Yearly Archives: 2023


Abortion targets and harms U.S. blacks

Mary Zwicker: Abortion has a disproportionately negative effect on and specifically targets black people in America, a new study says, confirming what pro-lifers have observed for years: abortion mills are disproportionately located in minority neighbourhoods. In January, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) released a comprehensive report, “The Impact of Abortion on the Black Community,” that details the extent to [...]

2023-03-17T15:07:17-04:00March 17, 2023|Abortion|

Derek Sloan in his own words

Angelica Vecchiato: Glorious and Free By Derek Sloan (Sloan Publishing Inc., $38.80, 270 pages) Since Derek Sloan was kicked out of Conservative Party of Canada caucus in 2021, the tales of his political career have garnered quasi-mythic proportions. In the mainstream media vernacular, the former Conservative MP turned Ontario Party leader has been condemned as a “racist” for accepting a donation from [...]

2023-03-17T14:51:05-04:00March 17, 2023|Politics, Reviews|

The Transhumanist Threat

Paul Tuns: With the unleashing of the ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) in November 2022, an artificial intelligence program that provides responses to questions based on its comprehensive scouring of the internet – everything that’s been written that is accessible online -- there are new worries about how close the world is coming to the transhuman or posthuman future, whether The Singularity [...]

2023-03-16T13:21:43-04:00March 16, 2023|Society & Culture|

Hamilton man who assaulted pro-lifer sentenced

Interim staff: On Feb. 14, Richard Coates appeared in a Hamilton courthouse to plead guilty to charges related to three separate incidents, including one on July 14, 2022, when he uttered a threat to and assaulted Josie Luetke, who, at the time, was serving as youth coordinator for Campaign Life Coalition. In the afternoon on that date, Luetke, now CLC’s director of [...]

2023-03-10T09:40:51-05:00March 10, 2023|Abortion|

Flawed study links pro-life laws with women’s suicide

Angelica Vecchiato: A recently published study in JAMA Psychiatry analysed how state-level abortion restrictions in America affected the suicide rate of young women between the ages of 20 and 34, although a pro-life researcher has critiqued the findings saying the researchers had not proved that a lack of abortion access leads to higher suicide rates. The study claimed to find a positive [...]

2023-03-10T09:36:09-05:00March 10, 2023|Abortion|

Trudeau’s Hamilton visit met by pro-life protest

Angelica Vecchiato: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appearance at a local Hamilton, Ont., restaurant during the Liberal cabinet retreat in the city, was met with protest by pro-life activists.   Around a dozen young people-- members of Campaign Life Coalition and Campaign Life Coalition Youth, Hamilton Against Abortion, Oxford Against Abortion, Niagara Against Abortion and Peel Against Abortion-- held photos of abortion victims as [...]

2023-03-10T09:23:31-05:00March 10, 2023|Abortion, Politics|

Religious leaders refused to see red flags

JOHN CARPAY: Since early 2020, the majority of religious leaders around the world have supported lockdowns, mask mandates, vaccination passports, and other coercive measures that violated the freedom, prosperity, and well-being of millions of citizens. As just one prominent example, in August of 2021 Pope Francis and other bishops praised the new Covid vaccine as “safe and effective.” Vatican City pressured all [...]

2023-03-09T12:17:34-05:00March 9, 2023|John Carpay, Religion|

Children bore the brunt of Covid restrictions

Mary Zwicker: This month marks the third anniversary of the World Health Organization’s March 11, 2020 declaration of a global pandemic. This announcement kickstarted the emergency pandemic restrictions imposition in Canada and the United States, as well as across the world, the effects of which nations are still recovering from, and will be for a long time to come.  Beginning in March [...]

2023-03-09T11:09:41-05:00March 9, 2023|Society & Culture|

Ontario teen suspended for opposing gender ideology

Interim Staff: The Renfrew County Catholic District School Board (RCCDSB) in northern Ontario suspended high school student Josh Alexander, 16, for the remainder of the year because he protested the school's policy of permitting gender-confused males to use the girls’ washrooms. James Kitchen, chief litigator for Liberty Coalition Canada (LCC) said St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Renfrew suspended Alexander because the [...]

2023-03-08T12:13:59-05:00March 8, 2023|Society & Culture|

Two conservative giants

From the editor’s desk: I have noted before that the greatest influence on my thought and writing is George F. Will, but he has not the only writers to guide my political thinking and career choice. Two others were the historian Paul Johnson and journalist Patrick J. Buchanan. In January, we lost Johnson who died at the age of 94 and Buchanan, [...]

2023-03-08T12:09:24-05:00March 8, 2023|Paul Tuns|

Francis, Anglican Church muddy waters on homosexuality

Interim Staff In a late-January interview with the Associated Press in January, Pope Francis said that homosexuality should not be criminalized. Meanwhile, on Feb. 9, the governing body of the Church of England voted to bless same-sex couples while leaving unchanged the Church’s definition of marriage as between a man and a woman. Pope Francis told AP reporters on Jan. 25, that, [...]

2023-03-07T11:07:40-05:00March 7, 2023|Marriage and Family, Religion, Society & Culture|

It’s time for the pro-life movement to embrace bold, new pro-family policies

Editor’s Note: The following statement was drafted by Jonathan Van Maren (Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform), Eric Scheidler (Pro-Life Action League), Charles Camosy (Creighton University), and Josh Brahm (Equal Rights Institute) in response to the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade and published Jan. 19. More than 100 pro-life leaders, scholars, and authors, including Interim editor Paul Tuns, Fr. Shenan J. Bouquet [...]

2023-03-07T11:00:32-05:00March 7, 2023|Abortion|

Abortion pill kills Canadian teen

Paul Tuns: Campaign Life Coalition reported that an unidentified 19-year-old Canadian girl died after taking the abortion pill on July 4, 2022. Pro-life researcher Patricia Maloney discovered that Health Canada’s online adverse reactions to pharmaceutical drugs tracking system revealed that a hospital reported that a 19-year-old female who had used the abortion pill Mifegymiso to kill her preborn child died herself. Maloney [...]

2023-03-06T15:09:08-05:00March 6, 2023|Abortion|

Wagantall introduces law to protect pregnant women

Paul Tuns: Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall (Yorkton-Melville) introduced her private member’s bill, C-311, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (violence against pregnant women), on Jan. 31. Speaking in the House of Commons, Wagantall said, “It is my honour to rise to introduce this private member’s bill, which would go a long way to addressing violence against some of the most vulnerable [...]

2023-03-06T14:51:43-05:00March 6, 2023|Politics|

Biden pushes abortion in State of the Union

Oswald Clark: During his Feb. 7 State of the Union address to Congress, President Joseph Biden vowed to expand abortion in the United States and attacked states that are protecting the preborn. Biden said, “Congress must restore the right the Supreme Court took away last year and codify Roe v. Wade to protect every woman’s constitutional right to choose.” Biden said the [...]

2023-03-03T10:03:33-05:00March 3, 2023|Abortion, Politics|
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