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TRL Annual General Meeting 2014


Please join Toronto Right to Life for our


Thursday, November 13, 2014 – 7pm
North York Central Library – Central Auditorium
5120 Yonge Street (Yonge & Sheppard)

Corner of Park Home Avenue & Yonge Street
Accessible by TTC at North York Centre Subway Station
Underground and street level parking available

Featuring Guest Speaker

Charles Lewis

Former religion reporter for the National Post

Come out to the Toronto Right to Life Association Annual General Meeting for a chance to offer your ideas and perspectives as well as hear about current and upcoming pro-life initiatives in the Toronto area!

Press Release: Introducing Homeschool PLAN – The Homeschool Pro-life Action Network!

Homeschool PLAN banner

Toronto, Ontario (November 6, 2013)- An innovative new project for pro-life homeschooling students is here! On November 1st, Sarah Blake, a passionately pro-life, homeschooled student, formally launched “Homeschool PLAN” (the Homeschool Pro-Life Action Network), at the Toronto Right to Life Annual General Meeting.

Homeschool PLAN is a club that will bring together homeschooling pro-life youth from across the country via the web. It will inform, support and motivate students to take action to build a culture of life. Like campus pro-life clubs, Homeschool PLAN is a project for pro-life formation. Also like school clubs, its a venue for bringing like-minded students into contact with each other. It will provide the best information from various pro-life sources as well as a blog, projects, mailing list, and ideas for pro-life activities that can be done specifically by homeschooling students.

The project was founded by Sarah Blake and Alexandra Jezierski, with support from Toronto Right to Life and the National Campus Life Network, through their Student Life Link initiative. Alexandra is known to many for her bold “Letters 4 Life” project, started in 2012. This campaign has resulted in the sending of many thousands of letters from across Canada to the Prime Minister, speaking out against abortion. Sarah has been involved with Toronto Right to Life in various roles, one of which was as student representative for the organization. Both are homeschooled and were active in pro-life support while homeschooling.

Homeschool PLAN is open to homeschooling students anywhere. Although primarily intended for the high school age group, students in higher elementary grades and recent homeschool graduates are welcome to participate. “It’s a way to build an army of homeschool pro-life warriors by connecting them, and giving them an opportunity to educate themselves and even challenge each other, keeping each other motivated,” said Alexandra. Even if you have a homeschool community, (this club) is a way to stop isolation and help homeschooled teenagers feel like they have an impact.”

We invite the whole pro-life community to actively support Homeschool PLAN’s growth and reach. The website address of Homeschool PLAN is



Toronto Right to Life Association 




Commentary: Pro-life blogger takes Ontario gvmt to court (via LSN)

By Patrick Wilson

In Canada, you can find statistics on just about anything. Searching through the vast database of Statistics Canada, you can find statistics that vary from the percentage of underweight Canadians to the changing patterns of senior volunteer work. Most important of these statistics, however, should be the disclosure of government expenditures. As a democratic country with an elected government, Canadian citizens should be entitled, at the very least, to know what is being done in their country and province using their taxpayer dollars.

Unfortunately, this democratic right to information seems to falls flat when it comes to abortion statistics. Since 2009, statistics on abortion in Ontario have not been made available to the public–this despite abortion being a medical procedure which is 100% funded by taxpayer dollars in the province. For the past three years, Ontarians have been left in the dark as to just how much our provincial government is spending on abortion. But according to most accounts, it is likely bigger–in fact, much bigger–than the government would like you to know (see this article).

This is unacceptable, even for those who are completely in favour of abortion-on-demand, when we consider that these funds could be going to other forms of health care that even many pro-choice taxpayers would agree is more important. For example, PET (positron emmision tomography) scanning in Ontario is grossly underfunded, yet it allows for vital early detection of otherwise lethal cancers. Patients are often forced to wait months to receive appointments for these scans, and yet, a woman can have an OHIP covered abortion within a matter of days for any reason–including abortion based on something as unnecessary as disliking the gender of the child.

Sadly, instead of promoting the public interest, it seems that the Ontario government would rather tacitly deny its taxpayers access to basic information on abortion statistics. Thankfully, this is not going to remain undisputed. Pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney–who discovered the suppression of abortion statistics in the first place–has stepped up to the plate to challenge this new status quo by taking the province to court over their oppressive behaviour (See the LifeSiteNews article below).

It is courageous action like this that stirs change. We have seen it at the federal level, with Motions 312 and 408, presented in the last session of Parliament. However, with attention focused at the national level, what often remain overlooked are the equally important small steps that are needed to set the groundwork for big change. This Maloney court challenge, at the provincial level, is one of those steps. Whether Ms. Maloney wins the case or not is secondary to the message it sends to our government: we, the Canadian, pro-life, taxpaying citizens, are not about to let the province dictate what we should or should not think, know, and pay for.



Pro-life blogger taking Ontario gvmt to court over suppression of abortion stats

by Patrick B. Craine

Thu Jul 18 11:23 AM EST

OTTAWA, July 18, 2013 ( – Ottawa pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney announced this morning that she is taking the Ontario government to court over its recent legislative changes that deny access to provincial abortion statistics.The change to the freedom of information law was made through Bill 122, which came into effect unnoticed in January 2012, and came to light after Maloney exposed it on her blog,Run with Life.“As a blogger and a member of the new media, I’m taking on the government and challenging them over this undemocratic move,” Maloney said in a press release Thursday morning. “Tax-payers should know how their tax dollars are being spent.”…

To read the full article, see


An Interview with Pro-Life Crossroads Canada Walk Leader (via LSN)

Crossroads_Saskatchewan-640x440July 9, 2013 ( – While most college students spend their summer earning money for school, one group of young people have dedicated their entire summer to walking across various countries throughout the world to raise awareness about what they say is the “most important human rights issue of our day.”

The young people wear t-shirts with the words “PRO-LIFE” in large letters across the front, hoping to catch the attention – and, maybe even the hearts and minds of people they meet along the way…

To read the rest of the LifeSiteNews article, click this link.

To find out more about the Crossroads Canada team, and their arrival in Toronto later this month, visit their website at

You can also follow their regular blog at


Second trimester babies respond to speech before speech centers have developed: study (From LifeSiteNews)

June 24, 2013 ( – Every dad who has in vain attempted to “shush” a distraught child knows that there’s no soothing music like a mother’s voice to get the job done. Until now he may not have known why.

Researchers penetrating the development of the child in the womb discovered that at just 29 weeks’ gestation, the neurons in a preterm baby’s brain are already reacting differently to different sounds (ba versus ga) and different voices (masculine versus feminine), well before the brain’s centers of speech have fully developed and migrated to their final location.