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LifeSiteNews labelled fake news by media watchdog

A journalism nonprofit that recently named LifeSiteNewsand numerous other mainstream, right-of-center websites as “unreliable” has apologized after days of public backlash, pledging to scrap their old criteria for more rigorous methodology. The Poynter Institute, which trains writers and reporters, recently started the International Fact-Checking Network with a “UnNews” report purporting to identify “unreliable news websites.” But thanks in part to input by [...]

2019-06-27T07:14:03-04:00June 28, 2019|Pro-Life|

Ontario court rules against conscience rights

Sheila Harding, president of the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada said her group was disappointed with the ruling. On May 15, an Ontario appeal court struck a blow against religious freedom, ruling that the right of doctors to conscientiously object to participating in abortion and euthanasia is trumped by their patients’ right to equitable access to health care. [...]

2019-06-27T05:36:32-04:00June 28, 2019|Conscience Legislation, Religion, Society & Culture|

And then there was this …

Canada On May 9, the Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS) issued a paper calling for “Universal access to no-cost contraception for youth in Canada.” Claiming “access to contraception” is a “basic human right,” the CPS pointed to estimates that there are nearly 60,000 unintended pregnancies among women 25 and under in Canada and claimed that preventing those pregnancies would save money even after [...]

The Trudeau record: Legalizing euthanasia

Election 2019 Editor’s Note:This article is the second in a series leading up to the Oct. 21 federal election which will examine Justin Trudeau’s record as Liberal leader and Prime Minister. In the May edition, we examined “The Trudeau record: legalizing marijuana.” At the Liberal policy convention in early 2014, nearly a year after Justin Trudeau became the party leader, the Grits [...]

2019-06-21T11:56:31-04:00June 22, 2019|Election, Politics|

Interim publishes anthology of its best writing over 35 years

Editor’s Note: Interimeditor Paul Tuns interviewed Dan Di Rocco, chair of the business board of The Interim and editor of the forthcoming anthology from the first 35 years of Interimwriting, We Told You So, Honestly. Paul Tuns:What was the motivation for publishing an anthology ofInterimarticles? Dan Di Rocco:The paper has served a huge need in pro-life communications. It filled that need with [...]

Poisoning the well

Donald DeMarco Abortion advocates are getting nervous. Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, and Georgia have approved banning abortion from the moment fetal heartbeat is detected. In Alabama, Governor Kay Ellen Ivey has signed into law America’s most restrictive anti-abortion legislation.  Senators in that state, by a vote of 25 to 6, approved a bill that would ban nearly all abortions. The Media, [...]

2019-06-19T13:36:30-04:00June 20, 2019|Abortion, Abortion Law|

Making room

Light is Right Joe Campbell My good friend Bidwell is reducing his possessions and his weight. In common parlance, Bidwell is downsizing. As he is moving from a large two-storey house to a small bungalow, he sees no other viable option. When we last met, I found him brooding over several boxes of books he intended to give away. “It’s [...]

2019-06-19T13:25:09-04:00June 20, 2019|Joe Campbell|

Perilous to flout moral truth

National Affairs Rory Leishman On April 20, The Spectator, one of the oldest and most influential weekly, news magazines in Britain, published an intriguing debate on the legalization of euthanasia by two avowed atheists, Sam Leith and Douglas Murray, respectively literary and associate editor for the magazine. In recent years, bills to legalize euthanasia have been repeatedly rejected by the [...]

2019-06-19T13:20:29-04:00June 20, 2019|Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, Rory Leishman|

Bold but not rude

The Scottish philosopher, Edmund Burke, once wrote that manners were more important than laws. Unlike the law, which “touches us but here and there, and now and then” manners are, by contrast, “what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us.” They surround and soften social reality in a way that is “constant, steady,” and “uniform.” Burke’s [...]

2019-06-17T10:55:46-04:00June 17, 2019|Editorials, Pro-Life, Religion|

Doctors of conscience unwanted

Laying Down the Lawton Andrew Lawton If you want to practice medicine, leave your beliefs at the door. That’s the key takeaway from a May decision by the Court of Appeal for Ontario ruling that conscience rights for healthcare practitioners effectively don’t exist. At least not when doctors are anywhere but in their own homes with the doors locked and [...]

Free speech threatened when dissent is portrayed as hate

Law Matters John Carpay Passing a law against “hate” is a popular move, but one that seriously threatens free expression because people cannot agree among themselves on what constitutes hate. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is now looking at changing federal laws to stem “the propagation of hateful acts and the enticement of hate [...]

Alabama enacts abortion ban

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the law restricting abortion saying it represented the pro-life views of the state. Over the course of a couple weeks last month, Georgia, Missouri, and Alabama all passed significant bans on abortion. Georgia and Missouri passed so-called heartbeat bans that outlaw abortion after a heartbeat is detectable, typically after six weeks, although Missouri sets the [...]

2019-06-12T09:17:12-04:00June 13, 2019|Politics, Pro-Life|

Liberals go on attack over abortion

Women's Affairs Minister Maryam Monsef was upset that a dozen Tory MPs appeared at the National March for Life. With the federal election five months away, the Justin Trudeau Liberals stepped up  their attacks on Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives by stoking the abortion issue. The week after the National March for Life in Ottawa, Minister for Women and Gender [...]

2019-06-12T09:17:55-04:00June 13, 2019|Announcements, Features, March for Life, Politics, Pro-Life|
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