“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Recently in Canada a Conservative Member of Parliament tried to bring bring a motion against gender selected abortions before Parliament. Mark Warawa was blocked, his motion deemed "unvotable", his protests blocked and silenced, his appeal to the Speaker of the House of Commons to uphold his right to speak, was met with disdain. He was denounced as a "rogue member" and generally abused. This was an outrageous abuse of power under the Conservative Government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper!

This morning I received an email from Canadian pro-Life champion John Hof, President of United for Life British Columbia. The substance of that email deals Canadian attitudes toward gender-selection abortions. Ninety-five percent of Canadians oppose sex-selected abortions! It seems Canada's government is out of touch with Canadians on this issue. See below.

Poll Shows Sex-Selection Abortion a Major Problem for all Canadians

April 3, 2013

Langley, BC. A recent poll, conducted by Abingdon Research on behalf of United for Life BC and WeNeedALaw.ca, found that Canadians overwhelmingly oppose gender-selection abortion, but also that many believe it is happening within their communities.

Overall, of those Canadians who had an opinion, 95% said sex-selection abortion is wrong, (83% said it is always wrong and 12% said it is sometimes wrong). “When was the last time 95% of Canadians agreed on anything?” asked United for Life spokesperson, John Hof

For the first time, this poll sought to specifically measure what Canadians from different cultural communities think about gender-selection abortion. The poll found that an overwhelming majority of Canadians from every ethnic and religious group oppose sex-selection abortion in all cases. Less than 8% of people from any cultural community said it was not wrong.

“We already knew Canadians strongly oppose sex-selection abortion,” said Hof. “This poll shows that Canadians from all different backgrounds are more or less on the same page.”

Canadians from certain cultural and religious communities were somewhat more likely to believe that sex-selection abortion happens within their communities. Numbers were highest among Hindus (57% yes or sometimes, 11% no, 32% don’t know) and Buddhists (44% yes or sometimes, 22% no, 32% don’t know).
“These numbers suggest very strongly that sex-selection abortion is happening in Canada,” said John Hof. “Although it is a greater problem in some communities, extremely large majorities from every community want it to stop.”

This poll was conducted online and surveyed 2502 Canadians in English Canada between January 21 and March 15, 2012. Visible minority Canadians were oversampled in this survey. Overall, the survey has a margin of error of +/- 2.8%, nineteen times out of twenty.

Contact: John Hof, United for Life British Columbia 604-534-4828 john@unitedforlifebc.ca 

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