On the road by air

As my business occasionally takes me to different parts of Canada, recently I have begun to contact various pro-life groups in the cities I visit. In August, for example, I was in Calgary and in Edmonton (two days each), and in September, business took my partner and I to Vancouver for a week. I cannot speak too highly of the kindness and [...]

2009-07-03T13:54:46-04:00November 3, 1983|Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups, Society & Culture|

The American scene

In September, a report from Planned Parenthood surfaced in New York reporting that male and female sterilization has now displaced the contraceptive pill as America’s most popular birth-control method. The report, published in Family Planning Perspectives, a journal of the Alan Guttmacher Institute, said sterilization is the most common choice among couples who have completed their families. The report noted that the [...]

2009-07-03T13:53:43-04:00November 3, 1983|Abortion|


Spain on slippery slope Spain’s socialist government got Parliament approval for legalized abortions on October 6.  According to a report in the Globe & Mail, abortion was legalized for cases involving rape, malformation of the unborn baby or danger to the mother’s life. The law, approved by 186 to 109 votes, was sent to the Senate for ratification. The main opposition party, [...]

2009-07-03T13:52:04-04:00November 3, 1983|Abortion, World Briefs|

Research on frozen embryos

Two reports in the Medical Post of September 6, 1983, are of interest to those following the controversy surrounding in vitro fertilization. The British medical establishment is supporting the concept of research on “discarded” embryos. While the organizations whose members are GP’s and nurses refuse to approve this kind of research. Both the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of [...]

2009-07-03T13:50:44-04:00November 3, 1983|Issues|

Funding of in-vitro experimentation should be halted

Over the last number of years many people have begun to grasp that there are interrelationships between such things as abortion, sterilization, the contraceptive mentality, homosexuality, euthanasia, artificial insemination, sperm banks, test tube babies, surrogate motherhood, cloning and experimentation on embryos. Those who accept abortion, for example, will experience no pangs of conscience in experimenting with human embryos, killing them when no [...]

2009-07-03T13:50:04-04:00November 3, 1983|Bioethics, Society & Culture|

Abortion as our foreign policy

The second report comes from the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, England. It is funded by all of the member countries of the Commonwealth; Canada’s contribution to their budget of $9,074,000 (for 1980-81) was $1,616,000. This organization’s stated purpose is to gather and to analyze information on topics of concern to Commonwealth governments, to prepare reports, and to submit recommendations for action to [...]

2009-07-03T13:49:11-04:00November 3, 1983|Abortion, Politics|

The high cost of IUDs

The first report was issued by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa. This public corporation was created by our parliament in 1970 to “support research designed to adapt science and technology to the needs of developing countries.” Of the five areas of their activity that are listed, I am concerned with these three: “social sciences,” “health sciences,” and “information sciences.” [...]

2009-07-03T13:48:31-04:00November 3, 1983|Issues|

Family planning or family banning?

For years, we have listened and approved as the heads of various governments have told us that we citizens who enjoy the advantages of living in developed nations have a responsibility to help those in under-developed countries. So, we share our scientific knowledge, we export out advanced technology, we send out experts in every field to teach those not as “advanced” as [...]

2009-07-03T13:47:45-04:00November 3, 1983|Society & Culture|


Youth for Life The Canadian Youth Pro-Life Organization (CYPLO) came into existence in 1974 with a purpose: to bring together pro-life high school, college and university students and young working people to educate themselves, grow in leadership and effectiveness in the pro-life movement, to transform society, to ensure respect for all the weak, defenseless and helpless. In April 1983, the new executive [...]

2009-07-03T13:46:59-04:00November 3, 1983|Pro-Life, Youth Activism|

Higher rights override lesser rights

The arguments favoring abortion rest on the proposition that women with unborn children have the unqualified right to dispose of those children, including action encompassing the extinction of those children, according to their convenience. The proposition is asserted that women are entitled to administer their bodies as they see fit, without being inhibited by the values of society. This is a simple-minded [...]

2009-07-03T13:45:50-04:00November 3, 1983|Society & Culture|

The land of “humanist” law?

Abortion on demand is a fact in Canada. One million deaths prove it so. What are some of the factors that have led to this infant holocaust? Canadian Criminal Law makes a distinction between “aliveness” and “personhood”. Although a baby in the womb is alive our Criminal Code (Sect. 206) fails to recognize its humanity until “it has breathed” and “it has [...]

2009-07-03T12:29:36-04:00November 3, 1983|Bioethics|

An exchange of letters with the CBC

Dear Mr. Pierre Juneau, President CBC Surely it is time for the CBC to do some soul-searching when it finds it has put out an edition of The Journal like the one last night in which Barbara Frum interviewed Federal Justice Minister Mark McGuigan. Here you have two full-grown adults engaged in national dialogue, one asking all the wrong questions and the [...]

2009-07-03T12:27:58-04:00November 3, 1983|Issues|

The executioners: who are they?

Part Four of Six…. “Once you permit the killing of the unborn child, there will be no stopping. There will be no age limit. You are setting off a chain reaction that will eventually make you the victim. Your children will kill you because you permitted the killing of their brothers and sisters. Your children will kill you because they will not [...]

2009-07-03T12:18:35-04:00November 3, 1983|Abortion|

The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada speak out on abortion

“The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada believe that the unborn child is a human person. Human life, possessing a special sanctity in that it is created in the image of God, begins at conception. We believe that this view is in conformity with the teachings and principles of the Word of God.” This statement is the introduction to a position paper , entitled [...]

2009-07-03T12:17:03-04:00November 3, 1983|Abortion, Religion|

Lessons from the pro-life scene in Britain

Returning to Toronto after teaching for three years in the University of Aberdeen, in Scotland, I have been asked to try to interpret the pro-life situation in Britain in hope of seeing what can be learned from the British experience.  I believe that a look at that experience can be helpful since the present situation in Britain is considerably worse than it [...]

2009-07-03T12:13:56-04:00November 3, 1983|Pro-Life, Society & Culture, World Briefs|
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