Articles from May, 2009

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‘Green’ crazies seek to cut an already-low population

Jonathon Porritt, a so-called "green" adviser to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, argues that it is "irresponsible" for families to have more than two children. How can anyone take this man seriously? Britain has a total fertility rate of just 1.66. That's far below the rate of 2.1 children per woman that is necessary just to sustain the existing population. Britain also absorbs about 130,000 immigrants ... (Continue reading)

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News in Brief

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Good television, mixed messages

If you believe the critics, the most watched shows in America today are Mad Men, Damages, Rescue Me, Breaking Bad and Weeds, and not American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, NCIS, Grey's Anatomy and CSI: Miami. While average ratings for the big networks are falling, it's a testament to the profound gravity and cultural triumph of "quality cable" - the roster of dramas airing their short but well-publicized seasons on ... (Continue reading)

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Time to resurrect the debate

      It would be absurd and misleading to call it an anniversary. That word is indelibly linked with celebration, joy and the marking of an achievement. It is 40 years since the Omnibus Bill was passed, decriminalizing homosexuality and allowing abortion and contraception. Interestingly enough, it also imposed stricter gun control and harsher laws for animal cruelty. In other words, it effectively legalized abortion in Canada, leading to ... (Continue reading)

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Is abortion genocide?

  The Genocide Awareness Project, which draws parallels between abortion, slavery and the Holocaust, is what the pundits call "divisive." Using images of aborted children, lynched slaves and murdered Jews, the powerful visual displays of the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) attempt to show the similarity between abortion and these other dark chapters of human history. However, critics of GAP - of which there are many - observe that abortion does not fit any accepted definition of genocide and claim that their ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario PC leadership race features socially conservative candidates

The Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race is underway and Campaign Life Coalition has identified three potentially supportable candidates: MPPs Frank Klees, Tim Hudak and Randy Hillier. Red Tory MPP Christine Elliott, wife of pro-life federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, has also thrown her hat into the ring. Hudak and Klees have answered past CLC candidate questionnaires indicating support for some pro-life positions. In the late 1990s, Hudak also signed his name to pro-life petitions. In his first term, Klees brought forth ... (Continue reading)

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Frank Klees for leader

Frank Klees, the Tory MPP for Newmarket-Aurora, is seeking the job of leader of the Ontario Conservative party. He said in a phone interview recently that he and his wife adopted a two-day-old son born to a single mom a number of years ago and is well aware of crisis pregnancies and the problems that occur. They also have two grown children. Klees has a long history of pro-life activity, having ... (Continue reading)

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Canadian malfeasance at the UN

  The 42nd session of the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) was held March 30 - April 3, just weeks after a UN Commission on the Status of Women meeting. Pro-life, pro-family forces did not have much time to rest, but their input and presence was instrumental at this year's CPD. The draft resolution presented to the delegations before the beginning of the CPD contained anti-life and anti-family language. The situation escalated during the week-long negotiations when Canada decided to ... (Continue reading)

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Corporations continue to promote perversion, death

PepsiCo, which owns Pepsi, Frito Lay, Tropicana, Gatorade and Quaker, has been reported to have donated more than $1 million to homosexual groups, while refusing to give money to organizations opposing the homosexual agenda. It's part of a long history of the company's support for homosexual causes, which has attracted a boycott (www.boycottpepsico.com). According to Children of God for Life (www.cogfor life.org), Pharmaceutical giant Merck has decided to produce measles, mumps ... (Continue reading)

Bits n’ Pieces

  Canada Sarnia Transit, the municipal bus service in the Ontario border town, banned a LifeCanada ad that read, "9 months: The length of time an abortion is allowed in Canada." A female high school student complained that the city seemed to be endorsing the pro-life position and so the advertisements were removed from six city buses. The city is now considering overhauling bus advertising rules completely, with Sarnia mayor Mike Bradley saying future complaints might be forwarded to the ... (Continue reading)

Assisted suicide: a ‘marvellous, marvellous possibility’?

Britain refusing to prosecute law-breaking euthanasia tourists The founder of the Swiss euthanasia group Dignitas, Ludwig Minelli, said in a recent interview that he is seeking permission from the courts in Switzerland to assist in the suicide of a perfectly healthy woman. The woman is the wife of an unnamed and ill Canadian man who may seek suicide at the Dignitas facility; she has said that if her husband commits suicide, she would want to commit suicide at the ... (Continue reading)

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A lesson in selling out your principles

A lesson in selling out your principles

Loyal to the Core: Stephen Harper, Me and the NCC by Gerry Nicholls (Freedom Press, 34.95 HC, 22.95 PB, 215 pages) Gerry Nicholls is the former vice-president of the National Citizens' Coalition, a grassroots group whose unofficial motto is "more freedom through less government." From 1998-2001, Stephen Harper was president of the NCC. Loyal to the Core is the story of the NCC, its various leaders and their styles and the ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers can take the lead

Pro-lifers can take the lead

"Everyone has the right to life"- Article Three, the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since the dawn of the modern era, every democratic nation has held at the centre of its constitution a bill of rights. These documents have in turn been based on one central right: the right to live. No right is as fundamental, for without life, no other rights may exist. Yet most of these nations that ... (Continue reading)

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40 Days for Life campaign ends

  On April 5, the spring 2009 40 Days for Life campaign ended in 135 cities in Canada, the United States, Australia and Northern Ireland. The 24-hour around-the-clock vigil of prayer and fasting was expanded in Canada to include Montreal, Toronto ... (Continue reading)

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Articles Exclusive to The Interim website

The Interim will be introducing Web Exclusive Articles in the upcoming months.  These articles will be linked from online Pro-Life Groups across Canada. (Continue reading)

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