Articles from April, 1992

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No Condoms in Montague, PEI

Montague, PEI. In December, 1991 students here in south-eastern PEI petitioned the school board to install condom dispensing machines in the regional high school. The first such request in the province, it caused a furor. The students claimed to have some teacher support. The school superintendent said, “ I have no difficulty with the suggestion, but the board makes the decision.” This move by the students was made to order for the media. For a few days, viewers became accustomed to bright and ... (Continue reading)

Does abortion exploit women?

A family physician answers Pro-life physician Dr.Larry Reynolds believes that when women achieve equality they will demand to know the truth about the consequences of abortion to women, and the pro-life position will be validated. One hot night last summer at 3 a.m., Dr.Larry Reynolds delivered a baby boy at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, Ontario. After a few hours’ sleep, he caught a train to Toronto where he addressed a group of pro-life physicians . Although his day began early, he was ... (Continue reading)


A telephone life-line: Ita Venner The soft voice on the telephone sounded close to tears as the question was whispered; ‘is this where I can get some information about having an abortion?” An equally soft voice, but cheerful with the lilt of an Irish brogue, answered, “I’ll help you in any way I can.  Why do you want to abort your baby?” There was a short hesitant pause, and then the frightened, worried caller replied that she had been going out with ‘this ... (Continue reading)

Today’s heroes and heroines

The “librarian’s choice” bookshelf, prominently located opposite the checkout desk in our small, impoverished library, displayed five copies of Eleanor Pelrine’s adulatory biography of abortionist Henry Morgentaler for months after its publication.  Meditate on the chances of finding five copies – of finding one copy – of Grace Petrasek’s charming and heartening Silhouettes Against The Snow: Profiles of Canadian Defenders of Life on the same shelf. Heart of gold Silhouettes begins with “Heart of Gold,” a profile of Laura McArthur, for sixteen ... (Continue reading)

The Court Party: an anti-life coalition

Many readers of the Globe and Mail’s Focus section for January 11 must have been surprised to find in it support for something that Campaign Life Coalition, REAL Women, and The Interim have been saying all along: that there exists a loose coalition of judges, lawyers, law professors, bureaucrats and media people which is pursuing a pro-abortion, anti-family agenda. “Forget Parliament.  It’s the judicial system that has emerged as the instrument of political change,” says the subheading of a story by ... (Continue reading)

Irish constitution under attack

The Pro-Life amendment to the Irish Constitution is under fierce attack. Pro-abortion organizations, Women’s Centers, trade unions and media personalities are in full cry.  Politicians from all parties are joining them in their demands that the amendment by scrapped, or that its enforce The outcry arises from a case in which the Attorney-general took out an injunction to prevent a 14-year-old victim of statutory rape from having an abortion in England. The girl’s pregnancy is said to be the result of molestation by ... (Continue reading)

Norwegian pastor thwarted

In the most recent development in the Pastor Nessa case (see The Interim, October 1991), it appears that the Norwegian government is becoming even more intransigent in regard to the country’s liberal abortion law. An October 12, 1991 letter from Pastor Tom Haenglse reveals that Pastor Lugwig Nessa, an outspoken opponent of Norway’s permissive abortion law, was refused the right to appeal to a higher court his conviction for not adhering to Lutheran church discipline. “Now his future is uncertain,” writes Pastor ... (Continue reading)

Feminists appointed

Judy Rebick named to council On March 5, NDP Premier Bob Rae appointed Judy Rebick to the Ontario Judicial Council.  Short of Henry Morgentaler himself, Ms. Rebick is one of Canada’s most strident defenders of abortion on demand.  The appointment is for three years. A few years ago, the Liberal government of David Peterson had appointed pro-abortion feminists Doris Anderson and June Callwood to the Council. The Judicial Council is responsible for recommending appointments of provincial judges. A present, Ms. Rebick is President of ... (Continue reading)

Annulled adoption raises rights questions

“I believe that every baby is born when and where he ought to be, to the parents he ought to be with.” What rights does an unmarried father have regarding his newborn child? Canadians may soon be exploring this issue, if a recent news story develops as expected.  Nineteen-year-old Montrealer Peter Brassard went to court last December and had his infant son’s adoption annulled, nine days after he signed papers permitting it.  The private adoption was arranged in Ontario, which allows the ... (Continue reading)

“Taffy-pull” in Church

On March 20, the decision of an Anglican Bishop’s Court that homosexual minister James Ferry should be suspended from his duties was announced.  Welcome as the decision was, it had disturbing aspects. Farce The proceedings of the Court, followed with great attention by the press, contained elements almost of farce. •    When Ferry’s lawyer Valerie Edwards tried to press her claim that the central issue in the case was not just Jim Ferry’s behavior but how the Church deals with homosexuals – otherwise ... (Continue reading)

You were asking

What is the objection of pro-life people to being called “anti-abortion?”  After all, they are anti-abortion.  R.P., Whitehorse, Yukon True enough, but that is only half the story. Pro-lifers are also against other evils: euthanasia; infanticide of handicapped new-borns by starvation and dehydration; the creation of human embryos (ex utero) to be vivisected in experimentation; fetal transplants and so on. Anti-abortion is too narrow a description of the pro-life cause. There is, moreover, a significant difference between the “anti” and the “pro” which was ... (Continue reading)

Update – Religion

Coalition of Concerned Canadian Catholics Pro-lifers are very much aware of the battle for the “soul” of their respective religious communities: will they, or will they not adopt the immorality of the permissive society and thereby earn the world’s approval as “progressive”? CCCC Within the Catholic Church in English Canada, the Coalition of Concerned Canadian Catholics (CCCC) is the current vehicle through which the assault on firm moral standards is being waged.  The CCCC claims 1,500 members.  Their influence in schools and academia ... (Continue reading)

Wake up, voters!

At their policy convention in Hull (Feb. 20-23, 1992) the Liberals did it again, to the applause of the media. Back in the years of 1967-1969 Pierre Trudeau “hijacked” the Liberal Party of Canada for his permissive society ideals.  Parachuted into the leadership by a party clique, he launched his career by wondering out loud in December 1967 what God could possibly have to do with Canadian politics.  After that he made divorce easy and legalized contraceptives, homosexuality and abortion. Twenty-three years ... (Continue reading)

U.S. A-G: “Dump Roe”

During his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the new U.S. Attorney-General, William P. Barr, said that Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion on demand, was “wrongly decided” and should be rescinded.  The Roe v. Wade judgment opened the way to the mass killing of unborn children. Mr. Barr, 41, who succeeds Dick Thornburgh as the nations’ top law enforcer, asserted that his views were consistent with the position taken by the Justice Department since ... (Continue reading)

Bush for life

On January 22, 1992, American pro-lifers gathered in large numbers in the nation’s capital to mourn the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. President George Bush, like his predecessor Ronald Reagan, reiterated his opposition to abortion.  “I am with you in spirit,” he told the crowd by telephone. Unlike Reagan and Bush in the U.S., no Canadian Prime Minister has championed the pro-life cause since 1969. President Bush has urged the Supreme Court to overturn the 19-year-old ruling. (Continue reading)

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