Monthly Archives: September 2005


Polls show pro-life shift in U.S.

Interim Staff Two recent polls indicate that Americans in general favour specific pro-life measures and that women are becoming more pro-life. In a national poll, the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute found that 70 per cent of repsondents favored “a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion before the abortion could take place,” compared to just 24 per cent opposed the idea. [...]

2010-07-30T14:45:13-06:00September 30, 2005|Abortion statistics, Pro-Life|

Musicians will play for life

Tony Gosgnach The Interim The idea grew out of discussions between two U.S. Catholic musicians who wanted to find a way to provide a fundraising opportunity for pro-life groups, and/or their charities, by staging positive, uplifting and life-affirming programs consisting of personal testimonies and music. And so, what is now known as Concerts for Life was born. Originally given the name Rock [...]

2010-08-26T09:24:13-06:00September 30, 2005|Activism, Events, Pro-Life|

Award-winning pro-life film maker dies

Peter Gerretsen directed 20 feature films and captured more than 30 awards of merit Paul Tuns The Interim Peter Gerretsen, a film producer, Ryerson University instructor and a longtime pro-life supporter, died August 16 after losing a battle with lung cancer. Born in the Netherlands in 1939, Peter emigrated to Canada as a teen. He later married Patricia, whom he met in [...]

2010-08-26T09:24:55-06:00September 30, 2005|Pro-Life, Profiles|

The forgotten player in the Homolka case

Tony Gosgnach The Interim Lost in the brouhaha over the recent release from prison of Karla Homolka is the fact that an arch enemy of the pro-life, pro-family movement was one of the chief players in the arrangement that allowed the notorious schoolgirl killer to escape with a relatively light sentence, while Paul Bernardo took the brunt of the punishment for the [...]

2010-08-26T09:25:23-06:00September 30, 2005|Human rights|

Youth to Hollywood: make cleaner movies

Dina Kok The Interim In early August, a group of young Americans presented a petition to movie executives in Hollywood, Ca., signed by thousands of young people, asking the executives to make cleaner movies. The petition, drafted by a teen member of the Youth Advisory Council of the Abstinence Clearinghouse, was part of the “Light, Camera, NO Action” conference that was held [...]

2010-07-30T13:45:48-06:00September 30, 2005|Pro-Life, Sex Education|

A concise, yet complete, history of euthanasia

A Concise History of Euthanasia: Life, Death, God and Medicine by Ian Dowbiggin (Rowan and Littlefield, $25, 176 pages) Reviewed by Alex Schadenberg The Interim If you do not know the history, you are doomed to relive the errors of the past. Ian Dowbiggin, the chair of the history department at the University of P.E.I. and author of A Merciful End: The [...]

2010-08-26T09:25:52-06:00September 30, 2005|Book Review, Euthanasia|

Controversy swirls around Martin’s governor-general designate

Commentary by John Muggeridge Special to The Interim Since the appointment to the governor-generalship of Michaelle Jean, a refugee immigrant from Haiti and aCBC reporter, conservatives in Canada have been wondering what this relative newcomer to public life has to offer a deeply divided country that seems to hover perpetually on the edge of disunion. While Jean’s personal accomplishments are seen in [...]

2010-07-30T13:37:35-06:00September 30, 2005|Politics|

Frist’s embryonic research betrayal draws wide condemnation Special to The Interim In a speech in the U.S. Senate at the end of July, Bill Frist, the Senate majority leader, broke radically both with President Bush and his own past statements by supporting a bill to expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. In his speech, Frist said that while embryos are living and fully human, they still [...]

2010-08-26T09:26:46-06:00September 30, 2005|Bioethics, Fetal Rights, Pro-Life|

Doctor warns the practice of obstetrics is dying

Matercare International head addresses Campaign Life’s summer students John Jalsevac The Interim “Pro-life people don’t appreciate what’s happened to obstetrics,” lamented Dr. Robert Walley as he addressed summer student workers at Campaign Life Coalition’s Toronto office. “The practice of obstetrics is dying and it will be an enormous problem.” Walley is the executive director of Matercare International, a Newfoundland-based charity, the self-professed [...]

2010-08-26T09:27:33-06:00September 30, 2005|Motherhood, Pro-Life|

Harper is no conservative leader

Commentary by Paul Tuns The Interim Many social conservatives have long complained about Conservative leader Stephen Harper and his lack of social conservative credentials. At best, he too easily compromised on same-sex “marriage” by accepting the idea of civil unions. Furthermore, the life issues do not show up on his radar screen at all. At the Conservative convention in March, he urged [...]

2010-07-30T13:30:52-06:00September 30, 2005|Politics|

We need another Constantine

Commentary by Donald DeMarco The Interim Two essential qualities are needed for a person to be a great leader. The first is a detachment from all the enticements that could bind him to the status quo. Greatness implies standing apart from the others, not from their needs, but from their preoccupations with approval, popularity, success, public opinion and being in lock step [...]

2010-07-30T13:29:50-06:00September 30, 2005|Pro-Life, Religion|

Pro-marriage display costs Toronto man his home

Interim Staff Leon Konik has been evicted from his Church Street apartment in Toronto, because he graphically displayed his opinion that marriage is the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. Konik, an opponent of same-sex “marriage” who lives in the “Gay Village” area of Toronto, returned home after a Defend Marriage rally with a poster [...]

2010-07-30T13:26:07-06:00September 30, 2005|Activism, Marriage and Family|

Chinese ‘artist’ uses aborted baby in work

Lifesite News The Interim A Chinese artist who has attached the head of an aborted baby to the body of a bird in the name of art is defending his work after a Swiss gallery removed the piece from a collection of Chinese works on display in Bern. A visitor to the museum, Adrien de Riedmatten, filed a complaint August 8 with [...]

2010-07-30T13:23:58-06:00September 30, 2005|Abortion, Fetal Rights, Pro-Life|
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