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Thank You Column

Catherine Bolger and the members of Parents for Responsible Education and Family Health who helped battle the Provincial government on Bill 138. Their research and efforts aided the coalition of various pro-life, pro-family groups who met with Premier Davis, Health Minister Larry Grossman and Education Minister Bette Stephenson on Monday February 14, 1983. Although many controversial sections of the Bill were not amended, we appreciate the many months of effort dedicated to this issue. John Williams MPP Oriole Tom O'Brien C.A.S. Brockville Mark ... (Continue reading)

A message from the President

It's becoming increasingly clear that neither the Conservatives nor the Liberals want to choose a leader who is sympathetic to Pro-Life concerns. Of the P.C. Party hopefuls, neither Mulroney, Blaikie, Crombie, Crosby nor Clark would bring any significant change in present party policy. Crosby did admit during the 1981 Convention that it was politically expedient to be Pro-Life in his riding! Jake Epp is personally Pro-Life, but being a strong Clark supporter, where does that put him? Don Mazankowski would ... (Continue reading)

Protestant Clergy supports commitment to life

A pastoral letter read in Catholic Churches in the Archdiocese of Vancouver informed Catholics that funds would no longer be accepted from United Way Appeal. The reason given is that "a financially participating agency of the United Way appears to promote or support abortion". We are extremely heartened by the united front which has emerged from religious groups. Margaret Fraser of Christians for Life has the signatures of 28 Protestant clergymen in a letter addressed to the Vancouver Sun as ... (Continue reading)

Aims for Real Women

1) To reaffirm that the family is society's most important unit, since the nurturing of children is best accomplished in the family setting. 2) To promote, defend and secure legislation which upholds the Judeo-Christian view of traditional marriage and family (family meaning two or more people living together related by blood, marriage or adoption.) 3) To support policies for women in the home and workplace that provide them with equal opportunity in employment and education. 4) To recognize woman's equal but unique contributions ... (Continue reading)

Real Women of Canada

The need to organize a group of intelligent, articulate women, who uphold pro-life and pro-family values, has become pressing in the last year. Increasingly, strident feminists speaking on behalf of all Canadian women, without our knowledge or consent, have been representing us. Recent examples were the inclusion of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1982 Canadian Constitution, and the trial balloon of MP Judy Erola, which is a direct attack on women who wish to remain at home as wives, mothers ... (Continue reading)

Bishop tells Nun, “resign”

Archbishop Edmund C. Szoka of Detroit demanded the resignation of Sister Agnes Mary Mansour as state Social Services director because of her support of state-funded abortions. "If you are opposed to abortion (as Sister Mansour says she is), how can you not be opposed to the funding of abortion?" Detroit's Roman Catholic archbishop asked yesterday at a press conference. A spokesperson for the Sisters of Mercy said they would need time to "consider all of the elements implied" in the demand for ... (Continue reading)

Ontario Bill 138- an act respecting the protection and promotion of the health of the public

The Minister of Health in the Ontario Government has spent several years drafting a very ominous piece of legislation known as Bill 138 which deals with health protection in the province. This bill has serious ramifications for Ontario and the pro-life movement for the following reasons: (1) The programs and services of the local boards of health under this legislation would change from voluntary to mandatory services and therefore every Board of Health would be required to provide services which include ... (Continue reading)

Vancouver Bishop Drops United Way

The Most Rev. James F. Carney, Archbishop of Vancouver, in a letter to the pastors of the Vancouver Archdiocese dated January 1983, removed the Catholic Community and charities from funding provided by United Way. The association had lasted for the past 50 years. The move, effective January 1st of this year, was made to demonstrate the disappointment with United Way permitting Panned Parenthood, which according to the Badgery report is the largest abortion referral agency in Canada, to become ... (Continue reading)

NDP Policy on Abortion

In its revised manifesto written in January by a select NDP executive committee, the party has included a strong pro-abortion position. Included in the eleven-page statement of NDP principles and objectives it is stated that "people should have the right of choice in reproductive matters." This document will be presented at the party's next convention scheduled for the Canada Day weekend in Regina to mark the 50th anniversary of the first convention of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) a forerunner ... (Continue reading)

Gordon Fairweather attacks Unborn

Gordon Fairweather, who anguished as a Conservative Member of Parliament for the federal riding of Fundy-Royal in New Brunswick for many years, was picked out of obscurity in 1977 by Prime Minister Trudeau and appointed Chief of Commissioner of Human Rights Commission of Canada. It may we be that his appointment was due more to the fact that the Liberal party felt the riding of Fundy-Royal was ripe for picking than to Fairweather's competence for the position. Fairweather's incompetence for the ... (Continue reading)

Abortionist Intervention Thwarted

Mr. Borowski commenced legal action against the Federal Ministers of Justice and Finance, alleging that they are misappropriating tax payers' money for the wrongful purpose of funding abortion procedures. The case has now been set down for trial for May 9, 1983. However, on January 25, 1983, two pro-abortion organizations, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Canadian Abortion Rights League (CARAL) applied to intervene in the trial as "amicus curiae" or "friends of the court". They argued that Mr. Borowski had ... (Continue reading)

Morgentaler may sue Borowski

Dr. Henry Morgentaler wants a pubic apology from Pro-life Advocate Joe Borowski who alleged Morgentaler's abortion clinics have been found unsanitary in the past. Valdyn Duke, Morgentaler's Winnipeg lawyer, said in an interview yesterday (Feb. 9) that she will send a letter to Borowski asking for a retraction of the statements made at a pubic debate between the two men at the University of Manitoba Jan. 11. Borowski laughed at the request. During the debate, Borowski said unsanitary conditions led to Morgentaler's ... (Continue reading)

Edmonton mayor proclaims Pro-Life Week

Edmonton's mayor, Cec Purvis has proclaimed the week of May 8th to the 15th, beginning Mother's Day 1983, as Respect Life Week. Campaign Life in Edmonton has appealed to supporters to launch a signature proclamation during that week to state publicly their beliefs in protecting the right to life of innocent human beings from conception to natural death, a summary of the entire pro-life philosophy. (Continue reading)

Assumption to award Chrétien

The Hon. Jean Chrétien, energy minister, may be awarded the prestigious Christian Cultural Award by Assumption University, this April 10th. Chrétien, the Minister of Justice during the introduction of the Charter of Rights, excluded the unborn from any protection and, as seen in a letter in the February 19th Catholic Register, as well as in letters sent to Father Health of Assumption University and to Bishop Sherlock of London, Ontario, Chrétien stated that "The government has no intention of changing ... (Continue reading)

Manitoba Premier advised by the grassroots

Manitoba's Premier Howard Pawley went on a fact-finding mission throughout his province in early January. Mr. Pawley and most of his NDP cabinet are strong advocates of abortion-on-demand and, in fact, his party has a policy for unrestricted abortion in its platform. However, after his fact-finding mission, Pawley may not be so keen to impose his pro-abortion views on the population of Manitoba. This is due to the fact that one of the strongest messages Manitobans gave to Pawley was ... (Continue reading)

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