Articles from January, 1995

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U.S. groups deny links to New Year’s Eve shootings

The pro-life movement is once again in the position of denying any links with violent protest. On New Year’s Eve, John Salvi, a 22-year-old hairdressing student from Hampton, N.H., walked into two separate Boston-area abortion centres and opened fire, killing two workers and injuring five others.  He then climbed into his car, drove over 800 km to Norfolk, V.A., and sprayed another abortuary with 23 bullets.  No one was injured. Virginia police have turned him over to Massachusetts authorities where he ... (Continue reading)

N.S. ruling sends wrong message

A suspended sentence for a Nova Scotia  woman convicted of aiding and abetting her friend’s suicide sends an ominous message across the country says the president of the province’s Campaign Life organization. Herm Wills of Campaign Life Nova Scotia said a suspended sentence on an assisted suicide conviction puts out word that “mercy killing” practitioners can now set up shop in the province. In October, Mary Jane Fogarty, 39, of Halifax was convicted of aiding the suicide of her friend Brenda Barnes, ... (Continue reading)

CSIS informant may hold key to clinic bombing

What does Canada’s spy agency know about the Morgentaler fire and why aren’t they saying anything? Pro-lifers are demanding answers from the federal government in light of news reports linking the destruction of Henry Morgentaler’s abortion clinic with radical left-wing groups out to discredit the pro-life movement and force the government to take action against it. The Security Intelligence Review Committee, in a recently-released report to the Solicitor General of Canada, stated that a CSIS informer “thinks that the bombing was by ... (Continue reading)

Yes, it’s murder

“Life is a precious gift.  It belongs to the person to whom it was given. . . Tray’s life was hers to make of it what she could.  My life is going to be astounding.” I think that everybody in Canada, who watches or reads the news, is aware of the stories of the deaths of two young Canadians.  Tracy Latimer, of Saskatoon, aged 12, was killed by her father and Ryan Wilkieson, aged 16, was killed by his mother who ... (Continue reading)

A wave of infanticide

When Susan Smith first told her story about her children’s abduction during a carjacking, I was one of those cynics who immediately responded, “Drag the lake.” Not that I knew there was a lake, but because I’ve never met the mother who would leave her children in the circumstances Smith described.  Our society’s legacy of over 25 years of legal abortions is a growing acceptance of infanticide, a belief that it makes more sense to kill a child than to ... (Continue reading)

A pretty drastic step

A Nebraska Juvenile Court judge resigns instead of giving a minor the go-ahead to have an abortion On August 25, 1993, I resigned as Juvenile Court Judge in Douglas County, Nebraska, rather than accept an abortion case assigned to me.  Robert Destro, a law professor at Catholic University in Washington, commented that my resignation was “a pretty drastic step.”  This is the story of that drastic step. In 1991 the Nebraska legislature passed a law which requires that notice be given to ... (Continue reading)

Special needs children: Family’s hard work brings intensely gratifying results

Wow! Another boy! What a wonderful surprise! Five daughters and now two sons.  He looks like his siblings, blond round head.  A beautiful son. Little did we know that there were more surprises.  Daniel, our beautiful son, was born with Down Syndrome.  Even though we were told in the most gentle way – it was still a shock.  Guilt, sorrow, shock, denial and more guilt.  Yet after all the questions, it wasn’t long before we had accepted the challenge of our ... (Continue reading)

The most ‘happy, cheerful, delightful’ child ever

Mylomeningocele: little did we know we were going to learn all about this strange word when our third child was born.  All seemed normal with the pregnancy – just like the other two.  I did not have an ultrasound, but we were informed that it may not have shown anything anyway. He was born 12 days later and weighed 8 lbs, 1 oz.  The doctor told us that there were a couple of things wrong with him.  One was his feet ... (Continue reading)

Battling a history of alcohol abuse

A young man rises above his Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  Studies show many social drinkers may worry too much about the possibility of F.A.S. Paul, who turned 25 on his last birthday, is a delightful young man.  When he comes home for the weekend, he fills our house with his talented piano playing and is always ready for a game of cards. Paul is small in stature.  His mental development is slow.  When he came to live with us at 15 months of ... (Continue reading)

The tragic mistreatment of Down Syndrome babies

Surviving pre-natal prejudice The past ten years have seen huge advancements in the technology of pre-natal testing.  Doctors are now able to detect a wide variety of abnormalities during very early stages of pregnancy.  Increasingly, parents are opting for abortion instead of taking on the physical, emotional and financial obligations associated with caring for special needs children.  No one, not even organizations which defend the disabled, have spoken out to stop this tragedy.  These children are the tragic victims of society’s ... (Continue reading)

What makes a party pro-life?

The American pro-life movement is hailing the Republican landslide in the November elections as a tremendous victory.  For the first time since the fifties, the Republicans now control both House of Congress. I think that any serious look at the Republican Party platform will reveal that pro-lifers have nothing to cheer about.  What the Republicans intend to do will dramatically increase the number of abortions performed in America. As part of the election bid, the Republican leadership issued a Contract with America, ... (Continue reading)

“Being there” is the key

Dr. Dobson’s speech wows 4,000 at Toronto’s Convention Centre Several thousand people, cordially greeted by 100 volunteers poured into the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on December 5 to spend an “Evening In December” with Dr. James Dobson, founder and President of the non-profit Christian organization Focus on the Family. The excellent 20 minute video on the history of Focus on the Family since its founding in 1977 showed its beginnings with Dr. Dobson and a few helpers to its present day headquarters ... (Continue reading)

Families to target for social service cuts

Liberal proposals to drop the Child Tax Benefits will especially hurt single-income families Human Resources Development Canada (Lloyd Axworthy’s Ministry) has recently released a new booklet called Have Your Say. It’s available at local postal outlets.  In it, Canadians are invited to give their comments about the future of social programs in Canada. The booklet covers many topics from Unemployment Insurance to education funding to federal funding of provincial welfare programs.  You might have already heard that there are proposals to cut ... (Continue reading)

Why remain faithful?

1994 ended a tremendously difficult year for the pro-life movement. Much of the year was taken up by the Ontario provincial government taking pro-lifers to court in an attempt to gain a province-wide injunction against all forms of pro-life activism.  These restrictions swept across the country and the call went out: “Stifle the pro-life voice.” From Nova Scotia to British Columbia, pro-life organizations were forced to pay huge court costs, money usually used to defend the unborn, in an effort ... (Continue reading)

Where’s the proof?

“He that first cries out stop thief, is often he that has stolen the treasure.” William Congreve (1670-1729) Who shot abortionist Garson Romalis?  Who bombed Henry Morgentaler’s abortion clinic in 1992? The pro-abortion movement, with intense media support, has incessantly pointed the finger at the pro-life movement.  Now, however, it has broken with tradition, blaming the neo-Nazi movement in conjunction with pro-lifers. They seem to have no problem justifying this, painting pro-lifers and neo-Nazis with the same brush. Pro-lifers are blamed because both Romalis ... (Continue reading)

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