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.