Pro-Life

A new wave of pro-life feminism

Feminism in the 21st century has become synonymous with abortion, contraception and obscene hats and is a far cry from the first wave of feminists. First-wave feminism occurred in the late 19th and early 20th century as a push for women to have the same rights as men, such as the right to vote, own property, control their own money, and the right to pursue higher education. These earliest feminists such as Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton believed that ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner freed from jail

Mary Wagner “Mary called from a friend’s car full of excitement and joy,” her mother Jane Wagner wrote in an email to Wagner’s supporters. “She can see the sky, said seven geese flew overhead as we spoke, and she is going to see her Beloved at Mass. She said she was sad to leave some of the ladies in Vanier (jail) who were praying with her, but she will ... (Continue reading)

Toronto schools may get chance to see Unplanned

On August 29, Campaign Life Coalition Youth urged the Toronto Catholic District School Board to encourage all high schools to show the pro-life movie Unplanned, an idea endorsed by the Student Achievement and Well-Being, Catholic Education, and Human Resources standing subcommittee. Emily Price, co-coordinator of CLCY, and Shania Nigli, a CLC summer student, advocated for the showing of Unplanned, a film depicting the pro-life conversion of Abby Johnson from abortion worker to pro-life advocate. Nigli said, “this movie will help start a ... (Continue reading)

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The Rees-Mogg model of politics

The Rees-Mogg model of politics

British MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is unapologetic about his pro-life convictions. Jacob Rees-Mogg is one of the United Kingdom’s most popular and effective politicians. He is a Conservative Member of Parliament, chairman of the eurosceptic European Research Group, and newly appointed Leader of the House of Commons. He is known for his double-breasted suits, upper class idiosyncrasies, and impeccable command ... (Continue reading)

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Selling out … or compromise?

Selling out … or compromise?

Vicki Gunn Was anyone else part of the craze in the late 1960s that was called “Monkee Mania?” I was a fan from day one right through to the bitter end. Perhaps one of my favourite songs was “Shades of Grey.” The lyrics included the following: “It was easy then to know truth from lies, Selling out from compromise… But, today, there is no black or white, only shades of ... (Continue reading)

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CLC global affairs rep protested for church talk in Alberta hometown

CLC global affairs rep protested for church talk in Alberta hometown

Emily Price When Emily Price returned to her hometown of Athabasca, Alberta, to give a pro-life talk at her local church, she did not expect to make the local newspaper as the subject of protest spurred on by national and provincial abortion “rights” groups. Price, a co-coordinator of Campaign Life Coalition Youth and CLC’s global policy and research coordinator, spoke at her former parish of St. Gabriel’s in Athabasca on ... (Continue reading)

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Campaign Life goes to Steubenville Toronto

Campaign Life goes to Steubenville Toronto

Nikola Vanderheyden mans the Campaign Life Coalition Youth booth at the Steubenville Toronto Conference. Each year the Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto hosts its Steubenville Youth Conference. Originating in Steubenville, Ohio, the conference has branched out to numerous North American cities, including Toronto. With the goal of “glorifying God and bring souls to Him”, Steubenville Toronto gives Catholic ... (Continue reading)

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No right to be shielded from graphic images

Andrew Lawton If something is false, you don’t need to censor it. If it’s true, you shouldn’t. Nevertheless, there’s an inclination from those less confident about their beliefs to shut away uncomfortable truths things they can’t or don’t want to explain. Graphic abortion imagery forces viewers to confront the reality of abortion, which is why so many people want these materials relegated to places where no one can see them. The ... (Continue reading)

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Q & A with new Seat of Wisdom president Ryan Williams

Q & A with new Seat of Wisdom president Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams Edtior’s Note:Earlier this year, Dr. Keith Cassidy retired as president of the Seat of Wisdom College (SWC) in Barry’s Bay, Ont. Dr. Ryan Williams, a former academic dean at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, NY, and associate dean at St. Joseph’s Seminary for the Archdiocese of New York, is the new president of SWC. Second-year SWC student and Interim summer student Alfonso Menanno ... (Continue reading)

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Unplanned success in Canada

Unplanned success in Canada

Abby Johnson (left) talks with the actress Ashley Bratcher who played Johnson in Unplanned, on the set of the movie. When Unplanned, the story of abortion-worker-turned-pro-life-activist Abby Johnson,premiered in March in the U.S., Canadians were left wondering when they would be allowed to see the movie. Some pro-lifers organized boycotts and ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner launches appeal

Mary Wagner launches appeal

Mary Wagner According to John Bulsza of the Mary Wagner Legal Defence Fund, the August 2012 case is about to go before the Ontario Court of Appeal – seven years after Wagner was originally arrested for entering the “Women’s Care Clinic” abortuary in downtown Toronto. She was charged with mischief, interference with the lawful enjoyment/operation of a business, and breach of a court order, because she offered assistance to ... (Continue reading)

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LiveAction blocked by Pinterest: Big Tech targets pro-lifers

LiveAction blocked by Pinterest: Big Tech targets pro-lifers

On June 11, LiveAction, a major pro-life organization, and the investigative journalism group Project Veritas, announced that Pinterest, a social media platform with 291 million monthly users, was censoring LiveActionand other conservative posts by blocking their content as pornographic and spreading “misinformation and conspiracy theories about anti-vaxxers.” Prior to the information being released, Project Veritasreached out to Pinterest for a comment about why it suspended LiveAction’saccount. A source within Pinterest said ... (Continue reading)

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Eight Tory pro-life MPs retiring

Eight Tory pro-life MPs retiring

Eight long-time pro-life Conservative MPs are not running for re-election: David Anderson (Cypress Hills- Grasslands), Brad Trost (Saskatoon-University), Guy Lauzon (Stormont -Dundas -South Glengarry), Larry Miller (Bruce-Grey- Owen Sound), Alex Nuttall (Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte), Bev Shipley (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex), Kevin Sorenson (Battle River-Crowfoot), and Dave Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent-Leamington). Campaign Life Coalition national president Jeff Gunnarson told The Interimthey, along with Mark Warawa (Langley-Aldergrove), who announced he would not run but passed away this spring, will be ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers must eschew gestational limits New paper by Jakki Jeffs shows flaws in International Abortion Standards Law

Pro-lifers must eschew gestational limits New paper by Jakki Jeffs shows flaws in International Abortion Standards Law

Jakki Jeffs says pro-lifers cannot support gestational limits because they undermine the pro-life ethic. Muddled thinking leads to fatal errors. This is no more so than in the subject of gestational limits, which refers to the age of the unborn child measured in number of weeks This may be a terse way to describe the misguided efforts of ... (Continue reading)

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DeMarco’s inspiring, educational book on the apostles of life

Apostles of the Culture of Life by Donald T. DeMarco (Tan, $28.71 paperback or $9.99 Kindle, 271 pages) I’m pro-life in that it is a deeply held principle and it determines how I vote. But I’m not part of the pro-life movement and I do not know much of the history. I do ... (Continue reading)

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