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Woman kept alive on life support to deliver unborn child

Woman kept alive on life support to deliver unborn child

Iver Benson was born two months after him mother was put on artificial respiration in order to save the unborn child's life. A pregnant woman from Victoria, B.C. who was declared “brain dead” was put on life support until the birth of her baby. In December, 32-year-old Robyn Benson ... (Continue reading)

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UN chastises Vatican over Catholic moral teachings

UN chastises Vatican over Catholic moral teachings

On January 31, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child released a report castigating the Vatican for its moral teachings. The committee, which provides oversight to the 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child, focused on the Catholic Church’s handling of cases of abuse of children by priests, but in its 16-page report it also took the liberty of calling upon the Vatican to reconsider ... (Continue reading)

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Contemptuous judicial activism in prostitution case

Contemptuous judicial activism in prostitution case

Tania Fiolleau, a former madam, says that prostitution is in itself dangerous and that the Supreme Court decision is wrong to think liberalizing prostitution will make the practice any safer On Dec. 20, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its ... (Continue reading)

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Been there, done that: never-ending doomsday predictions about overpopulation

Been there, done that: never-ending doomsday predictions about overpopulation

There is no shortage of doom and gloom books that look at world demographic trends, but what is surprising is how many get the story wrong. While many countries are trying to figure out how to restore fiscal sanity following out-of-whack budgets that fund a welfare state predicated on population growth and having a critical mass of workers to pay for dependents (especially seniors), most books on population insist ... (Continue reading)

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The gift of our ‘senior child’

Eleven months after Alan and I were married, God answered our fervent prayers for a child by bringing into our lives a much-beloved older person who was hospitalized with dementia and wasn’t going to be able to live independently again. Alan and I use the term “senior child” for several reasons, partly for the privacy of this family member, and also to reflect the transformative power of the gift we’ve been given. We became the primary family caregivers. Long story short, ... (Continue reading)

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CLC announces April national conference in Toronto

CLC announces April  national conference in Toronto

Janet Morana, of Priests for Life and Silent No More, will be the keynote speaker at the dinner at the National Conference April 4th. Campaign Life Coalition has announced it will hold a national conference, Every Human Being Deserves Equal Protection, April 4 – 5, at the ... (Continue reading)

Liberal Party considers prostitution, euthanasia

Liberal Party considers prostitution, euthanasia

Justin Trudeau Resolutions that the Liberal Party of Canada will consider at their biennial convention in Montreal Feb. 20-23 include endorsing the legalization of euthanasia and prostitution. The Liberal Party website says, “this convention will be a key milestone on the road to the next federal election in 2015,” because “delegates will vote to adopt the policy resolutions that will inspire our next electoral platform.” The resolutions have been put ... (Continue reading)

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Evangelical group outlines anti-prostitution strategy

As the Supreme Court deliberates on the constitutionality of Canada’s prostitution laws, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada released a report examining how to put an end to prostitution in Canada. Out of Business: Prostitution in Canada – Putting an End to Demand argues that current laws are ineffective and that any reforms should be based on the “Nordic model.” Prostitution itself is not illegal in Canada. Rather, brothels, living off the avails of prostitution, and communicating publicly for purposes of prostitution ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers lament praise for pro-abortion Nelson Mandela

Pro-lifers lament praise for pro-abortion Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Former Nobel Peace Prize winner and South African president Nelson Mandela died on Dec. 5, and was widely praised for his efforts against the apartheid system in his home country. Pope Francis said: “Paying tribute to the steadfast commitment shown by Nelson Mandela in promoting the human dignity of all the nation’s citizens and in forging a new South Africa built on the firm foundations of non-violence, reconciliation ... (Continue reading)

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Are we trapped in the modern high school forever?

The late modern high school setting, especially in large-urban areas, could be seen as one of the central conceptual structures determining society today. For most of the more decent and reflective people – regardless of the nominal provenance of their outlooks – it is frequently a hellish environment. Indeed, one may ask if we are trapped in the modern high school – and its various societal and media extensions – for the rest of our lives? It may be argued that ... (Continue reading)

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CLC seeks pro-life trustee candidates

Campaign Life Coalition is running advertisements in the Catholic Register and The Interim “calling all pro-lifers” to “consider running in the 2014 Ontario public and Catholic school board trustee elections.” The push to recruit candidates is a response to amped up sexual education in the schools and CLC is looking for knowledgeable and articulate individuals who can counter the government’s aggressive push of a new sexual ethics. Jack Fonseca, project manager for CLC, told The Interim school board elections are an ... (Continue reading)

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Is China really easing its one-child policy?

The mainstream media has run misleading stories that Red China is relaxing its one-child policy. The Wall Street Journal reports that the communist government will now allow parents to have two children if one of the parents is an only child. A document released on Nov. 15 after a four-day meeting of top Communist officials, which the WSJ called “the first comprehensive road map for reform under new Chinese President Xi Jinping,” laid out this modification to Beijing’s one-child policy ... (Continue reading)

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Public health board provides graphic sex resources for teachers

Public health board provides graphic sex resources for teachers

Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic content.  Toronto’s public health agency developed graphic sex education resources to assist teachers in delivering Ontario’s health and physical education curriculum, The Interim has discovered. Toronto Public Health’s website contains three sets of lesson plans: Teaching Puberty: You Can Do It! for Grades 5 to 6, Grade 7/8 Sexual Health Curriculum, and High School Sexual Health Curriculum for grades 9 to12. There ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner, abortion staff testify

Mary Wagner, abortion staff testify

At her trial for mischief and failing to comply with probation order, Mary Wagner (pictured above) testified that she felt justified approaching women ... (Continue reading)

Farmer gets out pro-life message

Farmer gets out pro-life message

Steve De Jong has erected a sign on his British Columbia that reads “Every year in Canada, approx. 50 babies are aborted still living and left to die.” The sign highlights the scandal of children who survive abortions but are denied medical care and die. He told The Interim in an email interview that the editor removed a reference about aborted babies that are left to die from his letter ... (Continue reading)

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