Articles from September, 1998

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Pro-life websites

Before discussing sites to visit, I'll cover a few important items that couldn't be squeezed into last month's article. Multiple ISP Accounts: With Windows 95/98, you can easily have more than one ISP dial-up on the same computer. This lets you evaluate a new ISP before cancelling the old one, or provides a second account so you can still access the Net when your main provider is down. Email: Eudora has an excellent pro version, but it does cost ... (Continue reading)

International Round-up

Tougher abortion laws urged SANTIAGO - Chilean Senator Hernan Larrain is calling for his country's laws against abortion - already the strictest in Latin America - to be toughened. Noting that there are too many illegal abortions in Chile, Larrain wants to increase prison sentences to up to 15 years from the current five years. Abortion has been illegal in all circumstances in Chile since 1989. Larrain says the law ... (Continue reading)

Children respond to what is true, illustrator says

Although he lost an eye as a child, Tim Ladwig is today a renowned children's book illustrator. He believes that the art in picture books can be life-affecting. "Children respond to what is true," he says. Ladwig remembers as a child being moved by a picture book about the life of Jesus as seen through the Apostle Peter's eyes. He remembers thinking, "This really happened ... (Continue reading)

University pro-lifers vindicated

Pro-lifers at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in St. John's gained a victory recently, just two weeks after suffering a major set-back. In 1997, the Council of the Students' Union granted the student society MUN for Life the right to operate on campus. The following year the group was "ratified," and granted funding. Then just one semester later, on June 30, CSU refused to renew the ratification, by a ... (Continue reading)

Anglicans reject gay lifestyle

Declaring homosexual relations "incompatible with Scripture," Anglican bishops from around the world opposed the ordination of sexually active homosexuals and the blessing of homosexual unions. Instead they affirmed traditional church teaching that sex is permissible only within marriage. The 750 Anglican bishops, meeting at the once-a-decade Lambeth Conference, adopted the resolution on August 5, by a vote of 526-70, with 45 bishops abstaining. Liberal bishops, predominantly from Europe and the United States were trounced by the more conservative and ... (Continue reading)

Bishop affirms Humanae vitae

Even as far back as the 1970s, leading Roman Catholics had pronounced Pope Paul VI's Humanae vitae a "dead letter." Truth, however, has a way of burying its undertakers—and Fate, if not Divine Providence itself, has an ingenious capacity for dramatizing Truth's triumphant return. n July 29, 1998, exactly 30 years after the appearance of the famous document restating the Church's opposition to contraception, the timeless message of the "birth-control encyclical" reappeared on the front page of the ... (Continue reading)

Uniting the right a daunting challenge, conservatives say

In May 1996, conservatives of all stripes and political parties met in Calgary at a Winds of Change conference. Their purpose was to find common ground, in order to "unite the right." Christian Heritage Party leader Ron Gray went to the conference but was refused entry. He says many fiscal conservatives don't want moral conservatives as part of their coalition. He says they think it could doom their chances at forming a government. "Citizens are concerned about moral decay," ... (Continue reading)

Women at Risk: a sign of hope

St. Louis, Mo. was the site August 7-8 of the first national conference of Women at Risk, a U.S. coalition of women and their family members who have been hurt by abortion. Ninety people gathered to learn of ways of moving beyond the harm abortion does to women. "We defined ourselves," said Ann Vogel of Springfield, Ill., who co-founded Women at Risk with Miriam Dapra of Utah. "We will not be pigeon-holed into pro-abortion or pro-life camps, with ... (Continue reading)

Louisville, Kentucky Law Firm seeks justice for women exploited by abortion

Safe and legal abortion? It's a concept you might not want to defend around the Louisville, Kentucky-based law firm of Amshoff and Amshoff. That's because the firm has dealt with more than five dozen cases of significant, abortion-related injuries caused to women in the last decade—including one case that resulted in a $10-million judgment against an abortionist. "We have been involved in three death cases," Ted Amshoff, an attorney with the firm, said in a telephone interview with The Interim. "We successfully ... (Continue reading)

Cases Reveal a path of destruction through women, children, and society

Unfortunately, Ximena Renaerts isn't alone. In fact, she's one of countless people living daily with the wounds abortion inflicts. A few of those people are children like her, who've somehow managed to survive the abortionist's knife. But there's a much greater number of another kind of abortion "survivor" - aborted women. While most of their stories are known only to God, more and more women who've experienced abortion are speaking out in ... (Continue reading)

Safe and Legal?

Abortion has been legalized, but it certainly isn't safe for preborn children. And there's a mountain of evidence that it isn't safe for women, either. Justice is finally smiling on 12-year-old Ximena Renaerts, the spunky young girl who survived an abortion attempt and abandonment at Vancouver General Hospital. Her adoptive family has just won a large settlement from the hospital, and now officials are investigating whether to lay criminal charges. Ximena's odessy with ... (Continue reading)

Ireland’s future rests on faith

Two Toronto women, recently back from a pro-life speaking tour of Ireland, say the experience has left them more vigilant in defending the right to life of the unborn. Emma Maan, 21, and Ada Wong, 19, are both active with Ontario Students for Life (OSFL), an organization working to spread the right-to-life message among the province's high school and university students. Maan serves in a public relations role and as ... (Continue reading)

Key to politics is participation

If we are to change the laws on abortion in Canada, and in Ontario, we must elect members to the legislature who are pro-life. It will not happen otherwise. Getting involved in elections and governments implies political action. By definition, this means politicians and politics. Anything that will be done depends on the politician. If we are particularly persuasive, the politician might do something. If he likes us, he might help. If he does not, good luck. However, ... (Continue reading)

Szabo fights against anti-family tax policies

A Liberal MP is working to give relief to parents who forgo careers to stay at home with their children. MP Paul Szabo (Mississagua South), is the chairperson of a Liberal caucus committee exploring ways to address the issue of unpaid work in the home. He says parents who stay at home to take care of preschool children are entitled to equal treatment. Szabo wants to give them a ... (Continue reading)

De-population scheme wreaks havoc in Peru

Shortly after his 1996 re-election, Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori initiated an ambitious program of population control, featuring "sex education" and sterilization in the heavily Roman Catholic country. Critics of the program see population control as a trade-off with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and foreign governments for much-needed economic aid. American G. Joseph Rees, a Congressional committee staff aide, went to Peru to investigate charges of human-rights ... (Continue reading)

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