Kingston doctor and pro-life activist remembered

Dr. Ellen van der Hoeven Dr. Ellen van der Hoeven, passed away at the age of 89 at Kingston General Hospital on March 1, 2019, after a brief illness. Ellen was born in England but raised in Dublin Ireland where she completed her primary degree in medicine at University College Dublin. She immigrated to Canada and met and married military [...]

2019-04-22T10:01:58-04:00April 22, 2019|Physicians for Life, Pro-Life|

The voice from within

Claire Mackness - third prize winner of the Father Ted Essay contest Editor’s Note: Claire Mackness of St. Thomas More High School, Hamilton, Ontariowon third prize in the Fr. Ted Essay contest sponsored by Niagara Right to Life. The contest asked participants to reflect on the statement: You are a child in the prenatal stage of development. Are all the [...]

2019-04-22T09:53:09-04:00April 22, 2019|Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship, Pro-Life|

And then there was this …

Canada LifeSiteNews has launched a petition to mark 2019 World Down Syndrome Day, to request that the United Nations help stop the abortion of Down syndrome babies. LifeSiteNews notes that 92 per cent of Down syndrome babies are aborted in the U.S., 98 per cent are aborted in Denmark and almost 100 per cent are aborted in Iceland. The comparable number in [...]

2019-04-22T09:42:50-04:00April 22, 2019|And then there was this..., Bits n' Pieces|

50 per cent increase in euthanasia deaths

The Canadian euthanasia/assisted suicide (euphemistically known as Medical Aid in Dying or MAiD) data have been missing. I have received multiple inquiries asking how many Canadians have died by MAiD. Now we have some data, but not from the government. On March 15, Jocelyn Downie, Canada’s leading “academic” pro-euthanasia activist, spoke at a lunch lecture for the Royal Society of Canada in [...]

2019-04-22T09:39:35-04:00April 22, 2019|Euthanasia|

Democracy, abortion, and slavery

The Legislature of New York State, in a burst of joyful freedom-talk, has just passed a law making late-term abortions (after 24 weeks) far more likely. It is not easy to get a live baby that age out of a pregnant mother’s unripe womb, and most citizens are simply unaware of how that is done. In a future piece, I will explain [...]

2019-04-22T07:10:20-04:00April 22, 2019|Abortion|

Reasoning about abortion

In no other department of progressive politics has language become more corrupted by Orwellian inversions of meaning than in abortion. Almost 50 years after Roe, the propagandists of abortion continue to refer to it as a matter of “reproductive health,” as if pregnancy were a disease, and an intervention whose very raison d’etre is to render the natural reproductive process irrevocably morbid [...]

2019-04-22T07:06:38-04:00April 22, 2019|Abortion|

Tradition and ecology

The happenstance that Easter Sunday and Earth Day fall within a day of each other in 2019, leads the author to attempt a sketch towards the synthetic nesting of ecological issues within notions of culture and tradition. What are some of the affinities between traditionalist and ecological thinking? The United States and Canada certainly participate today in the worldwide trends to technology [...]

2019-04-18T12:33:07-04:00April 18, 2019|Soconvivium|

Not all judges created equal

John Carpay Since 1982, judges have ruled in dozens of cases where a government, or a governmental authority, has violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (“Charter”). Section 2 of the Charter sets out the fundamental freedoms of association, peaceful assembly, conscience and religion, thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication. [...]

2019-04-16T06:01:56-04:00April 15, 2019|Human rights, John Carpay, Society & Culture|

Intersectionality and identity

Laying Down the Lawton As the progressive war on free speech wages on, some strange schisms in the left-wing mindset are being revealed. You’ve seen all the stories by now: students are reprimanded for not minding their male privilege, white privilege, heteronormativity, cisgender privilege, and all the other phrases that seem to have been created by a random drawing of [...]

2019-04-16T05:56:13-04:00April 15, 2019|Andrew Lawton, Human rights, Society & Culture|


Light is Right Joe Campbell Normally, I don’t publicly engage in sex talk. But when a progressive thinker corners me at a cocktail party, I can’t always choose the topic. “Homosexual orientation is innate and fixed,” she said. “You mean gays and lesbians are born with it?” I replied. “It’s due to nature, not nurture.” “Like being masculine or feminine?” [...]

2019-04-16T05:47:42-04:00April 15, 2019|Joe Campbell, Society & Culture|

Fake news, real predicament

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke I recently attended presentations by Rebecca Oas, the associate director of research for the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam), on how the United Nations misrepresents data in order to advance their anti-life and anti-family agenda. She pointed out the U.N.’s habit of confusing lower prevalence rates of contraception usage with lack of access when [...]

2019-04-16T05:41:05-04:00April 15, 2019|Josie Luetke|

‘New’ Ontario sex-ed a lot like the old curriculum

Gender identity theory to be taught in Grade 8, homosexuality in Grade 5 An estimated 300-500 people attended the anti-sex ed rally at Queen's Park on Sept. 21. 2016 In what pro-family advocates are blasting as a “broken promise,” Ontario Education Minister Lisa Thompson announced March 15 that the government will be instituting a sex-education curriculum that exposes children to [...]

2019-04-10T10:33:30-04:00April 10, 2019|Religious Education, Sex Education, Society & Culture|

In loving memory of Barrie deVeber

Alex Schadenberg and Barrie deVeber It is with profound sadness that the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research announce the death of Dr. L.L. “Barrie” deVeber. Dr. deVeber was founding president of both organizations. Barrie was born on Jan. 27, 1929 and died on Feb. 28, 2019. He was married to Iola (2015) and [...]

2019-04-10T10:06:43-04:00April 10, 2019|Euthanasia, Pro-Life|

DeVeber honoured

Dr. Barrie DeVeber honoured Editor’s Note:The December 2012 Interim reported on a Euthanasia Prevention Coalition national convention held Nov. 17, in London, Ont., which included a banquet to honour Barrie deVeber. We reprint excerpts from the article as part of our coverage of deVeber’s passing last month. After the conference, about 100 people attended a banquet honouring Dr. Barrie deVeber, [...]

2019-04-10T09:30:23-04:00April 10, 2019|Editorials, Euthanasia, Pro-Life, Profiles|

DeVeber, an awesome man

Barrie deVeber with his wife Iola L.L. (Barrie) deVeber, 1929-2019, MD, professor emeritus in Paediatrics and Oncology at Western University, was one of Canada’s greatest pro-life champions as well as an outstanding medical professor, physician, researcher, and philanthropist. He eminently merited induction as a Companion in the Order of Canada, yet seems never to have been considered for the distinction [...]

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