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It's Time to Talk About Abortion

The lives of children! We look at two ends of the spectrum this week. We look at the struggles and victories of single parents, who, in many ways in Canada have become the new heroes of the parenting world. They are doing a great job raising healthy children, says writer Laura Thomas, herself a single mom. There’s just one thing single parents need. Like everyone, they need a friend. Scores of women, and sometimes men, are left alone with no resources to raise their children. Individual love and care through a church and its members can make a huge difference in their lives.

We also look at abortion and the state of affairs in Canada concerning abortion laws.

It’s time to talk about abortion, believes Andrew Coyne, national editor of Maclean’s magazine. Alone among developed countries, Canada has no abortion law. Is 'settling' for a non-decision any way for a democracy to behave? he asks. Dr. Margaret Somerville would agree. In Canada, she points out, “codes of professional conduct or regulations, rather than legislation, are being proposed to limit freedom of conscience rights with respect to abortion.” If abortion is declared a “human right,” then Healthcare professionals who follow their conscience risk a variety of legal threats. Dr. Somerville says we must understand both the political reality and the medical reality involved.

This week we also look at the North America Halloween celebration. Who’s afraid of Halloween? asks Ken Ramstead, associate editor of Salvation Army’s Faith & Friends magazine. Is dressing up as ghosts and goblins harmless fun or a celebration of evil?

Sinister-sounding and appropriate for the season, is the story of the Grim Reaper. However, this “Grim Reaper” is not very sinister. So nicknamed," Stu Grimson is best known for his fighting-years in the NHL. Today, however, the only thing he’s fighting for is his faith and family.

We invite you to peruse these articles and scroll down for additional selections. Enjoy your reading!


Daina Doucet
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Committed Leader Leaves Legacy
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Trinity Western to Open New Campus
TWU is beginning work on a new satellite campus in downtown Richmond, British Columbia that could begin admitting students by the fall of 2010.

2010 Olympic Games Has a Dark Side
The Salvation Army is developing a campaign to help the Vancouver prevent an influx of women and girls forced to work as prostitutes during the 2010 Winter Olympics.





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