Articles Tagged ‘Pro-life Leaders’

FCP leader steps down

FCP leader steps down

Eric Ames named interim leader Phil Lees stepped down as leader of the Family Coalition Party. Phil Lees, leader of the Family Coalition Party of Ontario, resigned his position in a move made public by a Jan. 16 email to members and supporters. According to long-time pro-life activist and FCP president Lynne Scime, Lees resigned to work full-time ... (Continue reading)

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25 years of Business for Life

25 years of Business for Life

Editor’s Note: Campaign Life Coalition has commissioned a series of interviews and articles to help mark the 35 years since the beginning of Campaign Life in 1978. Previous interviews included Fr. Ian Boyd and former MPs Garnet Bloomfield and Tom Wappel. This month, CLC interviewed  members of the board of Business for Life.  For many years, Campaign Life Coalition attempted to establish a business organization to advise it on business ... (Continue reading)

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Campaign Life: 35 years of pro-life activism

Campaign Life: 35 years of pro-life activism

Jim Hughes, Paul Formby and Earl Amyotte at the founding of the Pro-Life Party of Canada. On May 25, 1978, a group of pro-lifers, upset with the compromise mentality of the Coalition for the Protection of Human Life, met in Winnipeg to form a new national political pro-life organization. The Coalition had presented a paper ... (Continue reading)

Saskatchewan ad campaign promotes new CLC website

Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan has launched a campaign to promote the pro-life cause to the public. Although people who receive their newsletters and e-mails are informed about the pro-life cause, “the general population does not seem to be aware of the issues regarding beginning and end of life,” wrote Denise Hounjet-Roth, the president of CLC Saskatchewan in an e-mail to The Interim. With that in mind, CLC Saskatchewan advertized their website, predominantly in Saskatoon, as the province’s largest city and home ... (Continue reading)

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Q & A with Donald DeMarco

Q & A with Donald DeMarco

Editor’s Note: Editor Paul Tuns spoke with frequent Interim contributor Donald DeMarco by email. DeMarco, a prolific author, professor emeritus at St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, Ont., and an adjunct professor at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, Conn., was recently named a Senior Fellow of HLI America, an initiative of Human Life International. Some of his recently writings may be found at HLI’s Truth and Charity Forum.   The Interim: ... (Continue reading)

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REAL Women advised Ottawa on jubilee medals

REAL Women of Canada, a pro-life women’s organization that supports traditional family values, was invited by the federal government to nominate potential recipients of the Diamond Jubilee Medal. REAL Women recommend 33 people under the “social and volunteer” category to receive the medal, which commemorates Queen Elizabeth’s 60th anniversary as Queen of Canada. The Globe and Mail reported that no pro-gay groups were invited to nominate recipients and there was an ensuing outcry among homosexual activists against REAL Women. “The bile ... (Continue reading)

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LifeSiteNews receives REAL Women National Award

LifeSiteNews receives REAL Women National Award

Editor’s Note: LifeSiteNews.com was presented the 2010 National Award by REAL Women at its annual national conference on April 17 in North Bay, Ont. REAL Women national president Cecilia Forsyth explained that the award signifies that the recipient individual or organization has made an exemplary contribution to society. Nominees are expected to demonstrate “honesty, integrity and responsibility; respect for the traditional family unit in society; support for the basic right to life of all human beings; and Judaeo-Christian values.” The ... (Continue reading)

HLI founder Fr. Paul Marx, dead at 89

On March 20, Fr. Paul Marx, OSB, passed away at the age of 89, ending a four-decade career opposing abortion and contraception. Fr. Marx created the Human Life Center in 1971 – two years before Roe v. Wade – which a decade later became Human Life International. He traveled to all 50 states and more than 90 countries to proclaim the pro-life message. In a press release, Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, Fr. Marx’s successor as president of HLI, said: “In the ... (Continue reading)

John-Henry Westen – from indifferent atheist to pro-life news provider

With the advent of the internet and the new media, many pro-life activists have become familiar with the name John-Henry Westen and LifeSiteNews.com. Westen is a veteran pro-life journalist who has authored thousands of articles touching upon faith, family, marriage, the right to life and public affairs. His guest appearances on many television and radio shows throughout North ... (Continue reading)

Whalen was Priests for Life’s leader

Dedicated, devoted, passionate, courageous, serious, knowledgeable, well read, always on the job, always available, always thinking pro-life. Those are just some of the words those who knew him are using to describe Father Jim Whalen, who passed away suddenly on Feb. 24 while doing one of the things he loved best – conducting a parish pro-life mission.... (Continue reading)

Patrick Hanlon – Newfoundland’s young pro-life leader

The people of Newfoundland are often said to be a proud people. In Patrick Hanlon, the pride of Newfoundland’s pro-life community is justified. Just 25 years old, he holds office in many local, provincial and national pro-life and pro-family organizations. He is president of the Right to Life Association for Newfoundland and ... (Continue reading)

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