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Life Chain ‘95

For the fourth year running, thousands of Canadians took part in North America’s largest annual pro-life demonstration. This years’ Life Chain did no reach the attendance of past events but organizers say their goal was reached. Activists across the country lined the streets of their communities in peaceful yet poignant demonstration for the unborn. Signs reading “Abortion Kills Children” and “Jesus Forgives [...]

2010-03-01T11:59:43-06:00September 29, 1995|Activism, Pro-Life|

Book Review – Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: The Current Debate

Edited by Ian Gentles Stoddart Publishing, 1995. 131 pages, $18.95 Reviewed by Sue Careless You are a high-profile, public advocate against euthanasia, but in your private life your own father, dying of bowel, stomach and liver cancer, begs you to assist him in suicide. What do you do? Ian Gentles, the editor of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: The Current Debate recounts how, [...]

2010-03-01T11:49:51-06:00September 29, 1995|Assisted Suicide, Book Review, Euthanasia, Issues|

Groups must keep up with the times

Over 30 million people have access to the Internet and the number is increasing by 15 per cent each month. Tony Gosgnach explains how to reach these people at very little cost. As the so-called information super highway continues to make greater inroads into all facets of our lives, it is becoming more and more crucial that pro-life and pro-family views don’t [...]

2010-03-01T11:47:28-06:00September 29, 1995|Society & Culture|

Crossing the ocean for babies

I’m not exactly an avid reader of glossy magazines, but recently I spotted an interesting cover on Macleans and I picked it up. The picture showed a beautiful young lady holding a small Asian baby. The caption ran, “Bringing Home Baby. Canadians comb the globe to adopt children.” On the contents page I read the following, “Faced with long waiting lists at [...]

2010-03-01T11:45:24-06:00September 29, 1995|Population, Pro-Life|

Pro-life stamps launched

Strips of attractive pro-life stamps went on sale at the National Pro-Life Conference on the June 22-24th weekend in London, Ontario produced by Campaign Life Coalition. The stark message that these “stamps” dramatically bring to the viewer is that one and a half million babies have been aborted in Canada since 1969. If we have become a nation of “old people” it [...]

2010-03-01T11:43:57-06:00September 29, 1995|Columnist, Frank Kennedy, Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups|

Life: live it, love it

Hi, my name is Kathleen Ross and I am an organizer for Ontario Students for Life. I am taking a year out of my university studies at Western to work full time for Ontario Students for Life. Why am I doing this? I guess you could say it is a calling. I feel very moved to devote some serious time and effort [...]

2010-03-01T11:42:16-06:00September 29, 1995|Activism, Pro-life Groups, Youth Activism|

Big youth conference in October

As the long-awaited weekend approaches, the excitement mounts. Over forty enthusiastic pro-life students from Windsor have been working diligently on the upcoming Ontario Students for Life, LIFE IS GREAT!, for a whole year. The conference will take place on October 20 – 22 in Windsor, Ontario, at St. Thomas of Villanova High School. It is going to be amazing! There are over [...]

2010-03-01T11:41:10-06:00September 29, 1995|Activism, Pro-life Groups, Youth Activism|

Thrift shops make big bucks for pro-life causes

“All pro-life organizations should have a thrift shop,” insists Kathy Bachman, who has run the Vernon Pro-Life Thrift Shop in Vernon, B.C., a city of 75,000. for the past six years. It’s an easy way to make big bucks. “Pro-lifers and pro-choicers—they all support us.” Kathy says that the Vernon Thrift Shop has been in existence for more than sixteen years. “We’ve [...]

2010-03-01T11:39:51-06:00September 29, 1995|Columnist, Frank Kennedy, Pro-Life|

We cannot be duped forever

I must be getting old. It seems like only yesterday that I wrote in The Interim about the UN women’s conference in Nairobi, and yet it was ten years ago. However, it has taken me this many years (another sign of age?) to begin to clarify a couple of statements I heard then for the first time, and have heard constantly since [...]

2010-03-01T11:25:51-06:00September 29, 1995|Society & Culture|

The (true) dignity of the African woman

Kenya Dr.  Margaret Ogola is a pediatrician and the director of a hospice for HIV and AIDS orphans. She is also Vice-President of Family Life Counselling  (Kenya). Her book, The River And The Source, recently won the Africa region Commonwealth Award for Literature. It deals with the story of four generations of African women. This was her address to the delegates at [...]

2010-03-01T11:09:06-06:00September 29, 1995|Society & Culture|

The push for gender Or No sex, please, we’re gender feminists

Now that the Fourth UN Conference on Women has finished, and attention flicks away from the radical feminists and their actions in Beijing, it is tempting to file away the clippings and forget about the radicals’ agenda. Tempting, indeed, but experience shows that the radicals do not go home and move on to other things, they use each international forum to build [...]

2010-03-01T11:07:40-06:00September 29, 1995|Society & Culture|

How to get a man to help with the dishes

Forget the Enjoli Woman. The delegates to the UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women taking place in Beijing, China aren’t interested in proving that they “can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan.” According the Grete Berget, who heads the Norwegian delegation, the conferees are interested instead in finding effective ways to “get men to share working at [...]

2010-03-01T10:49:56-06:00September 29, 1995|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

Charlton and I

Queen’s Park Ont. Charlton Heston was in town recently, promoting his autobiography In the Arena. Charlton and I, you may not be aware, go back a long way and I was quite disturbed to find that Charlton hadn’t even let me know that he was coming. Charlton is openly pro-life. He is one of the rare super-celebrities to be in our camp. [...]

2010-03-01T10:47:49-06:00September 29, 1995|Frank Kennedy, Society & Culture|

Honest Abe and abortion

The September issue of the magazine The Atlantic Monthly features a long article entitled “How Lincoln Might Have Dealt With Abortion.” It’s a thought-provoking analysis of the politics of abortion in America and has received attention from a number of major daily newspaper columnists. The author, George McKenna, begins with a devastating critique of pro-choice politicians who say that abortion is a [...]

2010-03-01T10:44:41-06:00September 29, 1995|Abortion, Issues|

A ray of truth

Once in a while, despite all the euphemisms, a ray of truth filters into public life. One such ray shone in a New York courtroom last week as a judge sentences Dr. David Benjamin to 25 years to life in prison. Benjamin was sentenced for what the prosecutors called a “depraved indifference” to life. Benjamin is an abortionist. He was charged with [...]

2010-03-01T10:38:16-06:00September 29, 1995|Abortion, Issues|
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