I recently retired from my career at RBC and decided to answer the invitation of a friend to work at a local funeral home in a casual, part-time capacity. It is a startling and sobering transition to be part of death and people's grief in this way. There is great sadness when a loved one passes on but I consider it an honour to be part of offering comfort to families and loved ones of the deceased.
Is there anything sweeter or more moving than the sight of a new born baby? Their soft, fragile state reminds us of how vulnerable we all are, how innocent we all once were and how much we need each other to navigate this life. But some would end that life before it's first breath. In France they won't even let you try to save it. Friday Dec. 2, 2016 France passed a bill to criminalize pro-life websites that attempt to dissuade women from having abortions.
I have grown up with six amazing individuals, each of whom I have had the privilege of building strong and loving relationships with. They have been my best friends throughout the seventeen years of my life as we have all grown together. Each one of them has helped shape who I am today.
I never knew I had an abortion story. Like most people, I grew up thinking I was just another average person fortunate enough to be born into a loving family that wanted me. It wasn’t until a couple years ago that my mother shared the story of how doctors recommended she abort me. In a culture where abortion is sold as the norm, you just never know who has been saved from the clutches of “choice”.
My adoption story is unique compared to most people. When my husband and I first considered adopting, it wasn’t because we were unable to conceive. We were inspired by a TV show at the time that featured children in need of loving families to adopt. One little boy, named Sammy, captured our hearts...
A Student Journey from Pro-life Club to Career
An interview with Agata Hanebach
The following is an interview with Agata about her pro-life journey from high school club to career. She is an inspiration to many, we are proud of her and excited to walk alongside in this journey.
Children and the value of all human life have always been an important part of my family’s traditions. My husband, Terry and I made the decision to adopt two beautiful children, which was the catalyst to our involvement with Halton Alive many decades ago.
By Carla Arges & Elea Hofman
That moment when the phone rings and you hear a woman on the other end of the line say, “I’d like to schedule an abortion” is chilling. Immediately your heart rate goes up, blood rushes out of your face and your mind reels to find the right words. You want to tell her all the reasons she should choose life and all the resources at her disposal but what she really needs is to feel safe and a listening ear.
The pro-life cause is very simply a human rights issue. While it tends to be people of faith that support the movement, there is sound science and logic to support the equlity and value of life in the womb from a secular perspective, hence groups like Athiests for Life, Humanists for Life and so on. That being said, I want to offer encouragement from my personal Christian worldview.
I had no idea my life had been touched by abortion until I was 17 years old and my mother made what might be called a "clerical error." My father was taking us to Austria for a holiday and we needed passports, for which I needed my birth certificate. When my mother gave it to me, she pointed to the number 3 in the right hand column.