Monthly Archives: February 2008


Prayer and penance: necessities for pro-life action

Prayer and penance Having worked on the inside of the pro-life movement for a dozen or more years, I have become more and more convinced of the absolute necessity of prayer and penance as a support for the necessary frontline action. So, I would like to take a few examples from the Bible that teach us how dependent we are on God [...]

2009-12-23T11:41:37-06:00February 23, 2008|Religion|

Chinese couple seek justice over forced abortion

Jin Yani is seeking damages in a civil suit against Chinese authorities for forcibly aborting her nine-month-old unborn child after the water broke, because she got pregnant before marriage – a crime in Red China. However, technically, so is forced abortion. Ten officials arrived at the couple’s home on Sept. 7, 2000 and took Jin to a nearby abortion facility, despite the [...]

2009-12-23T11:02:01-06:00February 23, 2008|Abortion|

March for Life in Washington

An estimated 225,000 pro-lifers, the majority of them youth, from across America participated in the march for life in Washington D.C., to mark the 30th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the United States. Some schools sent eight to 20 buses filled with students to participate in the largest annual pro-life demonstration of the year. Leading the March [...]

2009-12-23T11:00:01-06:00February 23, 2008|Events|

Scientific fact or ideology in the name of science?

Darwin Day in America; How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science by John G. West (ISI Books, $26.95, 450 pages) The success of modern science in providing us with all sorts of material goods, medical wonders and solutions for an array of societal problems has granted it well-deserved respect in the minds of the discerning public. [...]

2009-12-23T10:56:36-06:00February 23, 2008|Book Review|

A sobering look at the ‘gay’ subculture

Out From Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting by Dawn Stefanowicz (Annotation Press, $14.95, 245 pages) It was while I was reading Dawn Stefanowicz’s new book that I came upon a review in the Toronto Sunby critic Jim Slotek of the recent movie, For theBible Tells Me So that was headlined, “A serious knock at Bible thumpers.” One might expect anything coming from [...]

2009-12-23T10:53:37-06:00February 23, 2008|Book Review|

Juno meets teens where they’re at

When I first saw a trailer for the film Juno some months back, a silent alarm was triggered; here was the story of a 16-year-old girl (played by Canadian Ellen Page) who finds herself pregnant at the hands of a schoolmate, stomached with a “doodle that can’t be un-did,” as the witty clerk at the drugstore informs her (The Office’s Rainn Wilson). Although [...]

2009-12-23T10:49:17-06:00February 23, 2008|Movie Review|

The Kite Runner teaches friendship, atonement

"Hassan!” I called. “Come back with it!” He was already turning the street corner, his rubber boots kicking up snow. He stopped, turned. He cupped his hands around his mouth. “For you, a thousand times over!” he said. So opens the pivotal event in The Kite Runner, a novel by Khaled Hosseini. The movie version, which is now in theatres, was nominated for [...]

2009-12-23T10:45:33-06:00February 23, 2008|Columnist, Movie Review, Rev. Royal Hamel|

Pro-life group calls for more education about abortion

New website provides Canadian stats, history and research Editor’s Note: This Pro Life BC press release was issued Jan. 23. British Columbia’s largest pro-life organization is calling on all Canadians, including members of the news media and politicians, to become better educated about the harmful consequences’ of abortion. Pro Life BC, which represents more than 30 affiliated member groups throughout the province, [...]

2009-12-23T10:43:45-06:00February 23, 2008|Abortion statistics, Pro-life Groups|

Patrick Hanlon – Newfoundland’s young pro-life leader

The people of Newfoundland are often said to be a proud people. In Patrick Hanlon, the pride of Newfoundland’s pro-life community is justified. Just 25 years old, he holds office in many local, provincial and national pro-life and pro-family organizations. He is president of the Right to Life Association for Newfoundland and Labrador, a director of LifeCanada, a volunteer with Newfoundland Campaign [...]

2009-12-23T10:41:00-06:00February 23, 2008|Youth Activism|

The truth on post-abortion health

Family physician Dr. Deborah Zeni was called into her local hospital’s emergency ward recently and while entering it, was accosted by a woman asking for help in bringing in her daughter, who was looking pale, sweaty and generally unwell. Later, she saw that the young woman, with her mother by her side, was in a room with an intravenous solution running. Zeni [...]

2009-12-23T10:38:35-06:00February 23, 2008|Post-Abortion|

Miracles still happen

Does God still talk to man with signs and wonders? Or did He stop communicating with his children 2,000 years ago? Are miracles a thing of the past, or are they taking place as often and potently as each plea is voiced? It appears as though God is still in touch with his creatures in a profound way. He did say that [...]

2009-12-23T10:36:04-06:00February 23, 2008|Bioethics, Issues, Motherhood|

Teen students subjected to pill and vaccine pushers

The Women’s Health Matters Forum & Expo 2008 was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Jan. 18-19. Hosted by the New Women’s College Hospital and sponsored by GM Canada, the Toronto Star and others, the event offered 40 seminars and was attended by 150 exhibitors with the theme of, “Linking Environmental Impacts and Women’s Health Issues.” A number of the presentations [...]

2009-12-23T10:21:30-06:00February 23, 2008|Health Risks, Marriage and Family|

U.S. abortion levels lowest in three decades

In 2005, the last year for which there are statistics, there were 1.2 million abortions in the United States – the lowest number since 1976. The statistics were released in a report by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, and represent a decline of nearly 25 per cent from 1990, when they peaked at 1.6 million. The numbers [...]

2009-12-23T10:08:16-06:00February 23, 2008|Abortion statistics|

Significant victory for conscientious objection as nurse wins case

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeals has ruled that the suspension of a pro-life protester’s nursing license by the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) was unconstitutional. In 2002, Bill Whatcott, a licensed practical nurse, participated in a protest outside the Regina Planned Parenthood offices. The association judged Whatcott’s protest to have constituted “professional misconduct” and suspended his nursing license, while fining [...]

2009-12-23T10:05:06-06:00February 23, 2008|Politics|

Alex Schadenberg named chair of global anti-euthanasia group

The most important part of the International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide was the strategy session that was held on Nov. 29, the day before the public symposium began. International leaders had an opportunity to discuss their concerns and successes. This was a ground-breaking moment for many of the leaders who work in their jurisdictions and rarely get the opportunity to [...]

2009-12-23T10:01:31-06:00February 23, 2008|Euthanasia|
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