Articles from November, 2008

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Pro-life group banned at U of Guelph

The Central Student Association of the University of Guelph unanimously decided to pull accreditation from Life Choice, the pro-life student group, deeming it "unsafe to women" due to its promotion of the pro-life message. Accreditation was pulled after the club's "Life Fair," in which pro-life speakers addressed the audience and pro-life signs and images were displayed. The CSA said the pro-life activism of Life Choice violated the ... (Continue reading)

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A day of prayer for the persecuted church on Nov. 9

Editor's Note: In preparation for the the Nov. 9 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, Interim editor Paul Tuns interviewed Glenn M. Penner, executive director of The Voice of the Martyrs. The Interim: What is Voice of the Martyrs. When and why was it started? Glenn Penner: The Voice of the ... (Continue reading)

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Willke reviews demolished arguments

The president of the International Right to Life Federation looked back at history and gave an overview of the current situation concerning the protection and preservation of human life at his banquet address during the International Pro-Life Conference in Toronto on Oct. 3. Dr. Jack Willke is a physician, author, lecturer, TV ... (Continue reading)

The International Pro-Life Conference 2008 in Toronto

A successful International Pro-Life Conference 2008 at the Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel Oct. 2-4 saw some 500 people attend from coast to coast - and some from elsewhere in the world - to hear leading speakers address topics of importance in these times of challenge for human life and the family. Conference director Yoli Singson said one young man came ... (Continue reading)

Hundreds of babies saved by pro-life vigil

At the halfway point of the 40 Days for Life that took place in 175 communities across the United States and Canada, tens of thousands of pro-lifers had participated in around-the-clock prayer vigils outside abortion facilities. Canadian locations included Ottawa and Halifax. According to Shawn Carney, national outreach director of 40 Days for Life, "Local campaign ... (Continue reading)

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Q&A with: Tyranny of Nice authors

Editor's Note: On Sept. 22, Interim Publishing released The Tyranny of Nice: How Canada Crushes Freedom in the Name of Human Rights (and Why It Matters to Americans) as an e-book (electronic book) and two weeks later as a paperback (see advertisement on page 7). Internationally reknowned columnist Mark Steyn wrote the introduction. Interim editor Paul Tuns interviewed the ... (Continue reading)

Tasha made the right choice

Athlete missed '04 Olympics to have child The Beijing Olympiad has passed and left the world images of glory that will last for many years: Michael Phelps' eight gold medals, Jamaica's Usain Bolt setting records in the 100- and 200-metre dashes, the American basketball team gaining "redemption," the dazzling spectacle and gracious hospitality the Chinese provided.... (Continue reading)

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Election results give pro-lifers hope

Pro-lifers probably have mixed feelings about the 2008 election. On the plus side, the pro-life contingent in Parliament is about the same. On the negative side, abortion was barely a topic in the election campaign and when it was brought up, the two major leaders said some disturbing things. When the final ballots were counted, ... (Continue reading)

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Different charge in Gibbons case

Linda Gibbons's legal odyssey has taken a different turn, as she has been charged with disobeying a court order after appearing outside the Scott "Clinic" abortion site in downtown Toronto on Oct. 8. It has been the local Crown attorney office's practice to charge Gibbons with obstructing a peace officer throughout the 14-year term of a "temporary" court injunction that prohibits pro-life ... (Continue reading)

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OC member launches legal challenge to Morgentaler award

Frank Chauvin, a retired Windsor police detective and an Order of Canada memer, has launched a legal challenge against the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada, which granted the award to abortionist Henry Morgentaler. Chauvin is basing his challenge on irregularities in the decision process regarding Morgentaler's appointment and on the fact ... (Continue reading)

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Beware UNICEF ’tis Halloween

Increasing attention is being paid south of the border to Tim Gill, considered to be the biggest gay donor in the U.S. His stealthy and out-of-the-box political strategies are said to be reshaping public policy on marriage, the family and gay rights. Having made millions as the founder of publishing giant Quark, Gill tries to target young, up-and-coming political conservatives and knock them out of the arena ... (Continue reading)

Unscrambling eggs

Awit once said: “Only God can unscramble an egg.” This was similar to the problem that faced Canadians in the recent federal election, when all major parties totally ignored the life issues. The Conservatives won with an increased minority, the Liberals dropped a pile of seats, the NDP picked up a few seats and the Greens were shut out. None of them deserved to win. With the exception of the ... (Continue reading)

Self-marriage comes into effect

A letter to the prime minister, who has announced that he has no plans to define and protect marriage as what it is - the union of one man and one woman. Dear Mr. Harper: I have wonderful news and I'd like to share it with you and the government. I'm going to marry myself. There, I've ... (Continue reading)

Election campaign was a bitter pill

Let us be frank: This year's federal election campaign marked another severe setback for the pro-life movement. The lowest point came on Sept. 29, when Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe reiterated the time-worn canard that the Harper Conservatives harbour a secret agenda. Specifically, he charged: "There is every reason to believe that a Harper majority government would reopen wide the door ... (Continue reading)

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