Anne Nicol Gaylor (1926 –2015)

Hemant Mehta’s post on Anne Nicol Gaylor, abortion rights activist, and the main founder of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, who died on June 14, ends with this tribute, Think of the world we’d live in if more of us followed her lead. Metha’s words echo George Eliot’s tribute to … Continue reading

Protest and Counter-Protest

Thursday’s March for Life rally on Parliament Hill attracted anywhere from 8,000 to 25,000 people. As the name of the rally suggests, most of the people were marching “for life” and Jesus.  However, Secular Ontario and the Humanist Association of Ottawa attended the rally to draw attention to the waste … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 March for life counter protest

Every year the religious come to Parliament Hill hear speeches, cheer on supporters, and then march to protest our abortion law. In previous years we have discovered the Roman Catholic church in Ontario have bused in thousands of students from their separate school system to help bolster the numbers. There have … Continue reading

“Can’t Anything Be Private Anymore?”

In her latest opinion column in Peterborough This Week, Sarah Frank asks, “Can’t Anything Be Private Anymore?” Frank starts her article with a general discussion about personal privacy: Living in a society driven by new technologies and steered by highly-specialized marketing techniques, it’s no surprise that our level of personal … Continue reading

New Republic’s Article: Ireland Abortion Case Reveals Draconian Horror of Catholic Law

The New Republic has published Jerry Coyne’s article about an Irish refugee forced to carry the fetus of her rapist called, Ireland Abortion Case Reveals Draconian Horror of Catholic Law. You may remember that Jerry Coyne writes at his own site, Why Evolution Is True and wrote a book by the same … Continue reading

Teen and Mother File Complaint with Human Rights Commission Over Abstinence Based Sex Ed Course

Alberta was in the news recently when a doctor refused to prescribe birth control pills to her patients and now one of Alberta’s schools, McNally High School, is in the news for outsourcing their Career and Life Management course to Pregnancy Care Centre, a group linked to an American anti-abortion group, Care-Net. … Continue reading

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