Monthly Archives: January 2013


Christmas and the ultimate gift

Journalist for Life Michael Coren There is so much discussion about the attempt to take Christ out of Christmas. The expunging of the word and the spirit is regrettable of course. I wonder, however, if we’re missing the point. One doesn’t have to be a Christian to be a supporter of life, but it’s impossible to doubt that most in [...]

2013-01-23T09:38:42-05:00January 23, 2013|Michael Coren|

Murder by numbers

Behind every legal fiction lies an ugly, brutal fact. The incoherent contradiction in Canadian law which maintains that life only begins at birth has allowed the silent slaughter of an untold number of nascent human lives; and, thus, for more than 40 years, unborn children in Canada have been extinguished behind the thin screen of a preposterous pretense. This contradiction has resulted [...]

2013-01-23T09:32:59-05:00January 23, 2013|Editorials|

Woodworth’s worth

In 2012, the conservative MP for Kitchener Centre, Stephen Woodworth, filed a modest motion proposing a re-examination of Canada’s seventeenth-century definition of human personhood in light of 21st century scientific knowledge. His motion proposed no new laws and merely recognized the fact that a 400-year-old notion of prenatal life might be a little out of date. Predictably, however, this sensible measure met [...]

2013-01-23T09:31:48-05:00January 23, 2013|Editorials|

40 years of Roe v. Wade

We will be posting our long article on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade from the forthcoming February edition later today. For now you should check out the National Review Online editorial; this point made by NRO's editors is basically the conclusion of our long feature: Now 40 years have passed since Roe, and nobody pretends that our division is ending. Time just ran a [...]

2013-01-22T13:15:17-05:00January 22, 2013|Soconvivium|

Obama inauguration: four more years of abortion radicalism

There is no reason to write an original post on the dangers of four more years of Barack  Hussein Obama when it has been well covered in this paper the last few months, most notably the October cover story "Abortion becomes major issues in 2012 election," that same month's editorial "The Party of Death," and the omnibus review of various books on [...]

2013-01-21T10:48:14-05:00January 21, 2013|Soconvivium|

New York’s pro-abortion extremism

The New York state senate will consider S438-2013, legislation proposed to expand abortion services in the Empire State, and supported by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who will likely run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. Cardinal Timothy Dolan has condemned the bill and the Catholic Conference has issued a document with point-by-point criticism of the bill. According to Americans United [...]

2013-01-17T22:40:44-05:00January 17, 2013|Soconvivium|

Must-read history of how abortion came to be

Morality and the Law in Canadian Politics: The Abortion Controversy by Fr. Alphonse de Valk (Campaign Life Coalition, $15, 184 pages) One of the greatest finds in my book-buying adventures was discovering Fr. Alphonse de Valk’s Morality and the Law in Canadian Politics: The Abortion Controversy in a garage sale. For years, I repeatedly borrowed an office copy, unable to find a [...]

2013-01-17T15:01:08-05:00January 17, 2013|Announcements, Book Review, Features|

Overcoming squeamishness watching bin Laden movie

I doubt that I’m the only person who found the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. Navy SEALS last year unsatisfying, both as a skirmish in an ongoing war and, looking at it a bit more flippantly, as a dramatic finale. For all the counter-espionage resources that it took to find the man, and the undeniable military skill of the SEALS [...]

2013-01-11T12:58:36-05:00January 11, 2013|Movie Review, Rick McGinnis|

Canadian MP ramps up campaign for motion on sex-selective abortion

Mark Warawa launches his campaign to have Parliament condemn gendercide during a Dec. 5 press conference. Immediately after Stephen Woodworth’s M-312 was defeated in September, Conservative MP Mark Warawa (Langley) announced he was introducing a private member’s motion condemning the practice of sex-selective abortion. The motion – which expresses the view of the House of Commons and does not affect [...]

2013-01-11T08:50:01-05:00January 11, 2013|Announcements, Features, Fetal Rights, Politics|

12 biggest pro-life, pro-family stories of 2012

12. Moral issues prominent in Alberta election: Alberta’s Progressive Conservative government was bleeding support to the upstart and more socially conservative Wild Rose Party in the April election when leader Alison Redford attacked Wild Rose’s libertarian leader Danielle Smith for supporting conscience rights and scrapping the Alberta Human Rights Commission and tolerating so many social conservative candidates. The Tories won 61 seats [...]

2013-01-07T13:30:05-05:00January 7, 2013|Announcements, Features|

Morality and the Law a timeless read

To help mark Fr. Alphonse de Valk’s retirement as editor of Catholic Insight, Campaign Life Coalition reprinted the historian-priest’s landmark book, Morality and the Law in Canadian Politics: The Abortion Controversy. Fr. de Valk wrote the book in 1974 and as Interim editor Paul Tuns says in a forthcoming review of Morality and the Law in Canadian Politics, it retells “the story [...]

2013-01-17T15:02:40-05:00January 1, 2013|Book Review|

Person of the Year: Stephen Woodworth

Stephen Woodworth Seldom do Canadians discuss the status of preborn life. Parliament has not examined issues associated with abortion or matters related to or touching upon it, in a substantial way, since Brian Mulroney was prime minister. But thanks to the efforts of a Conservative backbench MP, for nine months, Canadians, their political representatives, and the media talked about whether [...]

2013-01-07T13:14:14-05:00January 1, 2013|Announcements, Features, Politics, Profiles|
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