Condemnation of Trudeau’s “abortion attestation” for the Canada Summer Jobs program is nearly unanimous

By Jonathon Van Maren If someone had told me last year that Canadian editorial boards and media outlets right across the political spectrum and the country would be expressing nearly universal outrage at Justin Trudeau’s decision to insert an “abortion attestation” into the Canada Summer Jobs application, I wouldn’t have believed it. I don’t think…

The backlash against Trudeau’s “abortion attestation” for the Canada Summer Jobs Program goes international

By Jonathon Van Maren Justin Trudeau’s decision to insert an “abortion clause” into the application process for the Canada Summer Jobs Program has resulted in what the prime minister has called a “kerfuffle,” and the backlash to his decision is continuing to dog the Liberals. The BBC reported on the story to explain why it…

The Trump Administration just announced conscience protections for pro-life healthcare providers

By Jonathon Van Maren I noticed earlier this afternoon that the abortion activists I follow on Twitter were going crazy, hysterically pointing out that if the consciences of doctors and nurses were protected, that they would lose the ability to coerce healthcare providers into doing things they find morally reprehensible. A bit of searching led…

Canada’s state broadcaster admits that Trudeau is wrong–abortion is not a Charter right

By Jonathon Van Maren Canada’s state broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, is known for being overtly left-wing. I’ve often had to cringe or glare at my radio while weaving through traffic, as some smarmy interviewer condescendingly demanded of some interviewee an explanation for some ideological heresy. During the debate on assisted suicide, it was accepted…

Poland defeats abortion legislation–and moves to ban aborting children with Down Syndrome

By Jonathon Van Maren While abortion activists hammer pro-life laws across Europe and attempt to defeat pro-life Ireland’s constitutional amendment protecting pre-born children, Poland continues to push back against any attack on children in the womb. Last week, Polish lawmakers repudiated another attempt to legalize the killing of pre-born children by defeating a draft bill…

Religious groups meet in Toronto to discuss response to Justin Trudeau’s ideological purity test

By Jonathon Van Maren While Justin Trudeau may hope the “kerfuffle” over his government’s decision to insert an “attestation” requirement demanding that applicant groups indicate their support for abortion into the Canada Summer Jobs application process will soon die down, the backlash may only continue to grow. Considering how many people showed up today at…

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, remember that the Civil Rights Movement was a Christian one

By Jonathon Van Maren Every year, organizations and activists of every stripe greet Martin Luther King Jr. Day by expressing why his work inspires them and how King’s legacy is being carried on. Increasingly, King is made out to be a secular hero who championed “progressive” causes, and social media is flooded with assertions that…

Here’s just a few organizations impacted by Trudeau’s new ideological purity test

By Jonathon Van Maren On the way to work today, I listened to Annamaria Tremonte of CBC’s The Current grill Trudeau’s employment minister, Patricia Hadju, on her government’s recent decision to insert an attestation of support for abortion into the Canada Summer Jobs grant application process. Tremonte pointed out that many organizations, including those who…