Pro-life Motion of the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB)
Upholding the Sanctity of Life Through Donations to Charities and Non-Profits
Whereas on January 19, 2014, Pope Francis wrote to the participants of the March for Life in France: “Let’s say ‘Yes’ to life and ‘No’ to death”(1) and
Whereas donations are ways of asserting our “Yes” and our “No” for or against institutions which support or violate the upholding of the sanctity of life from conception to natural death,
Be it resolved that the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB), because it is a Catholic Institution, will not provide or facilitate any financial donations to any charities or non-profits that publicly support, either directly or indirectly, abortion, contraception, sterilization, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research. For the purposes of this motion, “public support” for the issues listed above ( i.e. abortion, contraception etc.…) is not support when privately expressed but is support when publically expressed on a website, in press material or found in some other public area.
Be it further resolved, the Director of Education will provide a list of all charities and nonprofits which benefit from financial donations from the Board by the board meeting of Feb 20, 2018.
(1) https://cnsblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/top-13-quotable-quotes-by-pope-francis-onsanctity-of-life/, Message to Catholics taking part in “March for Life” in France (Jan. 19, 2014)