American bishops closer to statement on Eucharist and abortion

Paul Tuns On June 17, 73 per cent of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) voted during their annual spring meeting to draft a position paper on the “meaning of the Eucharist,” with an eye to reiterating the Church’s position that politicians who dissent from key moral teachings such as abortion should not present themselves to receive Holy Communion during Mass. [...]

2021-07-22T08:46:09-04:00July 22, 2021|Abortion, Paul Tuns, Religion|

The Turnaway Study

The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, A Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having -- or Being Denied -- An Abortion Diana Greene Foster (Scribner, $36, 360 pages) Make no mistake that the landmark “Turnaway Study” -- a data-driven examination of what happens to women who cannot get abortions -- comes from an explicitly pro-abortion point of view. The comparative study of women [...]

2021-07-14T17:42:11-04:00July 14, 2021|Book Review|

Alberta NDP push abortion access guarantee

On Sept. 29, members of the Select Special Public Health Act Review Committee of the Alberta legislature debated adding abortion access to the province's Public Health Act. The motion was put forward by NDP MLA Kathleen Ganley (Calgary-Mountain View) and was defeated in committee the following day on a straight party-line vote, with the NDP committee members supporting it and the United [...]

2020-12-05T13:02:13-05:00November 3, 2020|Abortion, Politics|

Not big enough book review

By Paul Tuns One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger by Matthew Yglesias (Portfolio, $37, 267 pages) Matthew Yglesias is a policy wonk and political commentator for the left-wing Vox website. His new book, One Billion Americans, could have been a good and important contribution to American discourse, adding to the dearth of serious, or at least ambitious, ideas. Yglesias makes [...]

2020-12-06T15:49:11-05:00November 3, 2020|Book Review, Paul Tuns, Population|

Amnesty International reasserts pro-abortion position

On Sept. 28, Amnesty International, the international human rights group, announced it was updating its "sexual and reproductive rights" policy, essentially reaffirming its pro-abortion position. Amnesty International had previously supported abortion in certain circumstances, although it released papers and launched campaigns that supported broadening abortion in numerous countries and circumstances. It now calls for full decriminalization of abortion. Amnesty International is "calling [...]

2020-12-06T15:50:48-05:00October 31, 2020|Abortion, Announcements|

‘No international right to abortion’: coalition

On Oct. 22, a coalition of 32 countries led by the United States and representing 1.6 billion people issued a declaration that there is “no international right to abortion.” The declaration explains its purpose is to express, “the essential priority of protecting the right to life” and promoting “strength of the family and of a successful and flourishing society.” It also states [...]

2020-12-06T15:50:17-05:00October 31, 2020|Abortion|

John Turner, RIP

John Turner, the justice minister in Pierre Trudeau’s government when Parliament passed the Omnibus Bill that permitted abortion, has died at age 91. Turner is known as the second shortest serving prime minister (11 weeks in 1984) and the Liberal leader who lost to Brian Mulroney twice, including the free trade election of 1988. His political star rose in the 1960s when, [...]

2020-12-06T16:35:44-05:00September 27, 2020|Abortion, Politics|

The real We scandal: its support for abortion

The summer political news cycle was dominated a scandal that saw the Federal Liberals give money to the We Charity, which had paid speaking fees to members of the Trudeau family and provided travel to the family of then-finance minister Bill Morneau. In the Spring, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $900-million in new funding for students who could not find summer work [...]

2020-12-06T16:43:30-05:00August 31, 2020|Abortion, Issues, Society & Culture, Youth Activism|

UN, US in abortion conflict

Human rights groups chastise UN abortion advocacy Since Donald Trump became U.S. president in January 2017, he has vowed not to support the global abortion industry through American taxpayer funds. Since last October, his administration has ramped up its criticism of several United Nations efforts to promote abortion through various declarations and policies. Last year, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar [...]

2020-07-23T07:20:13-04:00July 23, 2020|Abortion, Human rights|

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter supports abortion, LGBTQ+ agenda Following the death of George Floyd – he died after being arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill and the arresting officer, Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck and back for nearly nine minutes – there were protests, first in Minneapolis and later across the United States and around the globe, organized by Black [...]

2020-07-06T08:52:27-04:00July 6, 2020|Abortion, Announcements, Features, Society & Culture|

Trump administration criticizes UN’s abortion advocacy in COVID response

John Barsa, acting director of USAID, wrote letter criticizing UN. In an open letter to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the U.S. Agency for International Development told the UN to stop treating abortion as essential humanitarian relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. John Barsa, acting director of USAID, reminded Guterres that the U.S. is the largest funder of the UN, [...]

2020-06-09T17:52:39-04:00June 9, 2020|Abortion, Health Risks, Human rights, Politics|

Global push to declare abortion essential

In the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals began prioritizing care and governments began placing limits on non-essential services, but in many jurisdictions, abortion was deemed essential. In the United States, some states such as Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas sought to restrict or ban abortion during the pandemic, arguing that medical supplies should be saved for frontline health care [...]

2018 CIHI abortion figures present unclear picture

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released data tables on Jan. 23 indicating there were 85,195 reported abortions in 2018 – down from a reported 94,030 abortions in 2017. In response, Global News ran an article by Cassandra Szklarski with the headline: “Canadian clinics and hospitals performing fewer abortions, data suggests.” The same article was also published on various other websites [...]

2020-03-26T09:05:23-04:00March 26, 2020|Abortion, Abortion statistics, Josie Luetke|

New poll suggests hard work ahead for pro-lifers

A DART & Maru/Blue Voice Canada Poll released February 1, 2020 reveals the ignorance of the Canadian populace on the abortion issue.1,515 randomly selected members of Maru/Blue’s Voice Canada Online panel were surveyed from December 5 to 8 in 2019 and the results were weighted by education, age, gender, and region to match the Canadian population, though PEI and the territories have [...]

CLC condemns new cabinet

Campaign Life Coalition did not expect much from Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle considering that Trudeau’s entire Liberal caucus is pro-abortion. But when CLC national president Jeff Gunnarson saw the newly unveiled cabinet Nov. 19, he told The Interimit was worse than expected. Gunnarson said he is concerned with one minister who kept his portfolio and upset that a “rabid pro-abortionist” was moved [...]

2019-12-03T15:15:26-05:00December 5, 2019|Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, Politics|
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