Planned Parenthood ventures into transgender ‘medicine’ to buttress bottom line

Mary Zwicker: Between July 2021 and June 2022, the year before the Dobbs decision overturned Roe v. Wade, the United States saw the second-highest number of abortions carried out by Planned Parenthood in its history, new data indicates, despite the total number of abortions in the United States trending downward since the 1990s. Under the theme of “Relentless,” the Planned Parenthood Federation [...]

2023-06-06T09:59:28-04:00June 6, 2023|Abortion, Society & Culture|

Ontario NDP proposes bubble zones to defend drag

Paul Tuns Two NDP members of provincial parliament in British Columbia and Ontario have introduced private member's bills in support of drag shows for children. In Ontario, NDP MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam tabled Bill 94, the Keeping 2SLGBTQI+ Communities Safe Act, 2023, which, if passed, would allow the Attorney General to temporarily designate addresses where drag shows are taking place as "community safety [...]

2023-06-05T11:10:43-04:00June 5, 2023|Politics, Society & Culture|

Women and girls deserve safe spaces right now

John Carpay: The more that people possess virtues like humility, wisdom, courage, and self-control, the less that people need regulations and laws to govern their conduct. In a society where most citizens possess a high degree of virtue, people have the capacity to cooperate with each other to achieve social, economic, financial, and community goals. Virtuous people don’t need thousands of laws [...]

2023-05-30T12:10:21-04:00May 30, 2023|John Carpay, Society & Culture|

Transgender follies

Rory Leishman: In a startling headline on Jan. 24, Scotland’s largest newspaper, the Daily Record, exclaimed: “Transgender Scot found guilty of raping two women when she was a man.” When she was a man? Really? Robert “Robbie” Burns, revered by Scots as the world’s greatest poet, insisted, “A man’s a man for a that and a that.” Of course, that is no [...]

2023-05-30T12:03:02-04:00May 30, 2023|Rory Leishman, Society & Culture|

And then there was this, May 2023

Poland’s family centered values The European Union constantly pushes EU countries into passing laws which devalue the family, increase abortions, and remove parental guidance by parents. Poland, like Hungary, is repeatedly attacked for its family affirming policies. Recently, Poland launched Education for Family Life, a required course in the standard curriculum of primary education. The objectives of the course are to teach [...]

2023-05-29T12:36:26-04:00May 29, 2023|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

Freedom of choice and the problem with potential

Donald DeMarco: The word “potential” is mesmerizing. It conjures up a dreamland in which one can become anything he wants to be. It has not yet crossed into the realm of the actual where it loses its unsullied attractiveness. A young woman yearns for the perfect mate. She can maintain this yearning as long as it remains in dreamland. When she marries, [...]

2023-05-09T08:17:34-04:00May 10, 2023|Abortion, Society & Culture|

Overturning Roe led to fewer abortions

Oswald Clark: In the six months following the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Clinic decision in June 2022, which overturned the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, there were 32,260 fewer abortions than expected according to a study released by the pro-abortion Society of Family Planning (SFP). According to the #WeCount Report, States that banned or restricted abortion saw a net decline [...]

2023-05-08T14:56:31-04:00May 8, 2023|Abortion|

Federal budget sets aside $36 million to increase abortions in Canada

Interim Staff: Justin Trudeau’s federal government tabled its budget on March 28 and among the items announced by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is $36 million in new funding to promote abortion in Canada, in addition to the hundreds of millions of dollars already spent by provincial healthcare systems to commit at least 87,000 abortions annually and $700 million annually to commit and [...]

2023-05-02T13:43:41-04:00May 2, 2023|Abortion, Politics|

And then there was this, April 2023

Heterosexual students happier, healthier than LGBQ+ students The U.S. Centres for Disease Control has completed and released its annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey. High school students were grouped into heterosexual and LGBQ+ categories. (Subsequent assessments will include transgender students.) Here are a few of the disturbing results. Among heterosexual students, 22 per cent experienced poor mental health, in contrast to 52 per [...]

Where are the churches on euthanasia?

Presbyterians rarity among mainline Protestant churches to oppose euthanasia James Schadenberg, Special to The Interim: Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has written about situations where Canadian churches are promoting euthanasia (MAiD) such as when Churchill Park United Church in Winnipeg Man., hosted the euthanasia death of an 86-year-old woman in March 2022. Recently, EPC sponsored a petition against a pro-euthanasia prayer promoted by the United [...]

2023-04-19T11:58:35-04:00April 19, 2023|Euthanasia, Religion|

How to be first rate

Donald DeMarco: Arthur Rubinstein begins his lengthy autobiography by paying tribute to his aunt Salomea Meyer. Mrs. Rubinstein had given birth to six children. It would be eight years before she would conceive her seventh. Given her situation, it may be understandable that she was reluctant to give birth to a seventh child. The distinguished pianist writes: “I was utterly unwanted by [...]

2023-04-18T17:48:06-04:00April 18, 2023|Society & Culture|

Transgender confusion

Rory Leishman:  Josh Alexander is the Grade 11 student in Renfrew, Ont., who was expelled from his Catholic high school for insisting that transgendered females -- that is to say, boys who think they are girls -- should not be permitted to use the girl’s washrooms. Alexander, of course, is correct. However, it is regrettable that in explaining his position to the [...]

2023-04-17T09:55:38-04:00April 15, 2023|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

Parliamentary report recommends euthanasia for ‘mature minors’

Paul Tuns: The Parliamentary Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) issued its report with recommendations that include extending euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide to adolescents deemed mature enough to understand the lethal decision they are making. The joint committee of MPs and senators issued its 138-page report, Medical Assistance in Dying: Choices for Canadians. There is one full section dedicated [...]

2023-04-12T09:57:40-04:00April 12, 2023|Euthanasia|

BC becomes first province to provide universal free contraception

Paul Tuns: Beginning April 1, British Columbia taxpayers will pick up the tab on most prescription contraception. In her Feb. 28 budget, provincial Finance Minister Katrine Conroy said that the provincial health plan would cover the full cost of most birth control pills, and all hormonal and copper intrauterine devices, Depo-Provera (an injectable contraceptive), Nexplanon (an implant contraceptive), and the morning-after pill [...]

2023-04-12T09:55:31-04:00April 12, 2023|Politics, Society & Culture|

Censorship spreads like cancer

John Carpay: Censorship spreads like a cancer, starting small but then expanding everywhere. Once upon a time, only 15 years ago, pro-life student clubs were the only groups facing censorship on campus. Pro-life students were barred from renting rooms or other spaces on campus that were freely available to everyone else. Pro-life students were expressly prohibited from setting up recruitment tables at [...]

2023-04-11T09:04:15-04:00April 11, 2023|John Carpay|
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