Monthly Archives: May 2008

Spectre of a new bill to legalize euthanasia raises its ugly head

During an interview on the CBC radio show Cross Country Checkup in March, Jocelyn Downie, the Canada research chair in health, law and policy from Dalhousie University, stated she knew that new legislation was being drafted to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. Downie also said a new test case had been drafted to challenge the Criminal Code prohibitions of euthanasia via [...]

2009-12-28T10:33:56-05:00May 28, 2008|Euthanasia|

Tolerance can undermine truth

If we could see into the heart of most Canadians, I believe we would see a little goddess called “see-no-evil” perched prominently on their souls. I think the same goddess is carried by multitudes of Christians into services every Sunday. It has been observed that if you keep telling people the same lie over and over again, it will finally be accepted [...]

2009-12-28T10:32:18-05:00May 28, 2008|Columnist, Rev. Royal Hamel|

The revolution

Why “Reflections on the Revolution”? It’s a direct reference to Reflections on the Revolution in France, Edmund Burke’s prescient 1790 critique of the French Revolution and the Enlightenment that informed it. Burke foresaw the mob rule that culminated in Robespierre’s Reign of Terror. He warned that if the democratic principle were allowed to run without check or limit, the French would lose freedom [...]

2009-12-28T10:26:27-05:00May 28, 2008|Politics|

Truth is the way of life

I learned long ago that truth-telling is fundamental to being pro-life. And I’m forever learning how abortion advocacy is disconnected from the truth. I was nine when I became pro-life, 10 when I realized that meant without exceptions, 11 when I became an activist and 15 when Michele Landsberg penned something I’d rather not have read. In her Globe and Mail article, “‘Fake [...]

2009-12-28T10:23:47-05:00May 28, 2008|Pro-Life|

Condom promotion reconsidered

In 2003, U.S. President George W. Bush announced his administration would allocate an unprecedented $15 billion to PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. The enormous sum was three times greater than the comparable AIDS assistance provided by the previous Clinton administration. One might have thought that the world’s leading anti-AIDS activists would [...]

2009-12-28T10:15:10-05:00May 28, 2008|Columnist, Rory Leishman|

MPs: you will be quiet

In March, we reported that a “talking points” memo issued by the Justice Department instructed Conservative MPs to keep their mouths shut about Canada’s human rights commissions, private members’ bills on the HRC and specific cases before the commissions at the time.M-446, a private member’s motion from Keith Martin (Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca) that seeks to limit the scope of HRC complaints to [...]

2009-12-28T10:07:37-05:00May 28, 2008|Editorials|

The paradox of choice

In the 1960s, the pro-abortion movement needed a rhetorical edge in their battle against common sense. To make an unspeakable act legal, they needed a label that was respectable; thus, the campaign for abortion became the campaign for “choice.”It was an ingenious maneuver: they no longer had to promote abortion itself, but merely had to characterize it as an unattractive, but necessary, [...]

2009-12-28T10:04:11-05:00May 28, 2008|Editorials|

Bits and Pieces

Canada The Catholic Organization for Life and Family has issued a letter urging Canadians to do whatever is possible to support Bill C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act, which is currently awaiting justice and human rights committee hearings after passing Second Reading in early March. COLF says: “Bill C-484 is a welcome development, because it recognizes, at least in the case of violent [...]

2009-12-28T10:02:27-05:00May 28, 2008|Bits n' Pieces, News Bits|
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