Early this September, the long-promised Select Committee on Dying with Dignity, mandated by Quebec's National Assembly set out across the province to interview ordinary citizens about their views on euthanasia and assisted suicide. Hearings were held for a week in Montreal before the group left for a tour of eight regions within the province. Media reports indicate that the response has been swift and plentiful.

A ruling by a U.S. District Court judge has apparently revived the embryonic stem cell debate and, in doing so, plunged American society back into the Dark Ages.

In a busy, modern world where the choice to have a child may be delayed by education and career, egg freezing sounds like just the thing. At least, that is how LifeQuest Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Toronto, Ontario is framing it. The first fertility center in the city to offer an elective egg freezing program, it launched its new campaign called HERS (Human Eggs for Reproductive Safekeeping) in March of this year. Women aged 19 through 36 are being offered the choice to have their eggs harvested and stored for future use.

A study making headlines this summer is the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' (RCOG) revelation that the human fetus not only feels no pain before 24 weeks, but is also in an unconscious state. The study which was authored by several known pro-abortion advocates including an abortionist, flies in the face of solid medical research and clinical experience with pre-term neonates that has clearly demonstrated otherwise.

Maternal mortality is an issue being hotly debated at the moment both nationally and internationally. The United Nations has just wrapped up their conference on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York  where it was one of the main topics of the deliberations. As always, the diplomatic tussle over the phrase “sexual and reproductive health and rights” (the UN term for abortion and contraception) was a feature at the conference with abortion advocates trying to include it in the documents.