Articles from June, 1983

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Landsberg’s hatreds

On May 12, Michele Landsberg's column in the Toronto Star was headed Lunatic Spectacle in Regina. The lunatic spectacle was that of the " self-appointed spokesman" for all the fertilized ova in Canada, Holy Joe Borowski, appearing at the Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan. Ms.Landsberg's referneces to him were abusive in the extreme- this man who worships a painted shrine in his backyard, who decks his body with special amulets to save him from the fires of  hell, who ... (Continue reading)

We all need more heroes

Popular sociological jargon uses the term 'role model' frequently.  Usually this refers to children and their need to identify with an appropriate adult.  It occurs to me that adults too need their role models, and I suspect it is more appropriate to talk of heroes. There is no finer example of contemporary heroism than Mother Teresa.  Her love for all humanity shines so brightly that even reading about her leaves one feeling cleaner and more whole.  She has the ability to ... (Continue reading)

From Hansard

Hon. Jake Epp (Provencher): Madam Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice.  It relates to the Morgentaler clinic in Winnipeg.  Up to this point of time the Attorney General in Manitoba has argued that there is nothing wrong with the establishment of a clinic.  However, the clinic did not receive hospital status and did not establish a therapeutic abortion committee.  Therefore, now that Morgentaler has said that abortions are being performed, it is obviously ... (Continue reading)

How we picketed Iona Campagnolo in Thunder Bay

When I read my Campaign Life bulletin telling me that Iona Campagnolo, President of the Liberal Party of Canada, must be picketed wherever she goes, I hoped she would never come to Thunder Bay. However, when I read in the newspaper that Iona was coming May 10th, I got on the phone and got support from my two cohorts in the fights against evil and injustice. Lindy Wagenaar said she was demonstrating even if there were only four of ... (Continue reading)

The beast in the beauty

She was beautiful, almost radiant. She was intelligent, witty, poised. She was, in fact, everything that a young woman like myself (who likes to think herself "liberated") would strive to emulate. But when Iona Campagnolo uttered her strategized pro-abortion clichés with chilling, resentful conviction, my illusion of her and any respect I had for her, was shattered... About two days before Ms. Campagnolo was scheduled to appear in Mississauga, we decided to stage a protest outside of the Meadowvale Community Center ... (Continue reading)

Are legal and moral the same thing?

The Globe and Mail on May 21st reported from Regina that "anti-abortionist" Joe Borowski was "astounded that the Federal Government lawyer did not call witnesses to counter his (Joe's) legal attempt to have Canada's abortion law declared invalid. Mr. Boworski's lawyer, Dr. Morris Schumiatcher, had produced a number of world experts in genetics and fetology who left any unbiased reader of the reports in no doubt as to the humanity of the fetus from the instant of conception. Yet, ... (Continue reading)

Formby’s Concern for All

In 1978 Paul Formby was one of  the founders of Campaign Life and he became the National Co-ordinator until last September. The new Charter of Rights made him decide to go to law school, where he is now studying so that he can continue the fight for the unborn in the courts. The work of Paul Formby causes us to reflect on the work of all members of Campaign Life. Their desire for justice is not confined to action in the ... (Continue reading)

Pro-life philosophy

After some reflection, anyone is bound to object that 'pro-life philosophy' is as redundant a phrase as is 'round wheel' or 'flat plain'. And they would be right! Still, there may be some merit to setting down a few of the obvious aspects of our common stance in favor of life and of free will. Why do I add "free will"? Because no advocate of life would seek to curb someone's freedom or its accompanying responsibilities any more than they would ... (Continue reading)

Also in the Yukon

Paul Formby's courage, intelligence, and dedication to the worker's right to a healthy environment in the workplace were tested and proven long before his arrival at Thetford. After graduating in philosophy from the University of British Columbia, he headed north to Clinton Creek in the Yukon. Here he found the noise and dust of an asbestos mill - not the hoped -for excitement and adventure. Because no one else wanted the job, and because he was tired of constantly picking loose ... (Continue reading)

Asbestos Scandal in Quebec

When you first meet him, Paul Formby does not impress you as an aggressive organizer, but in 1975 he set off the longest strike in the history of Thetford Mines, Quebec - a confrontation which lasted 8 months - and he did it simply be taking air samples. Formby collected the controversial air samples from the Thetford mines and mills illegally and in secret. They were gathered without the company's approval, which is understandable for the asbestos levels he discovered were ... (Continue reading)

How to use the ovulation method

The first step in learning to use the Ovulation Method is to attend a clinic given by an O.M. certified instructor. Billings' Ovulation Method teachers are certified by the World Organization Ovulation Method Billings. Don't try to learn from a book or a fried. This may be necessary in an isolated area where no clinic is available, but the learner should send her chart to the nearest center after each cycle after the first two or three months. For ... (Continue reading)

One man who made a difference

We tend to forget that the good deeds of one courageous, intelligent and dedicated man or woman can effect profound changes in our lives for which all should ever be grateful. Such a man is Paul Formby. (Continue reading)

What the trial in Regina is really all about

Something very serious is coming out of the Borowski trial in Regina. It is not just a matter of deciding when life begins and whether or not abortion is murder. Truth itself is on trial. Daily at this trial a group of women marched outside the courtroom, with tape covering their mouths - to signify that this was a trial dominated by men and therefore invalid. This is the theme which the media have taken up vociferously: "It's women who will be ... (Continue reading)

Pro-life marches are effective

On Mother's Day we held our fourth annual Rally and Walk. As in previous years, it was a tremendous success. In spite of its success, some people have asked if we feel it is effective - doing the same thing year after year, and is it, in any way, helping to stop abortions? Without hesitation, I answer "yes" to both questions, but perhaps for a different reason that you might expect. Our large membership has supported us every step of the way ... (Continue reading)

A prayer for Joe Borowski

O Lord, we pray that as King Solomon pronounced his famous judgment many centuries ago and thus saved the life of one baby, so may the Judge in the Borowski case be granted the wisdom and the courage to make a just decision which will save the lives of countless thousands of innocent babies. We ask you this through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen. (Continue reading)

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