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October 27, 2008
WCR Letters to the Editor
Politicians called to account
I met a nice lady on the train coming from Vancouver to Jasper in perhaps 1992 or 1994. We got chatting and she said, “You know, my generation had children even though they could not afford to have them.” She seemed to imply she was not very impressed with my generation of Canadians who were too selfish to have children.
This lady was not old at that time, perhaps in her mid-40s or early 50s.
I remember growing up in Edmonton with neighbourhoods full of children in the 1960s before abortion was legalized in Canada by the federal Liberals.
It was fun. There were always plenty of kids to play with and we didn’t ask each other’s religion. The important thing was the golden rule.
We just enjoyed playing tackle football together in the neighbourhood whether Catholic, Protestant or Jew. We played street hockey and moved the temporary nets whenever cars needed to drive by. We felt sorry for kids who didn’t have any brothers or sisters.
In the last Parliament, no laws were passed to encourage the culture of life. Ken Epp’s Unborn Victims of Crime Bill failed despite passing second reading. Somehow, Mr. Harper and the Conservatives have to do better than that.
What are they conserving? Why not conserve the family?
And Mr. Dion seems to be more interested in the environment than in abortion on demand.
The New Democrats claim to stand for the little guy, yet they do not defend the unborn. Strange!
The Green Party’s Elizabeth May told Peter Mansbridge on CBC-TV she favours abortion on demand, no matter what.
It has been said countries that legalize abortion have reached the point of no return. Perhaps we can kiss Canada good-bye.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us and lead us out of this mess.
Morgentaler award rankles reader
Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean stubbornly awarded Henry Morgantaler the Order of Canada in spite of the deluge of protests since he was nominated to the order in July (WCR, Oct. 20).
Henry Morgentaler states that he is very proud of his contribution to a “better and more humane society.”
The word “humane” in this case makes me shiver. It is more often used to express the proper treatment of animals, which incredibly have more rights than our Canadian pre-born babies who are discarded by abortion at the rate of some 110,000 each year.
We have to pay, via our tax money, for every abortion, whether we like it or not. Mr. Morgentaler’s statement upon receiving his undeserved award that “Canada is a truly democratic country” is nothing short of a travesty.
We heard on the news a few days ago that someone had paid $2,000 to have a hair ball removed from a cat’s stomach. Doesn’t that make your stomach turn?
Well, not as much as the state of affairs in our land.
That really gets my stomach churning. Can we get any lower?
May God have mercy on our depraved society.
Abstinence counselled instead of Gardasil
I must express strong disagreement with Audrey Harder’s position on the Gardasil issue (“Voice of experience pleads for vaccine for Grade 5 girls,” WCR, Oct. 6).
I am in total agreement with the stand taken by our bishops.
The Gardasil vaccine is not the answer, Mrs. Harder. We are all aware of abstinence, aren’t we?
Yes, Gardasil will protect against a few strains of HPV. There are, however, many STDs that will still be transmitted by sexual activity outside of marriage, as you are very well aware.
It is very unfortunate that you were infected by the man you married. One who kept herself pure is infected by one who did not.
My husband and I kept ourselves pure until our wedding night. We taught and encouraged our children— two girls and two boys — to abstain until their wedding night and we taught and encouraged them to become serious only with others who had themselves abstained. All four of our children did, in fact, marry such people.
When our granddaughters will be of that age, we will not encourage their parents to get them inoculated as soon as possible as you, Mrs. Harder, have told your daughter.
Rather, we will help our children to teach and to encourage their children to abstain from sexual activity until their marriage and to seek similar-minded future spouses.
This is something that is still possible, even in today’s liberal-minded society. And that is still the best defence against all STDs because that is in accord with our loving Father’s plan for his children.
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