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The Editorial – We were wrong

In the Election ’88 supplement to the November Interim it was stated that “in ridings without a pro-life  candidate, it is still possible to make distinctions for voting purposes such as “not pro-life” and is “pro-abortion.”  We were wrong.  We apologize to our readers for any confusion this statement may have caused. For the truly pro-life voter there is no distinction between [...]

2009-07-27T12:26:26-04:00December 27, 1988|Editorials|

U.S. Elections & pro-life victories

A New York Times headline, November 10, 1988, read “3 State Referendums Give New Impetus to Anti-Abortion Efforts,” and the journalist commented on speculations by  political analysts whether these three pro-life victories indicate “the shift in public attitudes towards abortion.” At present, federal law in the United States prohibits Medicaid funds to be used for abortion, except when the mother’s life is [...]

2009-07-27T12:01:02-04:00December 27, 1988|Politics, Pro-Life|

McTeer Muddle

In the final days of the federal election campaign, defeated Carleton-Gloucester candidate Maureen McTeer found her abortion views criticized on the front page of the Ottawa Citizen by an Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa. Ms. McTeer had written earlier that she had discussed her directorship of the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League (CARAL), with “her Bishop” and was advised that her position was [...]

2009-07-27T13:42:16-04:00December 27, 1988|Abortion|

Operation Rescue Comes to Canada

Angry abortion activists stormed the building.  Police carried off 40 rescuers to waiting paddy wagons, including Joan Andrews, the U.S. pro-life activist released from jail October 18, and Joe Borowski, president of the Winnipeg-based Alliance Against Abortion.  But six children were saved from certain death and their mothers from exploitation went pro-lifers successfully shut down Henry Morgentaler’s Toronto abortuary on October 29 [...]

2009-07-27T11:58:17-04:00December 27, 1988|Abortion|

Ups and downs

Brian Mulroney’s Tories swept back to power November 21 by a reduced majority of 169 seats in a federal election fought on the issue of free trade.  Free trade easily dominated all other issues including abortion. Anti-free trade sentiments were responsible for the Liberals returning in strength to the Maritimes and in Ontario, while boosting New Democrats numbers in Saskatchewan and British [...]

2009-07-27T11:57:23-04:00December 27, 1988|Issues|

U.S. Abortionists denied malpractice insurance

A new American publication entitled Abortion Malpractice Report, has documented the staggering financial implications of the numerous legal actions filed against the abortion industry in the U.S.  A publication of Legal Action for Women in Pensacola, Florida, the eight-page tabloid newspaper contains a litany of lawsuits filed in bungled abortions, stories of women and families physically and emotionally ruined by abortion, and [...]

2009-07-27T13:40:27-04:00December 27, 1988|Abortion|

How many babies do we save?

Pro-lifers’ successes in saving babies through sidewalk counseling outside abortuaries and hospitals are often unknown to the public and ignored by the secular media.  Here are some success stories… Joanne Dieleman and friends Joanne Dieleman, despite having two disabled children at home, manages The Way Inn, a counseling service-come-snack-bar adjacent to Morgentaler’s notorious Toronto abortuary and a considerable pain in the neck [...]

2009-07-27T13:39:19-04:00December 27, 1988|Pro-Life|

Eagle Forum Dissects Daycare

Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum held its seventeenth annual leadership training conference in late September in St. Louis, Missouri.  Over 400 of Schlafly’s “Eagles” gathered from across the United States to attend the three-day conference which focused almost exclusively on the topic of day care and its effects on the family.  Delegates includes homemakers, lobbyists, chapter presidents and political hopefuls whose dedication to [...]

2009-07-27T13:36:19-04:00December 27, 1988|Marriage and Family|

The Interim interviews Bill Sherwin

Bill Sherwin is the Executive Secretary of the International Right-To-Life Federation (IRLF_, headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland.  In Toronto to attend the Human Life International Conference of October 26-20, Sherwin dropped into The Interim office to discuss the IRLF’s latest concerns, especially the “pesticide against humanity,” the drug RU-486. Interim: You were established in 1984.  What occurred in that year to precipitate the [...]

2009-07-27T13:35:46-04:00December 27, 1988|Pro-Life|

Don Valley North (Toronto) – Mother running as pro-life candidate

Bernardette Michael, running as an independent in Don Valley North in the forthcoming federal election, doesn’t have to be convinced of the necessity of protecting the unborn from the moment of conception – it just makes common sense to her. She said recently in an interview: “When I was pregnant with any of my ten children – I never said that I [...]

2009-07-27T11:51:36-04:00November 27, 1988|Marriage and Family, Politics|

Politics and abortion

On October 18, the Toronto Star revealed that John Turner was about to announce a “new” abortion policy: unrestricted abortions up to 22 weeks, and some restrictions thereafter.  The “new” policy was leaked by an aide, apparently upset (please note) at the restrictions to be applied after 22 weeks. Statistics show that 90 per cent of abortions in Canada are done up [...]

2009-07-27T11:54:37-04:00November 27, 1988|Abortion, Politics|

McTeer challenged

Ottawa lawyer Terese Ferri will provide a welcome counterpoint to the pro-abortion, radical feminist stand of Maureen McTeer in this federal election.  Mrs. Ferri has been acclaimed as the Christian Heritage Party candidate in the East-Ottawa riding of Carleton-Gloucester. Ms. McTeer won the Conservative nomination in the riding in May despite a superb effort by pro-life candidate Dr. Andre Lafrance to defeat [...]

2009-07-27T11:49:54-04:00November 27, 1988|Abortion|

Election ‘88

Introduction The following is a record of where candidates stand on the abortion issue.  The list has five columns: 1.         Voted for protection of unborn life on July 18, 1988 (This column applies only to incumbent MPs) 2. Spike publicly on behalf of unborn life. (Evidence is based on Hansard for sitting MPs, newspaper clippings, or reliable witnesses present at public occasions [...]

2009-07-27T11:49:17-04:00November 27, 1988|Politics|

Maria Hinds

Maria Hinds just celebrated her first birthday in Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.  By rights, she should have been at home in Yorkshire, where she and her mother could have enjoyed that special day with her father and seven brothers and sisters.  Bur Maria, who has Down’s Syndrome, needed heart surgery and British doctors refused to perform the operation.  They said it [...]

2009-07-27T11:48:54-04:00November 27, 1988|Issues|

Borowski Has Wrist Slapped

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Winnipeg, Adam Exner, has rebuked Joseph Borowski for a large sign on the wall of his store and the use of same in an advertisement placed in several magazines. Borowski’s sign was painted on the outside wall of his store in July, after the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) had expressed preference for ‘Amendment A’ of [...]

2009-07-27T11:47:59-04:00November 27, 1988|Issues|
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