Articles from July, 2002

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Respect parenting differences

Spanking has whacked its way into the headlines once again. We all know the story. A Christian fundamentalist community in rural Ontario is torn apart when local Children's Aid workers raid homes and take away children. The details of the case are unknown because of a court gag order. But the arguments remain the same. My personal view is that spanking doesn't achieve very much. ... (Continue reading)

Human Cloning

In recent months there has been a great deal of publicity in the newspapers on the question of human cloning. As a pro-lifer I am against human cloning, but being neither a doctor nor a scientist I did not feel competent to express my sentiments in an appropriate language. However, the arrival of the March issue of Knights of Columbus magazine Knightline came to the rescue. In ... (Continue reading)

The rise and fall of BC’s pro-abortion movement

I've written numerous times on the antics of B.C.'s pro-choice movement. Now and then you get additional information that shows how low and how desperate they really are. On March 25, 2002, the head of the Pro-Choice Action Network, Joyce Arthur, wrote to the Audit Division of the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, formally calling for an audit of the Pro-Life Society of British Columbia, accusing them, among other ... (Continue reading)

A new life Letters to an unborn child

My Darling Baby: It is with great excitement that I sit and write my first letter to you. It is amazing to me that you have been with us for such a short period of time and though you are only the size of a pea, you have already filled our lives with much excitement, joy and love. About four weeks ago you started to ... (Continue reading)

New Quebec pregnancy counselling center to open

A Christian drop-in centre in Chateauguay Que., on the south shore of Montreal, will soon become home to a crisis pregnancy counselling service called Options. In 2001, a donor in New Brunswick offered money to establish a Christian Association of Pregnancy Support Services centre in Quebec, if they could find somebody interested in opening one. After two information meetings, Teddy and Linda Hoare, workers with ... (Continue reading)

Becoming informed about euthanasia in Saskatoon

On May 4 the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition was in Saskatoon with some extraordinary speakers. Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the EPC, welcomed Wesley Smith and Rita Wolfe who wowed the audience with their inspirational words. Schadenberg kicked things off with a short but informative speech on the history on euthanasia in Canada, including how the media sways Canadians on the issue and why we as ... (Continue reading)

Political squabbling delays U.S. cloning ban

The U.S. Senate may not vote on a human cloning ban this year, with Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (Dem, S.D.) placing blame June 13 on anti-cloning forces, according to CNSNews.com. "Our hope was that we could get an agreement on the stem cell cloning debate," Daschle told reporters. But after offering June 12 to vote on Brownback's bill first, followed immediately by a vote on a competing bill, Daschle ... (Continue reading)

Protests target French government Opponents of RU-486 demand that its production and export be stopped

Canadians marched in front of the French Embassy and consulates June 21 to proclaim they don't want any "killer" drugs allowed in this country. The protesters said Canadians are opposed to the controversial abortion pill RU-486 "RU-486 is another example of pharmaceutical companies exploiting women for financial profit," said John Hof, national vice-president of Campaign Life Coalition. The protest was part of an international campaign to put ... (Continue reading)

Don’t send in the clones

In the latest Star Wars film Attack of the Clones, a well-trained army of clone troopers performs brilliantly under pressure and saves the Jedi knights from almost certain defeat. In real life, however, the white-armoured clones of bounty hunter Jango Fett would likely suffer from arthritis, premature aging, mental defects, and other ailments if they had not already died in infancy, according to research ... (Continue reading)

Media, abortionist outrage forces hospital to cancel cleaning contract

The Spring 2002 issue of the Pro-Choice Press caught the eye of Campaign Life Coalition BC President John Hof. Included in the newsletter, written by Pro-Choice Action Network head Joyce Arthur, was this statement: "In March and April, we held two "Media Relations for Women Activists" workshops. Women activists from non-profit groups throughout the Lower Mainland were invited, and the attendees represented a diverse mix of issues ... (Continue reading)

Euthanasia and assisted suicide won’t be for the terminally ill only

On May 22, Nancy Crick, 69, was assisted in suicide with 21 witnesses encouraging her. Nancy Crick is the latest victim of Australia's "doctor death," Dr. Philip Nitschke. During the post-mortem it was discovered that she was not suffering from terminal bowel cancer as Nitschke had claimed, or any type of cancer, but rather a treatable twisted bowel. Both Crick and Nitschke knew for ... (Continue reading)

The Canadian Delegation

The Canadian delegation was particularly active at this meeting, playing the role of champion for reproductive rights and freedoms for adolescents. When the EU tried to facilitate negotiations by compromising on reproductive health services language, Canada and several other countries formed a new negotiating block called the "Like-Minded Group" (composed of Canada, New Zealand, Norway and South Korea) in order to counter any potential compromise between the U.S. and ... (Continue reading)

Cloning by any other name still stinks

Should scientists have a right in Canadian law to clone human beings? Yes, indeed, insists Abdallah S. Daar, professor of public-health sciences and director of the University of Toronto program in applied ethics and biotechnology; Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in health law and policy at the Health Law Institute, University of Alberta; Bartha M. Knoppers, Canada Research Chair in law and medicine at ... (Continue reading)

Distortions abortion supporters use

In May, the House debated the private member's motion (M-392) of Garry Breitkreuz (CA, Yorkton-Melville), which sought to have the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights review the current definition of human being to comply with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, with the hope of including the unborn child under Criminal Code protections. Predictably, abortion supporters from the Liberal, ... (Continue reading)

Celebrate life with Pope John Paul II

Pro-life groups plan events before and during World Youth Day World Youth Day is fast approaching and promises to be one of the largest events in the history of Canada. The opportunity to attend an event of this magnitude is an awesome prospect. Toronto will see upwards of 500,000 people sweep onto its streets and crowd its exhibitions sites for this 17th celebration of World Youth Day. In 1993, a small group ... (Continue reading)

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