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Mary Wagner arrested at Vancouver abortion mill

Mary Wagner arrested at Vancouver abortion mill

Mary Wagner was arrested outside the Everywoman's Health Centre April 16. Canadian pro-life rescuer Mary Wagner remained in jail Easter weekend following her arrest April 16 at a Vancouver abortion centre. Wagner, 43, was arrested at the Everywoman’s Health Centre, 2525 Commercial Dr, about 11:15 a.m., a little over an hour after she and a companion, who identifies only as Baby ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner explains her pro-life witness

Editor’s Note:  LifeSiteNews published Mary Wagner’s explanation of her April 16 pro-life witness at Everywoman’s Health Centre in Vancouver. “I looked in vain for compassion, for consolers; not one could I find.” (Psalm 69) Why should Christians go to these places where tiny babies not yet born are being killed? “Whatsoever you did to one of the least of my brothers, you did it to me... Whatever you failed to do to one of the least of my brothers, you failed to ... (Continue reading)

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Surviving technological breakthroughs

Surviving technological breakthroughs

Julia Alphonso Editor’s Note:Julia Alphonso of Father McGivney Catholic Academy, Markham, Ontariowon first prize in the Fr. Ted Essay contest sponsored by Niagara Region Right to Life. The contest asked participants to reflect on the statement:. You are a child in the prenatal stage of development. Are all the current biomedical/technological breakthroughs helpful in advancing your right to life as a preborn human being? If only someone was there to ... (Continue reading)

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Undesirable?

Undesirable?

Izaak Falk Editor’s Note:Izaak Falk of Cornerstone Christian School, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewanwon second prize in the Fr. Ted Essay contest sponsored by Niagara Region Right to Life. The contest asked participants to reflect on the statement:. You are a child in the prenatal stage of development. Are all the current biomedical/technological breakthroughs helpful in advancing your right to life as a preborn human being? Am I undesirable? Does my mother ... (Continue reading)

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The story that inspired the movie: Abby Johnson’s Unplanned

The story that inspired the movie: Abby Johnson’s Unplanned

by Abby Johnson, with Cindy Lambert. (Ignatius Press, 2014, $20.99, 320 pages) Although this book is a few years old, it is appropriate to review it at this time since the movie has been released in the U.S. to large crowds, debate, and interest. The book (and movie) describes Abby Johnson’s journey from pro-choice to pro-life with many conflicts ... (Continue reading)

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Unplanned actress shares positive response to pro-life film

Unplanned actress shares positive response to pro-life film

Actress Ashley Bratcher played Abby Johnson in Unplanned. The new film about pro-life activist Abby Johnson’s conversion story has already made a tremendous impact on women contemplating abortion in the real world, according to the actress who portrays Johnson. Unplannedtells the real-life story of Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood abortion facility director who converted to the pro-life cause in ... (Continue reading)

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Kingston doctor and pro-life activist remembered

Kingston doctor and  pro-life activist remembered

Dr. Ellen van der Hoeven Dr. Ellen van der Hoeven, passed away at the age of 89 at Kingston General Hospital on March 1, 2019, after a brief illness. Ellen was born in England but raised in Dublin Ireland where she completed her primary degree in medicine at University College Dublin. She immigrated to Canada and met and married military bandsman Hans van der Hoeven. She raised ... (Continue reading)

The voice from within

The voice from within

Claire Mackness - third prize winner of the Father Ted Essay contest Editor’s Note: Claire Mackness of St. Thomas More High School, Hamilton, Ontariowon third prize in the Fr. Ted Essay contest sponsored by Niagara Right to Life. The contest asked participants to reflect on the statement: You are a child in the prenatal stage of development. Are all ... (Continue reading)

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In loving memory of Barrie deVeber

In loving memory of Barrie deVeber

Alex Schadenberg and Barrie deVeber It is with profound sadness that the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research announce the death of Dr. L.L. “Barrie” deVeber. Dr. deVeber was founding president of both organizations. Barrie was born on Jan. 27, 1929 and died on Feb. 28, 2019. He was married to Iola (2015) and they had six children. Barrie was a paediatric ... (Continue reading)

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DeVeber honoured

DeVeber honoured

Dr. Barrie DeVeber honoured Editor’s Note:The December 2012 Interim reported on a Euthanasia Prevention Coalition national convention held Nov. 17, in London, Ont., which included a banquet to honour Barrie deVeber. We reprint excerpts from the article as part of our coverage of deVeber’s passing last month. After the conference, about 100 people attended a banquet honouring Dr. Barrie deVeber, and there were several speakers acknowledging his contributions to ... (Continue reading)

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DeVeber, an awesome man

DeVeber, an awesome man

Barrie deVeber with his wife Iola L.L. (Barrie) deVeber, 1929-2019, MD, professor emeritus in Paediatrics and Oncology at Western University, was one of Canada’s greatest pro-life champions as well as an outstanding medical professor, physician, researcher, and philanthropist. He eminently merited induction as a Companion in the Order of Canada, yet seems never to have been considered for the distinction by the order’s advisory council. ... (Continue reading)

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Treat pro-lifers the way you would treat pro-choicers

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke I’ve felt quite embattled this past month – by the media’s persecution of the Covington Catholic kids, by some Americans’ embrace of third-trimester abortions and flirtation with infanticide, and by Ottawa City Councilor Shawn Menard’s open discrimination against pro-life citizen transit commissioner Michael Olsen. Most of all, I’ve felt embattled by internal divisions in the pro-life movement over issues like gestational limits and ... (Continue reading)

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CLC statement on Toronto March for Life

Editor’s Note: Campaign Life Coalition national president Jeff Gunnarson issued a statement Feb. 5 on a march for life taking place in Toronto on the same day as the National March for Life clarifying that the Toronto event is not related to nor affiliated with the annual gathering of pro-lifers in Ottawa. Last week, you may have received an email announcing a march for life event scheduled to take place in Toronto on the same day as CLC’s annual National March for Life in ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifer finishes third in PEI PC leadership

Pro-lifer finishes third in PEI PC leadership

Kevin Arsenault On Feb. 9, Kevin Arsenault finished a strong third in the five-person race to become the the Prince Edward Island Progressive Conservative Party leader to replace James Aylward, who resigned as leader last year. Arsenault, a long-time Island pro-life activist, was supported by Campaign Life Coalition because of his pro-life and pro-family policies. Arsenault supported defunding elective abortions, criticized Justin Trudeau’s assertion that abortion is a right, supported ... (Continue reading)

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Ben Shapiro challenges Trudeau quip about pro-lifers

Ben Shapiro challenges Trudeau quip about pro-lifers

Host also in hot water over ‘baby Hitler’ comments Ben Shapiro said being 'not in line' with a society that supports abortion is not really a bad thing. During his speech to the 2019 March for Life in Washington D.C., American conservative commentator Ben Shapiro responded to Canadian ... (Continue reading)

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