EWTN To Air First ‘Canadian Pro-Life Roundtable’


Unlimited Abortion & Assisted Suicide: Can Canada’s Culture of Death Be Stopped?

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Canada is one of the few countries in the world that offers abortion right up until the moment of delivery. Assisted suicide will also become legal in Canada by Feb. 5, 2016, if not sooner. As Canada’s Oct. 19 elections draw near, some of the most distinguished champions of Canada’s pro-life movement have gathered to discuss the many life and death issues the country faces. (Click here for a preview: https://vimeo.com/127796381.)

Hear them speak at 4 p.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 10, when EWTN broadcasts in Canada and the U.S. and streams online (under the television tab at www.ewtn.com) the first ever “Canadian Pro-Life Roundtable” from St. Brigid’s Centre for the Performing Arts in Ottawa. (Additional airings in Canada are 1:30 a.m. ET, Oct. 21; 10 p.m. ET, Oct. 14; 1:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 16; and 1:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 18.) Co-Hosts Jim & Joy Pinto, of EWTN’s “At Home with Jim & Joy”, serve as moderators for four panel discussions, produced by EWTN in association with DunnMedia & Entertainment.

Here’s the line-up:

  1. History and Current State of Affairs of the Abortion Issue in Canada: An introductory segment intended to bring international audiences up-to-date. Panelists include Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergrast, Journalist Deborah Gyapong, Campaign Life Coalition’s Tanya Granic Allen, and Action Life Executive Director Louise Harbour.


  1. Euthanasia and Conscience Rights for Doctors: A discussion of the moral and legal rights of doctors in following their consciences and the new mandate from the College of Physicians in Ontario. Panelists include Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Executive Director Alex Schadenberg, Carleton University (Ottawa) Student Activist Taylor Hyatt, Geriatric Psychiatrist Dr. Tim Lau, and Catholic Civil Rights League Executive Director Dr. Christian Domenic Elia.


  1.  Abortion, Politics and the Culture of Death: The state of affairs in Canadian politics, focusing on this year’s elections and the various parties’ stances on abortion. Panelists include Archbishop Prendergrast; Gyapong; LifeSite News’ Patrick Craine, Campaign Life Coalition Youth’s Alissa Golob.


  1. Changing Hearts & Minds: A segment on the need to promote pro-life candidates, which calls on Canadians to volunteer and support pro-life organizations in their cities and on college campuses. Panelists include theRebel.media’s Brian Lilley, Campaign Life Coalition‘s Shantel Jose, Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform’s Jonathan Van Maren,; and National Campus Life Network Executive Director Rebecca Richmond.

These issues are not only important to Canadians, but to all people of life. Share your thoughts and stories, and show your support for life on social media, by using the hashtags #LetLifeWin and #ivoteprolifefirst.

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