Monthly Archives: February 2000


Mayor Mike and the Almighty Dollar

I called Premier Mike Harris recently, and was shocked when the premier himself answered the phone. "Mayor Harris here! Er ... I mean Premier Mike Harris here." "Did I hear you say 'Mayor Harris'?" "Yeah, I just fired Mel Lastman and I guess I'm now the mayor of Toronto." "Why are you doing this?" I asked. "I'm trying to save money! There [...]

2010-08-27T09:29:50-06:00February 14, 2000|Columnist, Frank Kennedy, Politics|

Assault on pro-lifer resolved

Serviceman at abortuary objected to being photographed The case of an assault against a Toronto pro-life activist and counsellor may finally be coming to a close. Last summer, Robert Hinchey was assaulted by a driver for Med-Tech, a medical waste management company. The driver shoved Hinchey's camera into his face and threatened "to rip (his) head off." The incident left Hinchey cut [...]

2010-08-27T09:30:43-06:00February 14, 2000|Activism|

The hangover from a 30-year binge

The hangover from a 30-year binge An English friend of mine commented recently that "there are some liberals over here who are starting to get a hangover from their binge." Indeed, what began with idealized hopes for the perfectibility of man has ended in a near-total cave in of public morality and civility - something even liberals are finding it a challenge [...]

2010-07-14T08:44:09-06:00February 14, 2000|Columnist, Marriage and Family, Sex Education|

We must remember abortion anniversaries

As I pen these words an anniversary is upon us. A date in history that most of you will not remember. It's probably a meaningless date to you, in a movement that sadly has to endure many distressing anniversaries. But there's one more I need to thrust upon you: January 23, 1986. On that day 18-year old Erin Shannon paid the ultimate [...]

Going ‘beyond Gay’

Review by Christina Nair Beyond Gay, by David Morrison (Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 1999) The best person to witness to God's power to save and rescue in a given situation is a person who has been in that very situation and who has experienced God's saving power first-hand. David Morrison, author of Beyond Gay, was a gay activist for several [...]

2010-08-27T09:32:22-06:00February 14, 2000|Book Review, Features, Society & Culture|


Her choice To Heal: Finding spiritual and emotional peace after abortion by Sydna Masse and Joan Phillips (Chariot Victor Publishing, 1998). Softcover, 122 pages. Distributed in Canada by Cook Communications in Paris, Ont. Reviewed by Deborah James-Josipovic The Interim "We are everywhere. We are in churches. We are in shopping centers. We are in grocery stores. We are in daycare centers. We [...]

2010-08-27T09:33:13-06:00February 14, 2000|Abortion, Book Review, Features, Post-abortion and Health Care|

Former Interim writer in hospital after stroke

By Interim staff Former Interim contributor Rebecca Ducusin is in hospital in critical condition after suffering a series of strokes. Rebecca wrote a number of articles for the Interim over the years, including a piece on the March for Life in Washington, D.C., before joining the staff of Campaign Life Coalition's national office in Toronto as a receptionist-typist about a year ago. [...]

2010-08-27T09:33:53-06:00February 13, 2000|Announcements|

Anita Parker worked selflessly for the unborn

  By Ted Gerk The Interim Soft-spoken Anita Parker was born to Thomas and Maureen Egan on July 13, 1934. Graduating from school in 1952, Anita began her career at a Catholic school in Cannock, Staffordshire, England. In 1954, Anita met her future husband Bill. They were married on Sept. 3, 1955. Moving to Canada in 1970, the Parkers quickly moved into [...]

2010-07-13T07:45:55-06:00February 13, 2000|Abortion, Activism, Pro-Life|

New partial-birth ban passed

Media showing new squeamishness in covering the issue The United States Senate voted 63-34 to end the grisly practice of partial-birth abortion (PBA) but ended up four votes short of a veto-proof majority. Since 1995, both houses of Congress have voted to ban PBA, and each time President Bill Clinton has vetoed the ban. On Oct. 20, 1999 the Senate once again [...]

2010-08-27T09:34:37-06:00February 13, 2000|Abortion, Abortion Law, Fetal Rights, Politics, Pro-Life|

Pro-lifers differ in qualifying republican presidential hopefuls

The Interim The race to become the Republican presidential nominee highlights the issue of what it means to be a pro-life politician. Five men - Texas Governor George W. Bush, Arizona Senator John McCain, publisher Steve Forbes, former head of the Family Research Council Gary Bauer, and former ambassador Alan Keyes - are vying for the GOP nod. They know that without [...]

2010-08-27T09:38:48-06:00February 13, 2000|Abortion Law, Politics, Pro-Life|

Pro-life university students meet in Toronto

  National Campus Life Network symposium draws leaders from across the country By Mike Mastromatteo The Interim Canada's pro-life university students have emerged from a trying year with a renewed commitment to defending human life on campuses across the country. An optimistic tone prevailed at this year's National Campus Life Network (NCLN) symposium, January 14-16 at St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto. More [...]

2010-07-13T07:36:33-06:00February 13, 2000|Abortion, Activism, Events, Pro-Life, Youth Activism|

‘Illogic density’ of pro-abortion

  By Donald DeMarco The Interim John Irving is a well-known novelist and short story writer. He established his reputation in 1978 with The World According to Garp, which was made into a film in 1982. In his latest book, My Movie Business: A Memoir (Knopf, 1999), he presents his view on abortion and his attitude toward right-to-life advocates in the following [...]

2010-07-13T07:34:00-06:00February 13, 2000|Abortion, Activism, Book Review, Fetal Rights|

Studies indicate the Pill increases breast cancer risk

  By France Bissonnette The Interim If you have not had a full-term pregnancy and are taking the Pill - STOP. According to the research of Dr. Chris Kalenbourn, taking the Pill before a full-term pregnancy increases a woman's chance of getting breast cancer by between 40 and 220 per cent. The following is a summary of a talk given at the [...]

2010-07-13T07:24:10-06:00February 13, 2000|Health Risks|

Klusendorf offers advice for pro-life arguments

Pro-Life 101: A User-Friendly Guide to Making Your Case on Campus by Scott Klusendorf (San Pedro, CA, Stand to Reason Press, 1999, 37 pp, $6 in Canada)Reviewed by Mike Mastromatteo The Interim Campaign Life Coalition's effort to establish a new youth wing is especially timely with the release of Pro-Life 101, Scott Klusendorf's new book on pro-life argumentation. The director of bioethics at [...]

2010-07-07T09:05:09-06:00February 7, 2000|Youth Activism|
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