Monthly Archives: June 1991


P.E.I. News

  Charlottetown. “Incredible as it may seem to you, the people in this room have the potential to change the course of Canadian history.”   This was the inspiring message PEI right to lifers took away from their annual meeting on April 27.   Members noted that abortion seems increasingly likely to become responsibility of the province.   “Our legislature is already [...]

2010-01-22T12:19:45-06:00June 22, 1991|Pro-life Groups|

Condom promotion tied to Madonna film launch

Toronto Cineplex Odeon Films, the distributor of Truth or Dare, starring pop star Madonna, inserted a condom in each of the press releases promoting the video documentary.   Condoms were also passed out to guests attending the Canadian premiere on May 8. Patrons at regular screenings will receive a handbill promoting their use.   Howard Lichtman, executive VP of marketing for Cineplex [...]

2010-01-22T12:18:17-06:00June 22, 1991|Movie Review|

‘Gay’ pressure for Ottawa privileges

Self-professed homosexual MP Svend Robinson (NDP, Burnaby, B.C.) is calling on lesbian and ‘gay’ men across the country to act now and pressure sexual orientation to the Canadian Human Rights Act.   Justice Minister Kim Campbell is planning on introducing a package of amendments to the Act this summer. Mr. Robinson wants homosexuals to bring pressure on the justice department to include [...]

2010-01-22T12:17:02-06:00June 22, 1991|Issues|

Euthanasia conference explores difficulties

Some 110 pro-lifers received an education in the complex issues surrounding euthanasia at an April 21 conference sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition (CLC).   More complicated   Prof. Joseph Boyle, Ph.D, of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, and Dr. Barry De Veber, M.D., of London, Ontario, made it clear that the question of euthanasia is more complicated than that of abortion. [...]

2010-01-22T12:15:04-06:00June 22, 1991|Euthanasia, Events|

Street theatre for inventor

On Thursday, May 2, two dozen people wearing black robes, plus a dozen other pro-life demonstrators, protested the Toronto visit of Dr. Etienne Baulieu, the inventor of RU-486.   Dr. Baulieu claimed that the recently-reported death due to the RU0486 was an accident due to unforeseen external circumstances (see “Abortion pill kills woman,” The Interim, May 1991)   His visit to Toronto [...]

2010-01-22T12:13:51-06:00June 22, 1991|Abortion, Fetal Rights|

‘No compromise’, says Prof. Rice

When Campaign Life Coalition brought Charles Rice of the Notre Dame Law Faculty to Toronto on April 20, it set up a very demanding schedule for him. He was asked to speak to a group of clergymen at noon, to a group of lawyers and doctors later in the afternoon, and to a large mixed audience in the evening. All three of [...]

2010-01-22T12:12:06-06:00June 22, 1991|Issues|

Parent power in action

St. Eleanors, PEI. At its recent annual meeting here, the PEI Federation of Home and School Associations called for AIDS education programs to emphasize abstinence as the only authentic protection, and to promote high moral standards and positive ideals for young people.   The meeting resolved to challenge Health and Welfare Canada (which is heavily involved in producing and disseminating AIDS education [...]

2010-01-22T12:10:04-06:00June 22, 1991|Bits n' Pieces|

The In Basket

-At Home   Strike against life   Even when Manitoba burses went on strike January 1, 1991, babies still died in the province’s hospitals. “We consider abortion an essential service. There’s been no increase in the length of time a women has to wait for an abortion and we expect to keep it that way,” said James Rodger, assistant to the president [...]

2010-01-22T12:08:28-06:00June 22, 1991|Bits n' Pieces|

Feminism harms women, says president

Addressing the annual REAL Women conference held in Ottawa in early May, National President Judy Anderson slammed “totalitarian feminism” which she said has “hijacked government funding” and falsely claims t o speak for all Canadian women.   Family Women   Mrs. Anderson is the mother of two young daughters and a full-time special education with 20 years experience.   She said “the [...]

2010-01-22T12:06:57-06:00June 22, 1991|Real Women|

The Family

Recently I saw a TV program on the subject of the increase of violence among young people. A few days later I came across an article in a secular paper on the same subject. Both the TV program and the article gave suggested reasons for this sad phenomenon and the common denominator seemed to be the breakdown of the family. This gave [...]

2010-01-22T12:04:55-06:00June 22, 1991|Marriage and Family|

Norway pastor defrocked

Norwegian Lutheran pastor Ludvig Nessa, 41, was taken to court earlier this year for opposing abortion (The Interim, February 1991).   The trial initiated on request of the state-funded Norwegian Lutheran Church lasted two weeks.   Contacted by The Interim, Margit Apelthun of Dagen, Norway reported that defense witnesses pointed to Nessa’s opposition to abortion as a prophetic action proper to a [...]

2010-01-22T12:02:40-06:00June 22, 1991|Religion|

Missing the point

  What a beautiful chance the Knights of Columbus in Stratford, Ontario had to show Premier Bob Rae recently what they thought of him, and his pro-abortion policies.   But they muffed it.   The Knights of Columbus, a large international Catholic men’s organization established over a hundred years ago, have recently had an identity crisis.   In the United States they [...]

2010-01-22T12:01:06-06:00June 22, 1991|Frank Kennedy|

The unchivalrous Knights of Stratford

On Saturday, April 20, 1991, the Stratford, Ontario Knights of Columbus (KOC/Killroy Council 1431), opened the doors of their Columbus hall to a NDP fundraiser attended by Premier Bob Rae.   Wined and dined   While the Knights wined and dined the NDP elite and its supporters in the comfort of their hall, 60 determined pro-life citizens from Stratford and area braved [...]

2010-01-22T11:59:51-06:00June 22, 1991|Religion|

Living Wills: Why the rush?

An advertisement in the Globe and Mail  for Thursday, April 25, disclosed that the Ontario government would entertain requests for oral submissions on Bill 8,  the Natural Death Act, and Bill 7, Powers of Attorney Amendment Act (1990), by the following Monday, April 29. Briefs on these subjects were to be deposited with the Clerk of the Committee not later than Wednesday [...]

2010-01-22T11:58:14-06:00June 22, 1991|Marriage and Family, Palliative Care|

Carter claims approval

G. Emmett Cardinal Carter, 79, retired Archbishop of Toronto, attended a three day special meeting for Cardinals in Rome in early April to discuss pro-life issues.  Before leaving for Rome he had indicated a desire to discuss Canada’s (defeated) abortion Bill C-43 at the meeting.                                          As reported in the May 1991 issue of The Interim (p. 23), this move led Campaign [...]

2010-01-22T11:56:18-06:00June 22, 1991|Religion|
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