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Egg freezing

Researchers are advising physicians to warn patients of the risks associated with social egg freezing. In an article titled “Social egg freezing: risk, benefits and other considerations” published in the June 16 edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the authors review guidelines and weigh the benefits and dangers of the practice.Social egg freezing involves preserving a woman’s oocytes (unfertilized eggs) for “nonmedical” reasons. “Medical” reasons for cryopreservation of oocytes include loss of fertility due to diseases such as cancer ... (Continue reading)

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Ryerson pro-life group plans lawsuit against student union

Ryerson pro-life group plans lawsuit against student union

Carter Grant, Nicole Bryck and Teresa Mervar of Students for Life Ryerson. A group of pro-life students from Ryerson University are planning to sue their student union for the right to have a pro-life club. Students for Life at Ryerson (SFLR) were denied club status in an email sent by the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) Campus Groups Administrator on ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario court upholds Law Society ban on TWU grads

An Ontario court has sided with the province’s lawyers in preventing graduates from Trinity Western University from practicing law in Ontario. Last year, in a 28-21 vote, the Law Society of Upper Canada denied accreditation to the TWU’s new law school scheduled to open next year. TWU then appealed to Ontario’s Divisional Court, which heard arguments for the case (Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada) last June. Law societies across Canada have tried to bar graduates from TWU, ... (Continue reading)

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Documentary on Maritimes parrots activist lines

Documentary on Maritimes parrots activist lines

Vice reporter Sarah Ratchford prepares to go undercover posing as a woman seeking an abortion at a crisis pregnancy centre. A documentary by the online magazine Vice Canada claims it is difficult for women to obtain abortions in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The 33-minute video, titled, “Abortion Access in the Maritimes,” and available free online, bills itself as an investigative report by Sarah Ratchford, but it appears to ... (Continue reading)

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Benjamin Levin sentenced

Benjamin Levin sentenced

Benjamin Levin, seen in this March 3rd picture leaving the courtroom after pleading guilty to three child-pornography charges, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on May 29th. Benjamin Levin walked out of the Finch Avenue courthouse ... (Continue reading)

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Coren is wrong on homosexuality

Coren is wrong on homosexuality

National Affairs Rory Leishman Pro-lifers across Canada have been dismayed by the decision of Michael Coren to endorse same-sex “marriage” and leave the Catholic Church. What could have led this erstwhile champion of the Catholic Church and the traditional principles of Judeo-Christian morality so sadly astray? When Coren first disclosed that he had “moved on” in his thinking on same-sex “marriage” in a column last year in ... (Continue reading)

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Little reality in reality TV

The recent scandal involving Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting has prompted calls for the cancellation of the show and speculation that the whole genre of reality TV might have played itself out. While I don’t think that the end is in sight for the most cost-effective production model TV has invented since the game show, ... (Continue reading)

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DeMarco wins CCRL award, Lewis calls for Christians to get involved

DeMarco wins CCRL award,  Lewis calls for Christians to get involved

Donald DeMarco was honoured by the Catholic Civil Rights League. On June 18, the Catholic Civil Rights League bestowed their Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life to professor and pro-life activist Donald DeMarco, a long-time contributor to The Interim. Gwen Landolt, last year’s winner of the award, introduced DeMarco, calling the retired St. Jerome’s College philosophy professor and ... (Continue reading)

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Canadian Pediatric Society advises 22-week-olds be left to die

The official policy of the Canadian Pediatric Society is that preemies born under 23 weeks of gestation should only receive palliative care, not intensive care.   However, an American study published on May 7, 2015, in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that nearly a quarter – 23 per cent – of babies born at 22 weeks survived if actively treated and nine per cent will not even be moderately or severely impaired. The study looked at 24 hospitals and close to ... (Continue reading)

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A misunderstood encyclical

A misunderstood encyclical

A philosopher once pithily observed that “the map is not the territory.” The same can certainly be said of statements about the Roman Pontiff made in the mainstream media: they do not offer trustworthy maps for navigating the territory of what Pope Francis actually did or said on any occasion. One always needs a ressourcement, a return to the sources, when judging such stories. Thus, when adulation greeted the “green ... (Continue reading)

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Supreme Court rules against prayer

Supreme Court rules against prayer

Rory Leishman The issue was brought before the Court by Alain Simoneau, a professed atheist in Saguenay, a municipality in the Lac-St.-Jean (Maria Chapdelaine) region of northern Quebec. In 2006, Simoneau filed a complaint against the municipality with the Quebec Commission des droits de la personne on the ground that the longstanding practice of reciting a Christian prayer at the opening of meetings of the Saguenay city council violated ... (Continue reading)

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Getting out of the echo chamber

Getting out of the echo chamber

Six years after I was laid off from my job at a national daily newspaper and sent back out to the uncertainties of freelancing as a writer and photographer, I’ve found myself with a steady gig again. Of those six years I can’t say much except that it’s no way to earn a living. The new job is more interesting – editing a Huffington Post-style group blog called The ... (Continue reading)

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Civil liberties group defends free speech rights of pro-lifers

Civil liberties group defends free speech rights of pro-lifers

NCLN's Rebecca Richmond welcomed Ontario Civil Liberties Association paper on free speech being denied to pro-lifers. The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) released a position paper commenting on “the evident statutory and institutional bias that exists in Ontario against the free-expression rights of pro-life campaigners.” Violations of these rights include “university-campus suppressions of student pro-life ... (Continue reading)

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Free speech victory at Mount Royal

A court action was settled in favour of a pro-life activist apprehended for distributing pro-life literature on campus. Nicholas McLeod of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform was ordered to stop handing out the pamphlets at Mount Royal University (MRU) on Feb. 19, 2013, by a security guard, who found it “offensive.” McLeod refused, citing R. v. Whatcott, an Alberta ruling which protected the right of individuals to distribute literature on campus. Shortly after, a group of security guards threw ... (Continue reading)

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Campaign Life Coalition goes multilingual in sex-ed fight

Campaign Life Coalition goes multilingual in sex-ed fight

Campaign Life Coalition, Canada’s national pro-life political organization, has translated its detailed analysis of the Ontario Liberal government’s explicit sex-ed curriculum into many of the languages spoken by outraged parents. CLC’s comprehensive examination of the history and harmful nature of the controversial curriculum is now available in Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Italian, and Spanish. Many of the demonstrations against the imposed sex-ed program, slated for implementation in the fall, ... (Continue reading)

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