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 →
[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." ]
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 →
[From LifeCanada/VieCanada; received Feb. 22, 2014]
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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 →
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 →
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A body discovered in a ditch over the weekend is that of a 7-week-old baby who went missing more than five weeks ago, and the infant’s mother has been charged with first-degree murder, Memphis Police said Monday. Continue reading →
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. . . .