Articles from 1985

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Clearing the air

Our editorial on homosexuality (October) has drawn some fire. It has been read as lacking in compassion and understanding for the individual, and some who wrote or called in are puzzled as to why a pro-life newspaper should tackle the matter at all. We regret that our editorial did not clearly address these points. There is a world of difference between attacking a style (of life) and attacking a person. It is our belief that ... (Continue reading)

…and promises to keep

I like Mr. David Peterson. I haven’t met him personally but, seeing him on television, I think he is a man to whom I could relate. He has a sensitive, intelligent face, a gracious manner and there is no trace of arrogance in his bearing. He also gives the impression of being a “family man,” with an attractive wife and beautiful children. Having said that – and said it sincerely – I have to add ... (Continue reading)

Embryo experimentation and the Indian rope trick

Despite overwhelming support from MPs in the House of Commons, and from people across the United Kingdom, Enoch Powell’s Unborn Children (Protection) Bill failed to reach the Statute Book. In introducing his Bill Mr. Powell stated that he had felt “s deep and instinctive sense of repugnance” when he read the Warnock Report’s recommendation that Parliament should legalize experiments on human embryos – created for research in many cases – up to 14 ... (Continue reading)

Conscience and politics

While on a visit to the Principality of Liechenstein in September of this year, Pope John Paul II addressed civil authorities. As is customary with Papal speeches, his formal address was not meant to only for the ears of the local government. The English-language Osservatore Romano of September 23 carried it under the title “Respect for human life guarantees a future full of hope and worthy of man.”  The following are some extracts. In addition, we have ... (Continue reading)

France: babies symbols of hope

All these past years, reliable observers agreed to forecast that the population in France around the year 2000 would be mostly of Arab origin. Some people were afraid of that, some others thought there was just nothing which could be done about it; politicians felt concerned, demographers wrote alarming reports and talked of natality rates, of the incapacity to replace the generations, but all these talks were austere and grim. The most common reaction was ... (Continue reading)

Russian families victims of social revolution

In Russia today the family is in trouble, according to demographer Victor I. Perevedentsev, a senior researcher with the Soviet Academy of Sciences. He calls it a “demographic and social revolution” that is breaking up families, lowering the birthrate and contributing to juvenile delinquency and crime. Abortion is legal and free. According to a 1978 Western study, about 8 million abortions are performed annually in the Soviet Union. Part of the problem is caused ... (Continue reading)

WEBA comes to Canada: my testimony

I was pregnant and only fifteen. How was I going to tell Mom and Dad?  My parents would never agree to marriage especially to the father of this child. He was nothing but a dope addict. He told me he would marry me if I wanted to. I really thought I loved him until it came down to commitment. However, he mentioned another alternative called abortion, a term I was not familiar with. He said it ... (Continue reading)

Morris Manning and the jury system

There appears to be confusion about the role of the jury in the administration of justice in Canada, and also with regard to the December 1984 jury decision in the Morgentaler case in Ontario. A recent article on the Opinion page of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, by freelance writer, William C. Heine, is a case in point. Mr. Heine implies that it is not only appropriate, but, in fact, the right of a jury to reach a ... (Continue reading)

The equality rights hearings Part III: Equality for all except the unborn

In the first two parts of this series, we focused on testimony presented to the parliamentary sub-committee considering how federal legislation should be changed to reflect Section 15 of the Charter, the “equal rights” section, which came into effect in April of this year. In Part I, we reported on the testimony given by feminist, pro-abortion and homosexual rights’ organizations. These various groups appear to have formed a loose coalition to work towards ... (Continue reading)

Morgentaler update

Montreal On October 18 Henry Morgentaler appealed the Ontario Court of appeal ruling of October 1 to the Supreme Court of Canada. He and his two fellow abortionists cite 10 grounds where they say the Court of Appeal erred. The Supreme Court will have to decide whether or not to accept the case. Winnipeg In a telephone interview with the Toronto Globe, Morgentaler called the Manitoba Government “moral cowards and hypocrites” and the College of Physicians ... (Continue reading)

Catching up

PM names women’s advisor OTTAWA – Michele Bedard, former chief of staff to Walter McLean, Minister responsible for the Status of Women, was named as Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s special advisor on women’s issues in September. Bedard replaces Jocelyn Cote-O’Hara, who left to return to the private sector. (Toronto Star, September 11) Juries An editorial in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record of October 3 supported the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision of October 1 rejecting the argument ... (Continue reading)

Hansard: House of Commons report

Family “Mrs. Lucie Pépin (Outremont): Mr. Speaker, this week is National Family Week. This even does not aim at glorifying unduly this institution, but simply at pointing out the difficulties faced by families in a world where children are more a problem than a source of happiness. The structure of the labour market and our whole social organization do not favour the family, on the contrary… The decreasing enthusiasm of Canadian men and women for having children is indicative of ... (Continue reading)

National: Community standards are killing us

It is extraordinary that a man like Morgentaler, the abortionist, flouts the law under police protection, while those who are trying to uphold the law are jailed. How could our laws have come to this?  The answer is that our society has gone from Realism to Relativism. Realism A common-sense realism maintains that there is a reality outside the mind that is a reality independent of mere thought. Answers to questions like: “Do human beings have an ... (Continue reading)

Nova Scotia: Baptists take stronger pro-life position

The United Baptist Convention of the Atlantic Provinces, a group pf 550 churches with 325 pastors in the four Atlantic Provinces, is taking a stronger pro-life stand. At the Convention Council’s spring meetings a special committee was set up to investigate the possibility of publishing a high-quality pamphlet explaining our position on abortion and giving our reasons for our position. The Convention Assembly passed a resolution in 1983 which opposes abortion for any reason except to ... (Continue reading)

Alberta: Controversy surrounds ethics symposium

In October, the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine hosted a major symposium on “Human Embryo Experimentation and Childhood Cancer: The Right to Die.”  The two panels of experts included medical doctors, lawyers, ethical philosophers and representatives from the media. All the distinguished experts on the panels were in favour of the right to die and human embryo experimentation. Their comments and challenges from members of the audience, demonstrated that a gulf exists between the desires of the ... (Continue reading)

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