Pro-Death Ticket Dukakis, Democrats gloss over their anti-life platform

Winifride Prestwich The outcome of the November 1988 elections in the United States will have a profound effect on the pro-life struggle, and it is likely that the repercussions will be felt far beyond the U.S. national boundaries.  The lives of untold millions of pre-born babies will depend on both the philosophy and policies of the next President (especially with his power [...]

2009-07-27T09:07:54-04:00October 27, 1988|Issues|

UPDATE

Municipal Depravity The acting Medical Officer of Health in Toronto, Dr. Bryan Gibson, is recommending that a free bottle of bleach be given to illegal drug users so that they can sterilize their needles.  He called this a “vital first step” in reaching intravenous drug users and thus helps prevent the spread of AIDS.  “I don’t see it as encouraging drug use,” [...]

2009-07-27T09:32:38-04:00October 27, 1988|Issues|

Avoiding “The Last Temptation”

The full-page ads make it seem sinful not to succumb to the temptation of seeing the most controversial film of recent times.  It is praised as “deeply felt and ultimately faith affirming,” “as spiritual and involving a film as you are likely to see this year,” “one of the most serious, literate, complex and deeply felt religious films ever made.” Jay Scott [...]

2009-07-27T09:31:20-04:00October 27, 1988|Issues, Movie Review|

The Lesbian and Gay Counselling Centre of Toronto

A homosexual lobby group – has a member sitting on the advisory committee that will oversee this counseling programme (and a curriculum unit on homosexuality).  At the same time, the Board refused to allow any parent to sit on this committee. I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THIS COUNSELLING PROGRAMME WILL BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF MY CHILD. I, ______________________________________ Do not [...]

2009-07-27T09:31:51-04:00October 27, 1988|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

Christy Nolan

Christy Nolan has been called a genius, his writings placed on a level with James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Dyan Thomas.  He has also been called an idiot and been condescendingly praised as “a diamond in the rubbish bin.”  He described himself quite simply as a cripple.  He cannot walk or talk.  He communicates by eye movements and facial gestures.  TO write, [...]

2009-07-27T09:30:10-04:00October 27, 1988|Abortion|

UPDATE Low Birth rate

Montreal According to University of Montreal, demographer Nicole Murcil-Gratton, Quebec’s low birth rate is the result of mass sterilization in the seventies and eighties.  About 40 per cent of all couples between 20 and 44 years old have one partner who is sterilized. Quebec has the second lowest birth rate in the western world after West Germany.  Before 1960, Quebec had the [...]

2009-07-27T09:28:34-04:00October 27, 1988|Issues, Society & Culture|

More on those Catholic Politicians

I am writing this article on a lazy, hazy, humid afternoon.  It is August 3, to be precise.  It will not appear in print for several weeks but the principles will still be valid. Three things roused me to write on this sultry day.  The first was the announcement this morning that “Prime Minister Mulroney has at last broken his silence on [...]

2009-07-27T09:26:07-04:00October 27, 1988|Issues, Politics, Religion|

Sex Ed still an open question

“The teaching of human sexuality is now the rule in most jurisdictions,” states Sex Education in Canada: A survey of policies and programs. “It is taught at all grade levels from kindergarten to the end of secondary school.”  But despite this universality, authors Janet Ajzenstat and Ian Gentles conclude that without “statistically sound Canadian studies,” it is impossible to know what impact [...]

2009-07-27T09:14:43-04:00October 27, 1988|Society & Culture|

Brief Challenges Sex Education

A decline in teenage pregnancy in Ontario of married adolescents has been more than offset by a three per cent rise in the unmarried adolescent pregnancy rate, and an eight per cent increase in abortion among the unmarried.  These facts were contained in a report submitted to the Ontario government in 1986 (latest figures available) by two independent Ontario researchers, Orton and [...]

2009-07-27T08:55:08-04:00October 27, 1988|Issues|

Chastity is Necessary

Roman Catholic tradition has consistently taught the marital act, governed by chastity, is the only legitimate sexual expression of love and life.  Author Coleen Kelly Mast sees chastity as the proper use of our sexual powers according to God’s plan.  Continence, sexual self-control, is completely in tune with physical, mental and social health. Chastity is healthy sexual behaviour, consequently, permissive sex is [...]

2009-07-27T09:04:50-04:00October 27, 1988|Religion|

U.S. Policeman Resigns

Joe Daniels, 31, a police officer in Jackson, Mississippi, helped to arrest and remove pro-lifers in the first rescue mission in the city on May 16, 1988.  He resigned the same day. Daniels is a devout Methodist who had heard of, and admired, David Packer.  He told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger: “By carrying out my sworn duty as an officer, I realized I [...]

2009-07-27T09:04:12-04:00October 27, 1988|Issues|

New Tactic to Rescue babies

Cherry Hill, New Jersey – Nov. 28, 1987.  Nearly 300 block the entrance to the Cherry Hill Women’s Center, 210 are arrested. New York City – May 2-6, 1988.  More than 800 pro-lifers from across the U.S. (and Canada) stage a week of peaceful sit-ins.  These include a Catholic Bishop, 3 rabbis, 3 nuns and over 35 priests and ministers.  A total [...]

2009-07-27T09:01:49-04:00October 27, 1988|Issues|

The Netherlands & Euthanasia

Euthanasia is completely outlawed by the Penal Code of the Netherlands; so, too, is inciting or assisting in a suicide.  Voluntary euthanasia is specifically for bidden by Article 293 of the Code which states: “He who robs another of life at his express and serious wish, is punished with a prison sentence of at most 12 years, or a fine of the [...]

1988-10-27T08:45:38-04:00October 27, 1988|Euthanasia|

Pro-Death Ticket Dukakis, Democrats gloss over their anti-life platform

The outcome of the November 1988 elections in the United States will have a profound effect on the pro-life struggle, and it is likely that the repercussions will be felt far beyond the U.S. national boundaries.  The lives of untold millions of pre-born babies will depend on both the philosophy and policies of the next President (especially with his power to nominate [...]

2009-07-27T09:07:09-04:00October 27, 1988|Politics|

WHO SAYS?

A writer named R.J. Rushdoony has observed that if you want to find out who is the god of any culture, just figure out who or what has the final say.  Who makes the rules? The Judeo-Christian tradition has maintained that the basis of law is what God has said and that man’s place was to understand and apply His law.  That [...]

2009-07-27T08:59:05-04:00October 27, 1988|Issues|
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