Victory and Tragedy
We have much to be thankful for in 2005 - the victory of the pro-family Coalition parties in Australia vs. the feminist-dominated Labor Party, and the victory of the pro-life Bush Administration in the USA vs. the pro-abortion Democrats. Neither of the winning political parties is perfect - but they are a great deal better than the alternative.
Self-destructive behaviour by women who have had an abortion shows up in study of Finnish women.
Co-sponsors Senator Sam Brownback (R, KS) and Rep. Chris Smith (R, NJ) have introduced an “Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act” in the US Congress. Based on growing scientific evidence that a fetus does feel pain, the bill would require doctors to inform women seeking abortions that the procedure will cause pain to their unborn child. It would give a woman the option of providing anesthesia to her unborn child.
Following the ALP debacle in the October 2004 Federal elections, there has been a realisation among some Labor MPs that they will not win government until they begin to empathise with the moral values of many church attending Australian voters. In the last census, 70% of Australians identified themselves as Christian; only 20% attend church regularly, but that 20% is an important constituency because they vote on issues and are not motivated solely by economics.
New Lancet study (quietly) reveals hidden abortion-breast cancer link in Australian women
As senior government figures state their view that there are too many abortions, especially late abortions, and as pro-choice voices raise the spectre of backyard deaths if abortions are restricted by law, it is time to correct the historical and clinical misconceptions surrounding the “myth” of the backyard butcher.
Human Life International
Human Life International exposes Kissinger – UN population control program used to control developing nations and their natural resources.
Blind Faith of Feminism
It is important for us to remember that Jesus Christ had several women as friends, followers, and supporters. He saved a woman from being stoned to death, and appeared for the first time after His resurrection to women.
What our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us
Young women are the unhappy victims of “ the feminism of their mothers’ generation”, says Danielle Crittenden in “What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us”. Though they usually don't realize it, feminism has "seeped into their minds like intravenous saline into the arm of an unconscious patient."
Non-embryonic Stem Cell Successes
In the October 2004 issue of the Endeavour Forum Newsletter I wrote how we were more likely to get clinical help to treat disease from the tooth fairy than from killing embryos to harvest their stem cells. New research confirms my view. Hematologist Dr. Stan Gronthos told the New Zealand Herald, "Parents will want to store the stem cells found in the pulp inside these juvenile teeth in liquid nitrogen.
“Home -Alone America: The Hidden toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs, and Other Parent Substitutes” by Mary Eberstadt. Reviewed by Austin Ruse, Culture of Life Foundation.
This is an important new book on home-alone children. It should be read by every single person concerned about how children are being raised today. It explains why children today are overfed, over-drugged and acting up more than ever - because moms and dads are not home!
Catholic Family Catechism Disciples' Edition by Rev. B.J.H. Tierney, available from Cardinal Newman Faith Resources Inc., P.O. Box 697, Merrylands, NSW 2160. Ph: (02) 9637 9406, Fax:(02) 9637 3351. 128 pp, $5 (discounts for quantity). This booklet has fifty Questions & Answers and many more Bible passages, "clear, brief and easily assimilated by all", to make practical the Pope's memorization list.
Babette has had several articles published in the Herald-Sun newspaper:
“A slaughter we cannot ignore”
“Memo Mark: It’s the family, stupid”
“Act has ruined our men”
“Smile from the womb fires debate”
“Ghosts from the electoral roll”
4 February 2005: Endeavour Forum's 26th Birthday Dinner
at 7 pm on Friday, 4th February at St. Michael's Hall, 2 Victory Blvde, Ashburton, Vic. 3147. Guest Speaker:
His Lordship Bishop Christopher Prowse,
Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne.
Topic: "The role of religion in a democracy".
Chairman: Mr.David Perrin, National President, Australian Family Association. A prayer for Australia will be said by Miss Lucy De Summa, Secretary, Endeavour Forum Inc. Grace will be said by Mr. Murray Graham, Christian Democrat Party. The vote of thanks will be given by Mrs. Margaret Butts. Everyone welcome.