The Interim began publishing 20 years ago and 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 in the late 20th century 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 said earlier that the primary reason The Interim exists is to battle the culture of death. But another reason is to celebrate the culture of life. Thus, in this issue, we bring back the Good News Corner and beginning in the April issue, we start a series on remarkable people.