Speaking Tour

If you are interested in participating in the biggest pro-life campaign in Canadian history, join CCBR’s Jonathon Van Maren and CLC’s Alissa Golob as they travel across the country in a quest to recruit pro-lifers by providing them with the opportunity to be part of this historic campaign! Bring your friends, relatives and pro-life acquaintances to the talk nearest you!

Jonathon Van Maren

Jonathon Van Maren

Canadian Center for Bio-Ethical Reform

Alissa Golob

Alissa Golob

Campaign Life Coalition Youth

Victoria, BC
Vancouver, BC
Chilliwack, BC
Kelowna, BC
Calgary, AB
Edmonton, AB
Saskatoon, SK
Regina, SK
Brandon, MB
Winnipeg, MB
Thunder Bay, ON
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Kitchener, ON
Toronto, ON
Mississauga, ON
Windsor, ON
Sarnia, ON
Fredericton, NB
Charlottetown, PEI
St. Johns, NL
Halifax, NS
Ottawa, ON
Peterborough, ON
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Facts About Our Campaign

Speaking Events
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The Campaign Involves

Campaigning for Prolife Candidates

In the House of Commons, those who speak up for children in the womb face constant opposition. They need your help.

This election, there are 27 pro-life Members of Parliament who will not be running for re-election. Campaign Life Coalition has worked tirelessly at the nomination level to rate each candidate based on where they stand on the abortion issue. You can find a list of candidates and their views here.

We now need to work harder than ever to ensure that the pro-life candidates who won the nomination races also win a seat in the House of Commons. Because of this, the#NO2Trudeau campaign will encourage pro-lifers on the ground level to campaign with their local pro-life candidate to ensure their election in the upcoming federal nomination.

Find Your Local Prolife MP

Postcard Canvassing

Canadians need to see the truth. This year, an unprecedented number of them will see what abortion does to babies in the womb. And you can be a part of this historic campaign!

The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform has distributed close to 400,000 thousand postcards since 2012, with very encouraging polling data showing that this distribution has a powerful impact on the way people view abortion. Campaign Life Coalition has also distributed tens of thousands of Defund Abortion pamphlets in recent years, which has been a powerful tool to engage pro-lifers and educate voters. Each postcard contains a phone number for people to call with any questions, concerns, or complaints and every person who calls about the postcard will receive a call back.

The goal moving into 2015 is to distribute a minimum of ONE MILLION pieces of campaign literature exposing Justin Trudeau’s position on abortion. This will assist in exposing what the reality of abortion is, highlighting the new Liberal policy on this issue, informing voters of many facts that polling shows they are currently not aware of, and basic facts about pre-born human rights.

This will be the biggest pro-life campaign in Canadian history. It will be one of the biggest grassroots campaigns ever launched. You can be a part of it. Please help us take a stand for pre-born children in a powerful and historic way!

As prior campaigns have shown, this forces politicians to defend a leader and a policy they may not agree with while forcing the spotlight of the election on to the abortion issue. While we will reach over a million people simply by distributing the literature, previous campaigns and projects have shown that the media will do our job for us by covering the campaign and informing unprecedented numbers of people about the issue.

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Phone Calling

One effective way of voter education is simply to do what MPs and their staff do: directly engage the public. You do this by joining a team of concerned people like yourself who make phone calls. A list of talking points starting with simple questions like, “Did you know that abortion is legal in Canada throughout all nine months of pregnancy?” and others will be provided, as well as professional training from pro-life activists who have extensive experience in this type of phone-calling, to equip Canadian pro-lifers to start reaching out via phone. Lists of numbers along with a form for recording the results of the conversations will be distributed to volunteers. These forms would be re-submitted when completed to organizers, to be compiled in a get-out-the-vote list to be used for this upcoming federal election as well as informing voters uneducated on the topic of abortion in Canada about the status quo. We will ensure that your privacy is protected when making these calls.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Aren't graphic images like pornography? Isn't this considered obscenity?

In considering this comparison, it is important to note how pornography is defined. According to the Oxford Online Dictionary pornography is, “printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate sexual excitement.” Therefore, it is clear that to be considered pornography, a picture must be specifically sexual in nature. In this way it is obvious that abortion imagery—evidence of the violence abortion does to the pre-born child—is not in any way comparable to pornography, because it is not sexual in nature.

Abortion imagery is not used for even remotely sexual purposes, but rather to decry the inhumanity of this barbaric procedure and to point out what the results of recreational sex—so glorified by pornography—can bring about. Pornography is part of the culture of promiscuity that has contributed to abortion so greatly.

Another way to see how abortion imagery is not analogous to pornography is to consider other graphic materials portraying great injustices. For instance, Holocaust imagery, which show older victims of systematic violence, is clearly not considered pornography, just as attending the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC would not be analogous to visiting a Playboy Club or pornography store. When thoughtfully considered, the pornography comparison –in the case of abortion images or of images of the Holocaust– reveals itself to be an extremely offensive comparison to make—both to the victims and those who stand to reveal their fate.

Section 163(8) of the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC) defines obscene material as the following:
(8) For the purposes of this Act, any publication a dominant characteristic of which is the undue exploitation of sex, or of sex and any one or more of the following subjects, namely, crime, horror, cruelty and violence, shall be deemed to be obscene.

In other words, only material and publications that exploit sex are recognized as obscene material by the CCC. None of the post-cards distributed by CCBR fit into this definition and therefore they are not obscene under the law.

In addition, The Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan ruled in R. v. Whatcott, that the display of graphic photos of aborted children, represent “legitimate participation in an important political and social debate in Canada.”

To compare documentation of the fate of so many of our pre-born neighbours to imagery designed to incur sexual arousal is one that has no intellectual foundation, and one that should be discarded due to lack of coherence and credibility.

Why don't the volunteers stop to talk; why don't you talk to people face to face?

The purpose of the Postcard Project is to deliver the pro-life message to mailboxes through the postcards, not to engage in dialogue. There are other projects, such as “Choice” Chain and the Genocide Awareness Project, which are designed for dialogue. The effectiveness of this particular campaign is in reaching many households in a short amount of time, and this goal would not be accomplished if our volunteers continually stopped to have conversations.

Why don't you put the postcards in envelopes so people can choose to look at them?

With around 300 children killed by abortion every day in Canada, our goal is that people see the injustice, and have to confront the issue, even if they don’t want to. Most people who ask this question would prefer we stop distributing this information entirely, and we don’t tailor our projects to what people would prefer. We want to turn people away from abortion.  These images do that for those who have functioning consciences.

There are also practical reasons for not using envelopes. In the first place, it is an ineffective use of our limited time and resources. The extra time and money to put the postcards in envelopes can be used buying more postcards and distributing more of them, so more people are reached. Secondly, after the first round of the envelopes being delivered, people would start throwing them away without looking at the postcard inside. That would defeat the purpose of the project.

Why don't I get a personal email or reply to my complaint/concern/question?

Due to the high volume of correspondence we receive we are unable to respond to each message individually. We have limited personnel and resources to dedicate to responding to the various questions and concerns. Your message, however, was read in its entirety and we do want to acknowledge receipt of it.

Given that we find most people share similar questions and concerns, we’ve drafted an email that addresses all main concerns to be sent out to all those who request a response. Also, the questions and concerns are addressed in this document and on our website in various places particularly in our pro-life classroom. Additionally, we try to return phone calls from all those who leave a voicemail regarding the postcard.

Isn't the Postcard Project an invasion of privacy? Is it legal?

Many people point out that our Postcard Project is both graphic and intrusive, as indeed most of our projects are. That is intentional. We live today in a culture that is comfortably tolerating the decapitation, dismemberment, and disembowelment of nearly 300 pre-born children every single day. Most people—including pro-life people—don’t want to see a picture of an abortion, because pictures of abortion are graphic and disturbing. However, they are also depictions of a sad daily reality in Canada. The Postcard Project is deliberately designed to eradicate people’s ability to ignore the abortion problem by bringing the message directly to mailboxes and doorsteps across Canada. People may get angry at us. But they will also be awakened to the problem.

However, it is important to point out that the delivery of the postcards is legal and protected under Section 2 of our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

What about children seeing the graphic images?

We understand this concern and have thus drafted a number of different responses to address the sad reality that children sometimes come face to face with the evidence of other, butchered children:
1. On CCBR’s website
2. On CCBR’s blog

What about women who have had abortions? Won't these pictures traumatize them?

While we condemn abortion as a human rights violation, we do not condemn those who have obtained abortions. We deeply care about the well-being of men and women in our society and therefore also understand that seeing these images causes pain for those who have been touched by abortion. Therefore, to address this concern, please read:
1. Letter to a Post-Abortive Woman
2. Triggers versus Trauma
Also, please keep in mind that many of those who are post-abortive are also pre-abortive: women who have already had an abortion often go on to abort another child in the future, unless something changes. The photographic evidence of what abortion does to pre-born children has changed the minds of women who would have otherwise obtained a subsequent abortion.

Aren't these just shock tactics?

They’re much more than that. For an extremely succinct summary of why the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform uses the tactics that we do within the historical context of social reform movements, please take a moment to read Stephanie Gray’s description of our strategy.

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