Pro-life movement

MaterCare founder passes

By Paul TunsDr. Robert Walley passed away on June 22, at the age of 81, following a battle with cancer.Dr. Walley, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, and his wife Susan moved to Canada in 1973 after a London teaching hospital gave him a choice: do abortions, change his specialization, or leave the country. He moved to Toronto, earned a Masters of International Public [...]

2020-11-10T10:42:55-05:00September 17, 2020|Paul Tuns|

Desktop versus placard in this culture war

We make two mistakes when it comes to using social media for pro-life outreach: The first is not relying on it at all, and the second is relying on it too much. Social media can be a crucial tool for amassing support for pro-life candidates, recruiting activists, promoting events, and educating peers on life issues. I am quite sympathetic to those who [...]

2019-02-18T15:16:48-05:00February 18, 2019|Announcements, Features, Josie Luetke, Society & Culture|

Uncovering the European pro-life movement

Because of the Irish referendum earlier this year on the repeal of the Eighth Amendment, which recognized the equal right to life of the mother and the unborn child, the Irish pro-life movement became somewhat known around the world. Much lesser known are the pro-life movements in other European countries. As part of a project for Campaign Life Coalition, I had the [...]

2019-07-02T06:47:55-04:00December 20, 2018|Announcements, Features, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Feminism and pro-life

The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research held its first annual free public lecture on Nov. 8, with inaugural speaker Andrea Mrozek, program director of Cardus Family. Mrozek’s talk was titled, “Women’s happiness, women’s health: the feminist fight against abortion.” Mrozek began by saying that, in her experience, the use of the word “feminism,” as a free-standing term is far too [...]

2018-12-21T11:04:22-05:00December 18, 2018|Pro-Life|

Biased book looks at pro-life women

Karissa Haugeberg, a history professor and author, says that pro-life women are merely tools of the patriarchy in a book examining their involvement in the pro-life movement. Women Against Abortion presents a historical account of women in the anti-abortion movement, highlighting a number of key female leaders. The author, Karissa Haugeberg, is an assistant professor at Tulane University in New [...]

2018-01-20T12:26:09-05:00January 20, 2018|Book Review, Society & Culture|

Where is the evangelical church?

Since 1969, we, in Canada, have brutally put to death almost 4 million pre-born children. Some of these children were poisoned and burned to death with a concentrated salt solution (Saline abortion). Others were suctioned limb by limb from the womb (Suction abortion). Still others were cut up into pieces with a sharp curette (D & C and D & E abortions). [...]

2016-08-06T06:26:59-04:00August 6, 2016|Pro-Life, Religion, Society & Culture|

U of T Mississauga campus pro-life club to sue student union

A pro-life club at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus is taking the student union to court for refusing to renew the group’s club status for the 2015-2016 school year. The court action against the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) was filed in the Superior Court on behalf of Students for Life by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms on [...]

2016-02-08T08:04:09-05:00February 8, 2016|Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups, Youth Activism|

Ryerson Students For Life goes to court to get club status

Members of the executive of Ryerson's Students for Life. Calgary-based lawyer Carol Crosson argued before Ontario Superior Court Justice Elizabeth Stewart that RSU’s rejection of the Students for Life at Ryerson (SFLR) request for club status violated the university’s policy to protect freedom of speech on campus. She further asserted that the RSU’s decision denying the pro-life group official recognition [...]

2017-10-07T06:01:11-04:00January 25, 2016|Activism, Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups|

Fathers of aborted children need to be acknowledged, too

Pro-life advocates are all too aware of the damage abortion can do. Besides killing preborn children, their mothers often face unimaginable physical and emotional consequences. These complications may not be traced back to their abortion experience until years later. Yet Alliance for Life Ontario (AFLO) knows there is another demographic whose pain is often unacknowledged: the fathers of aborted children. AFLO executive [...]

B.C. court denies Charter rights to pro-lifers on campus

Former University of Victoria student Cameron Cote In a stunning reversal of recent rulings in nearby provinces, British Columbia Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson has ruled that Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not apply to pro-life students seeking space on the University of Victoria campus to demonstrate. Former U Vic student Cameron Cote and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association [...]

2015-03-01T13:15:29-05:00February 28, 2015|Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups, Society & Culture|

Our annual obituary

The rhythms of the year are unsurprising and predicable; as inevitable as winter snow and spring showers is a declaration of the death of the pro-life movement. This year’s annual pronouncement ran in the National Post shortly following the floor-crossing of several MLAs from the Wild Rose Party to the Progressive Conservatives in Alberta.  The party’s then-leader, Danielle Smith, explained that this [...]

2015-02-27T08:39:38-05:00February 26, 2015|Abortion, Announcements, Editorials, Features, Pro-Life|

‘Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion’ campaign launched

A new campaign launched in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22 at the U.S. March for Life will reach out to everyone affected by abortion and help them find healing. Officially announced at a press conference held by Priests for Life and the Silent No More Awareness Campaign on Jan. 8 at the National Press Club in Washington, the yearlong “Healing the Shockwaves [...]

2015-02-27T07:56:31-05:00February 26, 2015|Abortion, Announcements, Human rights, Pro-Life|

100 days until National March for Life

The National March for Life in Ottawa is 100 days from today. Please make plans to attend. See you there. All of the provinces except Ontario, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island have their March for Life on the same day. Here is our coverage of last year's National March for Life.

2015-02-03T13:51:55-05:00February 3, 2015|Soconvivium|

RCMP, CBC criticize Parliament Hill flag demonstration

The CBC website featured a story headlined, “Anti-abortion protest bent rules on Parliament Hill.” This was on Dec. 12, more than two months after the demonstration in the nation’s capital. On Oct. 2, the Association for Reformed Political Action had volunteers erect 100,000 small blue and pink flags representing the “approximately 100,000 preborn children terminated through abortion each year in Canada.” But [...]

2015-01-27T17:32:32-05:00January 27, 2015|Pro-Life, Society & Culture|
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