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Youth Enliven March for Life 2005

More than 6,000 pro-life Canadians took part in the main March for Life in Ottawa May 12, with youth comprising at least half of that number. Dozens of schools and church youth groups organized school trips on buses to the event. The seasoned verterans of the movement reported the reinvigorating influence of their presence. Many in the crowd said they were eager to return to their communities to fight on behalf of the unborn, ... (Continue reading)

A physician’s scientific take on ‘Plan B’

John B. Shea, MD FRCP(C) The Interim On March 31, 2005, an article appeared in the Toronto Star, in which N. Jane Pepino et al. advocated the sale of “Plan B,” a “morning-after” pill, without either a prescription or the need to consult a physician or a pharmacist. The article claimed that Plan ... (Continue reading)

‘Morning-after’ pill wins easy distribution

Tony Gosgnach The Interim Despite expressions of concern from a cross-section of Canadians, the federal health agency on April 20 approved the immediate dispensation of the so-called morning-after pill levonorgestrel – or “Plan B” – on an over-the-counter basis, without a prescription, in pharmacies across the country. Pro-life advocates regard the ... (Continue reading)

MP calls for halt to full funding of abortion in Canada

LifeSiteNews.com Garry Breitkreuz, M. for Yorkton-Melville, Sask. has thrown his support behind the vast majority of his constituents by calling on the government to stop public funding of all abortions that aren’t medically necessary. “The demands are pouring into my office and I want everyone to know that I share ... (Continue reading)

Pro-life groups go into election mode

Paul Tuns The Interim As Paul Martin’s Liberals are pilloried over Adscam, and Ottawa is redolent with rumours of a spring election, social conservatives are working hard at the local level to support candidates who are willing to publicly defend life and marriage. Pro-life and pro-family organizations are mobilizing across the ... (Continue reading)

Mixed bag of Conservative party conservatism

Delegates support traditional marriage, but ‘wimp-out’ on abortion In the beginning The founding convention of the Conservative Party of Canada marked the beginning of a new phase in the pro-life movement’s - specifically Campaign Life Coalition’s - political efforts on behalf of the unborn. It also most definitely ended another era. In ... (Continue reading)

A special apostolate

Grace Petrasek The Interim When Robert Hinchey first decided to carry a sign as a witness for life behind a Morgentaler abortuary in the 1980s, he thought: “Wouldn’t it be nice if, just once, I could talk to a woman and help save her baby from abortion?” He need not have worried. Since then, he’s talked to hundreds of women and ... (Continue reading)

Refugee claimant rejected for forcing abortion

Interim Staff The Vancouver Sun reported that Li Min Lai, a Chinese “family-planning manager” who forced an abortion on a worker who was seven months’ pregnant was denied refugee status in Canada. Federal Court Justice Sandra Simpson said that Li’s actions constituted a “crime against humanity,” even though she was not motivated by cruelty ... (Continue reading)

Texas woman the latest abortion victim

George ‘The Killer” Tiller earns his nickname Dina Kok The Interim Late-term abortionist George “the Killer” Tiller has once again been suspected in the death of a mother seeking the abortion of her baby. A 19-year-old disabled woman from Texas suffered a fatal medical emergency in ... (Continue reading)

University to give Morgentaler honours

Paul Tuns The Interim The University of Western Ontario announced that it would bestow an honourary doctorate to Henry Morgentaler leading pro-lifers to call for alumni to cease donationg to the institution. For two decades before the 1988 ... (Continue reading)

Pro-life developments in the U.S.

•President George W. Bush announced plans to enact stricter limits on embryonic research. •Congress will likely consider the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act later this year. If it is passed, the bill would ensure that parents have a right to know their teenage daughters are considering an abortion and make ... (Continue reading)

Nursing bodies rebuff pro-life efforts

Tony Gosgnach The Interim A Toronto registered nurse, who has been lobbying Canadian nursing associations for a number of years to reform their ethics policies to better reflect a more pro-life, Judeo-Christian perspective, has been unsuccessful in a couple of her most recent efforts in that regard. ... (Continue reading)

Surviving an earlier culture of death

Tony Gosgnach The Interim He survived not just one, but two, major threats to his life even before he was born. Partially in response to his life being spared, Tom Kelly in later years has gone about ... (Continue reading)

Doctors examine case of an unborn baby who would not die

Hillary White Special to The Interim Doctors at Hope Hospital in Salford, England are saying that a child, now two years old, is one of the most premature children to survive a late-term abortion attempt. “Doctors tried three or four different abortive drugs,” said Dr. Paul ... (Continue reading)

U.S. March for Life upbeat

Interim Staff At least 100,000 people, and perhaps as many as 250,00, from across the United States, as well as pro-lifers from around the world, took part in the annual U.S March for Life marking the ... (Continue reading)

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