03 Nov

Financial Aid for Abortion Options.

Laws across the United States related to access to abortion have become more strict in recent times that require considerable financial assistance and help. This may be why many women are considering abortion alternatives these days.


In most of the state legislation has made access to abortion for women so stringent, that before actually getting an abortion, a woman in most of the cases has to travel long distance. Most locations can be several miles for medical checkup and other legalities and formalities. This potentially signifies time off from work and home implying a decrease in income and a disrupted work life balance. Moreover, undergoing the process of accessing abortion itself is very expensive and often requires considerable financial assistance. There are several federal, non-federal and private organizations who do offer financial aid if you are seriously weighing abortion options.


If the financial aid is not enough for you, abortion alternatives may be found online. This includes giving up your child up for adoption or opting for foster care. In most cases, this implies that a woman should go through the entire phase of pregnancy and childbirth. For some, this can be quite gruesome and overwhelming if a woman is not prepared for pregnancy.

Abortion alternatives offer great options for those who are uncertain what they would like to do when it comes to their unplanned pregnancy. There are two prominent organizations that help women to go through the whole abortion procedure and also assists them with financial aid. These two organizations are:

  • Planned Parenthood – Center for choice and
  • National Abortion Federation or NAF.

Though there are also several other organizations, these two are the most popular among others. These two organizations are all across the United States. Their services are abortion-specific, and NAF services include:

  • Case management consultation and referral for abortion cases
  • Assisting with funding required for abortion and also referral services for funding management and sources
  • Referrals to reputed and experienced abortion provider in the designated area of the subject.


So, if you are seriously considering abortion, then contact these organizations. You can get general information from their website about the financial aid available for abortion alternatives.

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22 Oct

Justin Trudeau Must Be Entrepreneur Friendly

There’s a reason why “Dragon’s Den” is one of the most popular television shows in the country. Canadians loves a good entrepreneur story.

A recent CBC article asks whether incoming Canada prime minister Justin Trudeau will be friendly to entrepreneurs. It’s an important question, because the decisions he will make during his time in office will have a huge impact on business and the economy for decades to come.

During the election cycle, Trudeau was maligned by many for promising to run a deficit. While this may appear to be unwise, entrepreneurs understand how short-term losses lead to long-term gains.

In order to ensure long-term growth of the Canadian economy, Trudeau and the Liberal Party must invest in technology and innovation. They also have to boost funding for skilled jobs training. The legalization of marijuana is something Trudeau has pledged to see through as well. Canadian cannabis entrepreneurs would love to see Canada become a world leader in the production and sale of marijuana.

Many see Canada as being on the brink of big change for the better. If Trudeau acts more like an entrepreneur and less like a politician, the Canadian economy may become the most vibrant and prosperous in its history.

One need only look to our neighbors to the south for examples of entrepreneurship—and how doing business across the border can be beneficial. There are several entrepreneurs in the U.S. that have had success both in their country and by doing business in the U.S. For example, Frank VanderSloot, an executive board member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, owns a $1 billion American company that has successfully been doing business in Canada for over 20 years.

Because Canada has one of the top educational systems in the free world, it should be the best place on earth for entrepreneurs to thrive. Trudeau’s plans to fund startups is a great idea and one that will encourage highly educated Canadians who possess the entrepreneurial spirit.

Let’s hope Trudeau follows through on his plans and promises.


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16 Oct

4 Types of adoptions

4 Types of adoptions

There are many different alternatives to abortion that a pregnant mother could consider.

Here’s some brief information about adoption which is one of the abortion alternatives.


Types of adoption


Independent Adoptions ­


With this type of adoption, there is no agency involved. An intermediary like an attorney

will work with both you and the adoptive parents. The attorney will be able to handle all the

paperwork. Most states allow independent adoptions but first check with your state to make sure there are no additional requirements first.


Agency Adoptions


These agency are licensed and can be public or private. They are regulated by the state

to ensure that the interest of the child is the number one priority. With an agency, you will understand the advantages or alternatives to abortion. Most agencies provide counseling to both the birth and adoptive parents. Once the child is a bit older, counseling is available to them as well. The counseling that is available allows the mother to understand her rights and the abortion alternatives. It is said that once the mother receives counseling she is less likely to changer her mind after giving birth. There are over 3,000 adoption agencies in the United States. This is a combination of both private and public.


Identified Adoption


This is when adopting parents find a birth mother and then work together with an adoption agency. The adoption agency would handle the paperwork and assist with getting things legal. This is a quicker way for the adoptive parents to find a baby to adopt as some agency do not have many newborns available.


Relative Adoptions


In a relative adoption, a member of the child’s family adopts the child. This also known as kinship adoption. In some respect, the adoptive parents can be a grandparent or even an aunt of the biological mother or father.


When considering adoption, it is important not to rush your decision. There are many types of adoption that can suit you. Reach out to an adoption agency in order to get pre-counseling and to get better understanding of adoption or other abortion alternatives work.

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14 Oct

Pregnancy Assistance for First Time Moms

In the event that you are looking for fast baby placement or need pregnancy assistance, there are many options available to you. One of the most popular options is adoption.


Pregnancy Assistance


An unplanned pregnancy can not only be scary but can be stressful. Sometimes a fast baby placement can be the better choice. Deciding if adoption is right for you, depends on many factors.


To help you decide, you may want to consider cost and what type of adoption. Many adoption agencies recommend creating an adoption plan. This plan will help you sort out the process when it comes to negotiating with the adoptive parents. The terms will discuss if the adoption will be open and what will be communicated as they welcome the baby into their home.


While you seek fast baby placement, you can find an adoptive family through an agency or a network. You can talk to your attorney or physician. They will be able to help start the search to finding a family to adopt the newborn. Once you find a few prospective adoptive parents, you will want to know as much information about them. If you are going the independent route, you will want their family history and possibly know more about their life. This will give you time to know more about the families and build a rapport.


In most cases, the adoption process can be finished up before you give birth. If you work with an adoption agency, the agency will handle most of the paperwork for you. Depending on the type of agency you work with, you will be to find the right adoptive parents. The options vary based on how much communication you wish to have in the child’s life. The adoption can also be done privately. If you have a closed or private adoption, you do not have to reveal your identity at all. You can request all information about the adoptive parents without having to exchange personal information about yourself.


You can get pregnancy assistance from a non-profit organization or an agency. In most cases, this assistance is complimentary to you.

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01 Oct

B.C. Researchers: Exposing Babies to Microbes a Good Thing


Scientists say letting her play with the dog and crawl on the floor may help protect your baby from asthma. (Chris Carlson/Associated Press)

When we welcome a new baby into the world, we’re ever so careful to keep it safe and healthy. However, a recent CBC News story suggests that being exposed to certain bacteria may actually be in our infants’ best interests.

A group of Canadian scientists found that when babies are exposed to four gut bacteria types before they are 3  months old—during a crucial period when their immune systems are taking shape—they gain asthma protection. The group from B.C. Children’s Hospital says that when it comes to hospital visits, asthma is the No. 1 reason.

There’s a belief that doing everything we can to keep our homes and children dirt-free and germ-free could be doing as much damage as good. It’s known as the “hygiene hypothesis.” In our crusade to sterilize everything around us and protect ourselves from infectious diseases and germs, we also kill the good stuff—bacteria that actually benefit us.

The researchers found a correlation between babies’ healthy immune systems—which fight the wheezing of asthma—and the levels of healthy bacteria in their systems.

One scientist cautioned that people shouldn’t go seeking out diseases and germs, but that it’s quite alright for babies to crawl on the floor, put things in their mouths, lick things, be around pets, etc. Doing so apparently colonizes bacteria in their immune system that are designed to fight off the real nasty stuff.

There are studies that have been done in Europe that show children who grow up around farm animals and are exposed to the types of bacteria common in a farming environment gain asthma protection.

While there are some environmental triggers that can trigger asthma, such as dust particles, other studies have shown that the chemicals we use to clean our homes may be contributing to the problem as well. Some companies, including Melaleuca, manufacture safe products that help people avoid asthma. Melaleuca products, for example, are environmentally friendly and contain no harmful chemicals like chlorine bleach, formaldehyde, or ammonia.

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23 Sep

Trouble with New Passport Processing Program

According to the latest reports, the new system by which Canadian passports are processed is highly susceptible to tampering and fraud. The flaws in the system may be due to the fact that the new passport program was hurried into place this past May, even though top brass pointed out red flags that could result in serious threats to security.

One of the fears, according to internal reports is that this new system could make it easier for passports to wind up in the wrong hands, leading to an increase in passport forgery and fraudulent behavior.

Ever since the new procedure was implemented, those in charge have been frantically working to correct the problem, which includes scores of security gaps and glitches. When the problem was not resolved within a few weeks, some officials recommended shutting down the production of passports until things were completely fixed.

However, that advice was not heeded, and the passports are still being made under the security-lax system. For example, it was found that government employees could take an approved passport and change the photo. Also, the information that appears on the passport may not match what is in the official government database.

Rob Nicholson, the current Foreign Affairs Minister, expressed his confidence in the system, saying that it has been and will continue to be tops in the world. He said that any issues that arise are quickly tended to and fixed.

However, one security expert says that’s not enough. Ex-CSIS analyst David Charland says that in the current world atmosphere of vamped-up security, the reports out of Citizenship and Immigration Canada are indeed worrisome. The glitches and gaps that are happening right now could make it easier for suspect individuals to freely enter and leave Canada, Charland says. He also fears that it will cause a great deal of inconvenience for law-abiding travelers to and from Canada who do not realize there are mistakes on their new passports.

What’s more, a Canada passport is the way Canadians obtain other important documents, including license to drive. Under the current system and its problems, applying for such a document could become a real headache.

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02 Sep

Greens push for supertanker ban on B.C. coast, stronger environmental laws

Canada needs stronger environmental assessment laws to help defend coastal communities from risky pipeline and tanker schemes, the federal Green party says.The party also wants a legislated ban on supertankers on British Columbia’s coast and a moratorium on drilling for oil and gas in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The Green party advocates embedding the right to a healthy environment in the Constitution as well as development of a national energy plan with a strong commitment to tackling climate change.

The Greens also want to repeal the government’s omnibus security bill, which they say makes it easier for authorities to spy on environmental protesters. The RCMP should receive scientific briefings to ensure police understand the legitimate concerns of people who want action to reduce climate change through less reliance on fossil fuels, the party proposes.

The Greens held two seats in the House of Commons at dissolution, but hope to get enough new MPs elected to be more influential in Parliament.

Every pipeline project — whether it’s Enbridge’s Northern Gateway, Kinder-Morgan’s B.C. expansion through Burnaby Mountain to the Burrard Inlet, Energy East, or Keystone XL — is all about one thing: getting raw, unprocessed bitumen to coastlines, the Greens say.

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has hurt the economy by putting all of Canada’s eggs in the bitumen basket, May charges.

“On top of that, one accident could cripple the entire billion-dollar fisheries and tourism industry upon which our coastal communities depend. It is time to think like a country again and develop a national approach to a diversified energy strategy.”

Pipeline projects are approved only after proper independent scrutiny, Harper says.

The Greens claim the National Energy Board has “essentially become a pipeline approval agency.”

“With no national policy guidance on either the environmental impacts of resource extraction or in terms of long-term energy goals, the NEB hearings have become a farce,” says a party background document. “This must change.”

RCMP should receive scientific briefings to ensure police understand the legitimate concerns of people who want action to reduce climate change through less reliance on fossil fuels.

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02 Sep

Veterans launch ‘Anyone But Conservatives’ campaign during Harper stop

FREDERICTON – A veterans group opposed to the Harper government says it is planning to regularly picket campaign events, post lawn signs and use social media in its Anyone But Conservatives campaign, launched Monday.

The group kicked off its efforts with a protest outside the Royal Canadian Legion branch in Fredericton as Stephen Harper made announcements to boost the number of military reservists in the next mandate.

Tom Beaver, the chair of the campaign, said the veterans will be holding similar rallies and protests across the country.He said he was among a group of veterans who waited outside the campaign gathering but weren’t permitted to enter the local legion building.

Beaver, a former member of the army who served as a peacekeeper in the 1990s, says the group has a network of about 320 volunteers who are poised to help a board of 12 directors arrange the national campaign.

He says the Fredericton rally was arranged at short notice, and he expects the protest will be repeated at Conservative campaign stops across the country.

Veterans wearing their uniforms will be stationed near polls on election day in an effort to dissuade voters from supporting Harper, he said.

Beaver also said in a single day the group’s fundraising website – which was launched Monday – raised about $1,800.

The group says in an email it was formed after cuts to Veterans Affairs occurred in parts of the country under the Harper government.

An auditor general’s report late last year said one in five ex-soldiers seeking mental health care had to wait up to eight months for their application to be reviewed.

Nine regional offices that served veterans were closed by early 2014 despite complaints to former veterans affairs minister Julian Fantino.

But the Conservatives have said service levels have been increased through delivery of veterans programs at offices that jointly provide other government services.

Kory Teneycke, a Conservative campaign spokesman, noted that Harper spent part of the day meeting with veterans and said his party is concerned about veterans’ issues.

“Like all Canadians we’re proud of the service of all of our military both present and past and strongly support the veterans,” he said.

“Where there are issues we try to work closely with veterans to represent them.”

Kris Sims, who worked as the spokesperson for Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole before taking leave to work on the Conservative campaign, said the department has been hiring new case workers.

“More than 250 case workers and Veterans Affairs staff are being hired nationally,” she said in an email.She also said the government has created a national mental health network for the military and veterans and a 24-hour hotline staffed by mental health professionals who stand ready to counsel a veteran at any time.

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02 Sep

NDP wants RCMP to consider charging Wright, other PMO staffers, in Duffy affair

OTTAWA—The NDP wants the RCMP to consider laying charges against Nigel Wright and up to a dozen other staffers in the Prime Minister’s Office for their part in covering up the scandal over Sen. Mike Duffy’s expenses.
In a letter to RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus says testimony at the Duffy trial has produced significant new evidence about the role played by Wright, Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff.
Angus says Wright’s testimony has also revealed that at least a dozen other senior staff in the PMO were involved in a plan to make a secret payment to Duffy, interfere with an independent audit of his expenses and deliberately mislead the public about the entire affair.
Wright has been on the hot seat at the Duffy trial all this week, testifying about his decision to personally give the beleaguered senator $90,000 so that Duffy could reimburse the Senate for questionable expense claims.
In addition to charges of fraud and breach of trust, Duffy faces one count of bribery for accepting Wright’s money. He has pleaded not guilty to all charged. Wright, however, has not been charged with anything.
Angus notes that the Parliament of Canada Act specifies that no senator shall receive compensation for services rendered in relation to any matter or controversy before the Senate. It also makes it illegal for anyone to offer such compensation.
“Given the details that have now come to light about the $90,000 Mr. Wright paid to Mr. Duffy and the involvement of at least a dozen staff in the Prime Minister’s Office, I am writing to ask whether the RCMP will now be laying charges against Nigel Wright,” Angus says in the letter to Paulson.
“I am also asking, based on this new information, whether Ray Novak or any other staff working in the Prime Minister’s Office should be investigated for their role working with Mr. Wright in relation to this matter.”

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, right, is accompanied by local Liberal candidate Mark Holland as he makes a campaign stop in Ajax, Ont., on Monday, August 17, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
02 Sep

Trudeau promises $300 million a year to develop and market green technology

SUDBURY, Ont. — A Liberal government would invest millions of dollars to support a clean technology initiative to create jobs and wealth, Justin Trudeau said Tuesday.

On a campaign swing through northern Ontario, Trudeau used a stop at a Laurentian University research institute to underscore a commitment to sustainable growth.

He said a Liberal government would invest $200 million a year to develop clean technologies in forestry, fisheries, mining, energy and farming.
This will not only boost economic growth, he said, but will also meet environmental challenges.

“The environment and the economy go together like paddles and canoes,” he said. “You just can’t get to where you’re going unless you have both of them together.”

Trudeau said it’s time to bring together the private sector, provincial and territorial governments and research institutions to invest in sustainable growth.

In addition to the $200 million, there would be extra funding to help firms market their clean-technology products, he added.

“We’ll invest $100 million more per year in organizations that have been successful at supporting the emergence of clean technology firms in Canada, including Sustainable Development Technology Canada.”

The proposal would provide good jobs, create wealth and reduce pollution, he said.

He said Stephen Harper and the Conservatives have failed to deliver solid, sensible economic policies over the last decade and it’s time for a change.

“We know the world has changed in the last 10 years,” he said. “Mr. Harper and his government have not. Their plan has failed and they have no new ideas. We have to act now.”

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