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Trial delayed for Linda Gibbons

A development that the presiding judge described as having the potential for “dire implications” scuttled an expected trial of Linda Gibbons in October. The judge made the decision to delay the trail on the morning of Oct. 29, when the long-time pro-life demonstrator appeared in a downtown Toronto courtroom to answer a charge of disobeying a court order. At issue is a meeting held in 2001 between representatives of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney-General and lawyers for 18 pro-life demonstrators ... (Continue reading)

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‘I can’t be a moderate pro-lifer any longer’: priest-brother of arrested student

‘I can’t be a moderate pro-lifer any longer’: priest-brother of arrested student

The arrests of five pro-life students at Carleton University should inspire pro-lifers to step up and engage in the pro-life battle, said Fr. Simon Lobo, brother of arrested Carleton Lifeline President Ruth Lobo, in a powerful homily in Ottawa on Oct. 10. “Yes - yes I am the brother of Ruth Lobo,” said the priest, a member of the Companions of the Cross community. “I’ve never been more proud to admit that, actually, ... (Continue reading)

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LifeChain Sunday a huge success

LifeChain Sunday a huge success

On Oct. 3, from 2-3 pm, thousands of people across Canada and the United States stood and held signs at the side of the road to silently witness the horror of abortion. In Canada, the annual LifeChain was held in more 200 communities from coast to coast. In Winnipeg, at Notre Dame Avenue in front of the Health Science Center Women’s Clinic (an abortion facility), 115 people showed up to demonstrate against abortion. This was an increase of about 50 per ... (Continue reading)

Students arrested at Carleton

Students arrested at Carleton

Five pro-life students were arrested on Monday, Oct. 4 at Carleton University in Ottawa as they tried to put up the Genocide Awareness Project to peacefully share the pro-life message on their campus. Carleton Lifeline had contacted the university in the summer to request permission to have GAP in the Troy Quad, an outdoors, busy area of the campus. The university refused to grant permission but offered an alternate location in Porter Hall, ... (Continue reading)

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Walkers complete 5,000 km-long witness

Walkers complete 5,000 km-long witness

A pro-life witness that extended 5,000 km from Vancouver to Ottawa was completed on August 14 when the Crossroads Walkers arrived in the nation’s capital, welcomed by dozens of local pro-life supports, including Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast. The group of six arrived at the Hill around noon, where they were awarded a certificate of accomplishment by Audrey Lemieux, wife of pro-life MP Pierre Lemieux (C, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell) and later attended a reception where ... (Continue reading)

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Being pro-life at the University of Calgary

Being pro-life at the University of Calgary

Pro-life has ‘invaded’ my life: UC’s Alanna Campbell As the school year begins, many pro-lifers might be wondering what will happen next at the University of Calgary and the campus pro-life club, Campus Pro-Life. Alanna Campbell is the president of the club and ready to take on whatever the year brings. She is only 21 years old and starting her fourth and final year completing a double degree program to earn ... (Continue reading)

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Manual for pro-life clubs in high schools

Pro-life activism in high schools in Canada is essential. According to Statistics Canada just over 16 per cent of abortions were performed on girls aged 15-19 in 2006. That works out to be 15,217 abortions for girls in their teens. Meanwhile, 15,731 girls in the same age group became pregnant and either had their baby or suffered a miscarriage. Most of these girls are in our high schools and need to know there is support for both them and their ... (Continue reading)

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Q&A with John Carpay

Q&A with John Carpay

Discussing freedom of speech on campus Editor’s Note: Paul Tuns, editor of The Interim, interviewed John Carpay, former executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation and who continues to the students involved with Campus Pro-life at the University of Calgary, about the case and freedom of speech on campus for pro-life groups in general. The Interim: How did you get involved with the Campus Pro-life students at the University of Calgary? Why is it important for them to have legal ... (Continue reading)

Discussing campus free speech with John Carpay

Discussing campus free speech with John Carpay

  Editor’s Note: Paul Tuns, editor of The Interim, interviewed John Carpay, former executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation and who continues to represent the students involved with Campus Pro-life at the University of Calgary, about the case and freedom of speech on campus  for pro-life groups in general.  The Interim: How did you get involved with the Campus Pro-life students at the University of Calgary? Why is it important for them ... (Continue reading)

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Gibbons case may be headed to Supreme Court

Gibbons case may be headed  to Supreme Court

Constitutional arguments and an application for a change in bail conditions consumed an entire day of Provincial Court time on June 2, when Linda Gibbons appeared for her latest hearings as part of an increasingly complex web of legal issues surrounding her more recent pro-life demonstrations outside a Toronto abortion site. Gibbons has been imprisoned continuously since Jan. 20, 2009, when she was arrested outside the downtown “Scott Clinic,” which is protected by ... (Continue reading)

Youth walk across Canada for life

Youth walk across Canada for life

At least a dozen Canadian youth have been scheduled to take part in at least a portion of the Crossroads walk from Vancouver to Ottawa, the third time since 2007 the pro-life youth group has provided the travelling pro-life witness in Canada. Crossroads was founded in 1994 by Steve Sanborn, a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville, as a response to Pope John Paul II’s call for all to take a more ... (Continue reading)

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Life and Justice: 2nd annual campus pro-life student dinner

Life and Justice: 2nd annual campus pro-life student dinner

Following the National March for Life on May 13, more than 100 people, predominantly campus pro-life students, joined together for the 2nd annual Campus Pro-Life Student Dinner at the Mambo Nuevo Latino restaurant in the nation’s capital. The National Campus Life Network, together with University of Ottawa Students for Life (uOSFL) and Carleton Lifeline, co-organized the evening that brought together students from 16 Canadian campuses and three American campuses for networking and inspiration. The NCLN introduced its new executive director, Rebecca ... (Continue reading)

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We shall not abandon the unborn

Editor’s Note: Cameron Wilson, a student at the University of Calgary, gave this speech to the media on April 19, read on behalf of the team of pro-life students who were charged with non-academic misconduct for displaying the Genocide Awareness Project on campus. We of Campus Pro-Life have been told countless upon countless occasions that the Genocide Awareness Project, and the pictures contained therein, are offensive and hurtful to look at. But if an action is too terrible to look at, ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa conference informs and motivates youth

Ottawa conference informs and motivates youth

If you had over 800 young people excited about being pro-life all in one building, what would you do? Every year, a day-long youth conference follows the National March for Life to provide information and more motivation for youth who want to know about the life issues and how they can make an impact. On May 14, hundreds of students filled the conference centre at the Hampton Inn in Ottawa ... (Continue reading)

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800 attend first CLC youth banquet at march

800 attend first CLC youth banquet at march

Eight hundred high school students flocked to the inaugural Campaign Life Coalition youth banquet May 13 to celebrate the gift of human life and hear a powerful testimony from pro-life activist and abortion survivor Melissa Ohden. The event balanced reflection and energy, as the crowd moved from laughter, courtesy of master of ceremonies John-Henry Westen, to exuberant praise led by the Gethsemane Ministries band, to captivation at Ohden’s heart-rending tale. The youth banquet, ... (Continue reading)

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