Monthly Archives: January 1987


Activism and prayer

      Being a pro-life activist isn’t easy. No matter what occupation you’re involved in, there are always those days when you feel like you can’t get out of bed in the morning. Yet, in a particular way, this can be even more true for those of us who work fulltime for the pro-life cause. Some days you want to give [...]

2009-07-28T08:38:41-04:00January 28, 1987|Activism, Pro-Life, Religion|

Yes, I’m a radical

      A few months ago, when visiting Edmonton, I was interviewed by a young lady from the Western Catholic Reporter. She plied me with the usual questions about my background and my involvement with the pro-life movement. Then she shot this question at me, “How do you feel about being considered a radical?”   Like a seasoned rugby player, I [...]

2009-07-28T08:35:40-04:00January 28, 1987|Pro-Life, Religion|

More looking back at 1986

  Pro-abortion politicians can’t escape pro-life protests   Pro-life people in record numbers were out picketing pro-abortion politicians last year. Ontario’s Premier David Peterson and his Attorney General Ian Scott were the objects of special attention for their willingness to pervert the justice system in Ontario in order to allow the continued operation of the illegal abortuaries in the province. At times, [...]

2009-07-28T08:32:16-04:00January 28, 1987|Activism, Issues, Pro-Life|

Mitges’ motion debated in House

      The motion of Gus Mitges (Grey-Simcoe) which seeks the agreement of the House of Commons to consider amending the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to explicitly protect the unborn child received the first of five hours of debate on Friday, November 21. The debate in the House of Commons was attended by ten Members of Parliament, the Acting Speaker [...]

2009-07-28T08:31:17-04:00January 28, 1987|Abortion, Human rights, Politics|

Supreme Court rejects sterilization for handicapped

    Court-ordered contraceptive sterilization of the mentally-handicapped should become unknown in Canada following a Supreme Court of Canada ruling in late October.   Judge Gerard La Forest wrote that such cases should be approached with “the utmost caution,” adding later in the judgement that “it is difficult to imagine a case in which non-therapeutic sterilization could possibly be of benefit to [...]

2009-07-28T08:21:12-04:00January 28, 1987|Bioethics, Human rights, Politics|

Looking at the “hard cases”

    Assault-rape pregnancy – the worst of the hard cases. Except for the cases where a pregnancy threatens the life of the mother, more people would allow induced abortion for this reason than for any other; approximately 75 per cent of the public is permissive for this reason. Also, a significant number of legislators also would carve out an exception for [...]

2009-07-28T08:13:23-04:00January 28, 1987|Abortion, Pro-Life|

Looking back at 1986: a pro-life perspective

  Pro-life political parties formed   Three new political parties, each with a staunchly pro-life platform, were launched in 1986  and have begun to organize across the country. The Christian Heritage Party of Canada based in British Columbia, is a party with policies based on fundamental Biblical principles. One of these principles is the recognition that the right to life is given [...]

2009-07-28T07:49:47-04:00January 28, 1987|Issues, Pro-Life|

The sexual revolution, feminism and the churches: Part VII: the spirit of contestation

        There is nothing more contrary to the pursuit of the truth and true religious thought and discipline than the spirit of contestation. In religion contestation is born when ancient standards in favour of orthodoxy are abandoned in favour of vague directions and notions.   Today, this spirit is widespread among section of the academic theological community. Tom Harpur, [...]

2009-07-28T07:43:16-04:00January 28, 1987|Religion, Society & Culture|

Lawyer advocates Nazi-style killing

      “History is bunk,” so said Henry Ford. A much wiser man warned that those who refuse to learn from the experience of history are doomed to repeat it, and two recent publications bear witness to the bitter truth of this warning. The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide by Robert Jay Lifton traces the steps by [...]

2009-07-28T07:38:15-04:00January 28, 1987|Abortion, Activism, Pro-Life|

Attacked Again

      Campaign Life has issued a second formal complaint against the Globe and Mail. It has also complained about the conduct of Council secretary, Fraser MacDougall, whose personal intervention affected the Globe’s publication of the recent adjudication in Campaign Life’s facour.   As a member of the Press Council the Globe was required to publish the Council’s adjudication of Campaign [...]

2009-07-28T07:33:47-04:00January 28, 1987|Abortion, Activism, Pro-Life|

Ontario adds “sexual orientation” to Human Rights Code

    On December 2, MPPs voted to amend Ontario’s Human Rights Code to include sexual orientation as a prohibited ground of discrimination. The amendment, part of Bill 7, and omnibus bill bringing Ontario legislation in line with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, passed after weeks of intense lobbying from groups on both sides and after a week of intense debate [...]

2009-07-28T07:27:08-04:00January 28, 1987|Equal Rights, Human rights, Politics, Society & Culture|

Learn to swim

  The process of secularizing the nation proceeds unabatedly. The first battle to make the homosexual lifestyle equal to the normal family in law and society was won in Ontario on December 2, 1986. The assault on Sunday as a family and religious day of rest is in full swing. New proposals, by the Law Reform Commission, calling for reducing the charge [...]

2009-07-28T07:20:02-04:00January 28, 1987|Issues, Politics|

The Editorial: Judicial anarchy

      It seems that the Ontario Attorney General’s commitment to enforcing the law operates on a double standard these days. Look at the continued prosecution of store owners opening illegally on Sunday and the lack of similar action against Toronto’s two illegal abortuaries.   Paul Magder is a Toronto furrier who has been challenging Sunday-closing laws for many years. His [...]

2009-07-28T07:17:21-04:00January 28, 1987|Abortion, Politics|

1986 – Looking back

    Clergymen stand up for life   It was the year that three clergymen stood up for life – even at the risk of going to jail. It was the year that three clergymen with padlocks were vindicated by the courts. Pastor Fred Vaughan, and Fathers Ted Colleton and Alphonse De Valk were charged with mischief for having padlocked the back [...]

2009-07-27T12:55:49-04:00January 27, 1987|Activism, Pro-Life, Religion|


Ottawa – Campaign Life and Coalition for the Protection of Human Life announce their intention to consolidate their year-old policy of close co-operation. The two national political groups will bring unification plans before their members early in 1987.

2009-07-24T12:14:11-04:00January 24, 1987|Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups|
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