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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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Two dozen pro-life MPs not running for re-election

Two dozen pro-life MPs not running for re-election

Of more than 55 MPs who are not running again in the October 19 federal election, 25 are rated as pro-life and pro-family by Campaign Life Coalition. The two-dozen pro-life MPs who have chosen to retire, seek other office, or did not win their nomination were either Conservatives or independents who were formerly sitting Tory MPs, and they make up fully two-thirds of the Conservatives who are not seeking ... (Continue reading)

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Why Molly Matters

Why Molly Matters

Cassandra Kaake, and her unborn baby girl Molly. On Dec. 11, 2014 Cassandra Kaake, 31, was found bludgeoned to death in her scorched Windsor home by fire fighters. She was seven months pregnant at the time of her death meaning both she and her unborn baby were killed, but only one of them was recognized by Canadian law as being a victim of ... (Continue reading)

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Christian doctors suggest amendments to Saskatchewan conscience policy

Three physicians groups have submitted their concerns to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan about its conscientious objection policy which they say would force some doctors to choose between their livelihood and violating their conscience if the policy is implemented without changes. The Christian Medical and Dental Society, Canadian Physicians for Life, and the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies, submitted their suggested changes to the policy that was approved in principle by the Council of the CPSS in ... (Continue reading)

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Quebec pro-life group fights for right to protest outside abortuaries

Quebec pro-life group fights for right  to protest outside abortuaries

Two Montreal abortion facilities facing the expiry of an injunction keeping pro-life street counselors away have made a last ditch effort to disqualify crucial evidence to be presented in court on June 16. “They want to throw out four of our seven affidavits,” said Robert Reynolds, the lawyer for Campagne Quebec-Vie, the Quebec branch of Campaign Life Coalition. Three of the targeted affidavits are statements from women who had abortions ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner gets four more months in jail

Mary Wagner gets four more months in jail

Mary Wagner Judge Mavin Wong sentenced pro-life prisoner of conscience Mary Wagner to 10 months in jail May 5, following Wagner’s April 16 conviction on one count of mischief and two of breach of probation. Crown prosecutor Craig Power asked for a sentence of six months for the mischief charge, and ten months for the breach of probation charges. Power also asked that Wagner be credited 6.75 months (based roughly ... (Continue reading)

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Linda Gibbons released after seven weeks in jail

Linda Gibbons released  after seven weeks in jail

Linda Gibbons Pro-life prisoner of conscience Linda Gibbons walked free May 15 after more than seven weeks in jail following her March 24 arrest outside a Toronto abortion facility while peacefully sidewalk counseling. Gibbons has been arrested numerous times in the past for violating “bubble zone” laws that prohibit pro-life activities within a certain radius of Toronto-area abortion facilities. A day after Canada’s National March for Life, which was dedicated to ... (Continue reading)

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Open letter from Mary Wagner to National March for Life

Editor’s Note: Mary Wagner is currently serving a 10-month prison sentence for attempting to counsel women seeking abortions at Toronto’s Bloor West Village Women’s Clinic. This letter is addressed to the National March for Life in Ottawa, an excerpt of which was read on Parliament Hill on May 14.   Mary Wagner Dear Jim Hughes and friends, organizers of the National March for Life, and all who have come ... (Continue reading)

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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Fathers of aborted children need to be acknowledged, too

Fathers of aborted children need  to be acknowledged, too

Pro-life advocates are all too aware of the damage abortion can do. Besides killing preborn children, their mothers often face unimaginable physical and emotional consequences. These complications may not be traced back to their abortion experience until years later. Yet Alliance for Life Ontario (AFLO) knows there is another demographic whose pain is often unacknowledged: the fathers of aborted children. AFLO executive director Jakki Jeffs told The Interim, “for ... (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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Mary Wagner found guilty, Crown wants longer sentence

Mary Wagner found guilty, Crown wants longer sentence

Mary Wagner was found guilty of mischief and breaching probation. Prosecution wants more jail time beyond the four months she has already served. Judge Mavin Wong convicted pro-life prisoner of conscience Mary Wagner of two counts of breaching a probation order and one of mischief following a one-day ... (Continue reading)

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Memorial garden planned for children lost to abortion, miscarriage

Memorial garden planned for children lost to abortion, miscarriage

Guelph & Area Right to Life is fundraising to build a Garden of Grace in memory of babies who died before or a short time after birth. It is intended to be a place where their families can have a chance to grieve, remember, and find healing. It may be the first of its kind. “In the U.S. there are a couple of memorial gardens for parents who have lost little ones through miscarriage – but these do not include ... (Continue reading)

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Fr. Ted Colleton essay winner

Fr. Ted Colleton essay winner

Nathan Ko Nathan Ko, a Grade 11 student at St. Brother Andre C.H.S. in Markham, Ont., won first prize in the Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship, co-sponsored by the Niagara Region Right to Life Association and The Interim. "Quid est veritas?” Pilate asked Jesus. “What is truth?” From Plato to Aristotle, from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas, scholars, philosophers, and theologians have long pondered and debated the ... (Continue reading)

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