And then there was this – Oct 2020

Canada According to a survey by Leger for the Association for Canadian Studies (conducted Sept. 11-13), 87 per cent of Liberal Party voters and 74 per cent of Conservative voters “support same-sex marriage.” In the United States, 77 per cent of Democrats and 46 per cent of Republicans do. In other words, Conservative voters are more like Democrats than they are Republicans, [...]

2020-12-10T16:54:24-05:00October 26, 2020|News Bits|

40 Days for Life organizer vs. Bill 163

Editor’s Note: Genevieve Carson, coordinator of Mississauga 40 Days for Life, read the following statement before the standing committee on general government on Oct. 20 during hearings on Bill 163, An Act to enact the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, 2017. Genevieve Carson of Mississauga 40 Days for Life speaks to committee on Liberal bill banning pro-life witness at abortion [...]

2017-11-03T10:45:36-04:00November 3, 2017|Abortion Law, Activism, Politics, Pro-Life|

Injunction bans New Brunswick pro-life protests

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Reginald Leger banned 40 Days for Life from protesting outside the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst, New Brunswick. Leger granted a permanent injunction against the pro-life activists demonstrating against the hospital where abortions are committed. The sweeping court order bans pro-life activists from demonstrating anywhere on the hospital grounds. Ronald Jessulat, a defendant, said members of 40 [...]

LifeChain and 40 Days for Life offer opportunities to witness, touch lives

2016 LifeChain life-chain locations   2016 -  40 Days for Life Locations across Canada   This fall, LifeChain and 40 Days for Life will provide two opportunities for pro-lifers to defend unborn children through prayerful witness. LifeChain will be held Oct. 2 in more than 200 locations across Canada, including nearly 50 in the Greater Toronto Area. The 40 Days for Life vigil [...]

2016-09-29T13:24:27-04:00September 28, 2016|Announcements, Features, LifeChain, Pro-Life|

Success stories from 40 Days for Life

Participants in the Fall 2014 40 Days for Life in Winnipeg. From Sept. 24 to Nov. 2, 2014, Canadians in 15 different cities across the country participated in 40 Days for Life, an international pro-life campaign that challenges participants to engage in 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, peaceful vigil outside a local abortion facility, [...]

2014-12-08T20:33:26-05:00December 8, 2014|Announcements, Features, Pro-Life|

40 Days for Life in 15 Canadian cities

The fall 2014 40 Days for Life campaign kicked off Sept. 24 in 297 locations in 13 countries, including 15 in Canada, and continues until Nov. 2. 40 Days for Life describes its mission on its website: “to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with [...]

2014-10-14T08:19:51-04:00October 14, 2014|Events, Pro-Life|

New Brunswick pro-lifers battle hospital injunction

Members of Bathurst Pro-Life picket the Chaleur Regional Hospital An international, fraternal organization is throwing its weight behind a group of pro-lifers facing legal action from a New Brunswick health authority for protesting in front of a hospital where abortions were being carried out. “We’re definitely working with national and international groups to get funding for them,” said David Hitchcock, [...]

2014-07-29T13:42:48-04:00July 29, 2014|Activism, Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups, Society & Culture|

40 Days for Life Spring campaign

The spring 2014 40 Days for Life campaign is taking place in the United States, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere from March 3-April 13. This year there are also campaigns in Croatia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 40 Days for Life was started by David Bereit, national campaign director, in Texas in 2004, with the goal of ending abortion. 40 Days [...]

2014-03-17T09:36:44-04:00March 17, 2014|Events|

40 Days for Life returns

After a year-long absence from the streets of Toronto, 40 Days for Life returned to Canada’s largest city, home to more abortion facilities than any other municipality in the country. Once again, 40 Days was set up across from a medical offices building where the Women’s Care Clinic is located. Christina Alaimo, a University of Toronto languages student, was co-organizer for 40 [...]

2012-05-29T08:28:45-04:00May 29, 2012|Activism, Events|

40 Days for Life comes to London

A fall 40 Days for Life campaign will be held in London, Ont., the first time the city will host the event. 40 Days for Life is a prayerful, peaceful campaign with the purpose of showing people the evils of abortion. It originated in the United States and has been already held in 337 cities around the world and was brought to [...]

2011-09-29T10:29:34-04:00September 21, 2011|Events|

40 Days for Life reaches out to women

The 40 Days for Life campaign in Toronto was a great success. Five weeks into the campaign, the organizer for 40 Days for Life Toronto reported that at least three babies had been saved. 40 Days for Life is a worldwide campaign that seeks to raise awareness about the evil of abortion through prayer and fasting, a vigil in front of an [...]

2011-05-16T09:24:27-04:00May 16, 2011|Activism, Pro-Life|

40 Days for Life in Canada

More than 120 people participated in the kickoff rally for 40 Days for Life in Kitchener to hear several guest speakers and hear inspirational music as they prepared for the Lenten vigil to pray for an end to abortion. Retired auxiliary bishop Matthew Ustrzycki of the Hamilton diocese and Debbie Fisher of the Silent No More Awareness campaign spoke and [...]

2011-04-29T13:22:34-04:00April 29, 2011|Activism, Pro-Life|

Q&A with David Bereit, founder of 40 Days for Life

Editor’s Note: Interim reporter Pauline Kosalka interviewed David Bereit by email. Bereit is founder of 40 Days for Life and the keynote speaker at the Rose Dinner in Ottawa, May 12. The Interim: How did you first become involved in the pro-life movement? David Bereit: I first got involved in the pro-life movement after meeting, dating, and then marrying, my [...]

2011-04-12T13:09:59-04:00April 13, 2011|Announcements, Features, Pro-Life|

40 Days in Toronto saves 10 lives

From Feb. 17 to March 28, thousands of people across North America participated in 40 Days for Life, a campaign that raises awareness about abortion through prayer, fasting and community outreach. Each vigil is held outside of an abortion site. The campaign reflects how God used 40-day periods in biblical history to bring about change. The first 40 Days for Life campaign [...]

2010-05-19T06:11:59-04:00May 19, 2010|Activism, Pro-Life|

40 Days for Life launches spring witness

The 40 Days for Life campaign will be launched Feb. 17 and run through March 28 in more than 160 cities in Canada, Australia and the United States. Canadian locations will include Montreal, Toronto, Guelph, Edmonton, Red Deer and Kelowna. There will also be regular pro-life witnessing outside the Morgentaler abortion mill in Ottawa and Cabbagetown abortuary in downtown Toronto, although these [...]

2010-04-06T17:52:11-04:00February 8, 2010|Activism|
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