Articles Tagged ‘Pro-Life’

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Dinner for Mary Wagner defence fund

Dinner for Mary Wagner defence fund

   Mary Wagner has been in jail since her August 2012 arrest at a Toronto abortion mill and as part of her defense she is claiming a constitutional right to protect unborn children by counselling abortion-minded women to not kill their unborn babies. Wagner’s lawyer Charles Lugosi argues that her actions are protected under Section 27 of the Criminal Code, which justifies use of force to prevent an assault upon another ... (Continue reading)

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Q & A with Fr. Luc Payette

Q & A with Fr. Luc Payette

Originally from Quebec, Fr. Luc Payette was ordained to the priesthood in 1992 for the Hamilton Diocese in Ontario. He has served at several parishes in the Diocese and is currently the pastor at Mary Immaculate Parish in Chepstow, Ont. He is the Spiritual Director for Business for Life, a not-for-profit association of Canadian business and professional people who are committed to pro-life principles.  CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION: Why are you ... (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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Both sides put abortion ads on Halifax transit

Both sides put abortion ads on Halifax transit

Signs4Life placed these signs on bus shelters in Halifax in the Fall of 2013. Pro-life and pro-abortion signs are appearing on Halifax Metro Transit buses and bus shelters. The pro-life organization, Signs4Life, first put up ads on bus shelters in October 2013 depicting a baby with the caption, “Luc was born today but his life began nine months ago.” The ads promote the website signs4life.ca, which provides contact information for crisis ... (Continue reading)

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CLC National Convention stresses message of no exceptions

CLC National Convention stresses message of no exceptions

  Rebecca Kiessling talked about the personhood movement in the United States and what difference personhood laws could make in the abortion debate. About 200 people attended the Campaign Life Coalition banquet dinner and national convention, entitled, “Every human being deserves equal protection,” at the Woodbine Banquet and Convention ... (Continue reading)

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Culture and politics

Andrea Mrozek reports on a presentation given by a pollster at the Manning Networking Conference this past weekend: he pollster identified that abortion falls into the quadrant of issues that the Conservatives don’t care about and Canadians don’t care about. Ie. It’s not an issue the Government should be raising. I was sitting next to a pro-life friend and she asked, “do you think that’s true?” I do. And I think it’s important for pro-life Canadians ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life work is making me sick

I’ve been a pro-life activist for six years. One of my primary files as a lawyer for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is the “Life” file. Daily, I study issues like euthanasia, assisted suicide, reproductive technologies and abortion. I’m currently working on an abortion-related project that the EFC is preparing to release. This means that for the last four days I’ve worked on nothing else. I’ve been reading and writing about abortion non-stop. I’ll continue to do so for the next ... (Continue reading)

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Woodworth addresses Manitoba pro-lifers

Woodworth addresses Manitoba pro-lifers

Stephen Woodworth (second left) with pro-life youth from Manitoba. MP Stephen Woodworth (CPC, Kitchener Centre) talked to a pair of pro-life groups in Brandon, Manitoba in January about his 2012 motion, M-312, that sought to have Parliament explore the scientific and medical evidence regarding preborn life and determine if that information had any human rights implications. When it was defeated in September ... (Continue reading)

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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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Media notices pro-lifers get involved in politics

In it’s Dec. 5 edition, the Ottawa Citizen reported that Campaign Life Coalition is involved in the political process, trying to help get pro-life candidates elected to Parliament. Under the headline, “Anti-abortion group looking to run candidates as Conservatives in Ottawa ridings,” Glen McGregor reported that CLC is calling its supporters in the nation’s capital to encourage them to purchase $15 memberships in the Conservative Party in order to participate in future candidate nomination meetings. CLC Toronto chairman Jeff Gunnarson confirmed ... (Continue reading)

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Farmer gets out pro-life message

Farmer gets out pro-life message

Steve De Jong has erected a sign on his British Columbia that reads “Every year in Canada, approx. 50 babies are aborted still living and left to die.” The sign highlights the scandal of children who survive abortions but are denied medical care and die. He told The Interim in an email interview that the editor removed a reference about aborted babies that are left to die from his letter ... (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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National homeschool pro-life network launched

A national pro-life club for homeschoolers has been started by two homeschooled students in affiliation with Student Life Link and Toronto Right to Life. The co-founders are Alexandra Jezierski, organizer of the Letters4Life campaign in support of Motion 312 and 2013 summer student at The Interim, as well as Sarah Blake, a youth board member of Toronto Right to Life. The Homeschool Pro-Life Action Network, launched at Toronto Right to Life’s annual general meeting on Nov. 1, connects homeschoolers online using ... (Continue reading)

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Real Estate for Life finds success advertising in The Interim

Chris Dunn, a Toronto businessman, told The Interim that while looking for an investment property in Hamilton in July, which he could turn into a residence for his daughter, he remembered seeing “Real Estate for Life’s ad in The Interim paper” and realized this was a great way for him to help the Canadian pro-life movement. He looked for his copy of the paper and called Dave Thiesen, the American pro-lifer and REFL founder, with 20 years’ experience in real ... (Continue reading)

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Judge lambastes Linda Gibbons, gives maximum sentence for abortion mill protest

Linda Gibbons Linda Gibbons was sentenced to the maximum of six months in prison, with 29 days yet to serve when taking into account time already in custody, as her sentencing hearing concluded at the provincial court at College Park in downtown Toronto Sept. 11. Gibbons has been in and out of jail for years over her protests outside Toronto abortion clinics, during which she silently walks back and ... (Continue reading)

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