Life and Taxes
In our last issue we informed readers that Norma McCorvey, the "Roe" of the infamous Roe v Wade abortion case in the US had appealed for a reversal of the Supreme Court decision. Now Sandra Cano, the "Doe" in the companion Doe v Bolton case has also applied to have the decision in her case reversed. The Court defined "health" to include "all factors - physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman's age" that may lead a woman to seek an abortion. Sandra Cano is relying on a Rule 60 motion that allows original parties in a lawsuit to ask a court to overturn a decision. She is represented by the Texas-based Justice Foundation. Her motion is based on changes in factual and legal conditions that make the Court's ruling no longer just.
The Facts of Life
The increasingly high teenage pregnancy and abortion rates in Australia have had much media exposure in recent months. Debate at Government level concerning the possible introduction of unrestricted sale of M.A.P.’s and placement of condom vending machines in primary schools indicate that solution-seeking for these problems has reached a desperate level. They may only add fuel to the fire.
Abortion-Breast Cancer: Angela's Testimony
Angela Lanfranchi, MD, FACS, a breast cancer surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical School in New Jersey, testified before the Massachusetts Joint Health Care Committee on June 11, 2003 in support of informed consent legislation. The bill in question would require physicians to inform abortion-bound women about the increased risk of breast cancer. Dr. Lanfranchi is a critic of the American Women’s Medical Association because of its commitment to “reproductive rights”. Angela’s testimony:
Bush Orders State Department To Stop Funding Foreign Abortion Groups
In yet a further illustration of the Bush administration’s efforts to promote an international culture of life, President Bush this week issued an executive order that restricts the State Department from funding groups that perform or promote abortions overseas. Specifically, the order seeks to extend what is called the Mexico City Policy, which previously applied only to the US Agency for International Development (USAID), to the State Department.
How labour Ambushed the Churches
Many Christians realise they were betrayed with the rushed passage of the Discrimination Amendment Bill 2002 in the Queensland Parliament last year. Premier Beattie proclaimed a “win win” for both the churches and the gay rights lobby after hurried late night negotiations for a ‘compromise’ change to the Bill.
Violence in Advertising
Earlier this year I complained to the Advertising Standards Bureau about a TV advertisement for Guest's Furniture in which a woman hits a man with her handbag knocking him off his feet, while a voice-over says "All our prices have been knocked down".
New Day Care Tragedy
The Associated Press reported that on August15, the outwardly perfect daycare operator Paula Burcham in Bartow, Florida was sentenced to 8 years in prison for giving a lethal dose of Benadryl to a 3 month old baby girl.
Lesbianism for the Elderly?
Relationships Australia, described as Australia's leading counselling agency, has recommended that because of men's shorter lifespans, lonely elderly women should become lesbians. Spokesman Jack Carney, encouraged older women to explore lesbian relationships "which were seen as more nurturing and emotionally supportive."
Impact of UN Treaties on Men & Marriage
In 1980 when Endeavour Forum opposed Australia's signing of the UN's Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) we were criticised by some pro-family groups which should have known better. The 1984 federal Sex Discrimination Act which implemented CEDAW in Australia outlaws discrimination on the basis of marital status.
Endeavour Forum Inc. Public Meeting