An economist tackles the tough decisions in life

Wild Problems: A Guide to Decisions That Define Us by Russ Roberts (Portfolio, $36, 207 pages) Paul Tuns Review: Russ Roberts is the host of the EconTalk podcast, author of numerous books about economics, and president of Shalem College in Jerusalem. After spending most of his life applying the rules of economics as taught at the University of Chicago -- the importance [...]

2022-11-07T10:05:23-05:00October 31, 2022|Reviews|

And then there was this, October 2022

Chileans reject pro-abortion constitution On Sept. 4, voters in Chile rejected a new constitution that would have legalized abortion-on-demand and strip away unborn babies’ right to life. In a national binding referendum, more than six in ten voters voted against a new “progressive” constitution (38 per cent in favour, 62 per cent against) that was part of socialist President Gabriel Boric’s sweeping [...]

Pro-lifers can help women make courageous choice

Angelica Vecchiato, Review: Help Her Be Brave by Amy Ford (Moody Publishers, $7.90, 201 pages) Panic, fear and shame gripped 19-year-old Amy Ford. Young and in-love, she found herself facing an unplanned pregnancy. Although a steadfast Christian and pro-lifer, feeling pressured, Ford seriously considered an abortion. Too distressed at the doctor’s office to go through with the procedure, she was sent home by [...]

2022-10-18T10:22:15-04:00October 18, 2022|Abortion, Reviews|

Ottawa pro-life organizer Grace Labbe, RIP

Margaret Mountain: “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” These words of St. Paul to Timothy could be uttered by Grace Labbe. It is with great sadness we mourn Grace’s death. She will be remembered in the hearts of the pro-life community especially in Ottawa, but also across Canada. Her courage in the [...]

2022-10-17T11:27:43-04:00October 17, 2022|Abortion|

The end of gender hysteria

Rory Leishman: In treating long-known and well-researched mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, drug addiction, and schizophrenia, psychiatrists can alleviate enormous suffering and spare their most vulnerable patients from an ignominious death by suicide. What a pity, then, that so many of these same psychiatrists are prone to embracing the most absurd psychiatric fads. A case in point is “recovered memory therapy,” [...]

2022-10-17T12:20:20-04:00October 17, 2022|Rory Leishman, Society & Culture|

In(Fallibility)

Josie Luetke: Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey Determining right and wrong for themselves, the godless have become their own gods – an aphorism with which I have been long acquainted.   Another godly attribute which they seem to have bizarrely assumed: infallibility.  Consider: Abortion and euthanasia are matters of life and death. Sex changes, while not quite as fatal, [...]

2022-10-14T11:30:51-04:00October 14, 2022|Abortion, Euthanasia, Josie Luetke|

Population worries

More than five decades ago, the Club of Rome released its report “The Limits of Growth” which predicted a certain economic and societal collapse that would accompany a rapidly growing global population. In 1970, there were about 3.7 billion inhabitants. Two decades later, in June 1992, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Rio de Janeiro Earth [...]

2022-10-14T11:08:45-04:00October 14, 2022|Demography, Population|

Gen Z pro-life activism

Angela Vecchiato:  The fight for preborn life is an all-encompassing, multifaceted battle, materializing on different levels across all social strata. The modern pro-life activist is someone who must battle politically and legally, all the while making sure to keep up a positive, life-affirming outlook. Although the bulk of this half-century battle would seem to fall to Baby Boomers, the generation for whom [...]

2022-10-13T12:05:21-04:00October 13, 2022|Abortion|

Semantic gymnastics

Donald DeMarco, Commentary: How does one carry out murder with style and grace?  Shakespeare explains how this can be done in his play Julius Caesar. After a sleepless night, Brutus decides that Caesar must be killed to prevent him from becoming a tyrant. He also decides to take charge of the conspiracy against Caesar. The assassination must take on a broad approbation. In this way, [...]

2022-10-12T10:55:58-04:00October 12, 2022|Abortion|

Don Vito’s world

Rick McGinnis: We have been living with Francis Ford Coppola’s film The Godfather for 50 years. Even more than the Mario Puzo book on which it’s based, what book can hope to resonate in what has become an increasingly visual, post-literate society? Coppola’s film has had a profound effect not just on movies, but on how a first world society built on [...]

2022-10-12T10:38:58-04:00October 12, 2022|Reviews, Rick McGinnis|

Life-saving measures that kill

John Carpay:  Since lockdowns were first imposed in March of 2020, Canada’s federal and provincial governments have paid little attention to the harmful effects of their policies. Instead, politicians and government-funded media repeat endlessly that “lockdowns save lives.” We know how propaganda works: when people hear a claim often enough, they come to accept it as true. Public health agencies and most [...]

2022-10-11T10:41:05-04:00October 11, 2022|John Carpay, Society & Culture|

Celebrating cultural decline

Paul Tuns: In 2017, the British journalist David Goodhart coined the theory of Somewheres and Anywheres to describe those who were grounded to the place they were born (and were generally more politically and personally conservative) and those who see themselves as citizens of the world (and were generally more politically and personally liberal). Somewheres usually outnumber Anywheres but Anywheres have outsized [...]

2022-10-11T10:35:19-04:00October 11, 2022|Marriage and Family, Paul Tuns|

UN member states fight to enshrine abortion as a human right in official resolutions

Angelica Vecchiato: In the wake of the June 24 U.S. Supreme Court decision which overruled Roe v. Wade, the backlash unleashed by various international agencies empowered high-intensity pro-abortion advocacy. The 5-4 verdict, returned abortion to the jurisdiction of the individual American states. Within the United Nations, working groups and committees -- under the lead of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres -- have censured the [...]

2022-10-11T10:24:52-04:00October 11, 2022|Abortion|

Casual killing

The growing popularity of the abortion pill – how unfortunate it is to use that word, popularity, in this context – is symptomatic of how casual abortion has become; instead of being a procedure that is “safe, legal, and rare” as per Bill Clinton’s formulation in 1992 (which reflected a recognition that abortion is not like benign medical procedures), it has become [...]

2022-10-08T09:04:51-04:00October 8, 2022|Abortion|

Women became the abortionists with the abortion pill

Mary Zwicker: Abortion pill – a chemical abortion -- usage has skyrocketed in recent years, transforming the once peaceful homes of countless women into bloody abortuaries, and transforming countless mothers into agents of death as they take on the role of abortionist. While many women choose chemical abortions because they believe that it will be safer, more private, and an overall easier [...]

2022-10-08T08:50:35-04:00October 8, 2022|Abortion|
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