Wakeham has it wrong on abortion

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I would like to respond to “Time for Coleman to come clean,” (The Telegram, April 26) by Bob Wakeham. Wakeham’s column is, in large measure, an exercise in fabrication. He is outraged that a politician who will soon be premier is pro-life. After all says Wakeham, abortion is a woman’s right, end of discussion.

No, it is not the end of discussion.

Canada’s population is aging at an alarming rate. The key factor in the demographic shift is abortion. Children are our only future, and scarcity of children condemns the country to stagnation, bankruptcy and eventual death.

According to Wakeham, the child in the mother’s womb has

no right. Recently, the Alabama Supreme Court declared the unborn child has “inalienable” rights to life at all stages of development. An eight-one decision by the judges reaffirmed the Alabama’s Supreme Court ruling in a similar case last year that the word “child” included the “unborn child.”

In ruling that a child is a child whether born or unborn, the Alabama justices have cut through decades of tortured, twisted rationales and issued a national call for courts to recognize the obvious — all humans have a “right to life.” It is obvious it is morally wrong and evil to deny anyone the right to life. It’s irrational to deny any human the right to life.

Kermitt Gossnel, a former American physician, was convicted of murdering three infants — their deaths resulting from the monstrous and horrific procedures he undertook at various abortion clinics throughout the United States.

A group of actors are raising money to produce a film depicting the atrocities of Gossnel’s abortion clinics. The film, when produced, will educate mainly the English-speaking world about the atrocities of abortion.

The late Father John A. Hardon, an American priest and theologian, wrote, “As believing Catholics, we know behind the murder of unborn children is the superhuman mind of Satan and his minions. To know this is also to know that only divine power is a match for the demonic behind abortion.”

 No Bob Wakeham, Coleman’s stand on pro-life is not ultra-

conservative. Rather it’s a traditional stand. Two thousand years ago, the didache, the earliest Acts of Apostles, states, “You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the unborn to perish.”

The population of this province is in serious decline owing to the fact that the Liberal party decriminalized abortion, so that now in Canada there is no law protecting the unborn child. Perhaps Canada is the only country in the world that gives no protection to the unborn child.

It’s a grave injustice that pro-life Christians are forced to pay for the abominable crime of abortion.

The British public is currently being scandalized by the revelations that hospitals there have been burning the remains of aborted fetuses as chemical waste — in some cases to generate electricity for hospitals.

The Catholic Church is over 2,000 years old and over that period has condemned abortion as

murder. The world-famous Mother Teresa repeatedly said, “Abortion is anti-woman.”

She also said “violence would not end until abortion ceased.”

The spiritual and physical effects of abortion on a woman are horrendous. Studies by experts in Spain and Finland revealed woman who abort suffered symptoms of depression (80 per cent), consider suicide (40 per cent), sexual dysfunction (40 per cent), drug abuse (30 per cent), behavioral changes (60 per cent) or irritability (70 per cent), suicide (six per cent).

Abortion, the anti-gospel, would eventually destroy this province’s people if it wasn’t for the leadership of the Catholic Church.

 Bob Wakeham, the government has routinely lied to us about the evils of abortion.


George McIsaac writes from St. John’s.

Organizations: Supreme Court, Catholic Church, Catholic Church.Bob Wakeham

Geographic location: Canada, Spain, Finland

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  • too rediculous to take serious
    May 23, 2014 - 07:53

    This guy is obviously a nutcase!

  • Herb Morrison
    May 16, 2014 - 13:55

    Edwin Charles, because we are imperfect, physical human beings living in a physical world we are vulneraable to the influence of our environment. In particular, we are vulnerable to the influence exerted on us by people around us. The adverse influence s that so-called "peer pressure" can exert on the behaviour of people of all ages, serves to illustrate the point, which I am attempting to make. People of all ages, especially young people, have taken their own lives or the lives of others because their ability to reason effectively has been impaired as the result of emotional pain inflicted on them by those around them.. This is only one illustration of the possible perils that we expose ourselves to when we rely on reason alone to be our guide as we live our lives. Peoples' ability to reason is too vulnerable to outside influences to be the sole guiding light in our lives.. On the other hand, Faith in God enables and motivitesthose of us who call ourselves Christians to defy reason in a possitive manner in an attempt to exert a positive influence on the world around us including the people in our world. The lives of people such as Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King jr. , and Nelson Mandella, attest to the power of God to work in and through people of faith in order to make a positive difference in the lives of people in this world. Unlike reason; true faith in God enhances the Believer's ability, enabled by the power of the Spirit of the living God, to exert a positive influence on the people around the Believer,that God's will might be done in the world, and God's Name be glorified. Belieef in God carries with it God's assurance of eternal Spiritual life after physical death, for all who have haith and believe. -

  • John
    May 16, 2014 - 11:09

    Mr. McIsaac, is there any circumstance in your opinion when an abortion is justified? If an adult woman or young girl are raped, and this attack render's her pregnant, should she be allowed to abort? If a woman's life is in danger such that carrying to full term would cause the woman's death, should she be allowed to abort.? I find it hypocritical when the same religious institution that covered up child sexual abuse, demands that abortion be banned.

  • Tommy Boy
    May 15, 2014 - 16:37

    It is unbelievable that people are so staunch and over religion in this day and age. Can some of these "faith" followers use some logic?

  • Edwin Charles
    May 15, 2014 - 14:08

    George et al, a blind man is a tremendous asset when the lights are out, but when the lights come on???????? Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without a rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason and the mind becomes a wreck . (Thomas Jefferson)

  • Herb Morrison
    May 15, 2014 - 11:35

    It is a pity that both Mr.McIsaac and Mr.Alcock don't read their Bible. Jesus respect for a persons' right to choose, is indisputably recorded in Holy Scripture in Jesus' own words, in the Gospel, when Jesus is recorded by one of the Gospel witers as saying: Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my knocking, it is that person's right to choose whether or not to open the door to their Soul and let Christ in. Given that the Salvation of our immortal souls was and remains the number one priority of both Christ and God; who sent Christ to endure persecution here on earth, the torture of Gethesemane, the Cross, Hell and the tomb, for the remission of the sins of humans and consequent salvation of our of our immortal souls, is it not logical to assume that if Christ and God would respect my right to choose whether or not my immortal soul will live or die, that God and Christ would respect humans' right to decide whether or not a human bering, including a fetus in the womb, should live or die, and Christ alone should be allowed to pass judgement specifically on women who procure an abortion..

  • guy incognito
    May 15, 2014 - 09:13

    Once again Eric, that is just your opinion.

  • Eric Alcock
    May 15, 2014 - 07:02

    Thanks to George McIsaac for writing this factual corrective on our society's greatest ever and most shameful crime. And thanks to The Telegram for publishing it.