Look closely at the 1989 Girl Guide calendar, if you are asked to buy one. It celebrates the centennial of Lady Baden-Powell’s birth, and says that “The women featured in this calendar are a tribute to her vision.” For each month, there is a picture of a noteworthy Canadian woman and a statement by each of what the Guides mean to her.

With most of the selections we could have no quarrel: they include entertainers, and Olympic gold medallist, and even an astronaut. But in August we are to be graced with a picture of Doris Anderson; in September of Sheila Copps; and in November of Maureen McTeer. How can this organization say that women who are noted for their support of abortion are a tribute to Lady Baden-Powell’s vision? Couldn’t it find more worthy Canadian women than these.