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I want to help others avoid the pain of abortion

I want to help others avoid the pain of abortion

Editor’s Note: The following article is adapted from a speech Barr gave to the Watertown, New York Right to Life, in October 2011.   I am very grateful for the opportunity to share my story with all of you today. As difficult as it is, I know that God is with me and that sharing my testimony is exactly what He wants me to do. I was born and raised in Cornwall, Ontario and ... (Continue reading)

Crown finally provides disclosure in Wagner case

Crown finally provides disclosure in Wagner case

Prosecutors finally offered up disclosure – documents related to the case against her – when Mary Wagner made an appearance at the College Park courthouse in downtown Toronto on Dec. 13. Wagner has been imprisoned since Nov. 8, when she was charged with mischief and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order in connection with her arrest at the Bloor West Village “Women’s Clinic” abortion site. She has declined to ... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court hears arguments in Gibbons case

Supreme Court hears arguments in Gibbons case

The Supreme Court of Canada heard submissions Dec. 14 from the lawyer of Linda Gibbons, defending not the pro-life activist’s free speech rights, but rather how civil authorities deal with her for allegedly violating the “temporary” bubble zone injunction issued in 1994. Gibbons, 63, is a pro-life activist who has spent years in jail for peacefully protesting outside abortion facilities that are protected by the injunction that prohibits pro-life activity within 150 ... (Continue reading)

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CLC’s Defund Abortion campaign continues

As the year came to an end, Campaign Life Coalition’s petition campaign to defund abortion in Ontario had garnered nearly 10,000 signatures over the previous two months. CLC national president Jim Hughes told The Interim the campaign “was going well” and that “other provinces will benefit from Ontario’s experience.” Hughes also said the petitions will be presented to MPPs when they return to Queen’s Park in February. On Dec. 17, CLC Youth conducted a pamphleting blitz in three ridings in Hamilton, Toronto, and ... (Continue reading)

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Gibbons found not guilty as judge rules outdated injunction was used

After three months in prison, Linda Gibbons was found not guilty on a charge of disobeying a court order and released from custody to the hugs of supporters in a downtown Toronto courtroom Nov. 4. Justice Alphonse T. Lacavera determined Sheriff Peter Krause improperly read the text of an outdated injunction when he directed that she be arrested outside the Morgentaler Clinic (known corporately as “Lexogest Inc.”) abortion site this past Aug. 4. Krause, he said, read the words of an ... (Continue reading)

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Supporting pro-life on campus

Supporting pro-life on campus

The National Campus Life Network is dedicated to promoting the pro-life activism on university and college campuses. Recently, NCLN held its annual symposium at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto, bringing together 35 representatives from pro-life clubs across the country. Students from existing clubs were present as were students who are working to form new clubs at their universities. This was the 15th annual symposium. In a brief interview with The Interim, Rebecca ... (Continue reading)

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2000 call for abortion to be defunded in Ontario

2000 call for abortion to be defunded in Ontario

On Oct. 22, more than 2000 people turned out for the Defund Abortion Rally at Queen’s Park organized by Campaign Life Coalition Youth. Eight speakers made the case against funding abortion insisting that the procedure is not medically necessary and highlighting what real health care is not covered by public funds. Campaign Life Coalition has calculated that the direct costs of abortion are at least $30 million and that the real direct and indirect ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-Life T-shirts bar Crossroads walkers from Montreal basilica

Pro-Life T-shirts bar Crossroads walkers from Montreal basilica

A Montreal priest has turned away young pro-life pilgrims from entering the city’s basilica because their message in defense of the unborn was too political. Wearing stylish jeans and a white button-down shirt, Fr. Robert Gagne, insisted that the young people walking across Canada to promote the pro-life message could not enter the famous Basilica to pray because of the ‘pro-life’ message emblazoned on their T-shirts. The historic Notre Dame Basilica, run by the ... (Continue reading)

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Walking 5,600 kilometers, braving the bears, for life

Walking 5,600 kilometers, braving the bears, for life

After more than 5,600 kilometers, and less than three months after setting out from Vancouver on May 23, 12 pro-life students have ended their walk across the country to draw attention to abortion. Crossroads sponsored the Canadian leg, plus four walks in the United States and, the first walk in Ireland. Crossroads was started in 1995 in response to Pope John Paul II’s challenge to the youth to take the pro-life message to ... (Continue reading)

Abortion defunding rally Oct. 22

There will be a ‘Defund Abortion Rally’ in Toronto at Queens Park on Saturday, Oct. 22. The purpose of the rally is “to make defunding abortion an issue in the newly elected provincial government,” organizer and head of Campaign Life Coalition Youth Alissa Golob told The Interim. The rally will be just the beginning of a nationwide movement to defund abortion, as the group will “move on to making this an issue in each province.” Golob described the defunding strategy as ... (Continue reading)

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Justice Centre fights for free speech rights of pro-lifers

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is an organization that, according to its website, seeks “to advance human rights and constitutional freedoms... through research, education, and litigation to safeguard individual freedom and equality before the law.” Their fight for human rights and liberty has led them to defend pro-life students facing university censorship and other cases protecting the freedom of speech of other pro-life and pro-family activists. John Carpay, a former Alberta director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and former executive ... (Continue reading)

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Pictures open a dialogue

Pictures open a dialogue

It’s no secret to those who know me that I am a firm supporter of the use of graphic images when it comes to pro-life activism. However, when I signed up for the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform’s Summer Crash Course and was told we would be using them outside of the Calgary Stampede, I have to admit I was a little hesitant.   Every summer in Calgary, Canadians get the chance to experience an ... (Continue reading)

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Bullying battle hides gay agenda

Catholic parents fight separate system to maintain moral teaching Ontario bishops have issued a memo urging Catholic school boards to set up clubs explicitly aimed to counter “bullying related to sexual orientation,” even though they banned the establishment of Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) at Catholic schools just months ago. Meanwhile, parents at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) are speaking out against a draft equity policy formulated in line with the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Equity and Inclusive Education ... (Continue reading)

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Judge dismisses abuse of process application in Gibbons case

Linda Gibbons now awaits Supreme Court date On April 12, a provincial court judge dismissed a defence application for a stay of proceedings on the basis of abuse of process with regard to a charge of disobeying a court order laid against Linda Gibbons in January 2009. Madam Justice Mara Beth Greene then found Gibbons guilty of the charge, after an agreed statement of facts was read to the court, and sentenced her to one day in jail, in ... (Continue reading)

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Wagner found guilty of mischief

Wagner found guilty of mischief

On March 28, after spending 48 days in jail awaiting trial, pro-life activist Mary Wagner had her day in court. She was arrested and charged with mischief in February after allegedly entering the Choice in Health Clinic, and offering assistance to pregnant women seeking abortions at the Toronto abortion facility. Wagner was arrested Feb. 9 after peacefully handing out roses to pregnant mothers entering the abortion centre. On a small card with each rose, Wagner wrote: “you were made to love and ... (Continue reading)

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