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Top 14 stories of 2014

Top 14 stories of 2014

14. UN condemns Vatican for Catholic teaching on abortion On January 31, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child released a report castigating the Vatican for its moral teachings. The committee, which provides oversight to the 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child, focused on the Catholic Church’s handling of cases of abuse of children by priests, but in its 16-page report it also ... (Continue reading)

UN chastises Vatican over Catholic moral teachings

UN chastises Vatican over Catholic moral teachings

On January 31, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child released a report castigating the Vatican for its moral teachings. The committee, which provides oversight to the 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child, focused on the Catholic Church’s handling of cases of abuse of children by priests, but in its 16-page report it also took the liberty of calling upon the Vatican to reconsider ... (Continue reading)

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The Pill at 50

The Pill at 50

The so-called liberator of women has actually hurt them History The 1892 Criminal Code of Canada outlawed birth control, declaring it obscene and “tending to corrupt morals.” It also, however, left a clause that permitted the distribution of birth control if it was for the “public good.” The American Congress had already banned birth control information in 1873, citing the same reason. So what happened in the intervening years, between ... (Continue reading)

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Creeping euthanasia: In many places, it advances by stealth

Creeping euthanasia: In many places, it advances by stealth

Where are we now? Where do we go? This article is written to establish the current concerns related to the issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide and the direction in which we must turn in order to reverse the trend toward giving physicians the right to intentionally and directly cause the deaths of their patients. In Canada, the debate surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide has been growing ... (Continue reading)

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Anti-human life environmentalism

Green activists promote one-child policy, contraception as keys to save planet The National Post’s Diane Francis promoted the idea of a global one-child policy in her Dec. 8, column. The article ran at the beginning of the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, and in it Francis, the editor-at-large of the Post’s Financial Post section, said the real environmental issue is not global warming but overpopulation. Her ... (Continue reading)

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Top 10 stories of 2009

10. Quebec gives special rights to abortion mills In the spring, the Quebec National Assembly passed new safety and hygiene regulations for all health care facilities in the province. In August, abortion mills and supporters were lobbying to have offices and facilities that provide abortions exempted from the regulations and two of them threatened to close or stop committing abortion procedures if they had to abide by the health and safety changes. Health Minister Yves Bolduc capitulated after pressure ... (Continue reading)

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Michael Coren collection worth (re)reading

Michael Coren collection worth (re)reading

As I See It by Michael Coren (Freedom Press, $21.95 paperback, 306 pages) When I went to university in the United States, I stopped following Canadian news, but I did continue reading a few Canadian columnists on the internet. One of those columnists was Michael Coren. There are many reasons why I should not have read him. He supports more government intervention than I, an economist, would like. He has what ... (Continue reading)

40 things for which the pro-life movement can be thankful

For living in a great country in which pro-life activism, despite the obstacles and difficulties, still flourishes. For the means to be actively pro-life – our health, our families, those in the background that make things happen. For the unwed mothers who keep their babies despite feelings of hopelessness and vulnerability or in the face of challenging emotional or physical environments. For those who work in crisis pregnancy centres, who help make the decision to carry a child to term a little easier. For ... (Continue reading)

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How to live your values at college

It’s back-to-school time and parents and students alike are experiencing the university jitters. First-year students are anxious about the unknown social and academic challenges that lie ahead, while parents – well, parents always worry. The students want to know what they are facing and the parents will want to know whether there is any real basis for concern. Should they ... (Continue reading)

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Changing pro-abortion rhetoric

Increasingly abortion advocates acknowledge the child “Maybe we won’t agree on abortion, but we can still agree that this is a heart-wrenching decision for any woman to make, with both moral and spiritual dimensions. So let’s work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by reducing unintended pregnancies and making adoption more available and providing care and support ... (Continue reading)

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CSIS informant may hold key to clinic bombing

What does Canada’s spy agency know about the Morgentaler fire and why aren’t they saying anything? Pro-lifers are demanding answers from the federal government in light of news reports linking the destruction of Henry Morgentaler’s abortion clinic with radical left-wing groups out to discredit the pro-life movement and force the government to take action against it. The Security Intelligence Review Committee, in a recently-released report to the Solicitor General of Canada, stated that a CSIS informer “thinks that the bombing was by ... (Continue reading)

Archbishop says ‘NO’ to condoms

On April 19, 1991, Toronto Archbishop Aloysius Ambrozic issued a strongly-worded ‘no’ to condoms as a solution to the spread of AIDS or as a barrier to conception.   The next appeared in a letter addressed to the five Catholic school boards within the Archdiocese of Toronto. However, the letter as also endorsed by all the bishops of Ontario, making it a matter of concern to all 54 Catholic boards in the province. The full text of the letter may be found ... (Continue reading)