The Interim is Canada’s life and family issues newspaper. Since it was founded in 1983, The Interim has provided honest reporting and insightful commentary on abortion, euthanasia, bioethics, family values and marriage.

When The Interim began publishing there were many then who said it would not last. In some ways, we wish it hadn’t, for the primary reason The Interim exists is to report and comment on the many offences against human dignity our society has experienced: abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, contraception, sexual promiscuity, the decline of the traditional family, and the rise of radical environmentalism and animal rights agendas that put non-human matters at the centre of public concern.

The debasement of human beings over the past 40 years was a great tragedy that went utterly un-noticed by some in mainstream media, while other media outlets were actually cheerleaders to such change. By and large, media have viewed those who stand for traditional values and the sanctity of human life as archaic. We are glad to be such an anachronism — a proud, though lonely, journalistic defender of the sacredness of human life.

We do so in the hope that a more knowledgeable pro-life movement and Canadian public will act to undo the great harm done to society through legal abortion and other odious elements of the culture of death. We also do so in the belief that through shining a light on such injustices, people will act on their knowledge. A common complaint about The Interim is that it is “too negative.” Well, please don’t blame the messenger for the message. Abortion, euthanasia and the decline of the family are not pleasant topics, but we all have the responsibility to be aware of what’s going on in the world and act on that knowledge.

We hope to be around for decades to come, for even when abortion is turned back and our country returns to the principles that respect human dignity, there will be a need to celebrate the Culture of Life, as well as to stand on guard against a recurrence of the nightmare that has claimed more than three million unborn Canadian babies since 1969. In the meantime, as our old motto used to say, “Semper fidelis in the interim.”