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Charles E. Rice, RIP

Charles E. Rice, RIP

Prolific pro-life author Charles Rice remembered as friendly and generous. The pro-life movement lost one its intellectual giants on Feb. 25. Charles E. Rice, a Catholic apologist and Notre Dame Law School professor, was the author of 14 books and countless articles and regular speaker at pro-life events throughout the continent, including Campaign Life Coalition conferences in Canada. Rice passed away at ... (Continue reading)

Mary Wagner found guilty, Crown wants longer sentence

Mary Wagner found guilty, Crown wants longer sentence

Mary Wagner was found guilty of mischief and breaching probation. Prosecution wants more jail time beyond the four months she has already served. Judge Mavin Wong convicted pro-life prisoner of conscience Mary Wagner of two counts of breaching a probation order and one of mischief following a one-day ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life giant Jack Willke passes away

Pro-life giant Jack Willke passes away

Jack Willke On Feb. 20, pro-life pioneer Dr. John (Jack) Willke passed away peacefully at his home a the age of 89. An obstetrician who along with his wife Barbara taught human sexuality courses in the 1960s, the couple transitioned to pro-life work even before the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion-on-demand the law of the land in the the United States. He was president of National ... (Continue reading)

Memorial garden planned for children lost to abortion, miscarriage

Memorial garden planned for children lost to abortion, miscarriage

Guelph & Area Right to Life is fundraising to build a Garden of Grace in memory of babies who died before or a short time after birth. It is intended to be a place where their families can have a chance to grieve, remember, and find healing. It may be the first of its kind. “In the U.S. there are a couple of memorial gardens for parents who have lost little ones through miscarriage – but these do not include ... (Continue reading)

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Fr. Ted Colleton essay winner

Fr. Ted Colleton essay winner

Nathan Ko Nathan Ko, a Grade 11 student at St. Brother Andre C.H.S. in Markham, Ont., won first prize in the Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship, co-sponsored by the Niagara Region Right to Life Association and The Interim. "Quid est veritas?” Pilate asked Jesus. “What is truth?” From Plato to Aristotle, from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas, scholars, philosophers, and theologians have long pondered and debated the ... (Continue reading)

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B.C. court denies Charter rights to pro-lifers on campus

B.C. court denies Charter rights to pro-lifers on campus

Former University of Victoria student Cameron Cote In a stunning reversal of recent rulings in nearby provinces, British Columbia Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson has ruled that Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not apply to pro-life students seeking space on the University of Victoria campus to demonstrate. Former U Vic student Cameron Cote and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association had petitioned for a declaration ... (Continue reading)

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Our annual obituary

Our annual obituary

The rhythms of the year are unsurprising and predicable; as inevitable as winter snow and spring showers is a declaration of the death of the pro-life movement. This year’s annual pronouncement ran in the National Post shortly following the floor-crossing of several MLAs from the Wild Rose Party to the Progressive Conservatives in Alberta.  The party’s then-leader, Danielle Smith, explained that this move was motivated, in part, by her sense ... (Continue reading)

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‘Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion’ campaign launched

‘Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion’ campaign launched

A new campaign launched in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22 at the U.S. March for Life will reach out to everyone affected by abortion and help them find healing. Officially announced at a press conference held by Priests for Life and the Silent No More Awareness Campaign on Jan. 8 at the National Press Club in Washington, the yearlong “Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion” campaign will use interviews, resources, ... (Continue reading)

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Federal pro-life MP Rob Anders not allowed to run in Wildrose leadership

Federal pro-life MP Rob Anders not allowed to run in Wildrose leadership

Wildrose rules prevent MP Rob Anders from running for leader. In December, Alberta politics was rocked when eight sitting Wildrose MLAs, including party leader Danielle Smith crossed the floor to join the Progressive Conservative government. With the Tories riding high in the polls and the opposition reeling, many pundits are expecting new Premier Jim Prentice to call a spring election, perhaps ... (Continue reading)

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Massive U.S. March for Life

Massive U.S. March for Life

The 42 annual March for Life was held Jan. 22 in Washington D.C., with at least a half million people participating. Roman Catholic Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky led off the pre-March rally with a prayer, and he was followed by a short speech by March for Life chairman Patrick Kelly who said, “when I look out on this enormous crowd, I see a tide turning in ... (Continue reading)

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RCMP, CBC criticize Parliament Hill flag demonstration

RCMP, CBC criticize Parliament Hill flag demonstration

The CBC website featured a story headlined, “Anti-abortion protest bent rules on Parliament Hill.” This was on Dec. 12, more than two months after the demonstration in the nation’s capital. On Oct. 2, the Association for Reformed Political Action had volunteers erect 100,000 small blue and pink flags representing the “approximately 100,000 preborn children terminated through abortion each year in Canada.” But according to rules governing use of Parliament Hill, events ... (Continue reading)

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New Year’s resolutions for pro-lifers

New Year’s resolutions for pro-lifers

In our Christmas editorial, we dared pro-life Canadians to be audacious, to hope for a pro-life future. We repeat from that editorial, our most fervent earthly desire: “What do our hearts truly desire? Even asking this feels like touching an old wound, but we must insist on the question in spite of any pain: what do we long for most? What joy are we afraid even to dream? The ... (Continue reading)

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Linda Gibbons freed from prison after charges are withdrawn

Linda Gibbons freed from prison after charges are withdrawn

Linda Gibbons is free after the Crown withdrew charges of disobeying a court order and obstructing a peace officer, but not before spending three months in jail. Pro-life activist Linda Gibbons walked out of a downtown Toronto courtroom a free woman Nov. 12 ... (Continue reading)

Christian compassion

With all of the talk about the deadly Ebola virus I have been reminded about how pro-lifers and Catholics in particular were treated when we dared to criticize conventional wisdom about how to deal with AIDS and HIV. We are condemned because many in the pro-life community highlighted the dangers of condom use in Africa in the attempt to prevent AIDS and explained how the solution far more profound and complex. Some context first. AIDS had smashed its way through Africa ... (Continue reading)

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Success stories from 40 Days for Life

Success stories from 40 Days for Life

Participants in the Fall 2014 40 Days for Life in Winnipeg. From Sept. 24 to Nov. 2, 2014, Canadians in 15 different cities across the country participated in 40 Days for Life, an international pro-life campaign that challenges participants to engage in 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, peaceful vigil outside a local abortion facility, ... (Continue reading)

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