Pro-Life Personalities

CLC’s Karen Murawsky, RIP

By Interim Staff She is the long-time Campaign Life Coalition public affairs representative in Ottawa, passed away July 12, at the age of 77 following a six-year battle with vascular dementia. Then Campaign Life Coalition president Jim Hughes recruited her as the organization’s lobbyist in Ottawa after she had been active with Alliance for Life Canada and Action Life in the nation’s [...]

2020-12-06T16:42:52-05:00September 17, 2020|Issues|

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|

Norma (‘Roe’) McCorvey

Norma McCorvey appearing in a new documentary, AKA Jane Roe, said her conversion to the pro-life movement was an act. A documentary by liberal activist Nick Sweeney and produced by Vice Media, AKA Jane Roe, claims that Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe in the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, made a deathbed confession that her conversion to pro-life [...]

2020-06-10T04:35:10-04:00June 5, 2020|Announcements, Features, Pro-Life|

Dr. John Shea, RIP

Dr. John B. Shea A long-time pro-life activist and medical advisor, Dr. John Bernard Shea, passed away Feb. 11 at the age of 93. Shea was born in Gallway, Ireland, and like many in his family became a doctor and scholar. He emigrated to Canada in 1955 and met his wife to-be, Janet Casey, when he interned at St. Michael’s [...]

2020-05-19T16:56:38-04:00May 19, 2020|Pro-Life|

Fr. Alphonse de Valk, RIP

Father Alphonse de Valk Fr. Alphonse Anthony Maria de Valk, a Basilian priest for 55 years, passed away peacefully April 16 at the palliative care unit of the Scarborough General Hospital in Toronto at the age of 88 after a battle with pneumonia. Fr. de Valk was born March 27, 1932, in Rotterdam, Netherlands to Martien de Valk and Christina [...]

2020-05-05T10:44:39-04:00May 5, 2020|Announcements, Features, Religion|

Witness to history

Fr. Alphonse de Valk On Easter Sunday of 1932, Alphonse Anthony Maria de Valk was born in the Netherlands. What used to be known as Christendom had just endured one World War and would soon suffer another. After living through that ordeal, the young de Valk took the path of so many Europeans after the war in emigrating to North [...]

2020-05-05T10:18:57-04:00May 5, 2020|Editorials, Religion|

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 [...]

2019-10-28T09:20:22-04:00October 28, 2019|Pro-Life|

Mary Wagner launches appeal

Mary Wagner According to John Bulsza of the Mary Wagner Legal Defence Fund, the August 2012 case is about to go before the Ontario Court of Appeal – seven years after Wagner was originally arrested for entering the “Women’s Care Clinic” abortuary in downtown Toronto. She was charged with mischief, interference with the lawful enjoyment/operation of a business, and breach [...]

2019-09-13T08:37:28-04:00September 13, 2019|Pro-Life|

100 per cent Conservative: The story of the Brad Trost leadership campaign

Brad Trost MP Saskatchewan University decided to run as a principled, 100 per cent conservative, including unapologetically standing for life and family. He surprised pundits and opponents when he finished fourth in the 2016 leadership race. When he entered politics, Brad Trost wanted to defend the principles on which Canada was built: limited government, individual freedom, faith in our Creator, [...]

2019-06-27T05:40:48-04:00June 1, 2019|Announcements, Features, Politics, Pro-Life, Profiles|

Mary Wagner arrested at Vancouver abortion mill

Mary Wagner was arrested outside the Everywoman's Health Centre April 16. Canadian pro-life rescuer Mary Wagner remained in jail Easter weekend following her arrest April 16 at a Vancouver abortion centre. Wagner, 43, was arrested at the Everywoman’s Health Centre, 2525 Commercial Dr, about 11:15 a.m., a little over an hour after she and a companion, who identifies only as [...]

2019-05-22T13:49:10-04:00May 22, 2019|Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Mary Wagner explains her pro-life witness

Editor’s Note:  LifeSiteNews published Mary Wagner’s explanation of her April 16 pro-life witness at Everywoman’s Health Centre in Vancouver. “I looked in vain for compassion, for consolers; not one could I find.” (Psalm 69) Why should Christians go to these places where tiny babies not yet born are being killed? “Whatsoever you did to one of the least of my brothers, you [...]

2019-05-22T13:45:39-04:00May 22, 2019|Pro-Life|

Kingston doctor and pro-life activist remembered

Dr. Ellen van der Hoeven Dr. Ellen van der Hoeven, passed away at the age of 89 at Kingston General Hospital on March 1, 2019, after a brief illness. Ellen was born in England but raised in Dublin Ireland where she completed her primary degree in medicine at University College Dublin. She immigrated to Canada and met and married military [...]

2019-04-22T10:01:58-04:00April 22, 2019|Physicians for Life, Pro-Life|

In loving memory of Barrie deVeber

Alex Schadenberg and Barrie deVeber It is with profound sadness that the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research announce the death of Dr. L.L. “Barrie” deVeber. Dr. deVeber was founding president of both organizations. Barrie was born on Jan. 27, 1929 and died on Feb. 28, 2019. He was married to Iola (2015) and [...]

2019-04-10T10:06:43-04:00April 10, 2019|Euthanasia, Pro-Life|

DeVeber honoured

Dr. Barrie DeVeber honoured Editor’s Note:The December 2012 Interim reported on a Euthanasia Prevention Coalition national convention held Nov. 17, in London, Ont., which included a banquet to honour Barrie deVeber. We reprint excerpts from the article as part of our coverage of deVeber’s passing last month. After the conference, about 100 people attended a banquet honouring Dr. Barrie deVeber, [...]

2019-04-10T09:30:23-04:00April 10, 2019|Editorials, Euthanasia, Pro-Life, Profiles|
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