can you spot the checkerboard floor? they are everywhere
The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) opposed Canada’s “Islamophobia” motion M-103 because “discrimination against any or all religions should be addressed, without some form of priority for Islam.”
The CCRL shows a discernment that should be expected from all freedom-respecting individuals. The organization has also taken issue with the Trudeau government on two issues.
One is that Trudeau is withholding summer job funding to any employer who will not sign a pro-abortion attestation. The second is the announcement by the Trudeau government that it will take action against “Islamophobia,” a word that encompasses not only anti-Muslim bigotry, but also “dislike for” and criticism of Islam, including the oppressive features of political Islam. Jihad Watch covered the Canadian Heritage Committee Report which included “action” against “Islamophobia” HERE.
Some troubling features of Islamic societies are now being seen in Canada under the Trudeau government: 1. the persecution of Christians; 2. the treatment of Christians as second-class citizens (in many forms and degrees); 3. The idea that Islam is superior and not to be criticized, with punishment for offenders (in accord with Sharia blasphemy laws).
“Report ignores ‘actual’ religious discrimination, civil rights league charges”, by Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News, February 5, 2018:
OTTAWA – A government report on religious discrimination has overlooked Ottawa’s own failings, including its conduct in the Canada Summer Jobs controversy, according to the president of the Catholic Civil Rights League.
In fact, a Heritage Committee report released Feb. 1 ignored “actual examples of religious discrimination in our midst,” said CCRL President Phil Horgan, referring to the ongoing Canada Summer Jobs application controversy.
Although Employment Minister Patty Hajdu extended the Feb. 2 deadline for applications by a week, she refused to bend to opposition from Catholic, Evangelical, Muslim and Jewish faith leaders by removing the controversial pro-abortion attestation that applicants must check off before an an organization will be considered for funding.
“We look forward to the majority on the committee speaking out on the improper demands for attestation from faith groups against their deeply held convictions against abortion when it comes to applying for summer job grants,” Horgan said.
He said similar standards of non-discrimination should also apply to Ontario doctors who oppose euthanasia and to the struggles of Trinity Western to receive accreditation for its proposed law school.
Although the CCRL is “pleased” the report underlined “in a forceful way that religious discrimination was an ongoing issue,” Horgan, a constitutional lawyer, said “the fine words” sometimes seem to be ignored by government.
The report, titled “Taking action against systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia,” was commissioned a year ago after the House of Commons passed M-013, a non-binding motion that condemned Islamophobia and religious discrimination. The committee’s report made 30 recommendations to battle racism and discrimination.
A statement made to the committee by former Ambassador of Religious Freedom Andrew Bennett was quoted in the report. He cited a need to address anti-Muslim hatred because “these self-same evils manifest themselves in hatred of Jews, Catholics, LGBTQ persons, people who oppose same-sex marriage, First Nations people, pro-lifers.”
The CCRL opposed the original motion M-103 because “discrimination against any or all religions should be addressed, without some form of priority for Islam,” Horgan said.
The Liberal majority report recommends that Jan. 29, the date of the Quebec City mosque shooting that killed six and wounded 19 others while at prayer last year, “be designated as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia….
A van clearly marked “Crime Scene” from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department was seen yesterday at Presidential Women’s Center, an abortion facility located in West Palm Beach, Florida.
M. Susan Pine of FACE Life, Inc., told Operation Rescue that the van arrived at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, and parked in the abortion facility’s parking lot. A uniformed officer then entered Presidential Women’s Center with some kind of paperwork in hand.
Pine reports that the abortion facility’s medical director, Daniel Sacks, was at the clinic during the Crime Scene unit’s visit.
Presidential Women’s Center was referred to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi by the House Select Investigative Committee on Infant Lives on November 30, 2016, due to PWC’s suspected involvement in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby organs and tissue.
Bondi’s office confirmed to Pine that the abortion business was indeed under “criminal review” on February 17, 2017, just two days after Operation Rescue published a reporturging supporters to contact her office to ask if there were plans to act on the House criminal referral. Since then, Bondi’s office has remained silent on the status of the investigation.
However, it is unclear if the Crime Scene officer’s visit to PWC had any connection to the baby parts trafficking investigation.
“We are left to wonder exactly what the county was investigating when it sent a Crime Scene unit to the Presidential Women’s Center,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “There are any number of crimes that abortion facilities have been known to commit, such as failure to report child sex abuse, sex crimes, illegal late-term abortions, financial malfeasance, and the like, but speculation concerning this recent incident is difficult at this time.”
PWC is a member of the National Abortion Federation, a scandal-plagued association of abortion businesses that sued members of the Center for Medical Progress — including former board member Troy Newman — to block the release of undercover videos that implicated it and Planned Parenthood in crimes related to the illegal sale of aborted baby remains.
PWC conducts abortions up to 22.5 weeks gestation.
LifeNews.com Note: Cheryl Sullenger is a leader of Operation Rescue.
is this domestic violence?
WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) –
A 32-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man attempted to kill his unborn child by spiking the mother’s water bottle with a drug designed to terminate a pregnancy, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday.
Jeffrey S. Smith was charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child in an incident at a Wausau home Jan. 27, the complaint said.
The mother, who was 20 weeks pregnant, told investigators Smith, who wanted her to get an abortion, spiked the water when she went to the bathroom that night and left the water bottle with him, the complaint said.
After he left, she noticed “residue” in the bottom of the water bottle, didn’t drink it and took it to police the next day, the complaint said.
Testing found the prescription drug Mifepristone in the water.
Dr. Paul Kerns, an Aspirus Hospital specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, told investigators the drug has only one purpose – to terminate a pregnancy – by blocking a hormone essential for the healthy development of a fetus, essentially causing it to die, the complaint said.
Smith is to make his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon. He is also charged with felony delivery of a prescription drug.
Wausau Police Capt. Matt Barnes said the mother and her baby were not hurt in the incident.
According to the complaint:
The woman – identified in court records by her initials – told investigators Smith was upset when informed she was pregnant and they discussed abortion and adoption. “He did not want to have anything to do with the child.”
In text messages between October and late January, Smith urged her to get an abortion because “it’s for the best,” advising “you take a pill…They watch you do it. It’s that simple. Side affects are virtually 0.”
The woman told Smith abortion was not an option and she continued to give him updates about the baby, including a doctor’s appointment where she might learn the sex.
After testing found the drug in the woman’s water bottle, officers searched Smith’s home and found packaging labeled Misoprostol – a drug that serves different purposes, including inducing labor.
The complaint provides no information about how Smith may have gotten Mifepristone, which it describes as a “substance regulated by prescription.”
Smith is being held on a $500,000 bond.
A very similar case occurred in Florida several years ago when John Andrew Weldon tricked his girlfriend, Remee Lee, into taking abortion drugs, killing her unborn baby. Welden was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Responding to the crime, Florida lawmakers passed an Unborn Victims of Violence law to protect unborn babies in such cases.
LifeNews also reported the story of a New York man, Josh Woodward, who was convicted of attempted murder after he secretly gave his pregnant girlfriend an abortion drug that caused the death of their 13-week unborn child. Woodward’s girlfriend said she refused to abort their unborn baby, even though he was constantly pressuring her.
Forced abortions are a rarely discussed atrocity that occur more often that people realize. As LifeNews previously reported, one study found that as many as 64 percent of post-abortive women say they felt pressure to have an abortion.
Many pro-life advocates are concerned that these abuses could grow worse if abortion activists succeed in forcing pharmacies to dispense abortion drugs or allowing them to be distributed by mail-order. The ACLU and Hawaiian abortion activists are suing the federal government in a case that could force every pharmacy in America to sell dangerous abortion drugs.