Articles from July, 1998

International news

"Those who believe one aspect of a charity's objectives is to inform the public about pressing social issues should be appalled at this turn of events, that might threaten the preferred tax status of many charitable organizations." So said Financial Post contributing editor Arthur Drache, in his column April 7. The Ottawa lawyer was commenting on a recent decision by the Federal Court of Appeal in a case involving Human Life International. ... (Continue reading)

HLI loses appeal of charity status

"Those who believe one aspect of a charity's objectives is to inform the public about pressing social issues should be appalled at this turn of events, that might threaten the preferred tax status of many charitable organizations." So said Financial Post contributing editor Arthur Drache, in his column April 7. The Ottawa lawyer was commenting on a recent decision by the Federal Court of Appeal in a case involving Human Life International. ... (Continue reading)

Chinese paper reports on coercion

A state-run Chinese newspaper has finally admitted what pro-life advocates have known and been trying to tell the world for some time—Chinese officials are using force to implement a policy that calls for one child per family in urban areas, and two per family in rural regions. The report comes on the heels of dramatic testimony before a U.S. Congressional subcommittee by a former Chinese population-control administrator, who said that forced abortions and sterilizations are common practices ... (Continue reading)

Graham visits Ottawa

Billy Graham, probably the world's most well-known Christian evangelist, recently stopped in Ottawa. The mission was held June 25-28 at the Corel Centre. Preparations started more than six months ago, and have brought together hundreds of Christians, laymen and leaders, from many Ottawa churches representing a broad spectrum of Christianity. Graham was ordained a Southern Baptist minister in 1939, and began his evangelistic ministry while working for Youth for Christ ... (Continue reading)

Anglicans stand firm on euthanasia

The Anglican Church of Canada's highest governing body, the General Synod, approved a resolution denouncing euthanasia and assisted suicide during its meeting in Montreal May 21-29. The resolution described such measures as "a failure of human community." The Synod also called on Ottawa to maintain the current moratorium on human cloning and ensure that international trade agreements do not facilitate the practice. The General Synod meets every three years. Every 10 years, Anglican bishops from around the world gather ... (Continue reading)

Pro-lifers behind enemy lines

The Coalition of Women Supporting Choice and the Women's Health Office of McMaster University in Hamilton recently hosted a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Morgentaler Supreme Court decision, which left Canada lawless with regard to abortion. It was called A Celebration of Choice, and the public was invited to "learn about the difficulties women faced when abortion was illegal, the struggle to legalize abortion, and the current fight to keep it safe and accessible in the ... (Continue reading)

Building a culture of life in the academic world

It's said that great minds think alike; but at a conference at the University of Toronto June 5-6, it was clear the greatest minds also think of life. The conference was the annual gathering of University Faculty for Life, an association of pro-life academics from across North America. It was co-sponsored by Toronto's deVeber Institute, a leading pro-life research centre. Rabbi David Novak, who holds the Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto, gave a spellbinding ... (Continue reading)

Pro-lifers defend St. Mike’s Hospital

An April 7 announcement by St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto has fuelled a debate about the role of a publicly-funded religious hospital. St Mike's said nearby Wellesley Hospital—which the Roman Catholic institution had just taken over, in a government-mandated merger—will no longer provide abortions, sterilizations, or condoms. AIDS Action Now, the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League (CARAL), the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics, and the Access to Healthcare Action ... (Continue reading)

P.E.I. protects ‘sexual orientation’

On June 10, Prince Edward Island lost its status as the only Canadian province without "sexual orientation" (gay privileges) in its human rights legislation. After months of hearings, intense media speculation, and many impassioned letters to the editor, the end came so quietly that it took a call to the clerk of the provincial legislature to confirm that an act had actually been passed. Islanders opposed to the proposal urged MLAs to resist national trends as courageously as ... (Continue reading)

Interview with Paul Swope

Interim editor-in-chief David Curtin interviewed Paul Swope during the recent University Faculty for Life conference in Toronto. What follows is a transcript of their conversation. DC: Reading your article, at times I got the feeling you think the pro-life movement has failed. Is that the case? PS: No. Actually the title I submitted when the article was first published was "Abortion: The least of three evils," as that brought immediate attention to the revolutionary research that we carried out ... (Continue reading)

NSSM 2000: blueprint for de-population

The population-control ideology and the means to achieve it can be found in a U.S. executive-level government document entitled National security study memorandum 200: Implications of worldwide population growth for U.S. security and overseas interests (NSSM 200), published in 1974 and declassified in 1989. Although this plan of action was to be activated in developing countries, it was designed as a two-edged sword that could be swung with ... (Continue reading)

Copyright © 2018 The Interim. All rights reserved.   |   Developed by TrueMedia   |   Subscribe RSS