Articles from May, 2005

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The light in the window

What a warrior. What a Pope. twenty-six years ago, when John Paul II became Pope, what dilemmas he faced. An insurmountable mountain, some would say. “Have courage.” That’s what he said to the world and that’s what he personally displayed fighting fires all over the world. Communists had taken over eastern Europe and big red Russia was not making idle threats to keep its empire. They ... (Continue reading)

Some people just don’t get it

That’s just one of so many things they just don’t understand. Canadians are aging. Elderly persons are heavy consumers of health care. In the past 30 years, we have aborted 2.5 million children, some of whom could have been doctors by now. Will “they” ever see the connection? It was recently reported that in a very few years, the majority of Canadians will be new immigrants. We have to rely on immigration to ... (Continue reading)

Could it happen in Canada?

Rory Leishman Could the tragic death of Terri Schiavo have occurred in Canada? Most certainly. Under the laws of Ontario, a mentally handicapped patient in her condition can also be sentenced to a slow death by starvation and dehydration. Most Canadians have drawn up “living wills” to prevent some misguided physician ... (Continue reading)

Mixed bag of Conservative party conservatism

Delegates support traditional marriage, but ‘wimp-out’ on abortion In the beginning The founding convention of the Conservative Party of Canada marked the beginning of a new phase in the pro-life movement’s - specifically Campaign Life Coalition’s - political efforts on behalf of the unborn. It also most definitely ended another era. In the ... (Continue reading)

Family support keeps music legend rocking

Tony Gosgnach The Interim He’s known as the “blue-eyed prince of soul” – a leading performer on the Toronto music scene for four decades, who has played with numerous musical legends, including Canadian music hall of famer (and Guess Who guitarist) Dominic Troiano. He has also recorded at the famous Chess studios in ... (Continue reading)

Revised New Brunswick sex-ed curriculum is still unacceptable

Doreen Beagan The Interim Editor’s note: This story contains material that is not suitable for younger readers or those who are offended by discussion of sexually related issues. On April 5, New Brunswick’s Education Department announced it had revamped its controversial sex education program in response to parental pressure. But parents ... (Continue reading)

The importance of the power of attorney for personal care

Alex Schadenberg The Interim The Terri Schindler-Schiavo tragedy has affected North American society forever. Most people who believe in the sanctity of human life would never have thought that a person, who was not otherwise dying, would be allowed by the courts to be dehydrated and starved to death. ... (Continue reading)

Infant euthanasia spreading in Belgium

Dina Kok The Interim According to a recent study published in The Lancet, a British medical journal, over half of the critically ill babies and infants who died in the mostly Dutch region of Flanders in Belgium had their lives ended by euthanasia. The study reported that Belgian doctors were directly responsible ... (Continue reading)

Blogging is opening doors for social conservatives

Eli Schuster The Interim In the bad old days, when communists ruled Eurasia from the Elbe to the Bering Sea, dissidents were forced to meet in clandestine situations and copy banned Samizdat literature, either by hand or on unreliable mimeograph machines. Today, individuals who dislike the Western world’s culture of ... (Continue reading)

A physician’s scientific take on ‘Plan B’

John B. Shea, MD FRCP(C) The Interim On March 31, 2005, an article appeared in the Toronto Star, in which N. Jane Pepino et al. advocated the sale of “Plan B,” a “morning-after” pill, without either a prescription or the need to consult a physician or a pharmacist. The article claimed that Plan ... (Continue reading)

‘Morning-after’ pill wins easy distribution

Tony Gosgnach The Interim Despite expressions of concern from a cross-section of Canadians, the federal health agency on April 20 approved the immediate dispensation of the so-called morning-after pill levonorgestrel – or “Plan B” – on an over-the-counter basis, without a prescription, in pharmacies across the country. Pro-life advocates regard the ... (Continue reading)

Caving in to the media

Tony Gosgnach The Interim The Bank of Montreal has decided to cease a fundraising MasterCard affinity program it had arranged with the Life Canada organization, but the pro-life group’s leaders say the media, more than the bank, are to blame for the development. Life Canada and its predecessor, Alliance for Life, had ... (Continue reading)

Morgentaler degree protests intensify

Tony Gosgnach The Interim The University of Western Ontario may be coming to the realization that it is getting in over its head with regard to its planned awarding of an honorary doctor of laws degree to Canada’s most notorious abortionist, Henry Morgentaler, the morning of June 16. However, to this date, it appears to be remaining ... (Continue reading)

After Terri Schiavo

According to the Associated Press, the Democratic party will make Terri Schiavo an issue in upcoming elections. “This is going to be an issue in 2006 and its going to be an issue in 2008, because we’re going to have an ad with a picture of (House Majority Leader) Tom DeLay saying, ‘Do you want this guy to decide whether you ... (Continue reading)

It wasn’t just about Terri, say parents

Pete Vere The Interim “Bob and I are grateful for all the support Terri received from Canadians,” Mary Schindler shared during our last phone conversation. “We never would have gotten through this without the prayers we received from all over. God gives us the grace to continue when our human strength fails.” ... (Continue reading)

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