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Woodworth on Personhood

Commentary by Jane Richard, President of KW Right to Life

Under tight police security November 14, 2013 at the University of Waterloo Stephen Woodworth MP Kitchener Centre spoke about; “The importance of the legal principle which requires recognition of the equal worth and dignity of every human being and the implication of Parliament’s abandonment of that principle in defeating Motion 312.”

His initiative to investigate the outdated Personhood Law Section 223 (1) in relation to current medical scientific research and evidence was supported by 93 members of parliament.

Section 223(1) of the Canadian Criminal Code states: A child becomes a human being within the meaning of this Act when it has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother, whether or not:  a) it has breathed; b) it has independent circulation; c) the navel string is severed

MP Stephen Woodworth talked about the following points:

Denial of human equality is the greatest threat to democracy in Canada today.

Categories of being human are never closed to tyranny and we should never accept any law that says someone you know to be a human being is not a human being.

The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights recognizes the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of all members of the human family. It is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Is there anything more important?

Is abortion more important than the principle of human equality?

How do we resolve rights between kinds of people?

The state is not in a position to make that decision.

Statistics Canada records 491 born alive abortion victims. No one was prosecuted. People are even purporting that children should be allowed to be euthanized up to age three years as they have not reached the stage of self awareness.

Stephen Woodworth resolved that the Parliament of Canada affirm that every Canadian law must be interpreted in a manner that recognizes in law the equal worth and dignity of everyone who is in fact a human being. All options should be reviewed in the light of science and medicine when there is reasonable doubt.

In Canada, the Right to Life movement is concerned with the rights of the child and the rights of the mother in the abortion issue along with euthanasia. We recognize the ideology of the denial of personhood must be expounded to justify the killing.  As does the history of eugenics based on race, gender and even consciousness. The last 100 years are rife with examples.

Abortion, the current denial of personhood plays a particular role in today’s society for all the same reasons that eugenics did in the past. The difference is that a mother destroys her own child for the sake of expediency.  Cold comfort for her and those involved in abortion.


Order Sculpture – Angel Mourning by Timothy P. Schmaltz

The loss of an aborted baby is gripping and this sculpture allows one to place a card, letter or flowers in the empty crib. $60. Email [email protected] or call 519-746-5433 to order.

Angel Mourning by Timothy P. Schmaltz
Angel Mourning by Timothy P. Schmaltz
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Walk for Life 2013 – Saturday May 4

34th Annual Walk for Life
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Registration at 10 a.m.
St. Michael’s RC Church, 240 Hemlock Street, Waterloo (across WLU on University Avenue)

Walk for Life
Walk for Life

Every $50 pledged will receive a chance for a $150 gift certificate from McPhail’s.
Prizes, draws, free balloons, good food. Meet old and new friends.

Print out a sponsor sheet on page 3 of our latest issue of News+Views.


  • Walk begins at 10:30 am
  • Start at St. Michael’s, go along University Avenue to King Street
  • Turn right on King through to Uptown Waterloo Square (75 King Street South)
  • Break
  • Return along King, left on to University to St. Michael’s Church
  • Enjoy pizza & dessert
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February 23: “Choice” Chain Project is Coming to KW!

Pro-lifers in the Kitchener-Waterloo areas will now have an exciting new way to engage our culture on the topic of abortion. KW & Area Right to Life Association is starting up a project called “Choice” Chain in our city which will run on a regular basis. I’m hoping you will come out to the training and spread the word on this great initiative.

The project is designed to engage people who normally wouldn’t go out of their way to hear the pro-life message. Volunteers hold 3′ x 4′ signs that show images of children who have been killed by abortion and ultrasound images of living children at the same ages. The signs are displayed in public areas, such as sidewalks, where the volunteers can talk to people about the injustice of abortion. Check out this clip to see the positive impact “Choice” Chain can have!

More information about the project can be found on the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform’s (CCBR) website here. All volunteers must receive training in pro-life apologetics (how to converse effectively about abortion), the reasons we use this particular project and strategy, and project protocol. KW & Area Right to Life Association will be hosting this training by CCBR this month.

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013 – OLD EVENT
Training: 9am- 12pm
Demonstration: 1 – 2pm
Location: St Aloysius Parish, 11 Traynor Ave., Kitchener
View/Download the poster here: Poster for Choice Chain Training on Feb 23 [PDF]

After the training, there will be a short lunch break and then an opportunity to participate in the project and put that training to work! At 1:00pm we will meet in a public location (corner of Fairway Rd and Wilson Ave) for “Choice” Chain, which will run until 2:00pm.

We encourage you to come to the training even if you are undecided about participating in “Choice” Chain. This is a great way to save lives and change minds and hearts about abortion.

Also, as the use of graphic imagery is somewhat controversial in the pro-life movement, I encourage you to read this article entitled, “Why graphic images need to be displayed: from the woman who took the photos” addressing some common objections.

Thanks for your consideration and for all you do for life.

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Mon Jan 28 – Prayer Vigil & Speaker

25 YEARS WITHOUT A LAW – On January 28th, 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down all legalabortion restrictions. Join us for prayer, fellowship, and learning on Monday, January 28, 2013 in Kitchener.

Monday, January 28, 2013

7 p.m. – Public prayer vigil – Kitchener City Hall (front, by skating rink)
Followed by refreshments and speaker a short walk away at St. Mary’s Church (56 Duke Street, Kitchener)

Justine Nadeau – Opening the Door into the World of Birth Mothers

8:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Benediction

Perpetual Adoration for 24 hours
St. Teresa Parish Chapel, 44 Leonard St., Kitchener
Beginning Monday, January 28th 9:00pm until 9:00pm Tuesday January 29th 2013
Call 519.746.5433 to sign up or email: [email protected]

Download poster

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A Message of Hope

Centre stage for 2012 was Motion 312. Stephen Woodworth MP challenged the medical and scientific Canadian community and parliament to examine an old law that states an unborn child is not a human being until the moment of complete birth. A brilliant approach that can’t easily be dismissed even if only 1/3rd MP’s voted in favour of it.

It provided fuel for a resurgence in energy for the entire prolife movement in Canada. KW Right to Life worked hard to get the word out locally and across Canada. With 14 presentations regarding the motion and much communication among prolife groups we supported Motion 312 with everything we had and encouraged others to do the same.

We tried again this year for the second time in 8 years to unite through advertising 5 major prolife groups across Canada . The hope was to create a clear unified message to enhance awareness that would produce a greater respect for the value of preborn children and life at all stages. Unfortunately, again the talks broke down as some of the groups were unwilling to work
toward a strategy. It was disappointing as the Canadian prolife movement has become competitive.
Our hope, however lies with the youth within our ranks. We anticipate their clear thinking leadership to move the prolife cause forward In a unified fashion that will in turn accelerate change regarding public opinion of abortion. There is much work to do inside and outside the movement.

Local events were well attended this year with nearly 200 at our Life Chain Memorial and exposure to thousands attending the local Roseville National Plowing Match. Our regular Walk for Life, Prayer Vigils and local 40 days for Life were also well attended. Office work is demanding and we counsel over 30 women monthly who are seeking abortion along with more than 40 requests for information.

We wish to thank all of our prayer and financial supporters and volunteers who have allowed us to stay in operation over the last 40 years.

Our 40th Anniversary Dinner Nov. 10th was a smashing success. One hundred sixty people enjoyed great ambiance and shared 40 years of experience in the company of great people. Over the years by a single voice, thousands of local pro-life people have worked diligently and made a deep impact on the KW Community and beyond.

After this length of time we have only begun the battle for justice for the protection of all human life. MP Stephen Woodworth Kitchener Centre spoke eloquently and presented us with a plaque congratulating us for our 40 year achievements.

Other amazing speakers who spoke at the dinner were Jonathan Van Meran from the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform who explained his strategy of exposing the truth about abortion using pictures. He described that throughout history this technique succeeded in all the human rights violations involving personhood.

Simon Walley from Matercare International described his medical facilities that help African women deliver their babies safely and prevent the horrible effects of fistula in women without the benefit of good maternal care.

The Silent Auction brought in $883 alone plus we sold many Christmas cards. A good time was had by

Many Blessings for Christmas and the New Year!

Jane Richard, KWRTL President

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40th Anniversary Dinner – Sat Nov 10

Jonathan Van Maren

Saturday, November 10th, 2012
Schwaben Club, 1668 King Street East, Kitchener
Cocktails at 5:00pm, Dinner at 6:00pm, Silent Auction
Tickets: $35
For tickets or more information, call 519-746-5433.

Guest Speakers:

Download the poster: KWRTL 40th Anniversary Dinner Poster [PDF, 45KB]


Featured Motion 312 News Section 223

Motion 312 Second Reading – Listen to Debate

Click below to download or listen to MP3 audio of the September 21 second reading debate in the House of Commons of Motion 312:

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40 Days for Life – Sep 26 to Nov 4

Our next 40 DAYS FOR LIFE campaign will start THIS September 26th – November 4th. Our community will be 1 of 10 Canadian cities – plus 242 other cities throughout the USA and Europe – joining together for the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history – the 40 Days for Life campaign.

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:

  • 40 days of prayer and fasting
  • 40 days of peaceful vigil
  • 40 days of community outreach

Sign up to donate 1 hour or more of prayer & fasting to our local 40 Days for Life vigil by clicking here.

Find more information here: and!/groups/253656271420702/


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Memorial Day – Sunday, September 30

We mourn the loss of over 3 1/2 million children aborted in Canada since 1970
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
In front of Grand River Hospital, 835 King Street West, Kitchener
Bring your family and friends and hold a sign along King Street in silent prayer.

A short memorial service will be held at 2:50pm at the memorial site with a wreath, candles, letters and poems
for babies lost to abortion. We remember the millions of lives lost to abortion and the effects on their parents, families and the nation.

Call KW Right to Life at 519.746.LIFE for more information.

Download the 2012 Memorial Day Poster [PDF]