Articles from September, 1994

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The Month In Review

Brave New World – Trying to establish some kind of legal boundaries on its out-of-control reproductive technologies industry, the British government has banned doctors from treating infertile women with eggs from aborted babies.  Only eggs or ovarian tissue from live donors, who have given their consent, may now be used.  However, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority stopped short of banning experimentation on eggs, including those from aborted babies.  The decisions came as a result of a six-month public ... (Continue reading)

The “rock” of our faith

A mother of five whose children were attending Catholic schools in Toronto told me this true story at a recent meeting of school officials. A teacher in the gifted program one day had the grade eight class sit in a circle on the floor and had them pass a small rock from hand to hand, telling the rock how they felt.  They were to speak and relate their spirit to the spirit of the rock.  Her daughter who was in attendance ... (Continue reading)

NFP pioneers pay visit to London

Dr. John Billings’ opening discussion at the July 94 London conference on Natural Family Planning was a detailed explanation about the scientific verification of the Ovulation Method along with a brief history of how the method was developed. Billings began his clinical research in 1953 by poring over detailed medical literature.  He discovered writing on cervical mucus secretion which dated back more than a hundred years, yet little attention had been paid to this information.  It was from this that Billings ... (Continue reading)

CONSIDERING YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION

Once considered one of the best in the world, the Canadian educational system has, over the past 20 years, lost some of its luster.  Increasingly, parents are pulling their children from the traditional institutions and educating them at home or in alternative schools.  The Interim has asked some of these parents to defend the choices they have made concerning their child’s education. Public education is still the best bet The school yard is alive with joyous sound.  Children, faces alight ... (Continue reading)

Love 90’s style

The story is well known – male sees female, female sees male; their eyes meet, and soon, junior is produced.  A classic tale, steeped in romance?  Not quite.  This scenario is commonly known in the regnum animalia as the “Mating Season.” It’s the time of year when you hear the throaty “burrup” of the bull frog, the “twit twee” of the birds, the vulgar “wolf whistle” on the street and the long expected “bring” of the telephone.  Nature sounds ... (Continue reading)

Why anti-abortion violence is wrong

Christian people have struggled for centuries with the issue of if and when killing a human being if justified.  Christian society moved from a position of absolute refusal to even defend oneself from fatal attack to the writings of Thomas Aquinas in the Summa Theologica in the fourteenth century, which remain the standard for Western law with regard to the use of force. The first criteria for the use of force is: The force used to prohibit harm to an individual must ... (Continue reading)

Rose & Thorn

Rose: The Pope and key Islamic leaders. For standing up to the anti-family thrust of the Cairo United Nations Conference on Population and Development.  Along with prominent Christians such as Dr. James Dobson, this bloc was able to prevent easy passage of the UN/U.S. agenda. Thorn: Sergio Marchi. Led the Canadian delegation at the United Nations Conference on Population and Development.  Marchi supported the U.S. position which promoted easy abortion, sexual promiscuity and encouraged homosexuality. Corrections Two corrections from the August ... (Continue reading)

CMA rejects assisted suicide

The Canadian Medical Association has come out strongly against allowing its doctors to practice euthanasia or physician assisted death. In a move which stunned observers at the annual convention, the CMA passed a strong resolution stating that “The Canadian Medical Association declares its members should specifically exclude the practice of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.” Calling the practice “horrifying,” Dr. Daniel MacCarthy of Vancouver proposed the resolution which was supported by 93-74 count.  Eighteen delegates abstained. Dr. Ted Boadway, policy director of the ... (Continue reading)

U.K. judge rules “person” can include the unborn

On July 29, the London Times carried an account of the judgment handed down by Sir Louis Blom-Cooper, Q.C., in a case involving housing.  “Regina v. Newham London Borough Council.”  For the purposes of the Housing Act of 1985, the judge ruled that an unborn child was “a person who might reasonably be expected to reside” with a pregnant homeless woman.  He said it was unreasonable of Mrs. Janet Dada to refuse accommodation to the woman as unsuitable. His Lordship declared ... (Continue reading)

UN propaganda machine rolls into Toronto

On August 17, the United Nations propaganda machine rolled into Toronto to promote its 1994 State of World Population report.  A press conference was held to publicize the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, to be held in Cairo in September. UN Population Projections World Population 1994   5.6   Billion 1998   6.0   Billion 2025   8.5   Billion Areas of greatest population increase – Asia, Africa, Latin America Greatest increase – Africa 2.9% per year Slowest increase – Europe 0.3% per year North America – 1.1% per year The central theme ... (Continue reading)

BC gov’t set to “strike a blow”

On August 19, the long awaited final report of the B.C. Task Force on Access to Contraception and Abortion was issued.  Appropriately named, “Realizing Choices,” it is evident whose choices are realized in this report.  Ted Gerk of the B.C. Pro-life Society , describes the report: “Putting it simply, what we have here is an abortion advocacy organization presenting briefs to a provincial Task Force asking for additional funds, while a member of the same Task Force considering the proposal heads ... (Continue reading)

Decision stymies movement

Judge Adams imposes limited restrictions as 18 pro-lifers await trial The strong arm of the government failed to ban pro-life activity from Ontario streets, but an Ontario Court judge has restricted some picketing and counseling in his decision released August 30. Justice George Adams chose to steer a middle course between the pro-life defendants and the claims of the Attorney General in his long-awaited decision on Marion Boyd’s request to prohibit pro-life activity on the streets of Ontario. Adams’ order restricts ... (Continue reading)

NOTABLE QUOTES What message? “What kind of message are we sending, that dead women don’t matter, only dead abortionists.” Vicki Conroy, of Legal Action for Women, questioning why pro-abortionists were so vocal about the shooting death of abortionist John Britton but strangely silent about the death of a woman following a botched abortion in Pensacola, Fla.  (Pensacola News Journal, July 29, 1994) Peaceful protest “John F. Kennedy once said ‘if you make peaceful protest impossible, you make violent protest inevitable.’  They ... (Continue reading)

What to do now that the children are back at school

Summer is over and the children are back at school. As a sense of order returns to the home front, you, as concerned parents experience a certain disquiet.  Aware that you, not the school, have primary responsibility for your children’s education, you can find yourselves in something of a dilemma.  How do you exercise your educational responsibilities so that home and school operate harmoniously? By recognizing your role as primary educator of your children, you have cleared the first hurdle.  Don’t ... (Continue reading)

CONSIDERING YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION

Once considered one of the best in the world, the Canadian educational system has, over the past 20 years, lost some of its luster.  Increasingly, parents are pulling their children from the traditional institutions and educating them at home or in alternative schools.  The Interim has asked some of these parents to defend the choices they have made concerning their child’s education. Public education is still the best bet The school yard is alive with joyous sound.  Children, faces alight ... (Continue reading)

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