Post-abortion and Health Care

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Media notices latest victims of China’s one-child policy

Media commentary by Paul Tuns The Interim The Huang family of the village Caidian in the Chinese province of Hubei already had three children when local family planning officials heard about Mrs. Huang's pregnancy. The officials tried but failed to induce an abortion by injecting Huang with salt water. The baby survived the botched abortion attempt and the officials visited the family in the hospital to order the father to kill his own child. He hid the baby but when the family ... (Continue reading)

Interim readers reach out to mother and child

By Mike Mastromatteo The Interim Readers of The Interim have donated more than $900 to a Toronto woman who recently gave birth to a baby girl, after resisting pressure from her former boyfriend to abort the child. Maria (not her real name), whose story was featured in the April, 2000 edition of The Interim, gave birth to six-pound, 10-ounce baby daughter, Jenna Maria, June 6. Maria had turned to the Toronto Right to ... (Continue reading)

The answer: Pro-life healthcare

The pro-life movement won't change society if it restricts itself to moralizing and politics By Carl Scharfe The Interim HEALTHCARE. Uppercase. Daunting. But is it really? Is not healthcare the destiny of the pro-life movement? Pro-life crisis-pregnancy services, education and political lobbying. What's missing? The human body, its entrance into and exit from this world and what happens to it while it's here, is pro-life business. That's healthcare. What's missing within pro-life today is a way ... (Continue reading)

One in 25 women hospitalized after abortion

Much lower StatsCan figure based on incomplete and misleading data, study shows By Isabelle Being The Interim A recent custom tabulation of Canada's hospitalization statistics shows that, out of 103,244 women who received legally induced abortions in 1992-1993, 3,931 women were hospitalized for an average of two days because of life-threatening complications. This yields a hospitalization rate of 3.8 per cent, or one out of 25 women - a rate three times ... (Continue reading)

We must remember abortion anniversaries

As I pen these words an anniversary is upon us. A date in history that most of you will not remember. It's probably a meaningless date to you, in a movement that sadly has to endure many distressing anniversaries. But there's one more I need to thrust upon you: ... (Continue reading)


Her choice To Heal: Finding spiritual and emotional peace after abortion by Sydna Masse and Joan Phillips (Chariot Victor Publishing, 1998). Softcover, 122 pages. Distributed in Canada by Cook Communications in Paris, Ont. Reviewed by Deborah James-Josipovic The Interim "We are everywhere. We are in churches. We are in shopping centers. We are in grocery stores. ... (Continue reading)

W.H.O. rules perpetuate myth of ‘safe’ abortion

World-wide abortion mortality statistics problem exposed By Isabelle Bégin The Interim To this day, certain members of the world health and political community have accepted or tolerated legal abortion because it was deemed "safe" for women. How was this conclusion drawn? Because very few deaths are ever reported under the category of abortion in cause-of-death publications throughout the world. And why is this the case? Because abortion is safe, ... (Continue reading)

Pro-lifers defend St. Mike’s Hospital

An April 7 announcement by St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto has fuelled a debate about the role of a publicly-funded religious hospital. St Mike's said nearby Wellesley Hospital—which the Roman Catholic institution had just taken over, in a government-mandated merger—will no longer provide abortions, sterilizations, or condoms. AIDS Action Now, the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League (CARAL), the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics, and the Access to Healthcare Action ... (Continue reading)

Abortion claims another victim

ST. LOUIS – An autopsy was performed April 26 on a woman who died shortly after having an abortion at a clinic here. The 22-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, underwent a first-trimester abortion April 25 at Reproductive Health Services in St. Louis. The procedure was completed about 2 p.m. But staff noticed that the woman’s vital signs were not improving, said Paula Glanino, president of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, which operated Reproductive Health ... (Continue reading)

Strategies for abortion recovery experience

The Jericho Plan: Breaking Down the Walls which Prevent Post-Abortion Healing By David C. Reardon Acorn Books, 120 pages Book Review David C. Reardon has performed a public service in the writing of his latest book on post-abortion healing. “Public” because although the book is geared primarily to church ministers who have to deal with the often touchy subject of abortion, it is of value to anyone whom the abortion issue touches in some way – which these days (in light of the legacy ... (Continue reading)

Morning After pill drive lacks answers

A Toronto Transit Commission ad purports to tell the public the truth about the Morning After Pill. Just what is the "truth," so prominently heralded by the Public Health Department? According to the ad, what they are promoting isn't just a "morning after" pill. The so-called emergency "contraceptive" can be used for three days. They claim that it is a "safe, emergency method of preventing pregnancy." Is this pill a contraceptive, or is it really a form of chemical abortion? ... (Continue reading)

Criticism mounting over pill campaign

Pro-life officials are concerned over a public health department campaign to promote the so-called morning after pill among Toronto area young people. Public health officials launched the morning after pill educational campaign in early February. The campaign uses mail-outs, public transit advertising and promotion by youth workers and educators in an effort to increase awareness of Emergency Contraception Prevention (ECP). One of the public transit ads claims to offer "the truth about the morning after pill." Toronto medical officer of health Dr. ... (Continue reading)

Brind defends research into abortion/cancer link

BOSTON-United Press International reported in late January that noted researcher Dr. Joel Brind of New York has blasted a study of 1.5 million women in Denmark which found no link between abortion and later development of breast cancer. Dr. Brind of Baruch University, who won research found a 30 per cent increase risk of breast cancer among women who had abortion, described the Danish study scientifically “terrible.” Brind told United Press International that the-New England Journal of Medicine report was faulty because ... (Continue reading)

Justice plays catch-up to the realities of today

If there is anything of value to come out of the recent decision in the Brenda Drummond case, it is that it has at least got more people thinking about the humanity of the unborn child. To be sure, pro-lifers are distressed and saddened by Madam Justice Inger Hansen’s decision not to proceed with charges against the Ottawa-area postal employee who shot her unborn child with a pellet rifle in an attempt at self-abortion.  This is ... (Continue reading)

Forgiveness eases abortion’s painful aftermath

Officials with Second Chance Ministry, a Scarborough, Ontario based service helping women come to terms with abortion, believe more work is needed to increase awareness of the procedure’s harmful aftermath. Since l99l, Second Chance ministry has helped women deal with the grief and trauma brought on by abortion. While pro-choice supporters speak of the lack of risk associated with abortion, Second Chance and related ministries believe otherwise. In addition to the physical hazards, including the increased risk of breast cancer, abortion ... (Continue reading)

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