Articles from May, 2003

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Satan is not winning

Most Interim readers are familiar with the biblical account of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The story tells us that Satan presented himself to our long ago father and mother as a friend, and used lies to induce Eve - and through her, Adam - to defy their Creator. The prizes Satan promised - total knowledge, power and freedom - all seemed so desirable. The woman saw these things ... (Continue reading)

‘Hello! Hello, President Bush!’

"Hello!! Is President Bush there? It's de Prime Minister of Canada calling! Jean Chretien ... Yes C-h-r-e-t-i-e-n. Yes, dat's right. I've been waiting for three hours." "I'm sorry, but President Bush is having a state dinner with Tony Blair, the prime minister of Great Britain, and he doesn't want to be disturbed. They're celebrating." "Yes, I can hear the noise." "President Bush will call you when he's free?" "He said ... (Continue reading)

Fr. Ted on the importance of motherhood

It was suggested to me recently that I should write a column on "the mother" in today's world. When I began to think about it, I realized that it is impossible to separate the mother from the family and so I decided to write on the family and the importance of the mother in that capacity. I am going to more or less repeat an article ... (Continue reading)

New stay-at-home mom loves her job

My Darling Children: There has been so much going on in our lives and so many changes since Kathryn was born. When I look back at the last two months, I can't believe all we have accomplished and how we have grown as a family. Some of my greatest moments have been watching the three of you interact and get to know one another. However, I must admit one of the things ... (Continue reading)

The future is bright, indeed

As the pro-life movement continues its battle for Middle Earth, there is a new trend arising that has struck terror into the hearts of those who support the culture of death. I am, of course, speaking about the next wave of pro-life activists, already here and already doing the job. You see, I run an e-mail news service, sent out to pro-life leaders and interested folk all ... (Continue reading)

A deafening silence – Editorial

The Interim was founded because the mainstream media ignored the pro-life message of former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson while he was in Toronto. Twenty years later, the mainstream media is still ignoring life issues. Two recent examples illustrate this journalistic black hole. On March 28, Statistics Canada released the national abortion numbers, not including those committed in private abortuaries in Ontario. Campaign Life Coalition sent out a ... (Continue reading)

Arts Briefs

Amy Brennerman on birth control Actress Amy Brenneman, star of Judging Amy, sent a video message to the Feminist Majority Foundation as it launched its nationwide "Never Go Back" campaign. Brenneman said: "Reproductive freedom is the most important issue facing our leaders today … It is not a feminist issue. It is not a liberal issue. It is a women's health issue." Other celebs involved in the 20 state campaign include Whoopi Goldberg, Cybil Sheppard, Morgan Fairchild, Camryn Manheim and Gillian ... (Continue reading)

Across Canada

Eliminating the unwanted via IVF testing of embryos Ontario Catholic university honours Trudeau Pro-life MP to jump to Saskatoon city politics Kelowna mother scheduled for abortion against her will Vancouver editorial on Bill C-13 and the abortion issue Eliminating the unwanted OTTAWA - The Victoria Times Colonist reports that there is a growing demand for pre implantation genetic diagnosis, which the paper says "is similar to standard prenatal testing, but with ... (Continue reading)

U.S. Briefs

Florida's 'Choose Life' plates upheld Court rules against God Presidential politics and abortion S.C. readies for pro-life battles Florida's 'Choose Life' plates upheld ATLANTA - The Federal Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit rejected a challenge to Florida's Choose Life licence plates brought by several pro-abortion groups and individuals. Mathew D. Staver, president and general counsel for the Liberty Counsel, which represented several plate owners and crisis pregnancy centres, said the appeals court "recognized the fatal flaw in the abortion ... (Continue reading)

World Briefs

PP Politically motivated exaggeration in Nairobi Botched abortion in England Dutch doctors balk at euthanasia requirements Japanese euthanasia case Politically motivated exaggeration NAIROBI - The International Planned Parenthood Federation told participants at its conference in Kenya, which included the health ministers of Ghana, Mozambique and Namibia, that liberalizing abortion laws in African countries could prevent as many as 30,000 maternal deaths. Campaign Life Coalition's international affairs ... (Continue reading)

In Memorium

Mr. & Mrs. R.M. Abernethy Mary Acommando Denis Adams Evangeline Adams Evelyn Aitchison Helen Albertson Fr. Carl T. Albury Mrs. Isobel A. Allen Gordon Anderson Sister Mary Andre Marguerite Anglin Frank & Mary Arrigo Dialina São Jose Furtado Arruda Herni Arsenault Mary & Alfred Ashfield Raymond Atance Josephine Attard André Audette Carmelo Azzopardi Evelyn Azzopardi Adrienne Bachand Henri Bachand Antoinette & Gus Badali Joseph Bagnato Dr. R. Bannister André & Rita Baribeau Bill Barrett John and Philemonia Batchilder Fr. Gio Battaglini Br. James C. Bates Mary Bates Ted Bayley Joseph Beecher Leo Beecher Mr. & Mrs. Steward Begg Claude Belcourt Laurel Belanger Dr. John Bennett Joseph ... (Continue reading)

Month in review

United States Paul Weyrich of the Free Congress Foundation says the vote by most Democrats to maintain the legality of partial-birth abortion demonstrates that the party is captive to the "radical lifestyle lobby" … Pro-life Congressman Pat Toomey (Penn.) announces he will challenge incumbent pro-abortion and pro-cloning Senator Arlen Specter in the Republican primary next year. Pro-life stalwart Senator Rick Santorum announced he will support his colleague Specter in the ... (Continue reading)

Crisis threatens Anglicans

A new bishop has waded into the troubled waters of a Vancouver-area diocese, in the hope of resolving a pastoral emergency so critical it threatens to destroy the Anglican Communion worldwide. Terrence Buckle, Anglican bishop of the Yukon, offered "alternative episcopal oversight" to eight orthodox parishes in New Westminster that oppose the blessing of same-sex unions. But Michael Ingham, ... (Continue reading)

Anne’s sign saves a baby

On Katie's first appointment at the abortuary, next door to the Aid Women Office in downtown Toronto, she didn't see any pro-life signs. However, on the second day, when she returned to the abortuary for a laminaria insertion (a seaweed-like substance that facilitates abortion in late pregnancy), she noticed Anne standing across the street with her favourite sandwich-board sign that read, "Please Can We Help You?" on one ... (Continue reading)

What abortion advocates don’t want women to know

Book on health effects of abortion an excellent resource Women's Health after Abortion. The Medical and Psychological Evidence By Elizabeth Ring-Cassisdy and Ian Gentles (The de Veber Institute, $24.95, 333 pages) I was working for a pro-life group in Los Angeles when I first heard about Women's Health after Abortion: The Medical and Psychological Evidence by Elizabeth Ring-Cassisdy and Ian Gentles. My boss exclaimed joyfully "We have to get this book!" Whenever ... (Continue reading)

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