Fundamental Right
“The fundamental right, the presupposition of every other right, is the right to life itself. Abortion, consequently, cannot be a human right -- it is the very opposite.” Pope Benedict XVI

Life is our foremost right because every other right depends upon it.
Last year, an on-line contest took place on Facebook, initiated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It was called the Great Canadian Wish List. David Gilbert, a university student at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario, posted the wish to “Abolish Abortion in Canada”. His suggestion won first place.

Of the 16,000 votes registered, 9,543 votes designated Abolish Abortion in Canada as the number one choice.

Universal Declaration

2008 celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Preamble states: Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world ...

Article 3: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Canada is the only country in the developed world that has no law protecting the unborn child.

Completely Human
An unborn baby is a complete human being.

A child, from the time of conception / fertilization, is a complete human being. The child (1) has a metabolism, (2) grows, (3) can reproduce at some stage of its normal life process, (4) has a complete and unique set of DNA, and (5) its DNA is classified as belonging to the human species.

Wednesday May 7
7:30 pm Pro-life Mass
Main celebrant Kingston Archbishop Brendan O'Brien
St. Theresa Parish
95 Somerset Street West
9:00 pm Candlelight Vigil
The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights Monument at Lisgar and Elgin Streets
10:00 pm All-night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ending with 7:00 am Mass
St. Patrick Basilica
220 Kent Street
(use side entrance)

Campaign Life Coalition is providing an opportunity for those unable to attend the National March for Life to participate symbolically in a Candlelight Vigil.

We are inviting you to send your pledge and encourage your family,. friends, co-workers and faith communities to also join us in spirit.

Candles will be placed at The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights monument and will be lit on Wednesday May 7 at dusk.

Candles can be pledged for a minimum of $2. Please fill in the pledge form and join in spirit with pro-lifers on that day. Your pledges also help to defray the substantial costs of organizing this event.

Download Pledge Form (PDF)

Thursday May 8
10:00 am Pro-life Mass
Main celebrant Archbishop Terrence Prendergast
Notre Dame Basilica
Sussex Drive
10:00 am Prayer Service
St. George's Anglican Church
152 Metcalfe Street
12 noon Gathering on Parliament Hill
Welcome and Introductions
1:30 pm March through downtown Ottawa
2:45 pm Silent No More Awareness Campaign
Parliament Hill
4:00 pm Closing Prayer Service
Parliament Hill
Eastern Catholic Chaplaincy of Ottawa
6:00 pm Cocktail Hour and Rose Dinner
Hampton Inn
200 Coventry Road
Tickets required in advance $70
Call 1-800-730-5358 or 613 - 729-0379

Friday May 9
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Youth Conference
Hampton Inn
200 Coventry Rd.
For more information call Yoli at 1-800-730-5358
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