Maritime reflections

'Not in the slightest contrite' in continuing to protest abortion Henry Morgentaler, Canada's most flamboyant abortionist, is an in-your-face kinda guy. That's presumably why he chose a location adjacent to a junior high school and within sight of several churches for his new Fredericton, N.B., abortuary. Of course, Henry was on hand for the grand opening, milking as much publicity as he [...]

2010-07-15T14:47:07-04:00December 15, 1998|Morgentaler|

Christmas in Africa

One of my principal ministries at present - and the one I enjoy best - is speaking to Grade 8 students in separate schools on pro-life. I usually begin by doing a few card tricks and telling a few stories, just to make the occasion a little less formal. But, with the approach of Christmas, I take a different approach. I begin [...]

2010-07-15T14:27:08-04:00December 15, 1998|Issues|

International Round-up

International Round-up Mother fights birth-control law BEIJING - A 28-year-old Chinese mother is taking a courageous stand in challenging her country's birth-control policies through the court system. Sun Lili lost her job in 1996 because managers of the government-owned Workers Family Hotel, where she was employed as a maid, declared the timing of her pregnancy to be "inconvenient," and ordered her to [...]

2010-07-15T14:26:17-04:00December 15, 1998|Issues|

U.S. Digest

A compendium of life- and family-related news from south of the border ‘Pro-choice' politicians targeted The heady days of the "pro-choice" Catholic politician, who could speak out of both sides of his mouth, may be over. The National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the U.S. Catholic Conference, in a sharply worded statement to U.S. Catholics, have rebuked Catholic politicians who depart from [...]

2010-07-15T14:24:33-04:00December 15, 1998|Issues|

Book on euthanasia ‘a clarion call’

Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide: Killing or Caring? By Michael Manning, M.D. (New York: Paulist Press, 120 pages, $14.50, ISBN: 0-8091-3804-2) For a concise and understandable summary of euthanasia, you could hardly do better than Michael Manning's Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide: Killing or Caring? This short but thorough book begins by clearly stating what the euthanasia debate is: "Is it morally, and so ought [...]

2010-07-15T14:23:31-04:00December 15, 1998|Book Review, Paul Tuns|

CLC Niagara president steps down

Cindi LoForti leaves 'amazing' pro-life legacy to tend to family needs Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes told The Interim that a little more than 10 years ago, "we were praying to God for someone to come and help us in the Niagara peninsula. At the same time, Cindi LoForti was praying to God for something to do as a gift to [...]

2010-07-15T11:52:58-04:00December 15, 1998|Paul Tuns, Profiles|

Evangelist marks 40 years in ministry

On Friday, Oct. 23, Rev. Ken Campbell celebrated 40 years in the ministry with his family and approximately 150 friends. Canada Christian College hosted the event. On behalf of the college, Dr. Rondo Thomas praised the leading pro-life evangelist for being "a man more willing than any other to engage the enemies of the gospel." Dr. Thomas noted that over the years [...]

2010-07-15T11:51:23-04:00December 15, 1998|Profiles|

Youth seek ‘more human response’ to life issues

Students continue to make inroads to greater respect for human life and the protection of the unborn from the moment of conception. Observers at the annual Ontario Students for Life conference Oct. 23-25 at St. Mary's High School in Woodstock were struck by the enthusiasm of student pro-lifers. The event attracted nearly 300 students from North Bay, Stratford, Toronto, Windsor, London, and [...]

2010-07-15T11:26:33-04:00December 15, 1998|Youth Activism|

No RU-486 in Canada. . .yet

The Canadian Abortion Rights Action League is claiming to have found a company interested in manufacturing RU-486 in Canada. Discussions are said to have already taken place between the U.S. Population Council, CARAL and the potential manufacturer. But Joanne Ford of Health Canada told the Vancouver Sun recently that there have been no submissions from drug companies interested in marketing RU-486 in Canada. [...]

2010-07-15T09:44:31-04:00December 15, 1998|Abortion|

The ethics of showing Kevorkian ‘snuff films’

A few years ago, there was a popular black-market video tape called Faces of Death, showing what producers claimed was a series of actual deaths captured on tape. Some were hit by trains, some sank in quicksand, some were eaten alive by crocodiles. On Sunday, Nov. 22, the "snuff film" genre went mainstream, when 24 million Americans watched a 60 Minutes broadcast of a [...]

2010-07-15T09:38:19-04:00December 15, 1998|Euthanasia, Paul Tuns, Television Shows|

‘Massive swing’ to pro-life party is best strategy

The pro-life political strategy proposed by Mr. Marchak ("Key to politics is participation," September) is based on the outdated assumption that we still live in a responsible democracy. That hasn't been true since Lester Pearson anointed Pierre Trudeau to succeed him. Canada has become an imperial oligarchy. One man - the prime minister - controls appointments in the four principal power points [...]

2010-07-15T09:33:31-04:00December 15, 1998|Politics|

Michigan voters reject euthanasia two to one

Pro-lifers report mixed results in U.S. mid-term election Despite some setbacks for individual pro-life politicians, there were a number of victories in state-level ballot initiatives in the U.S. mid-term elections Nov. 3. The most notable was the stunning victory against doctor-assisted suicide in Michigan, where two out of three of voters rejected Proposal B, which would have allowed doctors "to prescribe medication [...]

2010-07-15T09:32:20-04:00December 15, 1998|Paul Tuns, Politics|

Morrison appeal rejected

On Nov. 19, Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Jill Hamilton upheld an earlier decision dismissing murder charges in a suspected euthanasia case. In February, Nova Scotia Provincial Court Judge Hughes Randall granted a discharge to Dr. Nancy Morrison, who is alleged to have killed patient Paul Mills last year at the Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Judge Randall ruled that [...]

2010-07-15T09:30:52-04:00December 15, 1998|Euthanasia, Paul Tuns|

Pro-life foot soldiers quietly save lives every day

Toronto Aid to Women volunteers are a candle in the darkness for mothers and babies in crisis Tom Brown takes finger signs in stride when he's outside a downtown Toronto abortuary. "Thumbs up" is supportive, and "a finger in the air" is not. A foot soldier working on the front lines of the pro-life movement to counter the culture of death in [...]

2010-07-15T09:29:43-04:00December 15, 1998|Activism|
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