Monthly Archives: May 1998

Abortion is ultimate act of powerlessness

On January 28, at Fredericton’s Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, two national organizations allegedly representing Canadian women hosted a high profile event, “Come Celebrate; It’s Your Choice.” This celebration marked the 10th anniversary of the Morgentaler Supreme Court decision granting the unrestricted right to abortion on demand, which was hailed by New Brunswick’s elitist feminists as “one of the most important historic events in [...]

2010-07-08T11:47:20-04:00May 8, 1998|Abortion|

Call to win back public agenda

REAL Women of Canada held its national conference in conjunction with Alberta Federation of Women United for Families when 130 participants from across Canada converged on Calgary, Alberta, March 27-28. Gwen Landolt, national vice president and lawyer from Ontario said, “Something is happening in Canada,” and explained that she had read Hansard for 15 years, but in the last two years she [...]

2010-07-08T11:45:02-04:00May 8, 1998|Politics|

Crown dismisses Show the Truth charges

Red faces in the Ontario Attorney General’s office after a major break in the trial of four pro-lifers. The four, Rosemary Connell, John Bulsza, Ann-Marie Tomlins and William Whatcott were charted last July 3rd during a Show the Truth demonstration in the southwestern Ontario community of St. Thomas. The group had signs showing aborted babies in various stages of development and were [...]

2010-07-08T11:41:27-04:00May 8, 1998|Activism|

Pro-life community comes up short in B.C. by-election

Pro-lifers are expressing disappointment following the recent federal by-election to replace staunchly pro-life and pro-family MP Sharon Hayes in the riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam, B.C. Hayes, a member of the Reform party, was forced to resign because of her husband’s severely ill health. Liberal Lou Sekora won the riding over seven other candidates in the by-election March 30, winning 39 per cent [...]

2010-07-08T11:40:06-04:00May 8, 1998|Politics, Pro-Life|

‘Safe motherhood’ debate masks pro-abortion intent

First, it used the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Then it used International Women’s Day. More recently, the United Nations pounced on World Health Day April 7 to push for what it sees as a universal right to abortion. The call was a little more subtle this time, though, and was led by U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham [...]

2010-07-08T11:37:32-04:00May 8, 1998|Abortion|

International news

Australian pro-lifers mourn ‘darkest’ political day PERTH - The passage of liberal abortion bills in West Australia April 2 has led Right to Life Australia chair Margaret Tighe to observe future generations of Australians will look on the day with shame. “Never before has an Australian legislature shown such a callous disregard for the lives of the smallest and most vulnerable Australians,” [...]

2010-07-08T09:44:35-04:00May 8, 1998|Issues|

Surprise release for Joan Andrews Bell

In a development some pro-lifers are hailing as a miraculous event, longtime American activist Joan Andrews Bell has left prison, in spite of a sentence of up to 23 months levied against her in January. Bell, 49, walked out of Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County Jail March 26. She had been sentenced by Judge Raymond Novak for failing to comply with the terms of [...]

2010-07-08T09:39:50-04:00May 8, 1998|Activism|

Real power is focus of summer meeting

Who runs Canada? You might think that “the people” do, in light of the fact that we’re supposedly living in a democracy. But some might argue that politicians do, or at least a small cadre of inner cabinet ministers and the prime minister. Others might posit for special-interest groups, under the thinking that “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” Still others might [...]

2010-07-08T09:36:46-04:00May 8, 1998|Society & Culture|

Vriend decision latest example of court activism

The spectre of an activist Supreme Court of Canada that supersedes the jurisdictions of the governments of Canada - not surprisingly, in a left-liberal direction - has reared its head once again with the court’s recent ruling in the Delwin Vriend case. Groups and individuals across Canada are sounding the alarm after the court unanimously decided April 2 that legal protection must [...]

2010-07-08T09:34:34-04:00May 8, 1998|Politics|

May 14, 1969: Canada’s Day of Infamy

The phrase has sort of odd ring to it. It seems peculiar that Canada, the true north strong and free, would be associated, at least in recent decades, with something as troubling as a day of infamy. On the other hand, we’ve heard stories from the past; stories about the internment of foreign nationals, or the harboring of war criminals, or CIA-sponsored [...]

2010-07-08T09:33:04-04:00May 8, 1998|Abortion, Editorials|
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