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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|

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|

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|

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|

How worried should we be over The Great Reset

Paul Tuns Commentary There is a cynical saying in politics about never letting a serious crisis go to waste. The idea is simple enough: to use an unusual situation as a pretense to implement an agenda that might otherwise prove unpopular. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns imposed by governments have presented an opportunity to some to ensure we do not return [...]

2021-01-07T20:34:05-06:00December 30, 2020|Society & Culture|

A Greater Reset

Canada—like the rest of the world—is in the grip of a dangerous epidemic. This sickness is transferred from person to person, and often travels on the spoken word. Yet, unlike COVID-19, its reach is more pervasive and its effects more pernicious. This plague can propagate through modern modes of mass communication, a spiritual contagion which combines a “viral” ability to spread with [...]

2020-12-30T22:06:21-06:00December 30, 2020|Society & Culture|

Some thoughts about euthanasia

From the editor's desk I’ve often said that when it comes to euthanasia, in our current legal and political climate, “safeguards” is just another name for discrimination. If the state tries to protect minors or people suffering from mental illness or non-terminally ill individuals by outlawing a lethal procedure that might be imposed upon a highly impressionable person or to [...]

2020-12-29T13:46:33-06:00December 29, 2020|Book Review, Euthanasia|

Top 10 stories of 2020

Catholic school trustee finds Church’s catechism ‘dangerous’ During debate on reopening their decision to censure Toronto Catholic District School Board trustee Michael Del Grande, one of his colleagues, Norm Di Pasquale, objected to one presentation which quoted the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality and transgenderism. Di Pasquale interrupted the reading of a passage from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, called it [...]

2020-12-29T13:24:46-06:00December 29, 2020|Abortion|
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