Articles Tagged ‘Pro-life movement’

Prayer sustains sidewalk counselors

Most pro-life people are familiar with sidewalk counselors, activists who spend time outside of abortion facilities, praying, and attempting to offer support to the women going inside. However, much of the attention they receive comes from very good or very bad news. What is the day-to-day experience of a sidewalk counselor like? Enza Rattenni, executive director and sidewalk counselor at Aid to Women in Toronto, “stumbled upon” the work after filling a contract position there three years ago. Meeting ... (Continue reading)

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Politics as art of the possible

The far left-wing Katrina vandenHeuvel tweets: The late Senator Paul Wellstone liked to say,"if politics is the art of the possible, then organizing is art of making more possible." Until we have politicians of courage and leadership, pro-lifers must work to change hearts and minds of the voting public so elected officials in both the United States and Canada will follow. We make our own victories. Get involved in high-impact pro-life activism and convince others with pro-life sympathies to ... (Continue reading)

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Advertorial on the founding of Campaign Life

Advertorial on the founding of Campaign Life

One of the first strategy meetings of Campaign Life in Sharon, ON, in 1979. Over the years, many have often asked how Campaign Life started. It started at a pro-life national conference on May 25 1978 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The following pro-lifers were present for the founding. ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers cannot be ostriches

In two days, I will be joining my fellow interns for the first time when we make our weekly visit to pray near our local abortion facility. They have already gone for a few weeks, while I've had to sit out because of an injured foot...and an apprehensive heart. My primary pro-life activities fall under the movement's educational arm, so I do not have much experience with activity near abortion centres.  I have avoided it for a ... (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)

Symposium equips post-second students to reach their campuses

Symposium equips post-second students to reach their campuses

Genevieve Umeh (right) and Joann Rajanayagam (left) of McMaster Lifeline receive the pro-life club award from Dan Di Rocco, representing The Interim and Niagara Region RTL. For the past 15 years the National Campus Life Network CLN Symposium has been bringing together university students from across Canada for a weekend featuring speakers to provide information and knowledge to equip them to bring the pro-life message to their university campus. This year’s ... (Continue reading)

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Defund abortion rallies in Ontario

On October 13 and October 30, there will be defund abortion rallies in Ontario. On Saturday, October 13 at 11 am, there will be mini-rallies at the riding level at the constitutuency offices of the MPPs. On Tuesday, October 30 from noon to 2pm, there will be a massive Defund Abortion rally at Queen's Park. Alissa Golob of Campaign Life Coalition Youth and organizer of the events explains the reason why her organization has the defund campaign: "We have been ... (Continue reading)

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Youth activists bring child’s coffin to PM Stephen

Youth activists bring child’s coffin to PM Stephen

Canada Day celebrations in the nation’s capital were given a new twist this year as youth activists with the New Abortion Caravan descended on Ottawa with billboard-size abortion images. At 2 pm on June 30, they formed a funeral procession and delivered a white child’s coffin to 24 Sussex Drive – the residence of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. “Today we are presenting Prime Minister Harper, as the elected leader of our country, with ... (Continue reading)

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CHP leader clarifies party position on incrementalism

Editor's Note: In the August edition of The Interim we published a survey of pro-life groups regarding incrementalism and gestational limits. The Christian Heritage Party response was not complete because CHP leader Jim Hnatiuk did not reply to the portion on incrementalism. We have edited the survey online after receiving this letter to the editor from Hnatiuk, which will appear in the September edition of the paper.... (Continue reading)

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CLC announces change in B.C. leadership

A press release from Campaign Life Coalition: Campaign Life Coalition announces change in B.C. leadership For Immediate Release Toronto, Aug. 3, 2012 - Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) announced today that as of Tuesday July 26, 2012, John Hof, president of CLC British Columbia, had resigned from his post to pursue other pro-life work in the province. The CLC National Office in Toronto will administer CLC B.C. on behalf of the National Board until a new leader is announced in the Fall. “We respect John’s ... (Continue reading)

Survey of pro-life groups on gestational limits and incrementalism

Survey of pro-life groups on gestational limits and incrementalism

Editor’s Note: We asked more than 15 pro-life groups, organizations, and leaders to answer two questions: Do you support gestational limits* on abortion. Would you like to state why? (* for the purpose of this survey, gestational limits means restricting abortion after a certain point, whether by trimester or some other time period.) What kinds of incremental measures do you support. If yes, can you give an example? If no, why? We originally also ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-abort violence vs. pro-lifers

One of our August stories, "Increase pro-abortion violence against pro-lifers" is now online. It begins: Over the past three months, pro-life activists have been physically assaulted by abortion supporters, a sign, pro-lifers say, that their message is hitting a nerve. The story features chocolate milk. (Continue reading)

Gestational limits are unwise

The cover feature of the August Interim is on gestational limits. We surveyed pro-life leaders and groups and asked if they supported incrementalism (which can be a good thing) and specifically gestational limits (which we think are a bad idea). That survey will appear online shortly. Today we've posed a special editorial that we ran alongside the survey in the paper's centerspread, as opposed to the usual page four slot on our editorial page. In it we lay out our ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers who should write their memoirs

Great list of "Five Canadian pro-life activists who need to write their memoirs," by Suzanne Fortin of Big Blue Wave: Fr. Alphone de Valk, Gwen Landolt, John-Henry Westen, Steve Jalsevac, and Jim Hughes. Agreed on all of them and would add a sixth: Dr. Barrie de Veber, a medical doctor who helped create one of the first two pro-life groups in Canada, founded the de Veber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research, and helped set up the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. In ... (Continue reading)

What defines us

Sweet Smell of Roses At urbandictionary.com, the definitions of “pro-life” include the following: “An idealistic position acknowledging that from a scientific point of view, human life begins at conception and thus, human rights should extend to the unborn. Because this (conviction) also assumes personal responsibility, it is widely despised.” We aren’t told who is allegedly shirking responsibility; the poster is probably referring to prospective parents.... (Continue reading)

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