Bertha Wilson dead at 83

A controversial, feminist Supreme Court judge credited with being a pioneer in “interpreting” the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, “forever” changing our society and framing abortion solely in terms of a woman’s “constitutional right to choose” has died at the age of 83. Bertha Wilson was the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada and came to the bench just [...]

2010-04-30T11:11:52-04:00June 30, 2007|Profiles|

Personal miracle spawns Aid to Women benefit

The Ben Navaee Gallery will be hosting a show in support of Toronto’s Aid to Women from June 1-11. The story at the source of the inspiration behind this show involves the gallery’s curator, Ben Navaee, and his partner, Lenka. Like so many stories involving Aid to Women, Ben and Lenka’s is one of love, understanding, compassion and most of all, serendipity. [...]

2010-04-30T11:10:15-04:00June 30, 2007|Events, Pro-life Groups|

Prenatal tests pose unnecessary threat to the unborn

Many doctors have been asked the question, “Doctor, is my baby normal?” The physician replying to the above question must remember that all medical diagnostic tests should be performed only in order to identify and, if possible, cure or ameliorate whatever condition the patient may be suffering from. He or she should also know that some currently used medical diagnostic tests are [...]

2010-04-30T11:08:41-04:00June 30, 2007|Bioethics, Fetal Rights|

Another Quebec euthanasia case

For the third time in as many years, a Quebecker has made headlines by assisting in the suicide of a sick loved one. Stephen Dufour, 29, was arrested after police investigated the death of his uncle, Chantal Maltais who suffered from, depending on the news source, either polio or muscular dystrophy. Maltais was confined to a wheel chair and his nephew assisted [...]

2010-04-30T11:07:13-04:00June 30, 2007|Euthanasia|

Will Marc Hall saga continue to have repercussions?

Charter rights of religious institutions are at issue Regular readers of The Interim and Catholic Insight will recall the 2005 Marc Hall case involving a young homosexual who obtained an interim court injunction ordering his Roman Catholic high school to permit him to attend the school prom with his homosexual partner. This injunction was granted in the course of his action against [...]

2010-04-30T11:06:10-04:00June 30, 2007|Human rights|

Event a pleasant surprise for Students

This is the first time I have attended the March for Life. I was part of a 46-boy contingent from Saint Michael’s College School in Toronto who endured a five-hour bus ride to Ottawa to witness to the injustice of abortion. When we arrived on Parliament Hill at approximately 12:15 p.m., the crowd seemed somewhat lacking in size. I had expected many [...]

2010-04-30T11:04:23-04:00June 30, 2007|Events|

Youth have the power to change things

Over 600 students from high school and university spent the day after the 10th National March For Life at a pro-life youth conference. It was designed to educate, motivate and equip attendees to leave the conference ready to bring the message of pro-life to their communities, schools and personal lives. The May 11 conference was held at the Hampton Inn Conference Centre [...]

2010-04-30T11:00:53-04:00June 30, 2007|Youth Activism|

NFP pioneer practised a ‘dangerous and delicate form of kindness’

The recent passing of Dr. John J. Billings on April 1 at 89 years of age will elicit, throughout the world, two kinds of responses. The first will concern his illustrious career as a medical doctor, researcher, founder and teacher of the Billings Ovulation Method. His work in developing and promulgating the Billings Method of Natural Family Planning was recognized [...]

2010-04-30T09:45:10-04:00June 30, 2007|Profiles|

Euthanasia in the spotlight in northern Ontario

Pro-life activist and executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Alex Schadenberg, was a featured speaker at the recent Catholic Women’s League convention for the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. He warned of the dangers of legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide. Evelyn Theriault, the outgoing CWL diocesan president, told The Interim that, “For many of us, euthanasia is something that we are [...]

2010-04-30T09:40:00-04:00June 30, 2007|Euthanasia|

Abortion destroys our foundations

To say that something is less important does not mean it is irrelevant, but to call something most important is to call it foundational. Even before the framework of a house is built, the foundation must be laid. Ironically, the strongest and most necessary aspect of the house lays hidden in the ground, and the structure of the house depends on the [...]

2010-04-30T09:38:32-04:00June 30, 2007|Abortion|

One man’s March for Life notebook

“I’d love to go, but two things: am I going to feel like a chaperone? And do I have to conform to a certain protest ethic? I mean, what if I want to bring my own signs like, ‘Stop the savagery’ or ‘That’s life, whether you like it or not.’ Can I get my digs into moral relativism?” The good folks at [...]

2010-04-30T09:36:48-04:00June 30, 2007|Events|

Marches for Life draw crowds all across Atlantic Canada

“A phenomenal aspect of this year’s March for Life is that 16 of our 55 members in the Legislative Assembly – including several cabinet ministers – joined us. That’s the equivalent of 80 MPs on Parliament Hill! It was our biggest and best march ever,” reports Peter Ryan, executive director of New Brunswick Right to Life. More than 325 people of all [...]

2010-04-30T09:32:03-04:00June 30, 2007|Events|

Force doctors to commit abortions, says U.S. group

The National Abortion Federation has beefed up its assault on Canada’s pro-life movement with a new demand that all doctors in this country be forced to refer for abortions, whether or not they object morally or on religious grounds. The Washington D.C.-based NAF issued the draconian demand May 9 to the Canadian Medical Association. Vicki Saporta, president and CEO of the NAF, [...]

2010-04-30T09:30:02-04:00June 30, 2007|Abortion|

$300 million earmarked for HPV vaccine

In the March federal budget, the Conservative government earmarked $300 million for the provinces to purchase the controversial new HPV vaccination. Gardasil is a three-course vaccination produced by pharmaceutical giant Merck Frosst and is aimed at preventing the human papilloma virus, which causes cervical cancer in women The company recommends the vaccine for all girls between the ages of 9 and 26 [...]

2010-04-30T09:28:15-04:00June 30, 2007|Health Risks|

Amnesty International admits to adopting a pro-abortion policy

Amnesty International has finally admitted it has adopted a new policy supporting abortion. After pro-lifers exposed the organization’s secret adoption of a pro-abortion position in early May, AI officials admitted May 9 that the human rights organization would begin lobbying for abortion to be decriminalized globally. Widney Brown, senior policy and campaigns director, told Reuters that the board of AI agreed on [...]

2010-04-30T09:26:01-04:00June 30, 2007|Abortion, Activism|
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