Arizona Family Group: Gov. Brewer’s Veto Marks “Sad Day for Arizonans”

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Arizona Family Group: Gov. Brewer’s Veto Marks ‘Sad Day for Arizonans’

by Bethany Monk [on CitizenLink]   February 27, 2014

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Wednesday evening that would have protected people of faith. Proponents of the bill are deeply disappointed — to say the least. Continue reading

[U.S. news] Holder Sees Way to Curb Bans on Gay Marriage

By MATT APUZZO   Feb.

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Monday injected the Obama administration into the emotional and politicized debate over the future of state same-sex marriage bans, declaring in an interview that state attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws that they believe are discriminatory. Continue reading

[Canada] Gov’t Reqests Public Input on Rewriting Prostitution Law

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“Women Building a Better Society”

 NGO in SPECIAL consultative status with the Economic and Social Council

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GOVERNMENT REQUESTS PUBLIC INPUT ON

REWRITING THE PROSTITUTION LAW Continue reading

Vancouver School Board Media Release Reminds Us of its Commitment to the Pro-Homosexuality Program

[This media release from the Vancouver B.C. school board from a few years back was brought to our attention by a dedicated pro-family lady.  It is revealing to those who have followed the roller-coaster progress of the pro-homosexuality program in Vancouver School District.    Note the encouragement given to students and teachers to participate in the "Gay Pride" parade and the use of now-standard loaded words that carry their own meaning for activists:  "pride," "homophobia," "diversity."  ]

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Now is theTime to Keep the Euthanasia Train from Running off the Tracks!

The Time to Stop the Euthanasia Train from Running off the Tracks is Now!

Published on The ARPA website on Friday, 21 February 2014

 

By Mark Penninga, ARPACanada.ca: In her article “assisted suicide – what could possibly go wrong” the Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente looks at how Belgium’s and Holland’s euthanasia laws are running off the rails. As Quebec is on the verge of legalizing euthanasia, she rightly concludes that our ethical dilemmas may only be just beginning. And that is it. End of article.

Wente’s uncomfortable musing about what kind of reasons are compelling enough to justify euthanasia shows why Canada needs to stop rushing to make decisions about life and death. Continue reading

Democracy triumphs, at least for now, over Bill 52

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Democracy triumphs, at least for now, over Bill 52

In a surprising turn of events yesterday, the Quebec government was unable to get Bill 52, a bill to legalize euthanasia, to a vote.  The result is that the vote has been moved to March when the National Assembly reconvenes.  Continue reading

Day of decision nears for Quebec’s end-of-life legislation

SANDRA MARTIN AND RHÉAL SÉGUIN

The Globe and Mail, Published

Quebec is on the eve of passing the most comprehensive end-of-life legislation in North America, a law that will institutionalize extensive palliative care for dying patients and allow doctors to euthanize adult patients who meet a strict set of criteria.  [We note the apparently approving language that introduces this Globe and Mail article on a bill for euthanasia,] Continue reading

U.S. House Passes Bill to Ban Sex-Orientation Therapy

February 17, 2014
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Washington House Passes Bill that Would Ban Sexual-Orientation Therapy

by Bethany Monk, CitizenLink, Feb. 17, 2014

The Washington House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday that would make it illegal for minors to receive counseling for unwanted same-sex attractions. Continue reading

Feds want your input on prostitution laws

By Daniel Proussalidis, National Bureau
OTTAWA – The feds are soliciting public input through a month-long online consultation on Canada’s prostitution laws.

The consultation follows a December Supreme Court of Canada decision that gave the feds a year to re-write Canada’s prostitution laws before many current provisions are wiped off the books.

Justice Minister Peter MacKay says he’s seeking opinions in order “to ensure a legislative response to prostitution that reflects our country’s values.”

Until March 17, visitors to the Justice Department website can answer several questions, including whether they support criminal penalties for buying or selling prostitutes’ bodies, and whether pimping should be allowed. . . .

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Conservative MP Joy Smith says this is a chance to speak out in favour of the so-called Nordic model – punishing johns and pimps, while helping prostitutes escape to a better life.

“I’ve met with Peter MacKay and he’s very open,” said Smith. “Any consultation like that, to my way of thinking, is very good.”