Articles from July, 1984

NDP re-affirms abortion clinics

HAMILTON---In June the Ontario New Democrats not only reaffirmed the Party's strong pro-abortion commitment but also extended their position to include support of private abortion clinics and of dropping criminal charges against Henry Morgentaler. About 900 NDP delegates attended the three-day policy-planning meeting in Hamilton over the Canada Day weekend.  Unlike the Liberals and the Conservatives, NDP leaders are bound to any policy decisions arrived at by the membership. The pro-abortion resolution was not supported by all delegates ... (Continue reading)

Greer still defends killing the unborn

Last month, I wrote on Germaine Greer's attack on contraception and her repots of how the West has foisted artificial means of birth control on third-world women.  As I pointed out then, Greer's concern in Sex and Destiny (Soddart Publishing, Toronto, 1984, $18.95) is solely for those women, who she feels have been manipulated.  Presumably, Western women are far too sophisticated to warrant concern. Greer has quite changed her thinking since the '70s when she urged all ... (Continue reading)

Population is not the problem

In the year 1798, Thomas Robert Malthus startled England and eventually the world - it took a little longer in those days - with his theory of population.  In a nutshell, his theory was that the growth of population always tends to outrun the growth of production.  Poverty and hunger are therefore man's inescapable fate. Although the "Malthusian Theory" has been proved incorrect over and over again, it still broods like a grim ghost over the ... (Continue reading)

Hansard: House of Commons debates

May 1, 1984 MEDICAL CARE Need for Hospital Ethics Committees Mr. Stanley Hudechki (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of National Defence): Mr. Speaker, the time has come when all large hospitals and medical schools must have a formal ethics committee.  With the current rapid social transformation, and with the continuing advances in medical technology and techniques, doctors and society at large face dilemmas beyond the imagination of other generations. It is not enough, as is the custom now, for complex ethical decisions to ... (Continue reading)

A resolution for women’s rights, not human rights

The Federation of Women Teachers Association of Ontario (FWTAO) has put forward the following resolution to be voted on at its annual meeting in Toronto, on August 13, 1984. Be resolved that FWTAO support the policy of Pro-choice in regards to the reproductive rights. Underneath the resolution, two rather curious reasons were given in support of the resolution by the board of directors.  They were as follows: (a) as teachers, a positive environment for child rearing is essential (b) as one of ... (Continue reading)

Dear Doris…

Some of the letters that Doris Anderson (pro-abortionist) did not print in the Toronto Star Dear Mrs. Anderson, I would like to respond to your request. What people think of abortion. To me it is a very simple issue. God creates life, God takes life. I'm sure you agree with me, if you read Ps. 139:13-16 in your Bible. Nothing more, nothing less. Agnes Grissioen Toronto Dear Doris, In response to your invitation, I must say, that I am pleased to have this ... (Continue reading)

Dear Doris…

Some of the letters that Doris Anderson (pro-abortionist) did not print in the Toronto Star Dear Mrs. Anderson, I would like to respond to your request. What people think of abortion. To me it is a very simple issue. God creates life, God takes life. I'm sure you agree with me, if you read Ps. 139:13-16 in your Bible. Nothing more, nothing less. Agnes Grissioen Toronto Dear Doris, In response to your invitation, I must say, that I am pleased to have this ... (Continue reading)

The case against the pill

Last month, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Ontario awarded Pauline Buchan of Mississauga over $800,000, plus legal costs, against Ortho Pharmaceutical (Canada) Limited. Mrs. Buchan, now 35, suffered a stroke in 1971, 34 days after she started taking Ortho Novum 1/50, an oral contraceptive pill. She has suffered permanent brain damage, and partial paralysis of her left arm and leg, she is unable to look for permanent employment outside the home. This case is the first ... (Continue reading)

…go together like a horse and carriage

When a Catholic priest speaks or writes about marriage - or even human love - the natural tendency among the readers or hearers is to say, "What does he know about marriage anyway?"  And I must admit that there is a certain validity in this reaction. Obviously an ordinary priest can't know "all about marriage" as he hasn't experienced it. But then, neither can anybody else. Perhaps the priest can be more objective in his view ... (Continue reading)

Shoot the messenger

The prevalent mood in Canada is "shoot the messenger," reports film-maker and friend Peter Gerretsen. In centuries past, they usually slit the throat of the bearer of bad news. Today the messenger is stifled or, more often, merely ignored. Campaign Life works in the political arena, with candidates and politicians who represent each of the major political parties in Canada. We attempt to educate and inform them about life issues, and remind them of their very grave responsibility to ... (Continue reading)

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