Pro-Life

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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What do you say when no one listens?

What do you say when no one listens?

A group of male pro-lifers arrived on the campus of Penn State University recently to dialogue with students about what is truly the most important moral issue of our time. The results were mixed. However, a few female students rigidly maintained that men have no business talking about abortion. Therefore, dialogue between men and women, in their minds, on the subject of abortion was not a possibility. Men were trespassers for whom “keep off the grass” was all ... (Continue reading)

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Handling ‘heart issues’

Handling ‘heart issues’

Occasionally, no rational argument will convince someone of the pro-life position, and maybe this is because their resistance to it comes from the heart and not the head. Experience will aid in your ability to identify when it’s a “heart issue.” The person you’re talking to could be very upset or highly irrational, or constantly returning to one particular circumstance or excuse. To suss out what ... (Continue reading)

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Peterborough Pro Life educates public about abortion

Peterborough Pro Life educates public about abortion

Organizer hopes other groups take up information campaign For the past 39 years, Peterborough Pro Life Corporation Inc,. has been dedicated to fostering respect for the dignity and sanctity of every human life, from the moment of conception to natural death. The group can be seen peacefully protesting every Saturday morning from 10-11 am on University Drive near the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Hospital. Their goal ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life MP Mark Warawa, RIP

Pro-life MP Mark Warawa, RIP

Mark Warawa Long-time pro-life MP Mark Warawa (Langley-Aldergrove) passed away June 20 after a brief battle with cancer that infected his lungs, colon, and lymph nodes. He announced his retirement earlier this year and in April went public with information about his illness as he asked for prayers: “I need your prayers for a miracle,” he said. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Warawa “was an example to which all parliamentarians should ... (Continue reading)

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Unplanned coming to Canada

Unplanned coming to Canada

In a scene from the movie Unplanned, Abby Johnson - portrayed by Ashley Bratcher - reacts to what she is seeing on the ultrasound screen. (Catholic News Service) After being blocked from Canadian cinemas, the movie, Unplanned, will finally be released to the Canadian ... (Continue reading)

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