House passes one pro-life bill, scuttles another

Reps Rene Ellmers (4.N.C.) left and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) right had initially backed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act but withdrew their support and called for a weaker bill. The US House of Representatives passed the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” on the 42 anniversary of Roe v. Wade, hours after the March for Life in the U.S. [...]

2015-03-02T10:43:43-05:00February 28, 2015|Politics, Unborn Victims Act|

B.C. court denies Charter rights to pro-lifers on campus

Former University of Victoria student Cameron Cote In a stunning reversal of recent rulings in nearby provinces, British Columbia Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson has ruled that Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not apply to pro-life students seeking space on the University of Victoria campus to demonstrate. Former U Vic student Cameron Cote and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association [...]

2015-03-01T13:15:29-05:00February 28, 2015|Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups, Society & Culture|

A gas for all seasons

Light is Right Joe Campbell As I used to compose them, headlines rarely excite me. Recently, though, I read one that did. It said Climate change could be the cause of record cold. I was excited because my meteorological mentors also call climate change global warming. As both labels contain the same number of letters, the headline writer might as easily have typed Global [...]

2015-02-27T12:50:35-05:00February 27, 2015|Joe Campbell|

Bits & Pieces

Canada During the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership debate in London, Monte McNaughton repeatedly brought up the issue of parental rights in education, referring to “parents as first educators.” Christine Elliott stressed the party should be “fiscally conservative and socially compassionate” ... Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that Ontario would enforce tough new federal strictures against prostitution after musing that the province would [...]

2015-03-01T12:36:14-05:00February 27, 2015|Bits n' Pieces|

Being pro-life means being against torture

Michael Coren Journalist for Life Supporting and fighting for life is a broad and deep ambition. It necessitates, surely, a love and defence for all life at all stages and for all people. Our opponents claim that we are single-issue obsessives; let us show them that they are totally wrong. Which is how I justify what is I suppose a [...]

2015-03-01T12:30:40-05:00February 27, 2015|Michael Coren|

Former Morgentaler mill in Fredericton to reopen

The Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, N.B., which closed last July, is reopening under a new name and new management, as a “family practice” that offers a “full-scope of reproductive care, including abortions.” Clinic 554’s new director is Adrian Edgar, a “transguy” who specializes not only in abortion but providing “primary care services” to people who self- identify as LGBTQ . He received [...]

2015-03-01T12:18:38-05:00February 27, 2015|Abortion|

Debate stifled on N.B. abortion regulations

Conservative MLA Dorothy Shephard tried to get new permissive abortion regulations debated. On Dec. 18, the New Brunswick legislature did not debate a motion put forward by Progressive Conservative MLA and status of women critic Dorothy Shephard (Saint John Lancaster), calling on the government to delay implementing “any changes to abortion services” until they could be debated in the provincial House. [...]

2015-03-01T12:21:08-05:00February 27, 2015|Abortion Law, Politics|

Diverse crowd opposes Wynne’s sex ed

Numerous times speakers were interrupted with chants of “we say no” and “save our children.” Patrick Brown and Monte McNaughton, two Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership hopefuls, spoke. They both vowed to oppose the curriculum, urged those in attendance to let the government know they will not accept the curriculum, and insisted it was not yet a done deal. “This fight is not [...]

Our annual obituary

The rhythms of the year are unsurprising and predicable; as inevitable as winter snow and spring showers is a declaration of the death of the pro-life movement. This year’s annual pronouncement ran in the National Post shortly following the floor-crossing of several MLAs from the Wild Rose Party to the Progressive Conservatives in Alberta.  The party’s then-leader, Danielle Smith, explained that this [...]

2015-02-27T08:39:38-05:00February 26, 2015|Abortion, Announcements, Editorials, Features, Pro-Life|

‘Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion’ campaign launched

A new campaign launched in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22 at the U.S. March for Life will reach out to everyone affected by abortion and help them find healing. Officially announced at a press conference held by Priests for Life and the Silent No More Awareness Campaign on Jan. 8 at the National Press Club in Washington, the yearlong “Healing the Shockwaves [...]

2015-02-27T07:56:31-05:00February 26, 2015|Abortion, Announcements, Human rights, Pro-Life|

Keeping comatose pregnant women alive debated

A brain-dead pregnant Irish woman was taken off life support on Dec. 26 in wake of a Dublin High Court ruling that found that the unborn child would not have a chance of surviving.  The woman, who was in her late 20s and already had two young children, was declared brain-dead on Dec. 3, four days after suffering a serious head injury [...]

2015-03-01T12:34:31-05:00February 25, 2015|Human rights, Unborn Victims Act|

Liberals want rushed debate on assisted suicide before election

What the Trudeau Liberals are doing makes no sense. The Canadian Press reports that federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau wants the Conservative government to make clear how it plans to respond to the Supreme Court's decision on assisted-suicide before October's scheduled election.Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Canada threw out the Criminal Code prohibitions on euthanasia and assisted-suicide and told Parliament it [...]

2015-02-23T10:22:05-05:00February 23, 2015|Soconvivium|

‘Boyhood’ reviewed

Rick McGinnis reviewed Boyhood last year, in which he said it is a "film populated with liberal characters, created from a very liberal sensibility, ends up confirming a deeply conservative tenet simply because you can’t argue with emotional facts." Divorce sucks.

2015-02-22T19:21:07-05:00February 22, 2015|Soconvivium|

Charlie Hebdo and Pope Francis

The slaughter of the cartoonists and staff of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by Islamic terrorists last month forced us to define precisely what we mean by “freedom of speech.” This was long overdue, and judging by some of the attempts made in the weeks after the murders, it would seem we have a long way to go. As everyone must [...]

2015-02-27T07:50:16-05:00February 21, 2015|Announcements, Features, Religion, Rick McGinnis|

What you can do about the Supreme Court assisted-suicide decision?

On February 6, the Supreme Court of Canada threw out the Criminal Code prohibition on euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, says his organization wants the Canadian government to invoke the notwithstanding clause and urges citizens to contact their MPs to request they stand up for vulnerable Canadians. He includes a list of talking points: People [...]

2015-02-18T11:30:14-05:00February 18, 2015|Soconvivium|
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