This used to be the logo of this website previously. The site was established in 2007 till sometimes in 2009 and the purpose of the website was to sensitize people to vote good leaders who would not be at a position to legalize abortion becasue the whole act was about the murder of innocent babies which is ungodly. I found the below information on the wayback machine, as was posted on the site then.
Legalized abortion, like all state sponsored injustice, is founded on false premises and is opposed to truth, reason and natural law. It fosters, sustains and thrives in a climate of prejudice against the unborn child who is an unseen victim.
By all lawful means, Canadians need to be awakened and alerted to the monstrous injustice of abortion and, where helpful, to its various contributing causes. Vote Life, Canada! is an educational resources organization which exists to advance such an objective and to carry it forward to its logical and necessary end, which is complete legal protection for all unborn Canadians through recognition of their full personhood.
Through coordinated ventures with church leaders and by means of special multimedia presentations and other educational enterprises, Vote Life, Canada! exposes the plight of the unborn. Christians are then challenged to take responsible action through the exercise of their democratic voting duties with a view to change existing laws.
Canadians are urged to join in every possible way in supporting Vote Life, Canada! for the earliest possible fulfillment of its just and worthy goals.
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“Bad politicians are elected by good people who don’t vote.”
Canada’s Sad StateIt is clear to biblically minded Christians that Canada has departed from moral and righteous standards and has deprived itself of much of God’s protection and blessing. This ought to be a cause for the greatest concern for us, for our children, and for generations of Canadians to follow.
By everyday observation, we see a vast array of immoral agents which have overtaken Canada, such as abortion, sexual perversion, pornography, drugs, divorce, and suicide to name a few. Some Christians ask what they can do to deal with such evils and to get Canada back on course.
It is first crucial to put the evils mentioned in proper perspective. If abortion is in fact taking hundreds of thousands of innocent human lives in Canada-if in fact such activity is the discriminate killing of an distinct and separate group of society’s most innocent and vulnerable members-would there be any question as to which evil first needs addressing in Canada? If you have attended a Vote Life, Canada! seminar or presentation you will know that a powerful case is made for just such an assessment.
Given such a scenario, would there be any doubt as to why Canada continues to slide further and further into a moral abyss? Would there be any question for the Christian as to what God first required of him/her? Of course not. Saving innocent human lives, especially young children, would take on emergency status, wouldn’t it?
Addressing Abortion Yields Other Solutions for Canada
Interestingly, the solution to our societal ills is much closer at hand and much clearer than many Christians realize. A determined effort to eliminate the greatest injustice and evil in present day Canada, namely the killing of unborn children, will at once yield a solution to many of our other distresses, which, not by coincidence, have ravaged Canada incessantly and increasingly since the door to legal abortion was swung open.
Furthermore, no Christian should doubt the significant resurgence of God’s blessings upon Canada should His people repent of their complicity and indifference in the matter of abortion and take the necessary steps to protect unborn children from such atrocity.
Canada’s Legal Void on Abortion
Although the Supreme Court of Canada, in the 1988 Morgentaler decision, struck down Canada’s abortion law, they recognized “there is a legitimate government interest in protecting the unborn.” They noted the need for a new abortion law, but Canadians simply have not had the moral and political will to address this need. We are therefore the only Western democratic nation with no laws regulating abortion. An unborn child may be killed for any reason and at any time during the mother’s pregnancy and Canada’s “health” system pays for it with taxpayer money.
God Requires Consistency from His People
The cause of the unborn in Canada, whose lives are being snuffed out at the rate of twelve per hour, 100,000 per year, should be a matter close to the heart of every Christian. The issue of justice for these young lives ought to challenge us to a new degree of consistency in our Christian lives.
Democracy is a wonderful blessing from God but because we live in a democracy and because every Canadian gets a vote in what happens in Canada, each Canadian citizen will answer to God for their part in our current abortion holocaust.
Many good people in Canada have surrendered to the evil of abortion. They have essentially given up. More than that, many of them fail to even vote at all. They refrain from doing one of the simplest, easiest and most practical things a Christian can do in this country in order to help implement a righteous standard in our most basic laws. There are other Christians who vote but give no thought or consideration whatever to the plight of the unborn while in the voting booth.
Martin Niemoller, a German pastor who was imprisoned for his opposition to Hitler made this statement in 1946, “Christianity in Germany bears a greater responsibility before God (for the Holocaust) than the National Socialists, the SS and the Gestapo.”
Christians are to Seek Justice First
Proverbs 24:11 says: “Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, ‘Behold, we did not know this,’ does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not requite man according to his work?” God demands that His people uphold justice, and rescue those treated unjustly, and so the unborn who face certain death must be accorded the highest priority.
From the earliest teachings of the Scriptures found in the Old Testament, we are warned that if we value prosperity over justice, God will strip us of both. Moses told the Israelites, “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue.” He follows this command with a promise “that you may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you.” [Deut.16:20] In other words, if we want prosperity, we must choose leaders committed to justice. Yet how many Christians in Canada today place economic considerations ahead of justice, and especially on Election Day!
In the Old Testament, God selected particular individuals to lead the nation. Today, in our modern democracy, free citizens act as God’s agents for choosing leaders, and we do it by voting. However, God still demands we maintain justice as the first and foremost objective in our land. So how are Christians to accomplish this holy, God-given task?
Establishing Justice Through the Christian’s Vote
For the Christian, the three fold testimony of science, philosophy and Christian teaching and tradition, establishes the unborn child as a human being with full personhood, who is precious and created in the image of God. Such status should grant to the unborn the same protection before the law as you or I. So we must ask ourselves: will the person I intend to vote for represent these clear and straightforward convictions?
If we do not insist uncompromisingly on this most basic Christian principle, and the most fundamental of all human rights, i.e. the right to life, then we must share the blame for the scourge of abortion in our land. The Christian’s goal is to have Parliament act to protect human life from the time of conception (fertilization) to natural death.
10 Steps to Justice and Success
Vote Life, Canada! offers 10 steps to achieve a consistent Christian [and pro-life] witness when you are voting. Careful attention to these 10 steps will not only ensure justice for the unborn but will certainly spare Christians the rebuke and condemnation of our Lord Jesus Christ!1. Make definite plans to vote
I. Always check the Vote Life, Canada! website located at www.votelifecanada.ca for crucial voting information at election times.
II. In preparation for Election Day, pray for wisdom and guidance from God.
III. Take advantage of the advance polls to avoid last minute difficulties, especially if your schedule, health or the weather is uncertain.
IV. Catholics are reminded of the Catechism’s advisory, “Submission to authority and co-responsibility for the common good make it morally obligatory – to exercise the right to vote” (CCC 2240).
2. Get informed about the candidates
Make an inquiry into your candidates. It is essential to determine whether a candidate is likely to be faithful in representing your convictions and principles and this can be done relatively easily.
3. Reject the Disqualified
Imagine a politician saying, “I support terrorism.” And then a voter saying,” I disagree with you on terrorism, but what’s your health care plan?” You’d think they were both mad! You wouldn’t think twice about rejecting a candidate who supported terrorism. His stance, permitting the public to be killed, is dangerous to society and contrary to every principle of public service.
Consider abortion in the same light. Abortion is no less violent than terrorism and produces the same result-dead and bloodied human beings, most often in pieces. This is not to say that every woman who chooses abortion is to be equated with terrorists but it definitely means that a political candidate who is satisfied with the status quo on abortion disqualifies him/herself from public service. On this point the Christian must be firm; what the candidate says on other issues must be considered irrelevant. Tolerance for abortion means death to unborn humans and that means no vote for the candidate.
Politicians are very artful with their use of slogans about human rights, so take note. While they trumpet their concerns for all kinds of human rights, they insist on the freedom to take away the most basic right – life – from unborn children. If government and laws can indiscriminately strip people of rights in this fashion, all such talk of human rights is subjective and dishonest. To put it another way, are we to believe that rights like health care belong only to some humans, and not to others?
Stop for a moment and think. If politicians aren’t ready to respect the life of a small defenseless child, do you want to trust them with your life and future? If they will disregard the most basic of rights, what of your many other legitimate concerns as a citizen?
4. Be sure to carefully qualify “slippery” candidates who claim to be “pro-life
Let’s review several worn-out arguments and how to answer them.
I. “I respect your views, but I have to represent all the people.”
Our response: That’s what we’re trying to say to you. If you neglect the unborn, you are not representing all the people. Canadian law currently excludes them from protection; we demand that they be included. A public servant cannot legitimately ignore an entire segment of the public that is being destroyed.
II. “I’m personally opposed to abortion, but can’t impose my views on others.”
Our response: This is not a matter of views, but of violence. The law is supposed to protect human life despite the views of those who would destroy it. Besides, a politician would have no problem imposing his views on an abusive mother who was physically mistreating her two-year-old, would he?III. “The government should not be involved in such a personal decision as abortion.”
Our response: The government got “too involved” in abortion when it claimed to have the authority to deprive some human beings of their right to life. Furthermore, when somebody’s “choice” destroys somebody else’s life, that choice is no longer merely a personal, private matter.
IV. “Legislators should not be practicing medicine.”
Our response: We’re not asking you to practice medicine, but to prevent the abuse of medicine. The practice of medicine is regulated by all kinds of laws that protect the lives of patients. All we ask is that the unborn be included in that protection.
V. “Abortion is the law of the land.”
Our response: The “law of the land” can be changed, just as it was changed regarding slavery and segregation. Leadership means seeing the injustices that others miss, and inspiring people to utilize the methods the law permits to make necessary changes.
VI. “I support women’s rights and health.”
Our response: That is precisely why you should examine the evidence, which is more plentiful than ever, that abortion is destructive of women’s health, and listen to the growing voices of those who have been harmed by abortion. That is also why you should examine how the abortion industry, through unregulated and dangerous clinics, continues to deceive and exploit women.
VII. “Abortion is just one of many issues; I embrace a consistent ethic of life.”
Our response: Abortion is unlike any other “issue” raised in the public square today. At this very moment unborn human beings are being killed in Canada at will. This “issue” demands highest priority, emergency status.
VIII. “My office does not involve any decision-making about abortion.”
Our response: Your position on abortion says a lot about your character and worldview. If you cannot stand up for the smallest of children, how will you stand up for the rest of us?
IX. “Let’s just agree to disagree.”
Our response: We have the greatest respect for those who disagree with us. But when victims are oppressed, we don’t sit back and “agree to disagree” with the oppressor. Rather, we intervene to save the victim. Abortion is not about beliefs; it’s about bloodshed. Those who need protection need it despite the disagreement of others.
X. “Abortion is a constitutional right fully upheld by the Supreme Court.”
Our response: That is patently false. Judges did not find abortion to be a constitutional right but rather struck down the law on narrow and specialized grounds and called for Parliament to regulate it. But Parliament has ignored the Supreme Court’s request and has failed to address the fundamental issues of justice involved.
XI. “Abortion is a provincial matter.”
Our response: This is the excuse of a federal politician to pass the buck. As a healthcare service, which is how abortion is perversely treated in Canada right now, abortion is funded and largely regulated by the provinces, but as a justice, i.e. criminal, issue it belongs squarely with the federal government.
XII. “Abortion is a federal matter.”
Our response: This is the excuse of a provincial politician to pass the buck. Again, as a healthcare service, which is how abortion is perversely treated in Canada right now, abortion is funded and largely regulated by the provinces. Therefore provincial politicians are able to severely restrict funding and access if they adopt a determined approach.
XIII. “Abortion can never be banned because we always need to have exceptions for rape and incest and also when the mother’s health is in danger.
Our response: These “exceptions” do indeed have powerful emotional appeal but they do not stand up to moral or logical scrutiny.
On the “exception” for rape and incest, first of all, it is urgent to ask why the unborn child should have to pay with his life for the crime of the father. After all, do we allow the woman who has endured such anguish and outrage to shoot the guilty party, her rapist, in order to feel better? Absolutely not! Why then should we make it legal for her to kill the innocent child in the false hope that it will make her feel better or save her from an awful reminder?
Granted, the circumstances of conception are traumatic, but they cannot be used to invalidate the dignity of the life created, and therefore the disposal of that life by abortion is no more justified than in any other circumstance of abortion. In fact, when Christians accept these “exceptions”, it undermines the scientific, philosophical and biblical argument that the unborn are full-fledged members of the human race and thus deserve every legal protection that the rest of us enjoy.
Secondly, women who find themselves pregnant in such cases deserve love and support, not the trauma of an abortion which studies have shown greatly compound the original outrageous indignities they have already suffered.
On the “exception” of a mother’s health being in danger, which, given today’s advances in medicine, is even more rare than the tragic incidence of rape and incest, no law against abortion would apply in such situations. Medical intervention designed to prevent the death of the mother that inadvertently causes the death of the child in the womb (ectopic pregnancy or cancer of the uterus), is not considered an abortion and is therefore not illegal.
5. Distinguish Policy from Principle
Most disagreements between candidates and political platforms do not have to do with principle, but rather with policy. For example, it is a basic principle that people have a right to the safety of their own lives and possessions. That’s why we have to fight crime. We don’t see candidates campaigning on opposite sides of that principle, with some saying, “Fight Crime” and other defending “The Right to Crime.” What we find is agreement on the principle, but disagreement on the best policies to implement the principle.
But when a policy dispute involves questioning whether people deserve that protection in the first place, the policy is the principle. To allow abortion, which is the killing of a human child in the womb, is to break the principle that every human life deserves protection.
6. Weigh other issues properly
There are many issues that have to be considered in elections, but not all have equal weight. Once voters have disqualified those candidates who violate fundamental principles, they need to look at the wide spectrum of issues affecting the proper care of human life and promotion of human dignity, such as health care, jobs and the economy, poverty, global warming, etc.
The waging of war troubles the consciences of many voters. There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion among Christians about waging a “just war” but not however with regard to abortion. The bottom line, in other words, is that support for war does not automatically or necessarily violate fundamental moral principles; support for abortion and euthanasia always do. Therefore, supporting these latter policies is not ever an option for the Christian.
7. Keep your loyalty focused on Jesus
When you vote, you say something about where your loyalties are. There is nothing wrong with being loyal to a candidate or to a political party. But there is something very wrong if your loyalty to either is stronger than your loyalty to Jesus Christ. Ask yourself, “Is there a position that my party can take that would prevent me from voting the party line?” Framed in another way, the question is, “Is my loyalty to the Christian faith stronger than my loyalty to any political party?”
8. Choosing between parties and candidates
It is not parties, nor party leaders, that directly represent people, but rather candidates. Each candidate is of course responsible to consider carefully which party he/she belongs to but it should be obvious that a truly pro-life candidate will not take lightly the party he belongs to, and all the more so if he realizes that his party treats lightly the paramount issue of life. For example, it will be a decisive factor to a genuine pro-life candidate whether his/her party and party leader will permit a free vote, rather than insist on the party’s or leader’s policies.
Vote Life Canada!s policy is to use proper criteria as outlined above to evaluate a candidate and then to vote only for that pro-life candidate who is properly qualified. The party affiliation is a secondary consideration and would only be a factor if there were two or more equally qualified pro-life candidates from which to choose [a rare situation indeed!]. In such a case, the candidates’ stands on other important issues can be taken into consideration.9. What happens if there is no pro-life candidate?
In this scenario, Vote Life, Canada! recommends the course of action proposed by Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), the political wing of Canada’s pro-life movement. CLC very concisely notes: “Write in blue ballpoint pen across the ballot ‘no pro-life candidate’ or ‘no pro-life Liberal/Conservative’. When the ballots are being counted, the inside scrutineers for each party’s candidate see the ballots and reflect on how many votes were lost by their party because the candidate did not reflect the convictions of those voters. The message is loud and clear to the party, relayed by its scrutineers.”
10. Support the candidate with more than your vote!
Additional activities include donating to the campaign, volunteering for the campaign, handing out literature for the candidate, making phone calls and visits on the candidate’s behalf, sending emails, using yard signs and bumper stickers, and praying for the candidate.
Elections, after all, are not contests between candidates. They are contests between two or more teams. And it is the team that has more active members doing all these things that, in the end, will bring in the most votes.