Editorials

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Don’t be fooled by the same old song and dance

Would you vote for a person who believes that the answer to Canada’s economic problems is to kill people?  Of course not, you say, such a position is totally unacceptable.  And yet, you will be doing precisely this, unless you look at where your candidates stand on abortion and euthanasia, and then vote pro-life on October 25. Well, the life issues are important, you protest, but 11 per cent unemployment and a huge deficit affect me more.  Economic issues affect us ... (Continue reading)

Are we our own worst enemies?

Do you find politics boring or sleazy?  Are you always complaining about this politician or that? In the upcoming federal election campaign, if you, who claim to be pro-life, vote for a candidate who is pro-abortion, you may as well be standing in the abortuary – passing the laminaria, the scalpel, the suction machine, the vacurettes, to your local abortionist. The voter gives power to the politician.  The politician empowers the abortionist to kill unborn babies when he or she ... (Continue reading)

A breath of fresh air

What an unexpected but welcome development!  Near the very end of a dreadful five-year term, Parliament has finally passed a moral issue law with real substance. The new child pornography law, Bill C-128, was not only quickly approved but also strengthened by significant last-minute amendments.  Parliament has demonstrated that it is serious about eliminating child pornography in Canada. The so-called kiddie porn law makes it illegal to import, distribute, sell, produce or possess pornographic films, videos, magazines or computer-generated images involving people ... (Continue reading)

A breath of fresh air

What an unexpected but welcome development!  Near the very end of a dreadful five-year term, Parliament has finally passed a moral issue law with real substance. The new child pornography law, Bill C-128, was not only quickly approved but also strengthened by significant last-minute amendments.  Parliament has demonstrated that it is serious about eliminating child pornography in Canada. The so-called kiddie porn law makes it illegal to import, distribute, sell, produce or possess pornographic films, videos, magazines or computer-generated images involving ... (Continue reading)

Outrageous!

One hallmark of a repressive regime is the many ways it chooses to stifle  dissent. The  Berlin Wall has fallen; the Soviet Union has dissolved. But, in 1993, in Ontario, repression flourishes under the New Democratric Party. If Attorney- General Marion Boyd wins her case in court, fundamental freedoms of speech and assembly in Ontario will be withdrawn. At named locations across the province, no one will be allowed to stand in front of an abortuary or hospital to offer a ... (Continue reading)

Semper Fidelis in …

When The Interim staff began preparing this tenth anniversary issue, we looked carefully through back issues, searching for the stories that would define the paper’s role over the past decade. We failed. Our search reminded us that The Interim is not about stories, it is about pro-life people. We are merely the instrument to let the pro-life family across Canada know who is doing what, and when, and why. Where else do you read about the pickets, the vigils, the political ... (Continue reading)

THE MONTH IN REVIEW

Nobody Dare Protest The self-proclaimed “party of the people” is at it again.  You have to hand it to the hard-working representatives at Ontario’s Queen’s Park.  Francis Lankin, not content with fouling up the Ministry of Health, has decided to move on to the portfolio of Public Order, Censorship and Thought Control.  Lankin has vowed to act quickly on Dec. 18 report recommending a province-wide gag on pro-life freedom of speech and calling for even more abortions, especially for poor, minority ... (Continue reading)

Hands off this law

  We oppose euthanasia, and we oppose all those people who try to manipulate public opinion by blurring the edges of the issue. Call it mercy killing, dying with dignity, aid in dying, active or passive euthanasia, all these terms mean the same thing: a sick person (not necessarily a dying person) is killed.   The Right to Die Society and its lawyers would have us believe that Sue Rodriguez is merely asking for the right to control her ... (Continue reading)

A new year for life

Making predictions for the New Year is a dicey business but, even with 1993 barely begun, there are encouraging signs that it will be a good year for preborn babies and their distressed mothers. The pro-life movement is totally opposed to all abortions but a recently-released Environics poll is a step in the right direction – a first baby step. The poll, commissioned by the Citizens’ Voice Association of Richmond Hill, shows convincingly that a large majority of Canadians ... (Continue reading)

Clinton Victorious

On November 3, 1992 Bill Clinton, Governor of Arkansas was elected president of the United States. With the help of fly-by-night contender Ross Perot of Dallas, Texas, he took 363 votes of the Electoral College, well over the 270 he needed to win. President George Bush trailed with 118. Editor’s Announcement Father Alphonse de Valk – Editor Beginning with the January 1993 issue, The Interim will be under the new management of Campaign Life Coalition, Toronto. Henceforth policy will be set by ... (Continue reading)

The humanity of the unborn baby

Many readers of the Globe and Mail must have been surprised at what they found on the back page of the first section on Monday morning, October 19. In a long column, Dorothy Lipovenko asked, “Now doctors can treat a fetus as a patient, how does this affect our views on abortion?” Readers of The Interim will be familiar with this question, and with our answer to it. Nevertheless the fact that it is being asked in a mass-circulation daily ... (Continue reading)

Vote No

Campaign Life Coalition and Alliance for Life do not take a position on the Referendum. The following editorial, therefore, is the opinion of the editor. *** Since 1980 Canadians have faced half a dozen government- manufactured “crises” about taxes, trade and unity. With a gun to the head, voters are told to say “Yes” or else they are accused of destroying the country. This editor says yes to a unified Canada as much as anyone because I love it, but I will ... (Continue reading)

Law and Discrimination

The Houston convention of the Republican Party in August gave notice to the American people, however imperfectly, that family values should be treasured and that the pro-abortion pro-homosexuality anti-family syndrome is to be countered. Credit for this achievement must go to Republican presidential contender Pat Buchanan and U.S. Vice-President Dan Quayle. They outflanked the opposition of anti-lifers within the Republican ranks. They got the message across on national television. As a result of 30 years of corrupting the law, the country ... (Continue reading)

Public morality, new or old?

In a recent article entitled “Goodbye to Catholic Ireland” (Tablet, June 27) a well-known British pro-life writer, Mary Kenny, writes: “the law is shifting to reflect a preference for ‘private choice’ over the more archaic notion of the State as the guardian of public morality.” Please spot the error, one which is common to those who mistake secularism for neutrality, or tolerance, or the absence of public morality. The error is that the last two words should have read “Christian morality,” ... (Continue reading)

‘Hinc nunc praemium est, qui recta prava faciunt”

Publius Terentius Afer (190-159 B.C.) As the Roman playwright Terrence quoted above states, “There is a demand these days for people who can make wrong conduct appear right.” Today, just as 2,100 years ago, such people are swaying our nation into a path of destruction and misery.  The most prominent among them all is Henry Morgentaler.  Having – by his own estimate – extinguished between 70,000 and 100,000 unborn lives, he has turned a profession of healing into one of death. Under the ... (Continue reading)

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