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Quiet pro-life ‘hero’ in serious car accident

Quiet pro-life ‘hero’ in  serious car accident

Tom Fritz of Business for Life was in a serious car accident. On Sept. 18, Tom Fritz, co-founder of Business for Life, was airlifted to Hamilton Health Sciences hospital, following a near-fatal crash near Hampstead in southwestern Ontario. Fritz’s pickup truck rolled into the ditch after sideswiping a tractor trailer around 7:15 am. Fritz, 72, founded Business for Life with ... (Continue reading)

After winning an acquittal and appeal, Linda Gibbons is arrested again

Linda Gibbons Just days after Linda Gibbons won an appeal and was acquitted of disobeying a court order over a previous demonstration at the “Morgentaler Clinic” in Toronto, she was arrested at the same abortion facility August 7. It took police personnel in four cruisers, as well as three Garda World security cars and two sheriff’s officers, to take Gibbons into custody at around 11:30 a.m., some two-and-a-half hours after ... (Continue reading)

Lorraine Williams, RIP

Lorraine Williams, RIP

Lorraine Williams On July 4, Catholic and pro-life writer Lorraine Mary Williams passed away at the age of 82. She passed away in the palliative care unit of Markham Stouffville Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Her obituary read: “Her unbounded love of her family was but a reflection of her deep respect for the dignity and sanctity of all human life; which she constantly displayed in her love ... (Continue reading)

Polish documentary about Mary Wagner being made

A team of Polish filmmakers is making a documentary featuring Mary Wagner. The film, commissioned and funded by a Polish businessman, is being directed by Grzegorz Braun, who is known for his documentaries about controversial political issues. Zdzisław Sajuk, production manager for the documentary, told The Interim that the film will discuss abortion as a cultural, religious, and philosophical issue, while showing the repressive anti-free speech measures of countries that support the procedure. Produced by Film Open Group, the documentary will feature ... (Continue reading)

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Bishop Lacey, RIP

Bishop Lacey, RIP

Bishop Pearce Lacey The Most Reverend Pearse Lacey, auxiliary bishop emeritus of Toronto, died on April 2 at the age of 97. Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes remembered Lacey as a late-comer to leadership in the pro-life movement, but said once he came on board he was a staunch friend to the cause. Born in Toronto on November 26, 1916, he was ordained a priest on May ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner trial challenging status of unborn child in Canadian law put off to May 13

Mary Wagner trial challenging status  of unborn child in Canadian law put off to May 13

In a relatively brief court appearance Feb. 28, Mary Wagner was remanded to May 13 and 14 for the continuation of her trial, in which she is moving to challenge the current status of human being in Canadian law as applying only to those fully born. She is being tried after pleading not guilty to one count of mischief and three of failing to comply with probation orders for entering ... (Continue reading)

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Stella Corbett, pro-life to the end

Stella Corbett, pro-life to the end

Toronto Pro-life activist Stella Corbett passed away at the age of 95. On Dec. 1, long-time pro-life activist Stella Corbett passed away peacefully at the Amica Retirement Residence in Thornhill, at the age of 95. The Interim wrote about Corbett in 1991, reporting that she picketed at several downtown Toronto abortuaries as one of the “shepherds of The Way Inn.” ... (Continue reading)

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)

Interview with former Liberal MP Garnet Bloomfield

Interview with former Liberal MP Garnet Bloomfield

Campaign Life Coalition interviewed former Liberal MP Garnet Bloomfield (London-Middlesex)by telephone on October 31. Bloomfield was one of two Liberals to vote against the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982.  CLC: You were one of two Liberal MPs who opposed the charter in 1982. By voting against it, you voted against your party and against Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Why did vote against it? Garnet Bloomfield, 2013 Garnet Bloomfield: ... (Continue reading)

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Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner: Befriending the unborn no matter the cost

Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner: Befriending the unborn no matter the cost

  Editor’s note: Bill Whatcott interviewed Mary Wagner and Linda Gibbons in August when both were still incarcerated at the Vanier Centre for Women. Gibbons has since been released but Wagner remains behind bars. When I drove into the Vanier Centre for Women in Milton to interview pro-life prisoners Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner, I was struck by the contrast between the gentle and Christ like demeanors of the two women, versus the harsh prison environment in which these two women are ... (Continue reading)

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Interview with Tom Wappel

Interview with Tom Wappel

Campaign Life Coalition interviewed Tom Wappel, former Liberal MP and current political advisor to CLC, Oct. 10.   Tom Wappel receives the prestigious Joseph P. Borowski Award from Campaign Life Coalition's Karen Murawsky in 1998 for his dedication to the unborn ... (Continue reading)

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Cardinal on Pope’s advisory board fully supports Mary Wagner

An influential Indian Cardinal says he “fully” support the efforts of a Canadian pro-lifer who is serving time in jail for entering abortion facilities to rescue unborn babies. Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, was recently tapped by Pope Francis to join an eight-cardinal advisory board charged with assisting the Pope in reforming the Roman Curia. He also serves as president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences. ... (Continue reading)

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Trustee Michael Doyle fought against UNICEF in Catholic schools

Trustee Michael Doyle fought against UNICEF in Catholic schools

Michael Doyle fought to uphold pro-life principles in Toronto Catholic schools. The oldest of seven brothers, Michael Doyle passed away peacefully on July 27, 2013, after losing a battle with cancer. Born and raised in Dundrum, Ireland, Michael, and his wife Anita, immigrated to Toronto in 1968. In addition to being a husband, father of four and grand-father of six, ... (Continue reading)

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Bette Hamon, founder of Halton Pro-Life, RIP

Bette Hamon, founder of  Halton Pro-Life, RIP

Bette Hamon Elizabeth “Bette” Hamon, a long-time, stalwart pro-lifer, passed away at the age of 89 on Mother’s Day, in Brantford, Ont. Hamon was the founderess of Halton Pro-Life in 1974, and the organization met in the basement of her home for many years. She spoke in schools and other venues, initiated a Mother’s Day walk at the local hospital, organized rallies and other pro-life events, and trained volunteers. She was ... (Continue reading)

Letters4Life activist still encouraged, busy a year after campaign

Letters4Life activist still encouraged, busy a year after campaign

Aleandra Jezierski (second left) organized the Letters4Life campaign Youth make up a significant portion of Canada’s pro-life movement. An entire generation can now call themselves survivors of a form of genocide, since the infamous R. v. Morgentaler decision was made 25 years ago this past January. There are probably many more who would like to get involved, but feel their age will prevent ... (Continue reading)

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