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What follows are theMay-June, 2011, the May, 2011 special, and April, 2011, issues of a bulletin sent out free by e-mail (usually monthly) to members and other pro-family, pro-life supporters anywhere  the world.   If you fit into one of those categories and wish to receive our bulletin, please e-mail us (executive ["at" sign] BCPTL.org) your request to subscribe, with your name, postal address, and the e-mail address you wish the Bulletin to be sent to, and your statement that you are pro-life and pro-family. Previous issues of the Bulletin are also available and can be sent to you by e-mail. 

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British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life
E-Mail Bulletin

May-June, 2011

Note:  A special edition was previously sent out in May.  This edition is being sent out in early June.
We anticipate that one more e-bulletin will be sent out before September.

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Contents of This E-Mail Bulletin

 

1. Burnaby Parents Take a Stand for Their Children and Set an Example for Others

2. Here’s Something You Can Do to Help Parents Make Good Choices for Their Children’s Schooling

     3. News and Views from Internet and E-Mail Sources
     4. Pro-Life and Pro-Family Events

 

Burnaby Parents Take a Stand for Their Children and Set an Example for Others

 

A group of parents in Burnaby have looked at their school district’s policy on “heterosexism” and “homophobia” and decided that they do not want their children exposed to the kind of teaching and school environment that this policy would encourage.   This group of parents, furthermore, decided to do something about the situation.  In rallies near the school board offices they proclaimed that they believe in respect for all, but not for special treatment that discriminates against some students in the name of preventing the bullying of others.  These parents have made it abundantly clear that they are all for keeping schools safe for students and for preventing bullying, but against the program of indoctrination that we have noticed is being promoted across British Columbia by pro-homosexuality activists.


These parents, many of them new to Canada, are a great asset to their community.   They are defending standards on which historically our nation has been built:  standards such as the recognition of the primacy of parents in their children’s education and the defence of morality.  These parents deserve the support of others, and, furthermore, their example is one that ought to be emulated.  It has long perplexed us that this program has failed to arouse opposition in much of British Columbia.  Surely parents ought to step forward to defend their own children, and all citizens should be willing to defend their neighbours’ children from harmful propaganda.


We hope that the parents’ movement started in Burnaby will spread to other parts of British Columbia and beyond, and that the rights of parents and the welfare of children may motivate many to join the movement.  

Here’s Something You Can Do to Help Parents Make Good Choices for Their Children’s Schooling

 

It’s the time of the year when one school year is drawing to a close and many parents are contemplating the choices for their children’s schooling in September.   For some of them the next school year will mean some of their children will be going to school for the first time.   Other parents may be thinking of a change in schooling for their children.  BCPTL has for some time been seeking to help play a role in providing information to parents regarding the range of choices open to them for their children’s education.  Attached to this e-mail is an article outlining those choices.  (The article is a revised version of one previously posted on our website.)  We provide it here in attached form so that it can easily be downloaded for parents’ use. 
[The article is posted on the BCPTL website immediately below this e-mail bulletin.]


If you are a parent of a school student, we think this article may be useful to you.  At any rate, you can be of service to parents by seeing that they have an opportunity to read this article.   If you attend a church, you could get permission to have this article reproduced and distributed there.  We think that your action should be appreciated  by those who are concerned that children should be brought up in a sound educational and moral environment.

(British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life freely gives permission for the reproduction as is and the distribution without charge of this article.  If anyone desires to change this article, please seek permission first from our organization, e-mailing executive@bcptl.org  .)

 

 

News and Views from Internet and E-Mail Sources

           Note:  We pass on the items and opinion in this section for your information.  Not all opinions expressed will necessarily coincide with those of BC Parents and Teachers for Life, the publishers of this e-bulletin.

Burnaby Parents Hold May 24th Rally Over Concerns
 About "Homophobia/Heterosexism" Policy

Parents in Burnaby, British Columbia held another rally on May 24th to express their concerns about the proposed "homophobia/heterosexism " policy proposed for their school district.  

BCPTL members attended, and later the BCPTL president spoke with Kari Simpson and Ron Gray on "Roadkill

Radio

" about the rally and the issues involved.  (To watch this show as archived on the site.  Go to “Roadkill Radio,” “24 May 2011 Webcast,”  at  http://roadkillradio.com/2011/05/24/24-may-2011-webcast/   .

Concerned Burnaby parents decry ‘deliberate descrimination’ in debate over ‘homophobia’ policy

by Rebecca Millette

Tue May 24, 2011

BURNABY, British Columbia, May 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a strongly-worded news release issued today, Burnaby public school parents and students who have voiced concerns with the board’s controversial “homophobia” policy demanded that the board and trustees cease their own “deliberate discrimination” against concerned parties. They say that they have learned that the original advisory committee on the policy was composed “exclusively” of gay activists and those sympathetic to their cause, and are demanding transparency about any intended changes to the school curriculum.

The Parents’ Voice, a parent-initiated group to connect and inform concerned students and parents, announced a rally and press conference tonight that will outline the “growing concerns” about draft policy 5.45.

The parents believe the controversial policy, which includes reference to embedding gay-related issues into teacher training and student curriculum, will promote homosexuality to their children and discriminate against those who oppose a homosexual lifestyle. Trustees, on the other hand, maintain the policy merely ensures a safe and caring environment.

Parents have also expressed frustration that trustees have not met their demands for transparency on the policy specifics.

To date, the Parents’ Voice said the Burnaby Public School Board has not released information pertaining to planned curriculum changes, committee meeting minutes, or other pertinent information requested through the Freedom of Information Act.

A growing numbers of students, parents and other tax-payers are concerned that the board’s failure to provide full disclosure may be a deliberate attempt to hide the fact that there is a hidden political agenda — an agenda that doesn’t respect parental rights, students’ rights or the equality rights of Canadians as protected in the Charter, but instead serves the political interests of activist teachers and their union.

It is now evident, claimed The Parents’ Voice, that health professionals, religious leaders and members of Burnaby’s faith communities were deliberately excluded from the committee that developed draft policy 5.45.

“Parents’ Voice … learned that the ‘Ad Hoc Advisory Committee’ was comprised exclusively of LGBTQ activists and their ‘allies’. Religious leaders, members of the faith community and health professionals are apparently not included in the Board’s definition of ‘key educational partners’ or ‘allies.’”

The Parents’ Voice asks, “If the faith-based community is not considered an ally, does this Board of School Trustees consider them to be the enemy?”

Some trustees continue to publicly assert that draft policy 5.45 will not result in any changes to the school curriculum, even though the draft policy includes six separate references to curriculum changes. The Parents’ Voice asks, “Why is curriculum mentioned in the draft policy if there will be no curriculum changes?  We wonder if the curriculum changes are a part of the Trustees’ hidden political agenda.”

“The Board has, by their actions, created a toxic and hostile environment, and must apologize to the membership of Parents’ Voice and other excluded stakeholders,” demanded the gruop. “The Board has facilitated a proliferation of misleading information, and has played to media madness; and in doing so has offended a large portion of the community.”

“These acts of deliberate discrimination cannot be tolerated.”

According to retired teacher and administrator for the Vancouver School Board, Ben Seebaran of Burnaby, the Burnaby School District’s existing Code of Conduct already protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

In a letter to the Burnaby Now outlining the problems with the draft policy, Seebaran, wrote: “The board has lifted large segments of the existing policies and applied them to the proposed new policy. It seems redundant to create a whole new policy that could be easily subsumed into a more inclusive, comprehensive one.”

“It leads me to think,” he added, “ that there may be a political agenda behind the push and to wonder whether the board may be promoting a pro-LGBTQ+ agenda under the guise of prevention of hostility and cruelty among students.”

The Parents’ Voice said that while they reaffirm the need for the protection of the rights of all students in the Burnaby schools, the existing Code of Conduct already recognizes the “diversity of opinion and background.”

“Discrimination which occurs under the existing code of conduct reflects a failure in enforcement rather than a failure in the Code of Conduct.  We request that the Burnaby School District strengthen the existing code through better enforcement rather than create a new draft policy which would promote discrimination against a large number of students and their families.”

In addition they demanded that Burnaby School Trustees provide information requested regarding curriculum changes and a 90 day period for parents to review the information before “open and transparent discussions” addressing any additional concerns.

BCPTL Pictures of the May 24th rally:

http://www.bcptl.org/gay.ht9.jpg http://www.bcptl.org/DSCN0688_edited.jpg

 

From June 2, 2011, CitizenLink

Federal Legislation Threatens Faith-Based Adoption Agencies  [in the U. S.]

by Jennifer Mesko

Under a bill sitting in the U.S. House, faith-based adoption agencies would be forced to choose between closing their doors and violating their religious beliefs.

The deceptively titled Every Child Deserves a Family Act would force any group that receives federal aid to place kids in foster families and adoptive families without regard to the sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status of the prospective parents.

“It would have the effect of either banning Christian adoption agencies or forbidding them from acting on their faith convictions and their moral convictions in terms of what is in the best interest of a child,” Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council, told the Catholic News Agency.

Catholic Charities, the largest private network of social service organizations in the nation, has already ended adoption services in several cities because of similar local and state restrictions.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., has 52 co-sponsors in the House. Sen. Kristin Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is expected to introduce similar legislation in the Senate. . . . .

[Read the whole article on the CitizenLink site at   http://www.citizenlink.com/2011/06/02/federal-legislation-threatens-faith-based-adoption-agencies/    .]

Premarital sex and greater risk of divorce

By Glenn T. Stanton, Focus Insights,  May 26, 2011

Does premarital sex have practical consequences for future marital happiness?

It’s a question many young people ponder. Even those raised in a belief system that teaches premarital sex is wrong often wonder what practical difference it makes to engage in sex before marriage, beyond the risk of unmarried pregnancy or contracting an infection.

One answer lies in the data that has emerged consistently for decades: premarital sexual activity seems to be associated with a significant elevated risk of divorce.

Since most people entering marriage want it to last, this is not a small consideration for teens and young adults. Here’s a quick look at the findings of a few leading population-based studies exploring this issue.  . . . 

  [Read the whole article on Focus Insights at   http://www.focusinsights.org/article/marriage-and-family/premarital-sex-and-greater-risk-divorce   .]

Christian psychotherapist found guilty of professional misconduct for reparative therapy

by Hilary White

LONDON, June 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Christian psychotherapist may be “struck off” and barred from practicing after a tribunal declared last week that her efforts to help homosexuals leave the “gay lifestyle” was “reckless,” “disrespectful,” “dogmatic” and “unprofessional.”

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) found Lesley Pilkington guilty of professional malpractice after she let her “personal preconceived views about gay lifestyle and sexual orientation … affect her professional relationship in a way that was prejudicial.”

The case against Pilkington was a sting operation conducted by homosexual activist and journalist Patrick Strudwick, who approached her in 2009 asking for help in overcoming his same-sex attraction. Strudwick secretly recorded the conversations in their two therapy sessions and used the recordings to lodge a complaint against Pilkington with the BACP.

Although the rulings of the tribunal were supposed to remain confidential, Strudwick published excerpts in the Guardian newspaper. In response, the Christian Legal Centre has published other excerpts, among which was the comment from the BACP that Strudwick had “in significant ways deliberately misled [Pilkington] into believing that he was comfortable and accepting of her approach” and that he had “manipulated the content of the sessions to a considerable extent in order to meet his own agenda.”

Despite this, the BACP found Pilkington guilty of professional malpractice for having extended the session with Strudwick over the allotted hour and for failing to counsel Strudwick after a meeting with her husband while the gay journalist had been out of the room.

The ruling stated that Pilkington’s membership in the BACP will be suspended and that she would be struck off the register if she does not undergo training.

Strudwick published a transcript of his meeting with Pilkington in the Independent newspaper in February 2010. In his piece in the Guardian this week, Strudwick defended his actions, claiming to be an “out, happily gay man”.

He admits that he asked Pilkington to help him, saying, “I asked her to make me straight. Her attempts to do so flout the advice of every major mental-health body in Britain.”

Pilkington is appealing the decision and has defended “reparative therapy,” saying, “I am deeply concerned that the privileged and confidential relationship between a counselor and her patient will be undermined by a journalist seeking a sensationalist story without any substance.”

“It is an abuse by the Guardian newspaper. Accordingly, I propose to act with restraint.”

She added, “Reparative Therapy is a valid therapy that many people want and it should not be damaged by irresponsible reporting. The hearing is still subject to an appeal.”

March for Life Pictures

Go to the "Events" page at www.bcptl.org/events.htm   to see pictures of the 2011 March for Life in Ottawa and Victoria.

March for Life draws large, youthful crowd

The BC. Cahtolic,.Friday, 13 May 2011
Brent Mattson

 

Demonstraters fill the streets of Victoria to end abortion
By Brent Mattson
The. B.C. Catholic

VICTORIA--Under a bright, shining sun, around 2,000 marched through the streets of Victoria from Centennial Square to the Provincial Legislature for the 2011 March for Life May 12. . . .

The theme of the event was “Protect human life” and throngs of people held up signs affirming that message as they wound down the 1 km route to the Legislature.

Among the throngs of people were the B.C. Campaign for Life Coalition, the Knights of Columbus, the Canadian Nurses for Life, the B.C. Parents and Teachers for Life, and more than 500 students from the Archdiocese of Vancouver's schools.

Pavel Reid, director of Catholic Family Services for the archdiocese, acted as master of ceremonies for the rally on the front lawn of the Legislature. The crowd cheered as he announced Victoria and Ottawa’s marches had their largest turnouts this year.

The rally’s keynote speaker was Rebecca Kiesling. She was adopted at birth and eventually found out she was conceived when a serial rapist assaulted her mother.

After this, she said she often felt the need to justify her own existence to people who are pro-choice or pro-life, with the exception of rape.

She said that research shows that people who give birth after rape do well, whether they decide to parent or put the child up for adoption.

“If you really care about a rape victim, you would want to protect her from the abortion and not the baby,” she said. “A baby is not the worst thing that can happen to a rape victim, an abortion is.”

Other speakers at the rally included Archbishop Miller, Silent No More representative Kathereen Kessler, and Rev. Dr. Robert Fitterer - pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Victoria.

Archbishop Miller told the crowd he was excited to see the large amount of young people numbered among the demonstrators.

“It’s certainly to inspiring to see the enthusiasm of young people and to have the sense that things indeed can change,” Archbishop Miller said. “This can become a culture of life.”   . . . .

“There is a serious gap in the law in Canada, which allows the practice of abortion to proceed right up almost until the time of birth,” the archbishop said. “We cannot hide the truth under a bushel basket, we must simply tell the truth and be honest.”

The rally was followed by a banquet at St. Patrick’s School Hall where Kiesling and Alex Schadenberg from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition both spoke.

Schadenberg spoke about the importance of end-of-life issues within the pro-life movement.

“I’m hoping that many people will recognize at this time in history it’s important for people to get involved in this issue of euthanasia and assisted suicide.”

He said the Farewell Foundation and B.C. Civil Liberties Association have separate court cases trying to strike down euthanasia laws and groups like his need to be there to represent the pro-life side.

“It’s our intention as the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition to gain status and to be in the court and challenge what they are saying in an effective matter.”

[To read the whole of the above, go to The B.C. Catholic online at:
http://bcc.rcav.org/component/content/article/1-latest-news/733-brent-mattson  .]

 

Pro-Life and Pro-Family Events

An Invitation to Help Us Inform Others of Pro-Family, Pro-Life Events:

In this E-Mail Bulletin we regularly carry brief announcements of pro-life, pro-family events that are non-partisan and non-denominational
or of trans-denominational interest.   If you are responsible for advertising events such as we have mentioned, feel free to send us brief 
 advertisements of them for free publication, at our discretion, in this E-Mail Bulletin. 

The following information is taken mainly from the rather more extensive pro-life calendar circulated by Bill Van Eldik:

Events arranged by date:

June 12 Sun - BILL GORGES MEMORIAL GOLF FOR LIFE CHARITY CLASSIC - Kelowna Right to Life is hosting their 4th annual Golf for Life Charity Classic at Kelowna Springs Golf Club on Penno Road, The 2011 Golf for Life is being dedicated to the memory of William Gorges, who for 44 years supported the pro life cause here in Kelowna. Bill passed away on February 3, 2011 at 84 years of age. Participants can choose between 9 or 18 holes and dinner, or dinner only. Call 250 862-8202 or email kelownarighttolife@telus.net for more information.

 

Jun 19 Sun - (Fathers Day)  - PRO-LIFE SUNDAY - Special collection for pro-life at all churches. Is your church an enthusiastic participant in this once-a-year fundraiser for pro-life? If not, call your pastor, perhaps with an offer to help organize this important event. Call your local Pro-Life society or Right to Life organization for details.

 

Jun 20 Midnight - Deadline for entries in Signal Hill’s VALUE OF DIVERSITY photo contest. For info  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4vnteqdab&oeidk=a07e3n5neeqed1430ae

Jul 28 Thu - Aug 1 Mon - AGRIFAIR - Come and visit the Abbotsford Right to Life display booth during the Agrifair.  The fetal models attract many people, especially children, and brochures on a variety of topics relating to life issues are available for anyone interested.

 

Sep 24 Sat - Annual WALK FOR LIFE, (ALWAYS the last Saturday in September!)  sponsored by the Chilliwack Pro-Life Society. Registration 8:30 a.m. Come out for fun & exercise.  Free lunch for participants - balloons and entertainment for the kids! Rain or Shine! For more info contact the office at (604)795-3091.

 

Oct 1 Sat -LIFE CHAIN -The Langley Prolife society is hosting the LifeChain on Saturday October 2nd from 2:00-3:30pm.  We will be along 200th St. between Fraser Highway and 62nd Ave.  Contact the office for more details 604-534-1195 or langleyprolife@shaw.ca

 

Oct 2 Sun - LIFE CHAIN in communities listed below (All Life Chains are scheduled for the hour of 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. unless indicated otherwise.) 

ABBOTSFORD & MISSION -  Signs can be picked up at the Sevenoaks Alliance Church parking lot at 1:45 on Oct. 2nd. For location and other info call Abbotsford Right to Life - (604)852-4623

CHILLIWACK -  For details call Chilliwack Pro-Life Society, 604-795-3091 or e-mail cpcpro@dowco.com

KELOWNA - 1:45-3:00 p.m. Location: Dairy Queen parking lot at Harvey and Gordon. Visit www.prolifekelowna.com or call 250 862-8202 for more information 

LANGLEY -, See Oct. 2 (above)

SURREY-DELTA - DETAILS TO FOLLOW

VANCOUVER - We will meet at Women's and Children's  Hospital along Oak St. at 29 th Ave. (outside the bubble zone) from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (National Life Chain has asked us to increase our time by half an hour). All church groups and individuals are invited to help make this a large grassroots movement in solidarity with other Life Chains across North America. Please arrive 15 min. early to find parking and be in position by 1.30 p.m.  Feel free to bring a lawn chair  if necessary for the elderly and infirm. Please bring signs from previous Life Chains, if possible.  Please spread the word and we ask each recipient to forward this announcement to their e-mail list and/or their church/group bulletin contact.  For more info. signs, location contact Betty Green at 604 733-6266 or call Pastor John Kaptein (backup) call. (604)708-1142 (home).

 

Nov-Dec - SALE OF CHRISTMAS CAKES - the major Annual Fundraising event for Campaign Life Coalition through all Christian Churches. To order call your pastor or church pro-life contact.  Church reps call Joe Fernandez, tel (604)729-1925, or e-mail jobfern@telus.net (Greater Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley).

Nov 4 Fri - ANNUAL FUND-RAISING DINNER -. - Abbotsford Right to Life is having its annual fund-raising dinner at Sevenoaks Alliance Church, 2575 Gladwin Rd., Abbotsford at 6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:00 pm.  A special speaker and music will be featured.  For info, contact 604-852-4623 or go to www.abbotsfordrtl.ca.

 

Nov 7 Mon - The Christian Advocacy Society invites you to its annual AUTUMN DESSERT BANQUET.  7:00pm to 9:30pm, Cariboo Road Christian Fellowship, 7200 Cariboo Road, Burnaby. Decadent Desserts. Entertainment. Client Testimonies.
And other special guests. For further info call 604-525-0999 or e-mail casvancouver@telus.net

 

Current and Ongoing Events:

Members of Richmond Right To Life meet for prayer the first Saturday every month at 8:00 a.m. at  Debeck House, 8660 Ash Street, Richmond. We would be delighted to have anyone with pro-life concerns join us. Info: 604 274-5433.

 

Join with other pro-lifers for a weekly INTERDENOMINATIONAL PRAYER MEETING every Thursday morning from 9-10 at Abbotsford Right to Life office, #100A - 32660 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Info: 604-852-4623.

 

WEEKLY PRAYER SERVICE FOR THE UNBORN (Interdenominational) Friday morning 10:00 at Gianna House, 2027 East 44th Ave. Followed by picketing 12:00-1:00 at Everywoman’s abortuary, 2525 Commercial Drive.  Info: Sissy at 604-322-1527, Bill at 604-944-1374, or e-mail tintypebill@telus.net

 

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[The article immediately following was attached to the May-June E-mail Bulletin when it was sent out.]

Parents Face Difficult Choices in Deciding on Their
                               Children’s Schooling


    
Parents are the prime educators of their children.  Education begins in the home; and, though parents may delegate part of the task of educating their children, they cannot abdicate their responsibility for it.  Christian parents are aware that they are to bring up their children “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”  If they are knowledgeable, they also realize that providing a sound educational environment is part of that responsibility.  Christian parents desire that their children’s schooling will at the least not cause a loss of respect for God as Creator, or for Christian standards of morality.   Many forces are seeking to influence the young, and parents face difficult choices in providing for their children’s schooling.  Parents need to be aware of the nature of the moral environment fostered by their children’s school experiences.  The following article points out the variety of forms of schooling available in British Columbia .  Whatever form of education parents choose, they need to maintain a knowledge of what is happening in their children’s schooling.

                        What Choices Do Parents Have?
     T
he days are long past when all but the financially well-heeled sent their offspring to government-run “public” schools. Today, a growing number of parents, though a minority still, opt for other choices.
      Arguments for and against the different types of schooling available can be heated, but in the end it is the parents who have the responsibility to choose. And that choice can be difficult.
     There is, of course, the financial consideration. Sending a child to an independent school can be expensive. Parents sending a child to an independent school pay tuition fees, as well as paying regular school taxes.
     Nevertheless, thousands of parents—often parents of relatively modest means—choose that option. Others—and the number has increased greatly in recent years—have chosen to teach their children at home.
     It is not our desire to be prescriptive and suggest that only one choice is appropriate. Rather, we want to call attention to the choices available, and give parents an idea of where to get more information.

                                                       Government Schools
     Government-run schools (“public schools”) can vary widely. Whether or not parents choose to send their child to a province-run school depends on whether or not they feel it can provide a good academic, social, and moral environment on an on-going basis, and whether or not the parents feel that the school needs to reflect their faith views.
     Parents who take their responsibilities seriously should realize that it will not do to simply send a child off to school and trust the educational authorities to do the rest. Parents need to make themselves thoroughly familiar with whatever school they send their child to, then support it, but also keep track on an on-going basis of the education their child is getting.  Many Christian parents send their children to neighbourhood government schools.  It should be borne in mind that the teachers and administrators of the school may change from year to year, and that in any case the teaching philosophy and practice may vary widely from teacher to teacher.  Parents need to determine the philosophy and approach of the teachers and give the teachers some idea of their own standards and expectations.

     The establishment of “Traditional Schools” or “Fundamental Schools” was an outgrowth of the “Value School” movement of the seventies. The idea was to provide public schools which will give support to parental moral (not specifically religious) teachings. Judging by the huge number of parents seeking to enrol their children in such schools in Surrey and Langley , parents seem to feel they fill a need. Close parental involvement is one of the keys to their success. To our knowledge, such schools in British Columbia only exist in Surrey, Langley , and Abbotsford.       

                                                                Independent Schools
     Independent schools vary widely. Some are church-run, some are parent-run, and some are run by individuals or societies. The Federation of Independent School Associations (FISA) publishes a directory of independent schools, both those affiliated with FISA and those that are not. Interested parents can write to FISA, 150 Robson Street , Vancouver , B. C. V6B 2A7 or they can visit the FISA web site at http://www.fisabc.ca/   and go to “School Directory.”  (Note that school names are accompanied by acronyms indicating the association to which the school belongs.  For example, ACSIB indicates “Association of Christian Schools International in B.C., and  “SCS” or “SCBC” indicates “Society of Christian Schools in B.C.”)

                                                                 Home Schooling
     The number of students being home-schooled has increased greatly in recent years. Under current B. C. law, a parent may register his child “on or before September 30 each year” with a school in his school district, a regional correspondence school, or an independent school. The school that registers a home-schooled child is to provide some educational services, including evaluation and assessment, and occasionally the loan of educational resources. Parents interested in home-schooling may want to write to the BC Homeschool Association, No. 100, 3237 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC, V4P 1B7  or visit the web page at http://www.bchomeschool.net/web where a great deal of information may be found.    

                                                              Distributed Learning 
     Although distributed learning provides for learning at home, the British Columbia Ministry of Education draws a sharp distinction between home schooling and distributed learning.  For a clear explanation of the difference, see “Distributed Learning vs. Homeschooling” at http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/dl_vs_homeschool.htm  on the Ministry of Education site.  Note that distributed learning students "are enrolled in a public or independent school distributed learning program," whereas homeschooled children "are registered as homeschooled children in a school within the school district where they reside, a francophone, or independent school."   The distributed learning program "is the responsibility of the public or independent school," whereas the "homeschooled children's educational program is the responsibility of their parents or guardians."  Any parents needing to compare the two programs can read the list of comparisons given on the Ministry site.
     (The above article is based on one on the website of British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life at  http://www.bcptl.org/parents.htm#choices  .   Grateful acknowledgement for help in revising this article is given to Allan Garneau of the Traditional Learning Academy.  Responsibility for the article in its present form rests with the author, E.S. Hewlett.)
 


 

British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life
E-Mail Bulletin

May, 2011 Special Edition

Important Events This Month

We are sending out this short special edition to inform you and remind you of some important events coming up soon. 

Contents

Rally to protect ALL children in Burnaby Public Schools against discrimination

Will You March with Us May 12th in Victoria?

National March for Life May 11, 12, & 13, 2011 in Ottawa

Unite for Life Webcast May 17th


We pass on this important notice from an e-mail received:


 
Rally to protect ALL children in Burnaby Public Schools against discrimination

Tuesday May 10, 2011 at 6:00pm

District Administration Office

5325 Kincaid Street, Burnaby

(Royal Oak & One block south of Canada Way)

 
On February 22nd, the Burnaby School District approved draft policy 5.45 on “Homophobia/

Heterosexism”. The draft policy is scheduled to be adopted before the end of the school year.


 
• The draft policy has not been widely distributed to families reducing opportunity for public

feedback.

• The Burnaby School District’s aim to eradicate discrimination against one group of people is

simply displacing it to others. The draft policy labels the belief that marriage is exclusively

between one man and one woman as “perpetuating negative stereotypes and is dangerous to

individuals and communities.”

• By counseling children that they and their parents hold "dangerous beliefs" is divisive to

families and family values. This a reverse form of bullying and name calling directed against

children and parents. Schools must be safe environments for all children of all beliefs.

• Educational authorities have the obligation to respect parents as the first and foremost

educators of their children and may not impose a system of education unless it is granted the

expressed permission from the parent to do so. Within the scope of parental rights lies the right

to teach their children values that are in conformity with their beliefs regarding the family,

marriage, and sex.

• Draft policy 5.45 imposes mandatory re-education of a specific sexual doctrine by embedding

these teachings into the day-to-day curriculum. This effectively removes any avenue available

to parents to exempt their child from the curriculum. Parents, not educational authorities,

decide whether, how and when a child will be taught about certain sexual education doctrines.

 
We ask the Burnaby Board of Education to hear the concerns of all families who

will be affected by draft policy 5.45

For more information, contact The Parents’ Voice. Email: theparentsvoice2011@hotmail.com

 

Will You March with Us May 12th in Victoria?

(Would you e-mail us at executive@BCPTL.org to let us know you will join us?)

For the first time, we will march with a BC Parents and Teachers for Life banner in a March for Life.  While BCPTL members have, of course, participated in such marches before,  this is the first time that we have had an opportunity to show our collective support in a March for Life.  (The banner is a simple one, consisting just of the words “British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life” and our logo.)

Will you support us by marching behind our banner, and perhaps helping to hold it? 
The March will begin at Centennial Square at precisely 2:00 PM, from where we will walk to the Legislature for the Rally for Life.  The day should end by 4:00.   So, look for our banner at the Centennial Square and join with us as we march with hundreds (we hope thousands) of others in a rally that shows our support for the pro-life cause.

For more information about the Victoria March for Life, you can go to  http://m4lvictoria.ca/  .  A map of the route is included on the website.

 

National March for Life May 11, 12, & 13, 2011 in Ottawa

 

From the Campaign Life Coalition website at:
http://www.campaignlifecoalition.com/index.php?p=Hot+News&id=24 

 

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Unite for Life Webcast May 17th

From the”Unite for Life” site at:
http://uniteforlifewebcast.org/?utm_source=FOFAnnounce&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=content&utm_campaign=UniteForLife 

 

Life is full of decisions, and every decision we make has an echo that affects our future.

On May 17th at 8:00 PM local time*, come be a part of the UNITEforLIFE webcast with Abby Johnson, a former abortion clinic director for Planned Parenthood. Join us for heartfelt discussions as Abby shares her long-held desire to help women in crisis, and the moment of pure awakening that led her to re-evaluate her life’s work.

During this webcast, hosted by Kelly Rosati, Vice President of Community Outreach for Focus on the Family, you’ll discover why Abby is now an advocate for the pro-life pregnancy centers and clinics around the nation that truly serve women and save lives. Special guests, representing over 2500 pregnancy care centers and clinics, include:

http://uniteforlifewebcast.org/uploads/photo-3.jpgDr. Peggy Hartshorn, President of Heartbeat International, heartbeatinternational.org

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Tom Glessner, Founder and President of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) www.nifla.org and

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Melinda Delahoyde, President of Care Net, www.care-net.org, and

http://uniteforlifewebcast.org/uploads/photo-4.jpgLola French, CEO of the Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services, www.capss.com

Meet women who discovered that abortion was not their only choice and learn how they received the caring, confidential support they needed to choose life for their babies.

Plus, we’ll hear from Shawn Carney, co-founder of 40 Days for Life and former Executive Director of Coalition for Life, who befriended Abby when she worked at Planned Parenthood, tell how prayer and kindness are having a huge impact on those working at abortion clinics and speaking to the hearts of abortion-minded women.

If you’ve ever felt God’s calling to stand up for children who cannot speak for themselves; to raise your voice in defense of the preborn; if you want to help women who are face-to-face with the most difficult and important decision of their lives — and possibly change the future of abortion in our culture — join us at UniteForLifeWebcast.org on May 17 at 8pm, local time*.

The proceeds from the webcast will benefit the featured pro-life pregnancy care organizations (as well as Signal Hill in Canada), so we invite people from across the U.S. and Canada to join hands to help serve women and save lives.

Sign up today get a free download of an interview with Abby Johnson and Focus on the Family USA President, Jim Daly.

*9 pm in the Maritimes

Sign up today get a free download of an interview with Abby Johnson and Jim Daly.

 


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British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life
E-Mail Bulletin

April, 2011

A Message to Our Members and Other Pro-Family Individuals and Organizations:

Please visit us at our website:   www.bcptl.org  
E-mail address:   executive@BCPTL.org   
Facebook page: B.C. Parents and Teachers for Life

To ensure that you receive future issues of this Bulletin, please add ListMaster@bcptl.org to your "safe senders" list.

We appreciate your taking the time to read the BCPTL monthly E-Mail Bulletin.  If you find the bulletin informative and helpful, we would be grateful if you would e-mail it to others.  If you know of anyone who would like to be put on our e-mail distribution list, please let us know.  If you are responsible for a website where the link would be relevant, you might like to link to our website at www.bcptl.org  .  We would be happy to hear that you have done that. 

If you are receiving this "second-hand" and would like to ensure that you get this bulletin on a regular basis, and you are pro-life and pro-family, you may subscribe (free).  To do so, go to: http://www.bcptl.org/bulletin.htm   and follow the instructions at the top of the page.

The
BCPTL E-Mail Bulletin comes in two forms:  in the body of the e-mail message, and also as an attachment.  Some subscribers have had difficulty reading the Bulletin easily because it is excessively wide for their screens, and have found that it is easier to read the Bulletin in attachment form.

 

Contents of This E-Mail Bulletin

1. Will You March with Us May 12th in Victoria?
2. Long-Time Pro-Life Worker and Leader Honoured by BCPTL
3. Voting Your Values in Monday’s Election
4. Articles Recently Published on the BCPTL Website
5. Pro-Life and Pro-Family Events

 

Will You March with Us May 12th in Victoria?

For the first time, we will march with a BC Parents and Teachers for Life banner in a March for Life.  While BCPTL members have, of course, participated in such marches before,  this is the first time that we have had

an opportunity to show our collective support in a March for Life.  (The banner is a simple one, consisting just of the words “British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life” and our logo.)

Will you support us by marching behind our banner, and perhaps helping to hold it? 
The March will begin at Centennial Square at precisely 2:00 PM, from where we will walk to the Legislature for the Rally for Life.  The day should end by 4:00.   So, look for our banner at the Centennial Square and join with us as we march with hundreds (we hope thousands) of others in a rally that shows our support for the pro-life cause.

For more information about the Victoria March for Life, you can go to  http://m4lvictoria.ca/  .  A map of the route is included on the website.

 

Long-Time Pro-Life Worker and Leader Honoured by BCPTL

Hildegard Krieg Recognized with Life Membership

 

 

Hilda and Husband, Edwin, with plaque
presented at the BCPTL  Annual General Meeting
to mark the life membership in British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life
conferred on Hilda

The following is a print version of the speech given by Deanne Fernandes, a member of the BCPTL executive, at the AGM on April 16th prior to the presentation of the plaque:

 

Good morning to you all,

 

It is my great honor and privilege to introduce to you our guest of honor today, HILDEGARD KRIEG, and her husband EDWIN

 

When we asked Hilda about her pro-life work,  she told us how she got involved some 40 years ago by doing just little things--- phoning, licking stamps, going to meetings and getting to know people. Then it was not long before she fully rolled up her sleeves and really got involved.

 

Though Hilda got started in a simple way, she ended up achieving a lot – I will let you be the judge of just how active she got when she “rolled up her sleeves!``

Hilda’s pro-life vision extended to the whole of the province.

 

·         She was President of Pro-Life BC

·         Secretary and fund raiser, Compassionate Health Care Network, and

·         President of Surrey Delta Pro Life Society.

 

·         Politics was another area of Hilda’s pro-life work -  she worked tirelessly-to get pro-lifers elected to public office

·         In addition, Hilda spared no effort organizing the annual pro-life garage sale, the valentines dance, and other pro-life fund raising events.

 

Now, wouldn’t you call that much more than just getting involved!  Hilda, you have been a great inspiration to all of us pro lifers.  You have shown us how every little gesture and effort in the service of Christ, done collectively, can grow, and help to save lives and improve our society.

Edwin is no less active a person – he has been a  Knight of Columbus, a Catholic men’s organization, for many years.  He has also assisted in driving cancer patients for their treatments.  Together, Hilda and Edwin are a dynamic couple and our Christian community has been greatly blessed by their presence.  You both will be greatly missed here in Surrey, but we have no doubt that you will continue to be very active in your new community.

 

And now we come to the highlight of today’s event. 

 

Hilda has worked closely with BC Parents & Teachers for Life, and has always supported us in our efforts to protect families.  

 

BCPTL has awarded life membership to only two people prior to this - our founder, Lila Stanford, and Dr. Chris Kempling.   

 

Today, we are very happy to award life membership in British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life to Hilda Krieg.   Ted has a presentation to make to Hilda to mark this honor.  [The plaque was then presented.]

Voting Your Values in Monday’s Election

 

On Monday, May 2nd, those who have not already voted in advance polls will have the opportunity to mark their choice of candidate on the ballot in the federal election.

As we vote, it is the responsibility of each of us to think not merely of our individual interests but of the welfare of the country, and not only of its material welfare but of its moral welfare.   We vote hoping to influence an outcome, whether or not we think the actual outcome is likely to be the one we hope for.  Frequently we are also hoping to send a message to the government that is chosen and perhaps to society at large.   To an extent we do that, as our vote is combined with others.

It is quite likely that in many cases we will be dissatisfied either with the candidates whose names are on the ballots or with the fact that our particular choice of candidate is not likely to make it.  Some will stay home and not vote at all. 

Surely the proper course is to vote for a candidate whose views are closest to our own or whose election one sees as contributing to the political outcomes that are most in harmony with our views.   Except for those few who abstain from voting on general religious principles, not voting is a dereliction of our duty as citizens, and an opportunity missed.

In an editorial in the March BCPTL E-Mail Bulletin we reminded our readers of the importance of looking carefully at the platform of each candidate, and we would add that this means looking at their public statements, or statements in responses to questionnaires that they were willing to have made public.  We should put no confidence in mere vague statements or statements whispered in secret by candidates who are anxious to secure our vote without making firm commitments.
 
In the last E-Mail Bulletin we also stressed the importance of looking at the actual voting records of those who seek to return to office,  Once again, we would call attention to the excellent facility to be found at the Campaign Life Coalition site at 
http://www.campaignlifecoalition.com/index.php?p=Find_Your_MP  .

 

Articles Recently Posted on the BCPTL Website

 

Partly to shorten this bulletin,  instead of posting articles, we are listing the titles of articles that have recently been posted on the British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life website at  www.BCPTL.org  .  Please go to that website to read those that seem interesting or important to you.   The articles, begun on the home page, are linked to continuations of those articles on other pages of the website.  (Note: Posting on our website of  selections from articles does not necessarily imply agreement with opinions stated in the articles.)

 

[Bathroom Bill to be Back?]  Liberal Hedy Fry vows to sponsor trans bill in next Parliament

[Comox Valley] School board to spend $21,500 on homophobia policy

New Link Posted [to Institute of Canadian Values]

Ontario’s big brother is watching you  [regarding the Ontario Human Rights Commission]

The "Defense of Marriage Act"  issue in  the U.S. A.": Top Attorney Quits Firm to Continue Defense of DOMA

A warning of intimidations to come

Homosexual Group GLSEN Yanks Links to Gay Hook-up Site

BC Teachers’ Federation promotes GLSEN-Sponsored “Day of Silence” . . .

Nuclear Families Healthiest for Children

Good News: School Choice Celebrates Three Victories [in the U.S.A.]

 

Pennsylvania, Kansas Work to Regulate Abortion Clinics

 

Two More Philadelphia-Area Abortion Clinics Shuttered Following Inspections

Pro-life laws work: study

 

Pro-Life and Pro-Family Events

An Invitation to Help Us Inform Others of Pro-Family, Pro-Life Events:

In this E-Mail Bulletin we regularly carry brief announcements of pro-life, pro-family events that are non-partisan and non-denominational

or of trans-denominational interest.   If you are responsible for advertising events such as we have mentioned, feel free to send us brief  advertisements of them for free publication, at our discretion, in this E-Mail Bulletin. 

The following information is taken mainly from the rather more extensive pro-life calendar circulated by Bill Van Eldik:

Events arranged by date:

May 7 Sat - Giant Chilliwack PRO-LIFE GARAGE SALE & PIZZA PICK-UP at Chilliwack Unity Christian School, 9750 McNaught Road. Garage Sale will be in the gym 8am - 2pm. Drop off of garage sale items will be Friday from 3pm – 8pm. Pizza Pick up will be in the School parking lot Saturday from 9:00am – 1:00pm.If you have never ordered pizza’s and would like to please call the office at (604)795-3091

May 9 Mon - 13th annual Focus on Life™  GALA DINNER, sponsored in cooperation with the Archdiocese of Vancouver and the Christian Advocacy Society. This is the annual major
fundraiser in support of the annual
media initiatives outreach campaign to women seeking abortion or to those suffering the effects of a life-changing decision made a few or several years earlier. Featured guest speaker will be Jason Jones, producer of the critically acclaimed film Bella, winner of the 2006 Toronto Film Festival People’s Choice Award.   Location:  Hyatt Regency, Vancouver.  Doors open at 5:30.  Evening begins at 6:30 p.m. 

May 12 Thu - PROTECT HUMAN LIFE - 4th Annual BC and Washington State MARCH FOR LIFE.   The March will begin at Centennial Square at precisely 2:00 PM where we will walk to the Legislature for the Rally for Life.  The day should end by 4:00. All are welcome to start the day in prayer by joining us in worship:

9:30 a.m. St. John the Evangelist Anglican Catholic Church (990 Falmouth Rd.)

12:00 p.m. St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Cathedral (740 View St.) 

12:00 p.m. St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Parish (2060 Haultain St.).

The day will conclude with a banquet at St. Andrew's Elementary School Gym.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for 6:00 p.m. dinner. Speakers: Rebecca Kiesling and Alex Schadenberg.  Tickets are $35 and can be reserved through E-mail m4lvictoria@gmail.com or by calling 250-388-5571 (Annette Turgeon) For additional information, please visit www.m4lvictoria.ca.

 

May 12 Thu - ABORTION KILLS A HUMAN BEING  will be the theme for the fourteenth annual   National March for Life in Ottawa. Last year’s March was the largest ever, with more than 12,500, and we hope to build on this success. Every pro-lifer who is able to make it is urged to attend. Further information to follow.

 

May 14 Sat - Please come out and support Surrey-Delta Pro-Life's Annual SPRING GARAGE SALE from 8 am to 3 pm at Holy Cross Secondary School, 16193 - 88th Avenue, Surrey.  Donations can be dropped off on Friday, May 13th between 4 and 8 pm at Holy Cross. We will not accept any donations of electronics (computers, tv, fax machines, copiers, etc.) as we are unable to sell them.   For more information, please contact SDPL at 604-574-0225 or at sdpro-life@telus.net.  Thank you for your support.

Jun 3-4 Fri-Sat  - CELEBRATING OUR SUCCESSES; PREPARING FOR NEW CHALLENGES.  Third International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide will be held at Vancouver Airport Marriott hotel; sponsored by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Keynote speaker will be Rita Marker from the Euthanasia Task Force, USA. Visit the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition's website at www.epcc.ca for more information and to download a brochure. For information regarding financial assistance to attend the conference, please contact us at info@canadiannursesforlife.ca

 

Jun 4 Sat WALK FOR LIFE -, 1 pm - This annual event is to raise funds for Abbotsford Right to Life, as well as to promote public awareness.  Participants meet at Sevenoaks Alliance Church, 2575 Gladwin Rd., Abbotsford and can choose either a 4 km or 8 km route.  Rain or Shine! Bring the whole family for a fun time - balloons, face-painting for the kids, refreshments served after the walk.  For more info call 604-852-4623 or go to www.abbotsfordrtl.ca.

 

June 12 Sun - BILL GORGES MEMORIAL GOLF FOR LIFE CHARITY CLASSIC - Kelowna Right to Life is hosting their 4th annual Golf for Life Charity Classic at Kelowna Springs Golf Club on Penno Road, The 2011 Golf for Life is being dedicated to the memory of William Gorges, who for 44 years supported the pro life cause here in Kelowna. Bill passed away on February 3, 2011 at 84 years of age. Participants can choose between 9 or 18 holes and dinner, or dinner only. Call 250 862-8202 or email kelownarighttolife@telus.net for more information.

 

Jun 19 Sun - (Fathers Day)  - PRO-LIFE SUNDAY - Special collection for pro-life at all churches. Is your church an enthusiastic participant in this once-a-year fundraiser for pro-life? If not, call your pastor, perhaps with an offer to help organize this important event. Call your local Pro-Life society or Right to Life organization for details.

Jul 28 Thu - Aug 1 Mon - AGRIFAIR - Come and visit the Abbotsford Right to Life display booth during the Agrifair.  The fetal models attract many people, especially children, and brochures on a variety of topics relating to life issues are available for anyone interested.

 

Sep 24 Sat - Annual WALK FOR LIFE, (ALWAYS the last Saturday in September!)  sponsored by the Chilliwack Pro-Life Society. Registration 8:30 a.m. Come out for fun & exercise.  Free lunch for participants - balloons and entertainment for the kids! Rain or Shine! For more info contact the office at (604)795-3091.

 

Oct 1 Sat -LIFE CHAIN -The Langley Prolife society is hosting the LifeChain on Saturday October 2nd from 2:00-3:30pm.  We will be along 200th St. between Fraser Highway and 62nd Ave.  Contact the office for more details 604-534-1195 or langleyprolife@shaw.ca

 

Oct 2 Sun - LIFE CHAIN in communities listed below (All Life Chains are scheduled for the hour of 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. unless indicated otherwise.) 

ABBOTSFORD & MISSION -  2:00-3:00 p.m. -  Signs can be picked up at the Sevenoaks Alliance Church parking lot at 1:45 on Oct. 2nd. For location and other info call Abbotsford Right to Life - (604)852-4623

CHILLIWACK -  For details call Chilliwack Pro-Life Society, 604-795-3091 or e-mail cpcpro@dowco.com

KELOWNA - 1:45-3:00 p.m. Location: Dairy Queen parking lot at Harvey and Gordon. Visit www.prolifekelowna.com or call 250 862-8202 for more information 

LANGLEY -, See Oct. 2 (above)

SURREY-DELTA - DETAILS TO FOLLOW

VANCOUVER - We will meet at Women's and Children's  Hospital along Oak St. at 29 th Ave. (outside the bubble zone) from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (National Life Chain has asked us to increase our time by half an hour). All church groups and individuals are invited to help make this a large grassroots movement in solidarity with other Life Chains across North America. Please arrive 15 min. early to find parking and be in position by 1.30 p.m.  Feel free to bring a lawn chair  if necessary for the elderly and infirm. Please bring signs from previous Life Chains, if possible.  Please spread the word and we ask each recipient to forward this announcement to their e-mail list and/or their church/group bulletin contact.  For more info. signs, location contact Betty Green at 604 733-6266 or call Pastor John Kaptein (backup) call. (604)708-1142 (home).

Nov-Dec - SALE OF CHRISTMAS CAKES - the major Annual Fundraising event for Campaign Life Coalition through all Christian Churches. To order call your pastor or church pro-life contact.  Church reps call Joe Fernandez, tel (604)729-1925, or e-mail jobfern@telus.net (Greater Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley).

Nov 4 Fri - ANNUAL FUND-RAISING DINNER -. - Abbotsford Right to Life is having its annual fund-raising dinner at Sevenoaks Alliance Church, 2575 Gladwin Rd., Abbotsford at 6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:00 pm.  A special speaker and music will be featured.  For info, contact 604-852-4623 or go to www.abbotsfordrtl.ca.

 

Members of Richmond Right To Life meet for prayer the first Saturday every month at 8:00 a.m. at  Debeck House, 8660 Ash Street, Richmond. We would be delighted to have anyone with pro-life concerns join us. Info: 604 274-5433.

 

Join with other pro-lifers for a weekly INTERDENOMINATIONAL PRAYER MEETING every Thursday morning from 9-10 at Abbotsford Right to Life office, #100A - 32660 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Info: 604-852-4623.

 

WEEKLY PRAYER SERVICE FOR THE UNBORN (Interdenominational) Friday morning 10:00 at Gianna House, 2027 East 44th Ave. Followed by picketing 12:00-1:00 at Everywoman’s abortuary, 2525 Commercial Drive.  Info: Sissy at 604-322-1527, Bill at 604-944-1374, or e-mail tintypebill@telus.net

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Abortion procedures and risks

Abortion: Stop the Cover-up

Association for Reformed PoliticalAction--Education

Campaign Life Coalition

Campaign Life Coalition BC

Canada Family Action Coalition

Canadian Constitution Foundation

CASJAFVA (Canadian  & Family Values Association)

Catholic Civil Rights Leag

Compasionate Healthcare Network

Contactmps.com

Courage Apostolate

Euthanasia.com

Evangelical Fellowship of Canada--Home Page

       EFC Social Issues

Exodus Youth

Family & Lifea 
(Ireland)

Family Policy Institute
of Washington

Focus on the Family: family.org

Focus on the Family Canada

Human Life Alliance

Humanrightscom-
missions.ca

Institute for Canadian Values

Kelowna Pro-Life

LifeSite

LifeCanada

MassResistance

Mission America

NARTH (National Association for Research & Therapy of Homo sexuality)

Parents for Democracy in Education

Priests for Life

Priests for Life Canada

Pro-Life Blogs

Pro-Life Canada Index

Pro-Life Corner

Pro-Life Kelowna

ProWoman ProLife.org

REAL Women of Canada

REAL Women of BC

Roadkill Radio

Silent No More

Socialconservatives.ca

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children  (UK-based)

Students for Life of America

TakeBackOurSchools.org

Take Back Canada

Teachers Saving Children

The Parents' Voice.org

True Tolerance

United Families International

Vivre dans la Dignité
  (Quebec-based;
  opposes euthanasia
  & assisted suicide)

World  Youth Alliance

 

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