Articles from May, 2013

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Canada The Québec Federation of Planned Parenthood and Dr. Audrey Gonin of the University of Québec in Montreal are attacking the province’s pregnancy help centres, attempting to locate those who visited one to share information about being dissuaded “from considering the option of abortion” by contacting them. Gonin said the centres give out “biased” information, namely that abortion may cause breast cancer and “post-abortion syndrome” … The rate of stillbirth (the death of a child after 20 ... (Continue reading)

Doctors oppose euthanasia, palliative care doctors even more so

Two surveys indicate that palliative care physicians have a different position on euthanasia and assisted suicide from doctors in general. The results of a survey of the members of the Canadian Medical Association released in February showed that 20 per cent of respondents would euthanize patients if it was legal and 16 per cent would participate in assisted suicide. More than four in ten physicians (42 per cent) would refuse engaging in euthanasia and 23 per cent were unsure. In ... (Continue reading)

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Poll shows support and skepticism for euthanasia

A new Environics poll shows that Canadians are somewhat reluctant to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia. While nearly two-thirds respondents support assisted suicide (63 per cent) and more than half want euthanasia legalized (55 per cent), only 29 per cent, “strongly support” assisted suicide and 18 per cent “strongly support” euthanasia. Furthermore, almost half of Canadians seem unsure about their positions regarding assisted suicide with 34 per cent somewhat supporting it and 12 per cent somewhat opposing it. Support for assisted ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-abort charged for throwing hot coffee on pro-life protesters

Toronto police released photos of a man and a woman wanted for assault and criminal mischief against pro-life demonstrators who were holding signs on March 18 at a demonstration at Harbord Collegiate Institute in Toronto. The demonstrators were holding signs depicting first-trimester aborted babies with the word “choice” printed above them, and distributing leaflets to high school students when a man wearing a black toque and fleece spat on a member of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform’s “Choice” Chain ... (Continue reading)

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High school starts thorough Pro-Life Project

High school starts thorough Pro-Life Project

Principal Rick Townsend (left) and CLC president Jim Hughes helped launch a high school pro-life initiative in southwestern Ontario. On the evening of April 17, Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes, President of Campaign Life Coalition was the guest speaker at a special parents’ meeting at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary ... (Continue reading)

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Priest’s lawsuit attempts to silence LifeSiteNews

Priest’s lawsuit attempts to silence LifeSiteNews

Fr. Raymond Gravel   A legal torpedo was launched against online news service LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) on Dec. 21, 2010, following a long period of ongoing friction between Fr. Raymond Gravel (a Catholic priest and one-time Bloc Québecois MP) and LSN. The priest sued LSN, five of its journalists and managers, plus Campagne Québec-Vie (CQV) and its former director, Luc Gagnon. According to the complainant, “the statements of the defendants ... (Continue reading)

What is marriage?

What is marriage?

If any single battle has come to dominate the ongoing culture war between the right and the left, it would probably be gay “marriage.” The more you linger over the argument, however, the less it seems like either side is talking about the same thing. One side talks about marriage like it’s a purely social arrangement, changing with the times and sanctified by government. The other side sees it as essential to our humanity, defined by history and blessed by God. ... (Continue reading)

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Morgentaler, RIP

Canadian abortionist Henry Morgentaler has passed away. Stories at LifeSiteNews.com, Canadian Press, the state broadcaster, and Globe and Mail. It is hard not to turn this post into a critique of the media -- journalists will get all slobbery over the abortionist. While the media coverage will depict Morgentaler as a hero, it is worth noting he was a highly divisive figure. His true legacy is not one of promoting the rights of women, but of ... (Continue reading)

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Fr. de Valk to be honoured by the Catholic Civil Rights League

This week, Fr. Alphonse de Valk will be honoured by the Catholic Civil Rights League. Fr. de Valk is a former editor of The Interim. We've wrote a lot about him late last year following his retirement from Catholic Insight magazine: about the dinner in his honour, my tribute to him, and my review of his book Morality and the Law in Canadian Politics: The Abortion Controversy. In 1991, The Interim had a wonderful feature on ... (Continue reading)

The Campaign continues

  This month marks the 35th anniversary of Campaign Life, the political arm of the pro-life movement in Canada. It is, in many ways, a joyful milestone: a testament to the tireless work, on behalf of the unborn, of Campaign Life’s – and then Campaign Life Coalition’s – many supporters across the country, and to their self-sacrifice and generosity of which has enabled this campaign for life to continue for so long. Blessed Mother Teresa often said, ... (Continue reading)

Fraser Valley student union restricts pro-life activity on campus

A gendercide presentation to be given by Mike Schouten, campaign director of WeNeedALaw.ca, to UFV Life Link on April 10 at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia, has been censored due to what the student union claimed were security concerns. In the end, a compromise was reached when UFV allowed a by-invitation-only private meeting to take place with Schouten. Around 13 people attended, including UFV Student Union Society president Shane Potter. The club, which has obtained legal ... (Continue reading)

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Groups claim ‘scientific’ basis for backing SSM

National Affairs Rory Leishman In recent years, virtually every major professional association in the United States, ranging from the American Psychiatric Association to the American College of Nursing has come out in support of so-called same-sex marriage. The latest to do so is the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In a policy statement and accompanying technical report on March 21, the AAP affirmed that after careful consideration ... (Continue reading)

The most special time of year

Michael Coren Journalist for Life I do so enjoy it. Every March 23 it comes round, and it always makes me feel so excited, so special, so spiritual. We have four children, but they’re grown now. I miss the old days, when they would be unable to sleep as soon as March came around, asking when it was coming, and would they see him? The excitement ... (Continue reading)

Miraculous journalism

Light is Right Joe Campbell They say that the age of miracles is past. I don’t believe them. No sooner had Pope Francis begun his pontificate than we witnessed a miracle of the first order. I don’t mean the angelic cloud that appeared in the Florida sky. I mean the new Pope’s progressive youthfulness. Shortly after the papal election, a Canadian TV commentator announced that Pope Francis ... (Continue reading)

Campaign Life: 35 years of pro-life activism

Campaign Life: 35 years of pro-life activism

Jim Hughes, Paul Formby and Earl Amyotte at the founding of the Pro-Life Party of Canada. On May 25, 1978, a group of pro-lifers, upset with the compromise mentality of the Coalition for the Protection of Human Life, met in Winnipeg to form a new national political pro-life organization. The Coalition had presented a paper ... (Continue reading)

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