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The War of Art

A friend passed on this fantastic little book to me, The War of Art. It’s not just about overcoming procrastination, it’s about doing what truly makes you tick. Esquire calls it “A vital gem . . . a kick in the ass.” And don’t we all need both (gems, and a kick in the ass) […]

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Freedom of conscience

I just watched this little video from the Christian Medical Dental Society . We all have to get along in a diverse society, and forcing people to do things they don’t believe are right isn’t the way to go. Neither does conscientious objection always have to do with with religion. There have been longstanding feminist […]

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The War of Art

A friend passed on this fantastic little book to me, The War of Art. It’s not just about overcoming procrastination, it’s about doing what truly makes you tick. Esquire calls it “A vital gem . . . a kick in the ass.” And don’t we all need both (gems, and a kick in the ass) […]

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How do you spell hypocrisy?

Turns out it’s spelled “Fern Hill.” Fern Hill is a blogger. A bossy, brash blogger, who doesn’t like people like me and often singles me out, met with much gleeful sarcasm from her minions. I asked her for a coffee a while back, simply to see that we are both people (it was not an […]

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Natural Family Planning is about women’s health

It’s not just about a woman’s fertility, but it also offers clues to how your body works, and possible problems. A fun little movie that teaches women what natural family planning really is so they won’t dismiss it as “the rhythm method.” And good news for all the sceptics: The creator of this film is […]

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Breaking news: Doctors fight for conscience rights

This morning a press conference was held in Toronto to announce that a group of physicians are launching a Charter challenge of a policy of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario whichs requires physicians to violate their conscience or religious rights: Christian medical professionals are challenging Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in […]

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Promoting LARCs will target the poor

A discussion of possible pitfalls in promoting long acting reversible contraceptives in the USA: A recent experiment in St. Louis designed to “promote” LARCs targeted disproportionately African-American (50 percent) and poor (37 percent public assistance) women with the result that, while less than 10 percent of American women regularly choose LARCs for themselves, 75 percent […]

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Lawyer moms are the best…or scariest moms

Time for some humour. As a “Lawyer Mom,” I loved this. And endorse it. It’s all true. Even the bit about laundry. I’m kidding. Sort of. Exhibit D. We are trained interrogators. You may be able to trip up a 4-year-old claiming the cat used a Sharpie, but are you ready for teenagers with a […]

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Strip clubs shutting down across Canada

Here’s some good news: Strip clubs, with flashy signs advertising nude dancers, once had a strong footing in downtown centres across Canada. But as Cheetah’s Show Lounge in Kelowna, B.C. closes its doors, an adult industry insider says strip clubs are an endangered species being killed off by lack of demand. But also some news that causes me some […]

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Kara Tippetts has passed away

Blythe Hunt wrote a few words here about Kara’s beautiful life. My little body has grown tired of battle, and treatment is no longer helping. But what I see, what I know, what I have is Jesus. He has still given me breath, and with it I pray I would live well and fade well. […]

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Gotta love pro-life, family friendly media reps

I just got a call from a pro-life journalist to comment on yesterday’s Supreme Court of Canada decision. I stumbled around looking for excuses as to why I haven’t even read the decision yet, and then finally blurted out that we recently moved, I’m still unpacking boxes, and my crawling baby is tearing my house […]

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April 9: Stump the Pro-lifer!

Do you have questions you’ve always wanted to ask people who call themselves pro-life? Lingering concerns? Secret confusion? Do you think I’m a horrible person and you want to put me on the spot? Well then, it’s your lucky day… Come one, come all to what promises to be a good event. On Thursday, April […]

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Kara Tippetts is dying…with dignity

Kara Tippetts, the Colorado mama of four, is now in her final days. Kara Tippetts made  headlines in November when she encouraged Brittany Maynard to live out her days rather than kill herself. Both women faced terminal conditions. Maynard chose assisted suicide. Tippetts chose palliative care. After her diagnosis, Tippetts wrote two books, both of […]

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Pregnancy Care Centre National Day of Prayer

PWPL isn’t a faith-based blog, but we know a number of our readers come from various faith traditions. Please join me and pro-lifers across the country on April 2 for the Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services’ first annual National Day of Prayer. Put in your calendar, set an alert on your smartphone. Let’s pray […]

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#No2Trudeau Campaign

As many readers of this blog know, Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau stated this past year that his MPs must fall into line, and vote pro-choice on any bills or motions that cross their desks. Freedom of conscience for his MPs was tossed to the side in favour of a rather radical pro-choice position. I’ve […]

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