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Congressmen urge Amnesty International to abandon abortion proposal WASHINGTON — In a bi-partisan letter signed by 74 congressmen, 64 Republicans and 10 Democrats urged Amnesty International not to accept a proposal scheduled for its August 2007 international conference calling upon the organization to begin abortion advocacy. The signatories urge AI to remain neutral or take a position in favour of defending unborn [...]

2010-08-18T14:27:56-06:00February 18, 1996|World Briefs|

A Courageous Cardinal

When I was a newcomer to Kenya many years ago (1942), I remember hearing a lot from the priests on the staff of Mangu High School about a boy named Maurice Otunga. Maurice was the star player on the school soccer team and apart from his skill in shooting goals; he was noted for his physical courage. He was the son of [...]

2010-08-18T14:11:55-06:00February 18, 1996|Activism, Profiles|

Elderly Suicides Way Up

Interim Staff After almost 40 years of decline, the suicide rate for elderly Americans rose by 9% between l980 and l992, reports the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Americans 65 and over make up only l3% of the population but account for 20% of all suicides, the highest rate of any age group. The CDC listed as possible reasons that people [...]

2010-08-18T14:07:07-06:00February 18, 1996|Assisted Suicide|

The deficit builder bows out

I attended the wake at Queen’s Park recently for Bob Rae’s exit from the Ontario political scene. It was held in one of the big rooms where we normally hold our Christmas party, in order to accommodate the NDP party loyalists, loud lighters and heavy hand clappers. The Toronto Star editorial following Rae’s registration headline: “Rae served Canada and Ontario well” and [...]

2010-08-18T14:05:10-06:00February 18, 1996|Society & Culture|

SAVOL youth meet set for Feb.

Attention all Pro-Life Youth! Have you ever found yourself in a discussion and you couldn’t defend your beliefs? Are you interested in meeting people who know exactly where you’re coming from? Well, Students Against Violation of Life (SAVOL of the Greater Toronto Area understands this growing problem. We also realize that a greater respect for life needs to be established in the [...]

2010-08-18T14:00:46-06:00February 18, 1996|Activism, Events, Pro-life Groups, Youth Activism|

B.C. vs. Ontario

In August 2004, Judge George Adams of the Ontario Court (General Division) issued a temporary injunction to prohibit sidewalk counselling near abortuaries. He also banned picketing within 500 feet of doctors’ homes. Offices of abortionists were also given a small bubble zone. This ruling will last until the trial. That case was a civil lawsuit where the Government of the Province of [...]

2010-08-18T13:59:04-06:00February 18, 1996|Abortion Law, Activism|

Is the B.C. decision the light and the end of the tunnel?

Supreme Court will eventually decide the importance of ruling and its impact across the land. The decision of Judge E.J. Cronin of the Provincial court of British Columbia lights one candle in the darkness of many court decision on the abortion issue. In essence, this Judge has decided that the part of the B.C. law that prohibited all sidewalk counselling and picketing [...]

2010-08-18T13:46:02-06:00February 18, 1996|Abortion Law|

Pro-lifers have high praise Louisiana law

Pro-life supporters applauded a move by the Louisiana state legislature requiring doctors to tell women seeking abortion the physical and emotional risks of abortion and carrying a child to term. The move is part of the state’s newly restored informed consent law. The law also involved the distribution of the booklet, Abortion, Making a Decision, which features information on fetal development, methods [...]

2010-08-18T13:41:47-06:00February 18, 1996|Abortion Law, Activism|

“Because mom and dad said so,” still plays role in teens’ lives

In part two of her series, Gloria travels from pool halls to movie theatres to churches, studying the sexual attitudes of today’s youth and reaches some surprising conclusions. They say there’s a first time for everything. For me, it was getting kicked out of a grungy pool hall on boxing day. No – I wasn’t swearing or fighting or cheating. I was [...]

2010-08-18T13:39:28-06:00February 18, 1996|Marriage and Family|

Are you listening Mr. Harnick?

“It is time for the government of British Columbia to … stop trying to limit peaceful picketing outside abortion clinics.” Globe and Mail editorial, January 26, 1996 We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Now if only Ontario’s attorney general Charles Harnick would apply the same principle to the current injunctions banning pro-life picketing in his province. When Judge E.J. Cronin decided [...]

2010-08-18T13:34:14-06:00February 18, 1996|Abortion Law, Activism, Editorials|

You Were Asking?

It is known that women who have had abortions sometimes try to commit suicide. Are there any real statistics? M.K. Stratford, Ont. No. There are some studies, but for a number of reasons any attempt at statistics would be suspected. This fact was made clear in The Physical and Psycho-Social Effects of Abortion on Women; A Report by the Consequences of The [...]

2010-08-18T13:27:00-06:00February 18, 1996|Abortion, Post-abortion and Health Care|

Go west old man

After killing his 27 patients, lawyers for Jack Kevorkian are pondering a move out west. Despite having no medical license in any state, Jack Kevorkian has reportedly decided to move his business from Michigan to California and try his luck with the Golden State authorities. Although he has successfully flouted the law in Michigan which bans assisted suicide, his cause has not [...]

2010-08-18T13:19:45-06:00February 18, 1996|Assisted Suicide|

India bans sex-selection abortions

India has become one of the first countries to pass legislation aimed at curbing the growing practice of sex-selection abortions. The country’s politicians are alarmed by the latest statistics which show that there are only 929 females per 1,000 males. In developed countries there are 1,060 females per 1,000 males. The law, which took effect on January 1, bans abortions if tests [...]

2010-08-18T13:17:50-06:00February 18, 1996|Abortion, Society & Culture|

Feds to halt embryo dealing

One of Canada’s Health Minister’s last acts before leaving office was the preparation legislation which would restrict the buying and selling of human eggs. The announcement comes in the wake of an ad which appeared in a University of Toronto newspaper seeking a white female willing to donate eggs for $2,000. In explaining the reasons for the pending legislation, Health Minister Dianne [...]

2010-08-18T13:14:50-06:00February 18, 1996|Bioethics, Fetal Rights|

Health Minister scheme to push RU-486 in Canada

Despite almost no public demands, Canada’s former Health Minister took it upon herself to investigate ways of bringing the abortion pill RU-486 into the country. The Interim has learned that in November of last year, then-Health Minister Diane Marleau received a letter from B.C. NDP Health Minister Paul Ramsey asking that the federal government seek ways to introduce RU-486 to Canada. “I [...]

2010-08-18T13:02:22-06:00February 18, 1996|Abortion|
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