Pro-life activism

Fr. Van Hee faces new charges

Father Tony Van Hee One of the charges against pro-life witness Father Tony Van Hee, has been dropped and replaced with other charges. Van Hee was arrested Oct. 24 for demonstrating within the 50-meter “bubble zone” outside Ottawa’s Morgentaler abortion business. The 83-year-old Jesuit priest, who demonstrated for the right of the unborn to life on Parliament Hill for almost [...]

2019-02-07T21:48:52-05:00February 7, 2019|Human rights, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

The pro-life movement’s PR problem

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke As the story of CLC Youth Coordinator Marie-Claire Bissonnette being assaulted during Life Chain by Jordan Hunt has been covered by everyone from conservative figures like Ben Shapiro and Andrew Scheer to millennial media sites Narcity, blogTO, and Vice, to YouTubers h3h3Productions, Chris Ray Gun, and Sargon of Akkad, I felt I shouldn’t miss the opportunity [...]

2018-11-23T10:58:52-05:00November 25, 2018|Announcements, Features, Issues, Josie Luetke, Pro-Life, Youth Activism|

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 [...]

2018-11-02T15:44:24-04:00November 2, 2018|Announcements, Features, Pro-life Groups, Youth Activism|

Mary Wagner freed from jail

Mary Wagner “Mary called from a friend’s car full of excitement and joy,” her mother Jane Wagner wrote in an email to Wagner’s supporters. “She can see the sky, said seven geese flew overhead as we spoke, and she is going to see her Beloved at Mass. She said she was sad to leave some of the ladies in Vanier [...]

2018-10-30T08:19:26-04:00October 29, 2018|Pro-Life|

LifeChain provides powerful pro-life witness

On Sunday, Sept. 30th, tens of thousands of people across Canada will participate in or witness the Canadian pro-life movement’s LifeChain event at approximately 200 locations. Some Life Chains will be held Oct. 7 or 13; double-check with your local pro-life group for details. LifeChain is a North American pro-life event that takes place annually, with a primary focus on praying for [...]

2018-09-07T15:16:46-04:00September 7, 2018|LifeChain|

Pro-life policies win at Conservative convention

Grassroots pro-life and pro-family delegates scored a number of victories at the Conservative policy convention in Halifax, August 23-25. Campaign Life Coalition vice president Jeff Gunnarson, said, “overall, the pro-life-and-family movement had a hugely successful convention,” despite missing out on what he called “the top prize” of deleting Article 65. That article, added to the policy handbook in 2016, commits a Conservative [...]

2018-09-07T15:06:18-04:00September 7, 2018|Activism, Announcements, Features, Politics|

Cyril Winter, RIP

First person arrested under Ontario’s bubble zone law dies Cy Winter, the first Ontarian charged under the province's new bubble zone law, passed away. Cyril Winter, 70, passed away March 9 at the Ottawa Heart Center following complications from stenting surgery to fix several coronary arteries. Hours before he passed away, Winter wrote on Facebook: “Stent day but no guarantee [...]

Summer jobs depend on agreeing with state religion

Law Matters John Carpay The fascist disease of ideological coercion continues to spread in Canada’s body politic. For a charity to receive federal government funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program, the charity must now express agreement with Canada’s state religion, including support for legal abortion, transgenderism, and LGBTQ ideology. The Canada Summer Jobs program exists to create summer employment [...]

You don’t get to give up

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke Some friends of mine have been floating around the idea of leaving the pro-life movement and retreating into family life or their careers. I have seen it happen before – students worried about becoming social pariahs or about potential employers seeing politically incorrect content on their social media or in a google search of their name [...]

2018-01-20T12:17:39-05:00January 20, 2018|Activism, Columnist, Josie Luetke, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Jim Hughes open letter to Prime Minister

September 29, 2017 Dear Mr. Prime Minister, I expect you will appreciate my bringing to your attention, some very serious allegations you are frequently making, in regard to abortion. Abortion is not a ‘Charter right’, and it is not a ‘human right’. In the early 1980’s, Campaign Life Coalition worked very hard to have the right to life enshrined in the Charter [...]

2017-11-06T08:32:42-05:00November 6, 2017|Politics, Pro-Life|

Volunteers are backbone of Campaign Life’s work

Every day, around 9 a.m., Nicole walks into the Campaign Life Coalition office in Toronto, sits down at her desk, turns on her computer and starts to take on the tasks that were assigned to her by the office manager. Updating the database and sorting through petitions are usual day-to-day responsibilities, but as a certified graphic designer and experienced photographer, she’s also [...]

2017-04-24T11:22:44-04:00April 24, 2017|Activism, Pro-Life|

Wagner’s 2012 arrest appealed

Mary Wagner Mary Wagner was denied a fair hearing at her 2014 trial after 22 months in jail when trial judge Fergus O’Donnell issued an “ambush opinion” that ignored the grounds of her defence, Wagner’s lawyer has argued. During a four-day appeal hearing beginning Nov. 28, lawyer Charles Lugosi accused O’Donnell of several errors in law. Ontario Superior Court Justice [...]

2017-01-24T07:57:53-05:00January 28, 2017|Pro-Life|

Four pro-life women

Abortion advocates often dismiss the pro-life movement as populated by old white men intent on controlling women’s bodies. A simple look around the offices of any pro-life group or demonstration would dispel the slander. Since the beginning, the pro-life movement has been both populated and led by courageous, faithful women. In the last month or so we have celebrated the lives of [...]

2016-10-06T13:54:48-04:00October 6, 2016|Editorials, Pro-Life|

Judge orders psychiatric evaluation for Mary Wagner

Mary Wagner Abortionist Ninia Lupovici tried to forcibly remove Mary Wagner from her abortion center but fell instead, a Toronto court heard March 10 on the first day of Wagner’s trial. Wagner, 42, is charged with two counts of breaching a probation order and one of causing mischief, following her December 12, 2015 arrest outside the Bloor West Village Women’s [...]

2016-04-28T08:34:53-04:00April 28, 2016|Marriage and Family, Pro-Life|
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