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Canadian bishops launch national campaign against euthanasia

Canadian bishops launch national campaign against euthanasia

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops have launched a national campaign against euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide as the country’s Supreme Court is expected to reconsider the issue in the near future. At the bishops’ plenary assembly in Beaupré, Quebec, this week, Bishop Noël Simard, chairman of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family, announced the initiative, titled “National Campaign for Palliative Care and Home Care, and Against Euthanasia and Assisted ... (Continue reading)

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Toronto school board attempts to silence trustee over ‘transphobic’ tweets

Toronto school board  attempts to silence trustee  over ‘transphobic’ tweets

Teachers union upset with Toronto District School Board trustee Sam Sotiropoulos' tweets. Toronto District School Board trustee Sam Sotiropoulos, who made headlines several months ago for questioning the board’s participation in the gay pride parade, has once again found himself the target of LGBTQ activists. After tweeting two weeks ago that he “reserves the right” to believe transgenderism does not ... (Continue reading)

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Science is neither good nor evil

Science is neither good nor evil

Scientific technology can be used to destroy or preserve human life Geneticist Jerome Lejeune discovered that an extra chromosome was responsible for trisomy 13 (Down syndrome) and hoped his finding would lead to a cure. Instead, it led to eugenic abortions where a majority of babies diagnosed with trisomy 13 are killed in utero. “It is impossible and it is ridiculous to pretend to ... (Continue reading)

Workplace discrimination against pregnant women can lead to abortions

Workplace discrimination against pregnant women can lead to abortions

Shoot! How is this going to affect my promotion? Some women are finding it hard to keep a job while being pregnant. The Washington Post reports that police officer Lyndi Trischler from Florence, Kentucky has filed a complaint against the city with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after her supervisors at the police department refused to allow her to do ... (Continue reading)

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OHRC requires Hockey Canada to allow ‘trans’ players to choose their dressing room

OHRC requires Hockey Canada to allow ‘trans’ players to choose their dressing room

Barbara Hall, chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, called forcing minor hockey leagues to accept transgender players a "milestone". Hockey Canada has agreed to change its rules to allow minor hockey players in Ontario who identify as “transgender” to choose which dressing room to use. The change comes following a human rights complaint from a 17-year-old female hockey player, Jesse Thompson, who says she now identifies ... (Continue reading)

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Federal court overturns Robert Latimer’s travel restrictions

Federal court overturns Robert Latimer’s travel restrictions

Robert Latimer Convicted child murderer Robert Latimer has won a federal court appeal of restrictions on travel outside of Canada placed on him by the National Parole Board. Federal Court Judge Michael Manson said in a ruling released Sept. 16 that the appeal board of the National Parole Board acted “unreasonably” when it denied Latimer’s request to travel outside Canada without obtaining pre-approval on a case by case basis. “The Board ... (Continue reading)

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Girls and boys are different. Naturally.

Once feminist Andrea Phillips saw her two daughters wanted to have the pink’ toys and pink dresses that are targeted specifically towards girls, she started to realize that there was nothing she could do about it. There would be no response to give her two young girls as to why it would be wrong to get the toys they like, without coming off as a feminist and trying to block them from what she was actually trying to promote, a ... (Continue reading)

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Toronto hospital illegally imposed DNR order against wishes of dying man’s family

In a rare display of disagreement, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board rejected a decision by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons and provided some Justice for the family of Douglas DeGuerre, who died on September 22, 2008, after doctors at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto unilaterally imposed a do not resuscitate order against the wishes of DeGuerre and his family. The Appeal and Review Board decided that: “Doctors at a major Toronto hospital violated the law by unilaterally imposing ... (Continue reading)

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Quiet pro-life ‘hero’ in serious car accident

Quiet pro-life ‘hero’ in  serious car accident

Tom Fritz of Business for Life was in a serious car accident. On Sept. 18, Tom Fritz, co-founder of Business for Life, was airlifted to Hamilton Health Sciences hospital, following a near-fatal crash near Hampstead in southwestern Ontario. Fritz’s pickup truck rolled into the ditch after sideswiping a tractor trailer around 7:15 am. Fritz, 72, founded Business for Life with ... (Continue reading)

We need better palliative care, not assisted suicide: health minister

We need better palliative care, not assisted suicide: health minister

Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose said the government's priority should be quality palliative care, not assisted suicide. Federal Minister of Health Rona Ambrose says Canadians don’t need assisted suicide and euthanasia when it comes to dying, but better palliative care, something she says she wants to make a priority. “I think the starting point for ... (Continue reading)

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Website provides information about abortuary safety

A web site is providing women with information about records of abortion providers in the United States. The aim of AbortionSafety.com, organized by Kelsey Hazzard, president of Secular Pro-Life, is to provide women considering abortion with information while they are at home, rather than on the sidewalk outside of the abortion mill. Hazzard told The Interim in an email that “we’re constantly told that abortion is such a safe medical procedure...but the repeat offenders rarely get any press. Many legal ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life advocates have more kids than pro-abortion counterparts: study

Sociologists J. Alex Kevern and Jeremy Freese of Northwestern University in Illinois have released a study which reports that, though fertility has declined among both pro-life and pro-choice advocates in the United States, the former report larger family sizes. They say this has been a significant factor in the formation of Americans’ views on abortion, described as “mostly stable over the past two decades, or even more conservative,” as “cohort replacement explains most of this pattern.” “Not only do opponents of ... (Continue reading)

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40 Days for Life in 15 Canadian cities

40 Days for Life in 15 Canadian cities

The fall 2014 40 Days for Life campaign kicked off Sept. 24 in 297 locations in 13 countries, including 15 in Canada, and continues until Nov. 2. 40 Days for Life describes its mission on its website: “to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor ... (Continue reading)

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In Carter Supreme Court should be bound by Rodriguez

In Carter Supreme Court should be bound by Rodriguez

Sue Rodriguez (left) and Lee Carter (right) In the 1993 Rodriguez case, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the constitutional validity of the ban on assisted suicide in section 241(b) of the Criminal Code. Since then, advocates of so-called death with dignity have made several failed attempts to legalize assisted suicide by means of a private-member’s bill; most recently in 2010, when the bill was thoroughly ... (Continue reading)

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School board elections in five provinces

Voter turnout in municipal and school board elections are typically lower than provincial and federal elections, but for pro-life and pro-family voters, the issues can be just as important. Campaign Life Coalition has been organizing for this fall’s school board election since mid-2013, actively recruiting and working with pro-life and pro-family candidates to run for school board trustee. Five provinces will head to the polls in October and November for local elections: Manitoba and rural municipalities in Saskatchewan on Oct. 22, ... (Continue reading)

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