Canada: In The News…

Constitution Ottawa. A federal cabinet minister has applauded a Catholic Bishops’ call for a return to family-based values. Catholic bishops of Ontario are warning if the country is to survive, we must  rediscover a sense of community. Energy Minister Jake Epp couldn’t agree more. “I think the bishops have given us a good service by putting forward into the public debate what [...]

RU-486 no wonder drug

George Grant is the author of the award-winning expose of the abortion industry, Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood. He was the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Ottawa Conference on the Family, April 2-4. Mr. Grant told an audience of 150 that the abortion pill RU-486 isn’t the wonder drug to save the world. Even the footnotes in the favourable [...]

2009-07-22T10:39:09-04:00May 22, 1992|Abortion, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Lianne Laurence interview

In January,1992 Lianne Laurence, The Interim’s  western correspondent who has come to national prominence over her efforts to prevent abortions at Henry Morgentaler’s Edmonton abortuary, made a guest appearance on Ron Collister’s Talkback program on CJCA Radio in Edmonton. What follows is a transcription of the interview. On February 28, 1992, Miss Laurence, 32, and three other pro-life prisoners of conscience-her parents [...]

2009-07-22T10:10:09-04:00May 22, 1992|Abortion, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Contraceptives harm environment, says “Eco-feminist”

Halifax. Eco-feminism, according to a German feminist, is a solution to increasing ecological degradation. Dr. Maria Mies, a German sociologist from Cologne, believes that Eco-feminism, based on the fundamental “relatedness between all living things,” is an alternative to the threat of environmental extinction. In late February, Dr.Mies spoke to 200 people, mostly women, at the former Catholic Women’s College of Mount Saint [...]

2009-07-22T09:59:45-04:00May 22, 1992|Population, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Feminists’ spirituality

Charlottetown, PEI- In October 1991, 70 women attended a weekend Women’s Spirituality workshop in the chapel area of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). The event was co-hosted by the Sisters of St. Martha, the Sisters of Notre Dame (whose Provincial attended), and the Women’s Network. Director Sr. Brenda Pettigrew, a Sister of Mercy from St. Johns Nfld., described it as [...]

2009-07-22T09:54:14-04:00May 22, 1992|Motherhood, Religion, Society & Culture|

Abortion and Catholic Feminists

When she was once asked by reporters what the feminist movement hoped to accomplish in the future, Betty Friedan answered, “ I can’t tell you that now. You wouldn’t believe it anyway. It’s theological.” In other words, the movement was going to change the way people-especially women- thought about religion. Paradox How well the movement has succeeded in this objective is shown [...]

“ Five Wigged Men, Solemn as Sin” A woman can have an abortion, whenever she threatens suicide

Only two months ago most people in Ireland believed that 1983 Amendment to the Constitution guaranteed that abortion could never be made legal in this country. But today, as a result of decision by “ Five Wigged Men, Solemn as Sin,” according to a headline in the Irish Times, abortion is legal, on demand, whenever a woman threatens suicide. Courts duped The [...]

2009-07-22T09:48:07-04:00May 22, 1992|Abortion, Pro-Life, Religion, Society & Culture|


“LIVES OF GREAT ONES ALL REMIND US, WE CAN MAKE OUR LIVES SUBLIME; AND DEPARTING LEAVE BEHIND US, FOOTPRINTS ON THE SANDS OF TIME.” In her beautiful book, Silhouettes Against the Snow, Grace Petrasek devoted the first chapter to Laura McArthur. Although it was written some time before Laura’s death, it is an eloquent tribute to one who, in a very special [...]

2009-07-22T09:43:39-04:00May 22, 1992|Abortion, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Sex clinics in Ottawa schools

Ottawa. Sex clinics have become permanent fixtures in Ottawa high schools. After operating as pilot projects out of five Ottawa schools for the past two years, school board trustees voted last month to make the “ health clinics” permanent. Trustee Molly O’Connor says she voted in favour of the clinics because students and parents want the counseling and contraceptives they provide. “ [...]

2009-07-22T09:37:30-04:00May 22, 1992|Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Condom issue resurfaces in Montreal

Some people on the Montreal Catholic School Commission can’t seem to take no for an answer. After pressing for the installation of condom machines in Montreal’s high schools last spring (a motion that was defeated in August 1991,despite media support), commissioners representing the Movement pour une Ecole Moderne et Ouverte (MEMO) were trying again at the November 1991 meeting. They proposed that [...]

2009-07-22T09:35:01-04:00May 22, 1992|Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Condom cover-up continues

“Aids in this country remains overwhelmingly a gay disease. Why don’t we say this? Why does every AIDS campaign I have seen pretend an equality of risk? Perhaps we could all get AIDS, but in fact only a certain limited category of men are mostly getting it,” the Globe and Mail’s science columnist Stephen Strauss wrote a little over two years ago. [...]

2009-07-22T09:19:40-04:00May 22, 1992|Pro-Life, Society & Culture|


In The News… Forthcoming Encyclical on Morality Rome The Roman whisper was that the encyclical was ready in October 1990, complete with the title  Veritatis Splendor, ( The Splendour of Truth). Then it ran into objections from the theologically-minded German Bishops, according to the rumors. This sent Cardinal Ratzinger back to the drawing board. Be that as it may, Cardinal Ratzinger, perfect [...]

2009-07-22T09:14:46-04:00May 22, 1992|Abortion, Euthanasia, Pro-Life, Religion, Society & Culture|

Pro-lifer embarrasses ad Campaign Life Coalition

James Brooks is on the job. Mr. Brooks, a long-time Campaign Life Coalition supporter spotted an ad in Time magazine ( November 11,1991). It made his blood boil. At first glance, Mr. Brooks thought it was an ad for Eaton’s department store. Actually it was an ad for Andrew Fezza, a manufacturer of high quality men’s clothing. With quality clients like Holt [...]

2009-07-22T08:57:53-04:00May 22, 1992|Abortion, Frank Kennedy, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Nurturing Network : help in time of need

Against the (false) accusation that pro-life people don’t care for the economic and social quandary of women thinking about abortion stands Mary Cunningham Agee, executive director of the Nurturing Network. Mrs. Agee- business woman, mother and Christian- established the Nurturing Network in the aftermath of a miscarriage: ”If I could feel the intensity of pain and loss of a child I wanted,” [...]

2009-07-22T08:53:35-04:00May 22, 1992|Abortion, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Pro-Life to launch multi-media blitz

Pro –life. What Image does that word bring to mind? Placard waving ‘fanatics’ or warm caring individuals? For one women on the phone, the image I snow warm and caring. Late one August night in 1991, Marilyn (not her real name) saw an ad on TV offering to help pregnant women. “ I was scheduled to have an abortion,” she says, “but [...]

2009-07-22T08:50:36-04:00May 22, 1992|Abortion, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|
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