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March 6, 2006
WCR Letters to the Editor
Speak up now for the unborn
In Canada, section 233 of the Criminal Code informs us that the unborn child is not a human being. Hopefully most Canadians acknowledge in some way that human life begins at conception. Quite simply put, it we were aborted, we would not be here.
Each year in Canada, 100,000 Canadian children are killed in their mother's womb because they are unwanted. Section 233 of the Criminal Code is a lie with very few people willing to stand up for the truth that human life begins at conception.
Recently Canada held a federal election where a new Conservative government was given a minority victory. One point of this government's platform was, should a private member's bill be introduced to Parliament and passed concerning moral issues, the government would allow a standing free vote on the issue. This would allow all parties to vote. Should a majority vote favouring the bill occur, action will take place to legalize it.
As Canadian citizens, we have a golden opportunity to pressure our MPs to introduce a private members bill to stop abortion. How? Two steps are required.
First, write your MPs a letter acknowledging your support of them in the last election and demand that a private member's bill be introduced by your MP to stop abortion. Offer your assistance to them and leave your address and phone number.
Second, phone your MP and arrange a personal interview concerning stopping abortion. Also, inform all people opposing abortion to do the same.
We must act quickly. Don't wait. Do it today. Time is of the essence. The letters are important to be held as evidence by your MP to Parliament that this is what their constituents want.
The interview is to give the MP moral and political support, knowing that he will have your help in publicly disclosing in Parliament the seriousness of abortion.
This will open the conscience of many Canadians to abortion and its father, contraception, and by God's grace, end in conversion while stopping abortion in Canada.
Jesus will multiply our letters and interviews as he did the fish and loaves. Our faith of a mustard seed nurtured by prayer and action will destroy the mountain of abortion.
Again, the time to act is now before Parliament gets bogged down with many other issues. Unless abortion is stopped, the family will continue to destruct.
For Catholics who are pro-choice, you must look at the consequences of abortion. Abortion not only kills babies but causes mental and physical damage to those involved.
Let's love these people and fight for life and the healing they deserve by abolishing abortion. There are methods to space births such as the Billings method which is non-contraceptive and sanctioned by the Church.
Finally, millions of babies have been destroyed by abortion with millions more to be destroyed in Canada unless we act. Without children, there is no family or future for Canada.
Remember, what we do to the most defenceless humans, we do to God. In judgment, we will be held accountable for our actions or lack of actions to promote life. Let's love Jesus and each other, write our MPs and arrange an interview for life.
Where have all the children gone?
Ever since Canada legalized the murder of unborn Canadians by abortion on May 14, 1969, the dark ages descended on Canada. A country once full of teeming playgrounds and schoolyards and future Olympians is now full of "adult only" buildings, an aging population, and fewer and fewer young people to pay taxes. Where have all the children gone?
There's no complex like the abortion-industrial complex. The culture of death is a real moneymaker, making abortionists like Henry Morgentaler rich men, indeed, not to mention the abortion nurses, the lawyers and judges from the Supreme Court down who protect him, the police who take peaceful, protesting pro-lifers away.
Honourable mention goes to the pharmaceutical companies who make millions if not billions selling birth control pills, morning-after pills, condoms and other anti-life paraphernalia.
So we have a change of federal governments. The new prime minister who claims to be Christian tells us he will not introduce any new legislation on abortion. Does that mean he's satisfied with the status quo - over 100,000 abortions annually, abortion on demand, paid by the provinces because health care is a provincial matter?
The dictatorship of relativism, indeed.
Recreational sex spells heartbreak
In the Feb. 6 WCR (Page 2), "Australian bishops oppose RU486," Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, Australia, was quoted as saying, "Women need choices other than abortion." These are the six most profound words the world should heed today. It can also be said that none of the present choices put forward are humane for the woman or her baby-on-the-way.
Just what are her choices in this heartless psychopathic world?
One: She can suffer through a nine-month crisis pregnancy and childbirth, along with being shamed and humiliated, then endure the lifelong heartaches of giving her beloved baby away for adoption.
Two: She can squelch her strong protective instincts and high moral standards and have her tiny baby-on-the-way tortuously killed, jeopardizing her soul, breaking her heart forever.
Three: For some protection she can reluctantly resort to taking sinful birth control pills, undergo invasive surgery to have her tubes tied, or have devices inserted to alter her body to prevent pregnancy while immoral men and boys take the liberty to seduce her and break her heart over and over with their lies, deceit and empty promises of love and marriage just so they can use her for a convenient trash receptacle . . . with impunity. On the last day they will be judged harshly.
This is not the horrible culture of some faraway Third World country. This is about our Canadian culture. This is not God's way, people.
Quiltmaker warms a reader's heart
Re: "Woman's quilts bring warmth to the poor" (WCR, Feb. 13).
What a wonderful story about a beautiful lady who uses her God-given gifts to bring the good news to the little, the poor, the world. Freely giving as she has been given! Blessing those who know her and those who don't - by being such an open, willing channel of God's love.
Faith with works! Even though she suffers with Jesus, she also continues her great labour of love with Jesus. What an inspiration!
In my ministry to the sick, the suffering, the dying, the grieving, the shut-ins, the elderly, etc., it is my experience that I find so many of them wasting their precious time lamenting (mourning) about what they can no longer do, instead of celebrating what they still can do.
Their suffering and prayers alone are valuable treasure. They are the foundation that hold up our Church. Perhaps no one has ever told them (or shown them) how special, how precious, how important, how valuable they are to the Church.
For so many of them can and do bless us just by being. Simply because God has a beautiful plan and a wonderful purpose for each life from conception to natural ending.
We only need to see with God's eyes, hear with our Blessed Mother's ears and reach out and touch with Jesus' healing hands and loving, forgiving heart to appreciate this fact. To call on the Holy Spirit within to show us how we can, with compassionate hearts and joyful loving service, make this world a brighter place and a better place for all others God chooses to place in our path and for ourselves.
What a better world, a more hopeful world, this could be if all secular newspapers would carry on their front pages stories like you carried on your issue of Feb. 13. Keep up the good work.
How our hearts long for good news in this troubled, hurting, hungry, straying, searching, thirsty, crippled world of ours.
Rocky Mountain House
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