Abortion

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Dishonourable mention

There are many problems with universities in North America. They have been described as “island(s) of repression in a sea of freedom.” But the University of Western Ontario’s move to confer an honourary doctorate upon notorious Canadian abortionist Henry Morgentaler is a new low. The blatant political stunt by the university’s senate has not only irreparably damaged the reputation of UWO, but has tainted the very academic awards it was founded ... (Continue reading)

Western ignores protests and lost funds to award Morgentaler honourary degree

Tony Gosgnach The Interim The University of Western Ontario resembled more an armed camp under siege than a place of higher learning when Henry Morgentaler’s honourary degree roadshow rolled into London, Ont., June 16. At least five dozen police officers ringed the area around the university’s Alumni Hall as Morgentaler received the ... (Continue reading)

World Briefs

Filthy abortuary draws sanction KANSAS CITY, MO. – A state medical agency has permanently revoked the medical licence of a Kansas City abortionist cited repeatedly for violating health and safety standards at his facility. An inspector found the facility unclean and that Krishna Rajanna and his staff kept syringes of medications in an unlocked refrigerator. A dead mouse ... (Continue reading)

The anti-child mentality and ‘choice’

Recently I was at a food court in downtown Toronto, reading the paper while grabbing some lunch. As the editor of The Interim, I have read and seen much of the moral decadence in our age and it seldom surprises me. But, for all this, I wasn’t prepared for the conversation that took place at the table next to mine. Three women in their early 30s (I’d guess) and a man, ... (Continue reading)

Controversy in Florida ends with 13-year-old given ‘right’ to abort

Dina Kok The Interim In a case that garnered international attention, a 13-year-old girl fought in Florida state court for the right to abort her unborn child. L.G. (the initials of the young girl) was a ward of the state and was discovered to be pregnant after she was found following an escape from her foster home. Police reports indicated she was impregnated, perhaps not voluntarily, by an ... (Continue reading)

Abortion worst thing I ever did, says Osbourne

Dina Kok The Interim In the new book, Sharon Osbourne: Unauthorized, Uncensored – Understood, the trials and tribulations of the famous wife of heavy metal star Ozzy Osbourne are revealed by author Sue Crawford. Of particular interest is the disclosure of an abortion Osbourne underwent at the young age of 17. Osbourne was ordered to ... (Continue reading)

Stakes high in New Brunswick abortion fight

Doreen Beagan The Interim Canadian abortionist Henry Morgentaler and federal Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh are trying to force New Brunswick to pay for all abortions, Peter Ryan told the annual meeting of P.E.I. Right Life at its April 23 meeting in Charlottetown. Ryan is executive director of New Brunswick Right to Life and a spokesman for the multi-group Coalition for Life and Health. Currently, New ... (Continue reading)

March for Life the biggest and best yet

The Canadian pro-life movement enjoyed its best annual March for Life ever this year, with organizers saying that some 6,000 people descended on the nation’s capital for a series of events May 11-13. Aided by a large contingent of young people, the turnout represented a large increase over last year, when about 3,500 took part. “I thought it was excellent,” said March for ... (Continue reading)

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)

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