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Mary Wagner challenges law denying humanity of unborn child

By Lianne Laurence Special to The Interim A landmark Charter challenge to the Canadian law that denies the humanity of the child in the womb has been filed with the Supreme Court of Canada. Mary Wagner, well-known pro-life advocate and inspiration for the burgeoning Red Rose Rescue movement in the United States, launched the Charter challenge during the course of her 2013 [...]

2021-01-17T17:27:36-06:00January 17, 2021|Abortion|

Life worth living

Interim writer, Rory Leishman, National Affairs By Rory Leishman Until a few decades ago, the great majority of Canadians believed that assisting in a suicide was an appalling crime and a serious criminal offence; now, most of our fellow citizens support the legalization of physician-assisted suicide under the euphemistic guise of Medical Assistance in Dying. Why is that? A large [...]

2021-01-17T17:18:12-06:00January 17, 2021|Euthanasia, Rory Leishman|

An inspiring collection to arm Christian warriors

Book Review By Paul Tuns The Wit and Wisdom of Father George Rutler, edited by Edward Short (Sophia Institute Press, $19.95 USD, 352 pages). I have long been a fan of Fr. George Rutler’s writings, being most familiar with his work in Crisis magazine. Fr. Rutler radiates both erudition and spirituality, so it is hardly surprising that he is both Ivy League [...]

2021-01-16T17:04:32-06:00January 16, 2021|Book Review|

Nearly three decade-old embryo born

By Interim Staff An embryo created by in-vitro fertilization in 1992 and subsequently frozen, was successfully implanted into her (surrogate) birth mother’s womb in early 2020 and born on Oct. 26. Molly Gibson was technically 27 years old when she was born, making her almost the same age as her mother, Tina Gibson, who is 29. Ben and Tina Gibson adopted their [...]

2021-01-13T23:45:17-06:00January 13, 2021|Bioethics|

Clamp down on Pornhub

By Interim Staff After a New York Times column by Nicholas Kristof appeared early last month, there was tremendous pressure on one of the world’s largest websites to finally take down videos featuring “child rape, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering,” and other illegal or otherwise concerning material. Pornhub, owned by Montreal-based MindGeek, has long been criticized for profiting from [...]

2021-01-13T23:31:39-06:00January 13, 2021|Society & Culture|

Blacks lives matter

By Rick McGinnis The first question you have to ask when holding all 600-plus pages of Barbara Amiel’s Friends and Enemies: A Memoir in your hand is: Who exactly is this book meant for? You might imagine that it’s an attempt to correct the story of her husband Conrad Black’s trial, conviction and imprisonment. But Black himself attempted to do that with [...]

2021-01-12T11:37:11-06:00January 11, 2021|Rick McGinnis|

Senator wrong about euthanasia reducing suicide rates

By Alex Schadenberg Special to The Interim On November 24, I had the opportunity to present our Euthanasia Prevention Coalition brief on euthanasia Bill C-7 to the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. This was followed with senators asking questions and clarifying items from those who had made presentations. Senator Stanley Kutcher (N.S., Independent Senators Group) decided to challenge a witness [...]

2021-01-10T22:12:18-06:00January 10, 2021|Euthanasia|

Euthanasia bill passes House, heads to Senate

By Paul Tuns Justice Minister David Lametti sought a third extension from a Quebec court to enable a full Senate debate and vote on Bill C-7, which expands eligibility for euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide and passed the House of Commons in a 212-107 vote. The Liberals, NDP, Bloc and Green parties voted en masse for C-7 and were joined by 15 Conservative [...]

2021-01-09T23:20:57-06:00January 9, 2021|Euthanasia|

Essential

Interim writer, Andrew Lawton, Laying Down the Lawton By Andrew Lawton Just as every business is essential if you rely on it to feed your family, church is essential if you rely on it to feed your soul. These are not radical, or even novel, ideas, yet they remain controversial in the face of lawmakers seeking to shut things – [...]

2021-01-08T14:16:29-06:00January 8, 2021|Andrew Lawton, Religion|

The real death toll

Interim writer, John Carpay, Law Matters By John Carpay Editor's Note: The statistics in this column were accurate when the print edition went to press on Dec. 20, 2020. A friend wrote me recently, stating “There are times when personal freedom has to be limited for the greater good. I was a small child in World War II, but well [...]

2021-01-15T14:13:01-06:00January 7, 2021|John Carpay, Society & Culture|

Class dismissed

Interim writer, Rick McGinnis, Amusements By Rick McGinnis The recent Netflix adaptation of J.D. Vance’s 2016 memoir Hillbilly Elegy begins with a flashback – a vignette of working-class life that resonated with me, perhaps more than with most viewers. We begin with a montage where the camera glances over scenes of life in ramshackle rural Kentucky, the “hill country” where [...]

2021-01-08T14:17:52-06:00January 6, 2021|Rick McGinnis, Society & Culture|

Biden expected to reverse pro-life advances made during Trump administration

By Oswald Clark Barring any surprise court or congressional decisions, Joe Biden is set to become president of the United States on Jan. 20. By everything he has said and done in recent months, and what key Democrats in the House of Representatives and pro-abortion leaders have indicated they want, Americans should expect to see the most pro-abortion presidency in history attempt [...]

2021-01-05T23:08:40-06:00January 5, 2021|Politics|

Books of the Day

What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense Sherif Gergis, Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George (Encounter, $24, 136 pages) In 2013, Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George co-wrote a brief book, What is Marriage. Last year, the book was re-released and rightly so. Although the book was originally released during the height of the same-sex "marriage" debate [...]

2021-01-04T14:08:07-06:00January 4, 2021|Book Review, Marriage and Family, Religion|

Liberals vow to create a national child care scheme

Critics say the cookie-cutter program is unnecessary By Paul Tuns At the beginning of pandemic lockdowns in Canada schools and daycares closed, and children were at home with parents who all-of-a-sudden found themselves working out of their own houses. Feminists, unions, and Liberal and NDP politicians noted that working women could not as easily balance family and work responsibilities as their male [...]

2021-01-03T22:34:42-06:00January 3, 2021|Marriage and Family|

Trump contests disputed election

Oswald Clark Commentary In 2004, conservative columnist Hugh Hewitt wrote a book with the title If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat. In some ways, Donald Trump has only himself to blame for losing the election, even if it was stolen from him: a normal president that did not antagonize so many voters, including many who likely were concerned about Joe Biden’s [...]

2021-01-02T22:52:53-06:00January 2, 2021|Politics|
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