Pro-Life Personalities

DeVeber, an awesome man

Barrie deVeber with his wife Iola L.L. (Barrie) deVeber, 1929-2019, MD, professor emeritus in Paediatrics and Oncology at Western University, was one of Canada’s greatest pro-life champions as well as an outstanding medical professor, physician, researcher, and philanthropist. He eminently merited induction as a Companion in the Order of Canada, yet seems never to have been considered for the distinction [...]

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|

Kenya, Niger shut down abortionists Marie Stopes

Obianuju Ekeocha of Culture of Life Africa has exposed Marie Stopes international's pro-abortion agenda and condemned the west's ideological colonialism exporting abortion to the continent. On Nov. 14, the Kenyan Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB) prohibited Marie Stopes International, the world’s largest abortion provider, from committing any surgical or medical abortions in the country and told the organization to [...]

2019-01-18T09:42:44-05:00January 18, 2019|Abortion, Announcements, Features, Pro-Life|

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|

Former CHP Jim Hnatiuk, RIP

Former CHP leader Jim Hnatiuk We, the leadership and national board of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada, want to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Jim Hnatiuk. Our contact and relationship with Jim go back to the days when – as he often explained – he planned to start a Christian political party and found to [...]

2018-10-19T08:52:29-04:00October 19, 2018|Politics|

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|

Eric McLuhan, scholar and pro-lifer, RIP

Eric McLuhan was one of The Interim's first columnists Eric McLuhan, son of the famous Marshall McLuhan, was a renowned scholar of media in his own right, and used his expertise to help the pro-life cause. Eric McLuhan, a former columnist for The Interimand popular pro-life speaker, passed away May 18 in Bogota, Colombia, where he had just delivered the [...]

2018-07-24T18:59:34-04:00July 24, 2018|Pro-Life, Profiles, Society & Culture|

The wisdom of Eric McLuhan

Human life, with which “pro-life” is primarily concerned, has perhaps forty or four hundred dimensions. I will mention four only. We have physical life – that in common with animals and vegetables, which forms we choose to imitate from time to time. We have social life – that also in common with animals, fish, birds, insects and perhaps dozens of other things [...]

2018-07-24T18:56:22-04:00July 24, 2018|Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Aid to Women founder, CLC accountant Dick Cochrane, RIP

Dick Cochrane was a Spitfire pilot, lounge singer, and founder of Aid to Women. Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes recalls that his friend Richmond (Dick) Cochrane lived an extraordinary and varied life that began in India in 1925 and ended in Canada 92 years later with stops as a Spitfire pilot in the India and Pakistan air forces, [...]

2018-07-24T18:50:58-04:00July 24, 2018|Aid to Women, Pro-Life, Profiles|

Lidwien Grafe, longtime Kingston pro-life activist dies

Kingston pro-life activist Lidwien Grafe talks to Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes After a lengthy battle with cancer, Lidwien Grafe, 81, died June 13 at Providence Care Hospital in Kingston. I first met Lidwien in 1971 when we attended an organizational meeting to discuss the killing of unborn children following the passing of the Omnibus Bill in 1969 [...]

2018-07-24T18:42:45-04:00July 24, 2018|Pro-Life, Profiles|

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 [...]

Paul Broughton, bookseller to the pro-life movement

Paul Broughton, owner of LifeCycle Books. At its national pro-life conference in Ottawa in November, LifeCanada president Peter Ryan recognized Paul Broughton as a “witness to life,” an “unsung hero” of the pro-life movement. Ryan said the founder of the Toronto-based LifeCycle Books “has served our movement quietly but so capably, diligently, and professionally.” Broughton grew up in Toronto and [...]

2018-01-15T09:28:19-05:00January 15, 2018|Announcements, Features, Pro-Life, Profiles, Society & Culture|

Canon Robert Greene, RIP

Cannon Robert Greene, who fought in World War II said those who perished in the war did not die so Canadians could lose their democratic freedom Banker, soldier, clergyman, politician, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.  Canon Robert Greene of Calgary wore all these hats over the course of his lifetime, all with the same degree of fervor, all with [...]

2017-12-14T09:52:26-05:00December 15, 2017|Pro-Life, Profiles|

CLC hosts Uju Ekeocha in Ottawa, Toronto

Campaign Life Coalition brought London-based African pro-life leader Obianuju (Uju) Ekeocha to Canada from Nov. 4-10 to address various meetings in Ottawa and Toronto. Uju Ekeocha with Conservative MPs Harold Albrecht and David Anderson at a parliamentary prayer breakfast in Ottawa. On Nov. 7, she attended a parliamentary prayer breakfast hosted by Conservative MP David Anderson (Cypress Hills-Grasslands). The event [...]

2017-12-11T10:26:13-05:00December 11, 2017|Politics, Pro-Life|

David Mainse, RIP

David Mainse On Sept. 25, Rev. David Mainse passed away at the age of 81 following a  five-year battle with leukemia. Mainse was the founder of Crossroads Christian Communications and longtime host of Canada’s longest running daily television program, “100 Huntley Street.” 100 Huntley Street had its origins as a 15-minute, weekly show on a Pembroke TV station in 1962 [...]

2017-11-28T08:48:38-05:00November 28, 2017|Religion, Society & Culture|
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