of the University of Ottawa will be arguing the pro-choice position.***
When: Thursday, September 29th, 2011, 1:30pm-2:30pm Where: UofO, Roger Guidon Hall (RGN), Room 2035, 451 Smyth Rd. Info: There are approximately 100,000 abortion procedures annually in Canada. Should more physicians be doing abortions? Referring for them? Or not? Patients may request abortion for a variety of reasons from rape, to fetal anomalies, to socio-economic concerns. What should be the response of an ethical physician? Come to this presentation followed by Q & A.
Presentation by Stephanie Gray of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.
Thanks to all those who came to the 2011 March for Life! It was great to be surrounded by such a huge number of pro-lifers. The above video is worth watching whether you were able to participate or not. I especially like the message at the 5:23 mark. The child in the womb is human, women are strong enough to have their babies, and support is available. (See resources in Ottawa on the right.) The March for Life is an annual event, but that is something that bears repeating every day of the year.
There are always events happening in the Ottawa pro-life movement! In just a couple of weeks, on April 30th, the 22nd annual “Hike for Life” is taking place. The walk starts at St. Patrick’s Basilica and goes to Lansdowne Park before looping back to the Basilica. The hike supports Action Life, an organization in Ottawa that promotes education about life issues. Take a look at their website for information on the hike.
Their home page also features the top 3 winners from a youth video contest called “Giving Voice to the Voiceless.” Keep your eyes open for another video contest in the fall of 2011.