Peterborough pro-life icon passes

Paul Morgan, a long-time pro-life activist in Peterborough, passed away on Sept. 2 at the age of 85. Jim Hughes, president emeritus of Campaign Life Coalition, told The Interim that he met Morgan more than 35 years ago, and that he was involved in everything the pro-life movement was active in. Morgan became a board member for CLC Ontario in the 1980s [...]

2020-12-06T15:56:09-06:00October 26, 2020|Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups|

University of Ottawa student union strips pro-life club of official status

Ruth Shaw executive director for the National Life Network. The campus pro-life group at the University of Ottawa vows to fight a recent decision that has stripped it of official club status. “So effectively as of right now, the club has lost status,” says pro-life champion Ruth Shaw, executive director for the National Campus Life Network, a group that trains [...]

2020-02-24T20:44:57-06:00February 24, 2020|Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups, Society & Culture|

Politicians must stand for conscience rights

Laying down the Lawton - Andrew Lawton A rookie Alberta MLA is taking a stand for healthcare practitioners’ conscience rights. The organization that’s supposed to be standing up for the rights of doctors is, bizarrely, fighting him on it. Dan Williams, a United Conservative Party MLA for Peace River, introduced a private member’s bill in early November that would amend [...]

Peterborough Pro Life educates public about abortion

Organizer hopes other groups take up information campaign For the past 39 years, Peterborough Pro Life Corporation Inc,. has been dedicated to fostering respect for the dignity and sanctity of every human life, from the moment of conception to natural death. The group can be seen peacefully protesting every Saturday morning from 10-11 am on University Drive near the Peterborough Regional Health [...]

2019-07-23T07:03:08-06:00July 22, 2019|Abortion, Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups, Society & Culture|

Kingston doctor and pro-life activist remembered

Dr. Ellen van der Hoeven Dr. Ellen van der Hoeven, passed away at the age of 89 at Kingston General Hospital on March 1, 2019, after a brief illness. Ellen was born in England but raised in Dublin Ireland where she completed her primary degree in medicine at University College Dublin. She immigrated to Canada and met and married military [...]

2019-04-22T10:01:58-06:00April 22, 2019|Physicians for Life, Pro-Life|

Violent altercation at Ryerson will not deter pro-lifers

Katie Somers was assaulted at Ryerson University during a pro-life demonstration On Oct. 1, Katie Somers of Toronto Against Abortion (TAA) was assaulted at Ryerson University during a pro-life demonstration. TAA released video of a peaceful discussion between pro-life activists and a number of pro-abortion counter-protesters that was interrupted by Ryerson Reproductive Justice Collective (RRJC) member Gabby Skwarko, when the [...]

2018-11-02T15:44:24-06:00November 2, 2018|Announcements, Features, Pro-life Groups, Youth Activism|

The Interim at 35

In March 1983, this paper was launched to inform readers of the “day-to-day battle to protect unborn babies.” That first paper announced that “the philosophy of this monthly will always be one of no compromise on abortion,” because “a human life, from the moment of conception represents an individual, precious gift from God.” We have stayed true to that mandate, and since [...]

Aid to Women to ‘celebrate’ 30 years of saving babies

Located directly beside the Cabbagetown Women’s Clinic, Aid to Women (ATW) has served on the frontline of the pro-life movement for more than 30 years. Founded in 1984, the pro-life crisis pregnancy centre is dedicated to accompanying young women through unplanned pregnancies up to birth, and into the first years of parenthood. They are committed to educating women on the alternatives to [...]

2018-09-25T09:59:07-06:00September 22, 2018|Aid to Women, Pro-Life|

Aid to Women founder, CLC accountant Dick Cochrane, RIP

Dick Cochrane was a Spitfire pilot, lounge singer, and founder of Aid to Women. Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes recalls that his friend Richmond (Dick) Cochrane lived an extraordinary and varied life that began in India in 1925 and ended in Canada 92 years later with stops as a Spitfire pilot in the India and Pakistan air forces, [...]

2018-07-24T18:50:58-06:00July 24, 2018|Aid to Women, Pro-Life, Profiles|

British hospitals, courts conspire against life of infant

Alfie Evans, the British infant at the centre of a battle between doctors and his parents about how to proceed with medical care. A year after British infant Charlie Gard captured international attention over a battle between his parents and the hospital over continuing care to allow their child a chance at living, another British case is making headlines around [...]


It is a cliche of modern life that New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken. Perhaps by the time you have read this editorial you have already returned to the bad habits or behaviour you vowed to cease in 2018. We hope, though, that there is a resolution we all make that we all keep this year: a solid commitment to [...]

2018-01-29T07:48:23-06:00January 29, 2018|Editorials, Pro-life Groups|

Eight myths of choice

Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted from a talk delivered to interns on Canada’s Parliament Hill by Cardus Family program director Andrea Mrozek. There’s a myth embedded in a new status quo on Parliament Hill around women’s issues and it’s this: that women support the right to choose and the right to choose supports women. Yet this opinion, that of the woman [...]

‘Deceitful’ anti-Crisis Pregnancy Centre report refuted

In May 2017, pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney, who operated Run with Life, released a report called “Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada Deceitful on Crisis Pregnancy Centres.” This report is a critique of a report written in 2016 entitled “Review of Crisis Pregnancy Centre Websites in Canada” by ARCC’s founder Joyce Arthur, in which Arthur attempted to show that most of the 180 [...]

2017-08-05T06:31:10-06:00August 5, 2017|Abortion, Crisis pregnancy centres, Post-Abortion|

REAL Women launches petition to protect freedom of religion

REAL Women of Canada has launched a petition calling on Parliament to counteract the “discrimination currently being experienced by Christians in Canada” and is gathering signatures for its September presentation in the House of Commons. The petition asks the government “to permit Christians to robustly exercise their religious beliefs and conscience rights,” which are protected under the Charter and the Canadian Bill [...]

2016-09-29T07:48:50-06:00September 29, 2016|Human rights, Real Women, Religion|
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