Abortion and Obamacare

Rep. Bark Stupak (D, Mich) was interviewed by LifeSiteNews.com about pro-life amendments to various Congressional health care reform bills. He noted: "The majority of Americans do not want to see public funding for abortion, and when it comes down to a vote most members will vote that way, if given an opportunity." "If given an opportunity," is an important qualifier and thus [...]

2009-10-27T13:28:44-04:00October 27, 2009|Soconvivium|

Lynch defends the indefensible CHRC

In Jennifer Lynch's opening statement before the Parliamentary Justice and Human Rights Committee, the Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission made the case for her federal agency without addressing the specific concerns of her critics (this newspaper, Ezra Levant, Mark Steyn, and others) that the extra-judicial body is unnecessary in the battle against hate. She offered standard human rights commission industry boilersplate about [...]

2009-10-27T13:29:11-04:00October 27, 2009|Soconvivium|

Interim profiles

The October issue is being put online and there are now two very good profiles from that edition that can be accessed online: Denise Hounjet-Roth, president of Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan, by Pete Vere and Andrew Scheer, Conservative MP for Regina-Qu'Appelle, by Paul Tuns.

2009-10-27T08:50:54-04:00October 27, 2009|Soconvivium|

Assorted links

Ezra Levant has a dozen posts on Jennifer Lynch and Richard Moon's testimony to the Parliamentary Human Rights and Justice Committee starting with "Jennifer Lynch's testimony to the Justice Committee: a study in evasion." Jay Currie live-blogged the human rights commission industry defending itself with more than a dozen posts. Blazing Cat Fur has comment and links. CHRC commisar Lynch has posted her testimony [...]

2009-10-27T08:29:51-04:00October 27, 2009|Soconvivium|

CBC now covering CHRCs

A few weeks ago Kady O'Malley left Macleans.ca for the CBC.ca. One good thing about the move is that the national, taxpayer-funded broadcaster is going to take notice of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. In recent years, while Maclean's and the National Post were among the few mainstream media outlets to cover the human rights commission industry, CBC downplayed the story. Perhaps [...]

2009-10-26T13:44:08-04:00October 26, 2009|Soconvivium|

More conservatives than moderates or liberals

Gallup finds: Conservatives continue to outnumber moderates and liberals in the American populace in 2009, confirming a finding that Gallup first noted in June. Forty percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 20% as liberal. Increasingly, independents describe themselves as conservatives and on an issue-by-issue basis, more Americans hold conservative positions, including on abortion (51% pro-life according [...]

2009-10-26T12:37:36-04:00October 26, 2009|Soconvivium|

Canadian Human Rights Commission is responsible for spreading hate

 From Mark Steyn's opening statement before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on October 5. Section 13 is deeply destructive. There are some 33 million people in Canada, yet as Ezra pointed out, one individual citizen has his name on every section 13 prosecution since 2002. I'm sure some of you are familiar with Matthew Hopkins, who in 1645 appointed [...]

2009-10-26T09:29:59-04:00October 26, 2009|Soconvivium|

Upside, downside of portable ultrasounds

                                          LifeSiteNews.com reports on the development of Vscan, a hand-held, user-friendly portable ultrasound device created by General Electric. LSN trumpets the new device:   For pro-lifers on the front lines, the new gadget could hugely improve abortion-bound women's access to ultrasounds, which have [...]

2009-10-26T08:07:39-04:00October 26, 2009|Soconvivium|

Helpers of God’s Precious Infants

This is no doubt one of the fruits of the 40 Days for Life vigil: an Ottawa chapter of the Helpers of God's Precious Infants has been created. They will outside the Morgentaler clinic from 7:30am-4:30 pm on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays.  The website explains three ways people can help: prayer at the abortion facility, sidewalk counselors and prayer warriors who cannot [...]

2009-10-26T07:58:26-04:00October 26, 2009|Soconvivium|

Saskatchewan Tory MP Andrew Scheer values family

At the age of 25, Andrew Scheer ran for office under the banner of the new Conservative Party of Canada in the NDP stronghold of Regina-Qu’Appelle, defeating former NDP leadership candidate Lorne Nystrom by just under 900 votes. Although he was confident he would win, he told The Interim in a recent interview, “There was an element of ‘wow.’” Scheer, [...]

2009-11-07T20:55:48-05:00October 23, 2009|Marriage and Family, Politics, Profiles|

New DVD provides information on fetal pain

A Medical Detective Story; What You Felt Before You Were Born by Paul Ranalli (de Veber Institute, 60 minutes, $20) Review The issue of fetal pain is an aspect of the abortion debate that has been consistently overshadowed by the more dominating question of the personhood of the fetus. While outsiders may find this somewhat odd, the reasoning of pro-lifers is simple. [...]

2009-10-23T10:47:47-04:00October 23, 2009|DVD Review|

Who deserves our respect?

Titus Brandsma was a small, gentle, bespectacled man. He spent years working with the Dutch underground movement to smuggle Jewish people out of the Netherlands and away from the threat of the Nazi murderers. As a monk, he rejected violence and so would not, could not, pick up a gun to use against the oppressors of goodness and all he [...]

2009-10-23T10:43:44-04:00October 23, 2009|Columnist, Michael Coren, Society & Culture|

From pro-life to pro-life activist

In 1990, Denise Hounjet-Roth was asked to become president of Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan. The invitation came as a surprise for the young mother, pregnant with her second son. She had been a pro-life activist for less than three months. Her introduction to political activism had come in response to pro-life MP Tom Wappel’s announcing his bid for the federal [...]

2009-10-23T10:40:05-04:00October 23, 2009|Activism, Pro-Life, Profiles|

The famous five

The famous five -- Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney and Irene Parlby -- have been made senators posthumously. They were the force behind the Persons Case that made its way to the Imperial Privy Council, which allowed women to sit in the Senate. It is a justifiably historic and celebrated achievement, a victory for equality under the law. Conservative Senator Ethel Cochrane [...]

2009-10-23T10:41:16-04:00October 23, 2009|Soconvivium|

Nobel Lalonde?

“Where are you going, Frank?” asked my wife. “Ottawa, my dear, to interview a BQ MP.” “I thought it was only Liberals you enjoyed torturing?” “No, I’m just trying to change the course of history.” “Good luck, dear.” The next day, after arriving in Ottawa, I inquired: “Is this the office of Francine Lalonde, the BQ member for La Pointe-de-l’Ille?” “Yes, what [...]

2009-10-23T10:36:29-04:00October 23, 2009|Columnist, Euthanasia, Frank Kennedy|
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