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Save Canada’s Crisis Pregnancy Centres!

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Baby and New Mom

Dear Honourable Members of Parliament:

Before the 2021 election, the Liberal Party in its Election Platform issued a blanket condemnation of all pro-life groups across Canada. They falsely claimed: “anti-choice organizations are actively working to spread misinformation about abortion, putting the health and safety of young people and vulnerable women at risk.”

Without any facts to back up their charge, the Liberals went on to make this promise: “A re-elected Liberal government will... no longer provide charity status to anti-abortion organizations (for example, Crisis Pregnancy Centres) that provide dishonest counseling to women about their rights and about the options available to them at all stages of the pregnancy.”

If the Liberal government follows its Platform, scores of Crisis Pregnancy Centres and hundreds of pro-life community service organizations across this country will be at risk of closure. Without charitable status, they will be literally taxed out of existence. That will deal an enormous blow to the thousands of women these entities support both before and after childbirth.

According to Pregnancy Care Canada, a national Crisis Pregnancy organization, over 30,000 individuals accessed help last year from their 80 affiliated Pregnancy Care Centres. Over 7,000 clients received material supplies such as diapers, formula, and clothing. Over 600 women requested and received post-abortion support.

Thousands of precious children were given the opportunity to see the light of day.

Crisis Pregnancy Centres make an invaluable contribution to Canadian society, providing resources, support, supplies, information, and options to women facing an unexpected or challenging pregnancy. The women served by these organizations seek out their assistance freely, and they are never forced to choose life for their babies.

Without these organizations, women in crisis would have fewer options and fewer supports for them in their pregnancy experience. In fact, most would feel they have only one choice: abortion. And one choice means no choice at all!

Furthermore, if the Liberal government succeeds in revoking the charitable status of Crisis Pregnancy Centres, what will stop them from introducing a new type of “Liberal Values Test” for all types of charities – including churches, synagogues, mosques, schools, camps, soup kitchens, and food banks? If any of these groups holds to a pro-life perspective, they may lose their status and face closure.

I cannot believe that you, dear Member of Parliament, would want to see the diminishment of our communities and the abandonment of people in need by the removal of charitable status for organizations that have pro-life convictions. That is why I am asking you to oppose any bill, motion, or regulatory policy that seeks to penalize Crisis Pregnancy Centres in Canada.

Sincerely,

[ The Undersigned ]

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Jeffrey B. Carstairs , AB
Dec 16, 2022 - 06:30am
Janice C. Wallaceburg, ON
Dec 15, 2022 - 05:01pm
Barb W. Calgary, AB
Dec 15, 2022 - 10:02am
Danette M. Toronto, ON
Dec 15, 2022 - 06:09am
Allow choice
Mary Ann S. Wallaceburg , ON
Dec 15, 2022 - 02:55am
Connie C. North York, ON
Dec 14, 2022 - 11:18pm
Melissa P. Toronto, ON
Dec 14, 2022 - 11:17pm
patrice b. london, ON
Dec 14, 2022 - 09:45pm
I do not see how taking away a crucial community support for women who find themselves in need of help at a very vulnerable time is in any way pro-women. Or pro choice for that matter. The Liberals would be effectively forcing underprivileged and/or unsupported women to end their pregnancies, by financially crippling CPC's.
Linda G. Kemptville, ON
Dec 14, 2022 - 07:30pm
Dan A. Simcoe, ON
Dec 14, 2022 - 05:36pm
Christine S. Hanover, ON
Dec 14, 2022 - 01:58pm
Save pro-life pregnancy centers!
Lisa S. Hay River, NT
Dec 14, 2022 - 01:40pm
This is a vital support for mothers. Shame on the government for persecuting pregnancy centers.
Jocelin R. Durham , ON
Dec 14, 2022 - 11:50am
Anonymous Midland, ON
Dec 14, 2022 - 11:33am
Donna K. Hanover, ON
Dec 14, 2022 - 11:19am
I know people who have been affected negatively by abortion and I realize how important pro-life groups and the education and support they provide is. An unexpected pregnancy can be a real challenge in a woman's life and having the support that pro-life pregnancy centres provide is crucial and life changing.