Articles from May, 1996

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The perfect Christian getaway

We all need to strengthen our family ties by taking time to pray, play and stay together. The Springwater pro-life, pro-family campground have planned and welcome everyone to attend six Catholic and six “Christian” Family Weekends this year. The campground’s mission is to provide a place for year-round retreat, reflection, recreation, and unity in a Christian environment. The family weekends feature prayers, workshops, Mass for Catholic weekends, praise and worship services for other denominations, games, camping, skits, and much ... (Continue reading)

You were asking?

Winifride Prestwich Is there any truth in the claim that abortion was not legally forbidden until the 19th century? -J.S. Nepean No. It is a matter of historic fact that, from the early Middle Ages, English common law (the basis of law in Canada, the U.S. and other English-speaking countries) has forbidden abortion at any stage of human development, and established criminal penalties for abortion after “quickening.” Today, we know so much about the baby’s development in the womb that ... (Continue reading)

Before spanking, consider the costs

When we think of mothers, chocolate chip cookies, cuddles on the couch and help with homework come to mind. But there is a whole other aspect of mothering that we need to think about this Mother’s day. And that is mother as Commander-in-chief. Mom firmly demanding that her five-year-old eat her vegetables and stay in bed at bedtime. Mom turning off an illicit TV show or shutting off a violent video game to a choir of complaints from her ... (Continue reading)

Hard to tally deaths due to abortion

Tony Gosgnach The Interim The February death of a 21-year-old Miami women after an abortion maybe the tip of a massive iceberg of abortion related deaths and injuries. The problem is that for several reasons it is impossible to determine the frequency of the phenomenon. “Anyone who tells you abortion is either safe or dangerous doesn’t know that they’re talking about, since there’s no way of knowing,” says Mark Crutcher, founder and president of Life Dynamics Inc. of Denton, TX. His ... (Continue reading)

“Lime 5”: Exploited by Choice

Mark Crutcher Life Dynamics Inc., Denton, Texas 318 pages, $19.95 (US) Reviewed by Mike Mastromateo Readers who get through the first chapters of Lime 5, Mark Crutcher’s provocative exposé of the abortion industry in the US. will be excused if they pause to catch a breath of fresh air. The chapter accounts case after case of women being abused, injured, and even killed as a result of shoddy, careless work by abortionists. While it makes for some gruesome slogging, the chapter steels the reader for the ... (Continue reading)

Acne drug may cause serious birth defects

Some dermatologists are demanding abortion for those who conceive while using the medication Pro-life supporters are concerned about the information given to patients using a popular acne treatment prescription. Accutane, prescribed since the early 1980s in the treatment of severe acne, can result in serious birth defects in developing fetuses. Information given out by some dermatologists implies that female patients must undergo an abortion if they become pregnant while using Accutane. According the 31st edition of the ... (Continue reading)

Only a Handful

The violent anti-abortion faction so vaunted by the media and pro-abortionists throughout Canada and the U.S appears to consist of only about a half-dozen people. John Broeckhoeft—was imprisoned for arson attacks against abortuaries in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Florida. Paul Hill—killed abortionist John Britton and escort James Barrett in Pensacola, Florida. Michael Griffin—killed abortionist David Gunn in Pensacola, ... (Continue reading)

No practitioner is immune to violence

Proctologists, urologists, nurses, animal researchers all face various forms of abuse. A recent report by the American Medical Association puts to rest the notion that abortionists are the only health care personal being victimized by violence. The report, “Violence in the Medical Workplace: Prevention Strategies,” observes that the hospital emergency room personnel and psychiatrists—not abortionists—are the health care workers most susceptible to violent attacks. Fifty-three per cent of hospital assaults are reported to occur ... (Continue reading)

Pro-Lifers also endure attacks

Although attention has been focused almost exclusively on violence and harassment against abortionists in recent years, pro-life activists and supporters in both Canada and the US have also been regular recipients of various forms of abuse. One of the most serious of these incidents took place in Baton Rouge, LA., in October 1994, when pro life protester Richard Mahoney was shot at while demonstrating outside the Delta Women’s Clinic. Ernest Robinson, 22, was charged afterward with second ... (Continue reading)

Pro-Lifers also endure attacks

Although attention has been focused almost exclusively on violence and harassment against abortionists in recent years, pro-life activists and supporters in both Canada and the US have also been regular recipients of various forms of abuse. One of the most serious of these incidents took place in Baton Rouge, LA., in October 1994, when pro life protester Richard Mahoney was shot at while demonstrating outside the Delta Women’s Clinic. Ernest Robinson, 22, was charged afterward with second ... (Continue reading)

Violence has never been a tool of the movement

Paul Hill is one of a few who has ever been convicted of committing a violent crime. The pro-life movement has always been swift to denounce these actions. After a few episodes of abortion related violence in recent years, pro-life leaders throughout Canada and the US have reiterated their rejection of violent action and have restated their commitment to peaceful conduct. The leaders are also defending the pro-life movement’s right to characterize abortion as murder and killing, despite charges that such ... (Continue reading)

Intricate web of accusations takes aim at pro-life efforts

Accusations of secret meetings and mysterious tactical manuals are often directed at the pro-life movement. Many say there is an organized element promoting this violence. Interim feature writer Tony Gosgnach takes a frank look at these allegations to determine whether they hold any water. The Interim Though the evidence for the connection is tenuous at best and non-existent at worst, numerous media reports and charges from pro-abortion groups during the last few years have attempted to link the mainstream pro-life ... (Continue reading)

It’s all fun and games until someone loses

Frank Kennedy Mike Harris has got Bob Rae’s old “Gambling Disease.” Bob has it real bad and now poor Mike’s caught it. It’s death to family values. It makes greed and luck appear to be like winning the Boston Marathon. Bob Rae’s Windsor Casino has been a rousing success—some days people line up for hours to try to beat the work ethic. They even had to lease a paddle wheeler riverboat to take care of the overflow. Mike is so exited about the ... (Continue reading)

Across Canada

Pro-life survey results in Newfoundland St. John’s --- Pro-life activity in Newfoundland centred on compiling results of a survey distributed to candidates in the February 22 provincial election won by the Liberals under Brian Tobin. The survey, seeking candidates’ views on protection of the unborn from the moment of conception, the use of the RU-486 “abortion pill” and other issues, was also distributed to candidates in the two federal by-elections March 25. The surveys help pro-lifers gain ... (Continue reading)

Is Europe dying out?

I have been traveling quite a lot lately by both air and train. I usually try to catch up with my reading when I do so, particularly newsletters from various pro-life groups. A few weeks ago I took with me one of the best newsletters I know, “Population Research Institute Review.” It always carries very well informed and interesting articles on various aspects of world population. When I opened it on the plane I found that ... (Continue reading)

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