Thursday, October 29, 2009

Alex Schadenberg Speaking In Halifax Nov.27 & 28.

Come And Learn about the Dangers of Euthanasia being proposed in our country!

Alex Schadenberg is the executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - Canada, the Chair of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - He is on the forefront of the move to prevent the legalization of euthanasia in our country.

Alex will be speaking in Halifax on Nov 27 to the doctors and medical professionals on the topic of caring versus killing and on Nov 28 to the general public on the topics of euthanasia, assisted suicide and the new eugenics.

Because of Bill – C384 is currently before the Canadian Parliament these are extremely timely talks that everyone should hear.

It is particularly important that Alex will be speaking with just the health care professionals in one session.

We should ALL be informed on this topic and Alex's visit with us will give us an opportunity to do that.

The Friday evening talk on Nov 27 is at 7 pm, this is for medical personnel only.

The Sat talk is Nov 28 at 2 pm. This is for the general public.

Both talks will be at St. Thomas Aquinas Church Hall next to St. Thomas Aquinas Church 1725 Oxford St., Halifax, NS
(Forwarded by e-mail)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

40 Days For Life: Day 28 - More Lives Saved

At least one more baby has been saved. Possibly - two more women have reconsidered:
Day 28: God moves!

Tuesday, October 20. Tuesday is abortion day at the “clinic.” Last night, as I prayed, I found myself wondering if the Lord might move today upon this temple of death (see our report for Day 27). Today, He did! We were able to witness some of the fruits of our spiritual campaign, thanks be to Him.

There was a good turnout for our vigil today, as many as 13 of us in the morning. Among them a contingent of 6 from Moncton including two women I highly esteem as veteran “prayer warriors,” Sr. Cécile and Diane.

A woman approached along the street this morning, getting ready to go in for her scheduled abortion. She later told us that, seeing our signs, she just could not go through with it. She came in our pro-life house and asked to speak to someone. She had a long session with Martha. She has decided to have the baby and is exploring adoption! She cancelled her abortion appointment. Thanks be to the God of life! Please do support her in prayer, if you would. It’s a very difficult situation including medical issues for the mother.

She wasn’t the only one who changed her mind! Two other women entered the “clinic”, apparently for abortions. But they left without having them!

I watched as two young women entered around 7:30 a.m. The abortionist arrived shortly after 8 a.m. Soon after that the two young women emerged and left! They would not have had time for an abortion. The procedure takes 15 minutes or so, and then the woman spends time in the recovery area. So it usually takes about an hour and a half for the whole process. They just weren’t there anywhere near that long. Moreover, a woman who’s had an abortion usually moves slowly as she walks. These two were walking at normal speed, another sign no procedure had taken place. It appears to me a mind was changed and a baby’s life spared!

I saw this young couple enter the “clinic” a little while after the above pair. They were in there a good while, as if for an abortion, but they too came out earlier than expected and moved along at a good pace walking back up the street. I am quite certain they did not have an abortion! Colleen - another prayer warrior - was beside me, the two of us rejoiced.

It appears as though the lives of three children were spared! We have never seen anything like this before, in all our years of observing days of death. Amazing! Our God is an awesome God.

There were yet other signs that something spiritually was getting through the normal shield of death that envelops pregnant mothers. Leo noticed a young woman waiting a long time in a car before finally approaching the abortuary. Her face showed real emotion and reluctance, something you don’t usually see with abortion-bound women. Unfortunately, she did enter and apparently underwent the procedure. Pray for her, and the 8 others we noticed going in for abortions (besides the two mentioned above).

As I was fixing something by the House, I noticed one woman going up the street, another woman putting her arm around her shoulder. Thaddée said this woman was in fact crying as she left the abortuary. You don’t always see this, it was evident to me that on this special day something out of the ordinary- grace! - was bringing the tragic reality of abortion to light to a number of the mothers.

These events should encourage us. Our prayers are being answered. Through signs God is revealing that the spiritual battle is indeed real, He is truly at work in our midst, and He very much wants us to persevere in this kind of campaign.

In His love and truth,
Peter Ryan
(New Brunswick Right To Life e-mail communique: Day 28)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

40 Days For Life — Real Love Does Not Take A Child’s Life

E-mail communique from the New Brunswick Right to Life:
Day 17: Real Love Does Not Take a Child’s Life

Friday, October 9. Encouraging to see people once again coming from afar. Lorraine and six other members of a Saint John prayer group took two shifts of several hours each. Jackie, head of the provincial CWL, and her husband from Perth-Andover. Walter and Jeanine from Quispamsis. Gordie and Daniel from Saint John. Three young people from Saint John; especially encouraging for us seeing the young people.

One of the women spoke about how several of her friends use to have the abortionist at Morgentaler’s as a family doctor when she practised in Saint John. They remarked how “caring” she was. I’ve heard the same of two other former abortionists who were ob-gyns: people said they were “caring.” It’s amazing how otherwise caring people can have such huge blind spots. Abortionists think they’re doing the pregnant women a service. They just don’t seem to really see the innocent child whose life they take, nor the lifelong suffering they leave mothers with.

Real love does not take a child’s life. Sooner or later many abortionists seem to come to realize this. Spiritual blindness can be healed. We pray this to come to pass for our “Dr. R.” Lord, have mercy on her.

Peter Ryan
And then we have those "doctors" who perform abortions at the Dumont hospital in Moncton and at the Chaleur hospital in Bathurst. They too are likely to be someone's family doctors; and their patients too may find them nice and caring - if they were lucky to be born, of course. Those in the womb - for them it's a different story. They may end up feeling the full extent of such "care". But those babies are voiceless.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

40 Days For Life — A Baby Saved! Maybe Two

E-mail communique from the New Brunswick Right to Life:
Day 7: Baby saved! Maybe two!

With all the prayer the past six days of our vigil, I was wondering if we might see some fruit of that on Day 7: abortion day at Morgentaler’s. We did!

There were about a dozen of us present as our vigil began at 7 a.m. The rain began just then and would come down steady for the rest of the morning.

There were 7 or 8 “escorts” outside the abortion site. It wasn’t long before women began arriving for abortions. Over the next three hours we noticed at least 12 going in (they normally stop going in about 10 a.m.)

But two of the 12 soon came back out! In at least one case a change of heart was apparent. This one couple walked down the street and went in the front door between 8 and 9. I took note of them because he was a large young man. Of course we were praying hard for each and every one we saw going in.

They couldn’t have been in there more than 20-25 minutes. To my pleasant surprise out they come the front door and walk away up the street! They weren’t in there long enough for an abortion, for sure. It’s unusual to see someone come out again so soon and leave. Usually that would signify a changed mind. Did this one? Maybe! They didn’t look our way or speak to anyone so it wasn’t clear. God alone knows, we entrust them to Him.

The other one was more clear. Between 9 and 10, as most of us stood in the rain across the street from abortion site, Marti, who has much experience counseling pregnant mothers at the Women’s Center next door, stood a short distance from the “clinic.” I prayed that she would somehow get a chance to speak to a woman going for an abortion. I left the prayer site about 9:45 and went in our pro-life centre.

Not long after 10 I met a beaming Marti in the kitchen. “A baby was saved!” she said. She recounted how this mother and daughter (the baby’s grandmother and mother) passed by her going toward the abortion site. Marti was able to speak a few kind words about how they didn’t need to go in there, help was available next door etc. Marti said she felt an “unctioning of the Holy Spirit” as she spoke. The two women, however, continued on and entered the “clinic,” with escorts gathered around.

But 5 minutes later they re-emerged! The escorts seemed a little flustered to see them leaving. They passed by Marti’s way again. The older woman looked at Marti intently and said, “Thank you.” It was obvious something had happened! The Holy Spirit had gotten through! They proceeded into the nearby parking garage. When their car came out and passed by, the young woman looked Marti’s say and smiled. The power of prayer and love made manifest.

A child saved, maybe two! Who can even begin to measure the value of this?
Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness. And thanks to all who prayed.

It was a most blessed day at our vigil site in more ways than one. There was the group of regular Tuesday pro-lifers (3) who came up from Saint John; five from the same church who were so numerous at our Day 6 vigil; a group of 6 from the Moncton area; a group of 7 from the Rogersville area including a priest; another priest; the past head of the NB Knights of Columbus and his wife; a family of 7 and their friend; various other individuals and couples.

Then there was the man from a nearby café who brought two free carafes of coffee in the rain; the same man spoke to my wife the day before and said “I was adopted.” A “pro-choice” young woman from St. Thomas U. spoke peacefully for 45 minutes with two of our people; perhaps something good rubbed off! Several other passersby stopped to chat. One seemed to be the father of aborted babies, struggling with pain, an effort was made to minister to him; he departed in good humor.

Peter Ryan
That's excellent news. It's always great to hear about a life that has been saved and, results like that are sure motivating. Let's keep up with the good work. And let's not forget: Life Chain is this Sunday. Let's be there; let's come together in a peaceful and prayerful public witness for the unborn.

Friday, September 25, 2009

40 Days For Life - A Blessed Beginning

E-mail communique from the New Brunswick Right to Life:
Day 1: A Blessed Beginning

When we started to organize this, our first-ever 40 Days campaign I as campaign director felt unequal to the task. How to fill all those prayer shifts? Fredericton is much smaller than the other Canadian cities that are involved with 40 Days, how can we do it? It’s a secularized environment (government and university town), we don’t even get much pro-life support from the churches. So much to be done. My overwhelming feeling was: this is so much bigger than our team (too few hands, as always) can handle. My prayer: “Lord, help!”

And He has. The prayer shifts have been filling up. Churches previously lukewarm about pro-life are showing interest. A long-time divide in our pro-life movement here is being overcome, as Protestants join with Catholics. People all over the province unable to travel here for the vigil are praying and fasting at home and church. Special masses for life (rare in these parts) are being offered.

So with His grace yesterday we began, Day 1. I was impressed to see how many vigilers brought friends along with them. Quite a number of people who had planned to take part couldn’t or didn’t; but somehow others took their place, we always had at least two present, most times more. Lots of folks taking part who’ve never done anything like this before. Participants saying how they felt the presence of the Holy Spirit. More positive than negative reaction from passersby. A very good day. Thanks be to God!

A blessing rather than a curse

There were a couple surprises. One lady drives by with a sober demeanour slows right now, rolls down her window, the vigilers say to themselves, “Oh, oh, here comes trouble.” But then the lady gives them a thumbs up!

In the evening as I was praying in the dark with an Anglican priest, I heard someone yelling. Looking around, I saw a young couple walking two dogs in our direction. My first thought was, “Oh, oh.” Then she yells again and I make out, “Are you going all night or what?” She got closer and commented, pointing to the abortuary, “You know, I lost my baby (miscarriage), just to think about what they do to babies in there ….” A driver went by and cursed at us. “Boy, is that guy ignorant,” the young woman said. She then asked, “Are you guys with that place next door?” pointing to the pro-life center where I work. “Yes,” I said. She indicated she had gone in to our center one time and received help. When I explained we were on a 40 day prayer campaign, the couple asked if they could come back sometime and join us. As they went on their way, the young woman turned and yelled out again: “God bless you!”

Pretty neat stuff!

Peter Ryan
Campaign director, Fredericton NB
Executive Director, NB Right to Life
Here in Moncton we had an hour of prayer at the George Dumont hospital. The public was friendly (I could see the drivers giving us the thumbs up, not to mention the honks) and, despite the harsh weather, we actually had a few people joining our vigil.

Let's keep up with the good work. Let's pray to end abortion - rain or shine.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Red Envelope Campaign Resumes In New Brunswick

The campaign is to raise awareness not just of the abortions that take place in Morgentaler's facility in Fredericton, but also - of hundreds of abortions that are performed in New Brunswick hospitals each year, because the province's definition of "medically necessary" could easily be stretched to include abortions on demand. Attached to the latest NBRL newsletter was an empty red envelope, addressed to the New Brunswick Health Minister, Mary Schryer. Each of those red envelopes symbolizes a baby who died in abortion.
As you can tell from our Newsletter, pages 1-2, what is taking place in two of our New Brunswick hospitals is deeply disturbing. It's bad enough when Henry Morgentaler tries to force New Brunswickers to pay for dead-babies-on-demand at his private clinic (see Newsletter, p.10). Thanks goodness the government has been fighting then. But how can the same government pay for the very same thing in our hospitals! Shame on them!

I am very frustrated that up to now there has been no political leadership on this terrible problem. We have aborted 25,000 New Brunswick children since 1969 - and two-thirds were in our hospitals! Why have we collectively still not woken up& Why are we so reluctant to welcome and protect every child in our hospitals? How can we turn a blind eye to the death of hundreds of innocent children every year?

As pro-lifers we absolutely must hold our elected representatives to account. That's why we have initiated the Red Envelope Campaign.

Please use the enclosed red envelope. Send it (empty) to our new Minister of Health, Mary Schryer (who, incidentally, attended our last March for Life). Let's hope and pray it touches her heart.
If you haven't received an envelope, but still wish to participate, you can easily make one yourself. Seal it (empty) and write the following text on the back:
This envelope represents one New Brunswick child who died from an abortion. It is empty because that little boy or girl was never able to offer anything to the world. Please save our children!
Address the envelope to:

The Hon. Mary Schryer
Minister of Health
POBox 5100 Fredericton NB E3B 5G8

Make sure you put your name and address and don't forget to put a postage stamp. (You can only mail to the federal MPs postage-free.)

Apart from the Red Envelope campaign, New Brunswick is about to stage its first 40 Days For Life vigil from September 23rd to November 1st. And let's not forget the Life Chain that will take place on Sunday, October 4th in hundreds of locations all across North America, including at least four New Brunswick cities.

Friday, June 12, 2009

40 Days For Life Vigil is Coming To New Brunswick

40 Days for Life is a Christian campaign covering abortion sites with around-the-clock prayer, fasting and witness, seeking God's favor. It has been held with positive results in over 200 communities and comes to New Brunswick this fall. An Information Night will be held on June 16 at St. Bernard's Church Hall, 43 Bostford St., at 7 pm. Speaker: Peter Ryan, NB Right to Life.
Dear Friend in Christ,

Have you heard about our 40 Days for Life prayer campaign this fall? This spiritual initiative offers a powerful means for saving lives from abortion. We hope you can join us in this campaign.

Tuesday evening, June 16, we'll hold an Information Night in Moncton about this campaign. Please see the Meeting Notice below. See also attached a news article and statements from various Christian pro-life leaders.

You can also find out more at

So far 56 people in Fredericton-Oromocto have expressed interest in taking part in the campaign. We are looking for hundreds more throughout New Brunswick. Will you be one?

Please join us for this meeting if you can. If you can't make the meeting but are interested, please let us know. Thank you.

Yours for life and love,

Peter Ryan
Executive Director
New Brunswick Right to Life Association
Fredericton NB
Tel. 1-888-796-9600

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Focus On Life Benefit Dinner

A message from the President:
Dear Friends of Life,

Well it's that time of the year again! DINNER TIME!!!! And we are counting on your support.

In past years we have had guests sharing different aspects of the life issues. This year we are blessed to have Alex Schadenberg accept our invitation to share with us the latest happenings on the subject of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Alex will join us on his return from the second International Symposium on Euthanasia held in Washington, DC. I am sure his presentation will not only be current but informative. Information we need to know as we continue to wage our battle against the culture of death that continues to threaten our way of life. (See poster fro more details.)

Reflection on this past year shows us once again how important our media campaign is. Our billboards, TV and radio ads have generated much publicity and have been a most important avenue for educating the public.

It's imperative that we not only "get" the message of Life into the market place but also "keep" it there. This we cannot do without your help. It is your faithful support that makes it possible for us to continue.

So please mark your calendars... Invite your family and friends to join you... Call your hosts and purchase your tickets. Crystal Palace has expanded their banqueting hall to a 400 seat capacity. Please help us fill it for an evening of fellowship and fine dining. See you there!

Yours for life,
Leo Leger.

Support Health Minister Mike Murphy

Pro-abortion activists, angry with what Mike Murphy said during the March for Life rally, are telling their supporters to phone his office and pressure him to resign. We need to counterbalance this by showing our support to Mr. Murphy.

Please consider sending, faxing or e-mailing a short letter of support to Mike Murphy. Let him know that his stand for Life is appreciated; that as a Minister of Health, he's done the right thing when he highlighted a medical fact that life begins at conception. Contact information is provided below.

Phone: (506) 457-4800
Fax: (506) 453-5243

Mailing Address:
HSBC Place P.O.Box 5100
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G8

Note from the Executive Director of the New Brunswick Right to Life, Peter Ryan:
Dear Friends,

I do not object to you writing to Mike Murphy, but if you do please make a point of asking him if he will be taking action to protect children at the Dumont and Chaleur Hospitals. We really need to press him on this.

Please do not be too complimentary toward him, as he really said nothing at the March other than his personal views that life of the unborn is sacred etc. - he said absolutely nothing about taking any action whatever to protect the unborn. If you praise him too much he will take it the wrong way - "Well that was easy, all I had to say is I am personally pro-life and I don't have to do anything about it at all!"

You can, however, say things like "I hope you will not be intimidated by those who passionately promote abortion rights and who think that somehow because of your personal views you cannot carry out your job responsibly."

God bless,
Peter Ryan

Friday, May 15, 2009

Exodus 2009 - New Brunswick March For Life Video

At least 406 people came to the New Brunswick Legislature to commemorate the tragic 40th anniversary of legalized abortion in Canada. Among those present were 17 MLAs, both Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives - that's nearly 1 in 3 lawmakers.

Here's a three-minute video collection: a rally at the New Brunswick Legislature, a march through downtown Fredericton and a prayer circle at the Mother and Child Welcome Center.
Check out The Daily Gleaner for a detailed report on the pro-life rally at the Legislature. A "live blog" report with a few pictures is available on the Stand Your Ground blog.

On behalf of Moncton Right to Life, I'd like to thank everyone who joined us that day to raise his voice for the voiceless unborn babies. Thank you, and let us never stop our march towards the country where every child is protected by law.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pro-Life Petitions For The March For Life

May 14, 2009 is the sad 40th anniversary of abortion in Canada. Campaign Life Coalition has launched a petition drive, calling for legal protection of human life from the moment of conception/fertilization to natural death. The signed petition sheets will be forwarded to pro-life politicians who will formally present all the petitions collected in the House of Commons before May 14th, the 40th anniversary of the legalization of abortion.

Another option is to sign a pro-life petition online, using website. is a new free resource for us pro-life Canadians; where we can send an email to all MPs with just two clicks. Help make a grassroots success. Use and it share it with other pro-lifers today!

Count-Down To March For Life

National March For Life video:
Along with the National March for Life, there will be regional Marches for life in almost every province, including New Brunswick.

Please join us for the 2009 March for Life in Fredericton! It's Thursday, May 14 - 40 years to the day since that tragic day in 1969 when abortion was first legalized in Canada. Since then some 25,000 children have lost their lives just here in New Brunswick! Let's speak up for the voiceless unborn babies, who are being denied the most important right of all - the right to life. Hope to see you on May 14th!

Buses, sponsored by local pro-life chapters, are available from Moncton, Bathurst, Saint John and Hampton-Sussex.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bilingual Color Brochures For The New Brunswick March For Life

From Peter Ryan:
Dear Friends,

Here is a copy of our new brochure for the 2009 March for Life! It's bilingual and in full color (note: you have to print both files to get the full text in either French or English). We got a great deal on these, so will 5,000 at the first of the week for mass distribution!

The theme (Exodus) is the same as the National March, focused on the 40th anniversary of abortion in Canada.

We are pleased this year to have not only the Knights of Columbus but also the Catholic Women's League as a co-sponsor of our event.

When the brochure is sent out, it will also contain accompanying information on the line-up of speakers.

Please use this brochure to spread the word, so this will be the biggest and best March ever! Things are shaping up, with plans for at least 4 busloads coming from out of town (Saint John, Bathurst, Moncton).

Yours for life and love,

Peter Ryan
NB Right to Life
Tel. 1-888-796-9600

Re. Brochure Distribution: We plan to mail the brochure to each chapter, each K of C council, each CWL council, and a select number of other supporters likely to respond. If your group is doing a mailing to its members and would like to include a brochure, please let us know. Or if you will be attending a social gathering (e.g. conference) where those present might be receptive, we can provide brochures for distribution.
The brochures are now available for download at our website. Those are three-fold brochures so both sides must be printed to get full text in English language (Here's mostly English part and mostly French part.)

And, by the way, if you take a closer look at the brochure, you may find the graphics that was compiled by yours truly. Even the wording remained almost the same since it had been first published in October of 2007. Well, I'm glad I could contribute something to the brochure (even if it wasn't a direct contribution). Hopefully, it touches a few more hearts, bringing more people to the March for Life.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Baby Faith Hope Is 1 Month Old

Here's another update on the baby Faith Hope:
Faith turned 1 month old yesterday! And she is here to see the first day of spring... I haven't had time to post because Faith has been having some breathing problems in the last couple days. Her lungs seem to be inflamed and she has been wheezing and working hard for her breaths. We've been giving her Ventalin to open up her airways every 3 hours, Motrin every 6 hours to reduce inflammation, and we have been spending every spare moment positioning her to help her breathe better. It has been an exhausting and scary couple of days. I don't really have time to be on the computer right now, but I thought I should post a quick update to let you know how she's doing. But now I must go tend to my babykins. Thanks for checking in!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Baby Faith Hope Is 14 Days Old

Follow this link to see the video which Myah has posted on her blog. See baby Faith Hope is getting a few kisses from mommy... Isn't that adorable?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, baby Faith Hope!

Here's what the baby's mother says about herself and her little daughter:
Thank you for being here and for all your thoughts and prayers. Although this isn't an easy road, I feel so blessed. I hope that hearing our story will bless you too.

Only about five percent of babies with anencephaly are carried to term...

Most of the mothers I know (actually all of the ones I know) who choose to carry to term are married and are either stay-at-home moms or have jobs with maternity leave.

I am 23 years old, unmarried, in my last year of university, no maternity leave, and pregnant with a baby girl who was diagnosed with anencephaly -a birth defect considered to be "incompatible with life."

If anyone had an excuse to terminate their pregnancy, it was me. But I didn't, not because it's wrong, but because I love her.

If I can do it then anyone can. You don't need to be strong. All it takes is love and faith in God.

If you've made your way to this site because your baby was recently diagnosed with anencephaly, I want you to know that even in the toughest circumstances, there is so much blessing in choosing to carry your baby to term. You will have so much joy that you never thought was possible and you'll never regret your decision.
Baby Faith Hope was born yesterday. And, according to the recent post on their blog, Faith Hope Walker will be going home tomorrow if all goes well with mommy and baby. Let's wish all the best to baby faith and to her mother Myah and let's keep them in our prayers.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Site, New Blog

Moncton Right To Life now has a new website: Please update your bookmarks. In the upcoming weeks I'll keep working on the website, reorganizing the content, removing "dead" links and trying to incorporate at least the headers from our blog directly onto our website.

Yes, Moncton Right To Life now has a blog - This is a great tool to get our announcements, observations, media releases and even letters to the editors published online, with a simple click of the mouse. Even as a standalone website, it's a great help in getting the word out.

So, it's all up to us now. We have a new hosting, one that doesn't try to stick its banners on our site, we have all the tools we need to get the word out, I even got a new digital camera several weeks ago, so we could get some decent pictures of our events for a change... Now, all that's left is to get things done :)