THE PROVINCIAL NEWSLETTER FOR ALBERTA PRO-LIFE ALLIANCE ASSOCIATION JUNE 2004 Saving babies and mothers, one at a time By Anne Arseneau Robert Hinchey was keynote speaker at this year’s God calls ordinary people to do extraordinary provincial pro-life conference sponsored by Alberta Pro- Life. Mr. Hinchey became somewhat famous in pro-life things. Robert Hinchey lives in Toronto. In 1984, Robert Send your MLA circles in 2003 when he was pepper-sprayed in a medical clinic in downtown Toronto by a woman who was an insurance underwriter planning to go on a holi- day. A private abortion clinic was opening and causing quite a stir in the city. Urged by the Holy Spirit to go a postcard worked at a Toronto women’s shelter. Mr. Hinchey was down and be counted against this evil, Robert was lberta Pro-Life and local groups across the province accompanying a teenager to the doctor’s office because she had changed her mind about having an abortion. Mr. frightened but he went to Henry Morgentaler’s clinic anyway. “I ended up picketing and I didn’t go on vaca- A have picked up a project launched earlier this year by Lethbridge and District Pro-Life.We have produced Hinchey’s assailant was charged but given an absolute tion.” 10,000 postcards asking MLAs to stop using tax dollars Campaign Life Coalition was holding sidewalk discharge. Mr. Hinchey spoke at the conference about to pay for abortion.The cards will be sent to local counseling workshops. “I was reticent about attending his work as a sidewalk counselor at Aid to Women, groups this month and we urge you to pick one up and but I wanted to give God honor by saving his little which is adjacent to the Cabbagetown Women’s Clinic. send it off to your local MLA. If you’d like to order some ones. I thought I’d give it a try and found myself in the for your church, give us a call and we’ll send them to Here is a report of his presentation. back alley behind the abortuary – a strategic location you. to save babies at the 11th hour.” Counselors confront As you know, we have been targeting MLAs for the women with love and truth,“Abortion will hurt you past couple of years on this issue.There will probably and kill your baby”.This reminder of reality and morali- be an election next spring and your MLA needs to hear ty is often enough to make them turn away. from hundreds of constituents on tax-funded abortion. Last month, Robert had lunch with Alexander. We plan to do a survey of MLAs before the election but Alexander is 17 years old. They meet twice a year usu- in the meantime, they need to hear from you. ally. Robert approached Alexander’s mother at the Remember that taxpayers pay for over 10,000 abortions back alley of the abortion clinic seventeen years ago. every year in Alberta and almost 40% of those are “When you step out in faith and in prayer and are pres- repeat abortions.The government says it pays only for ent in places where babies are being killed, you get to medically necessary abortions. So, not only is a woman’s witness miracles. You can be an answer to prayer.” first abortion medically necessary, but according to The year Alexander’s life was saved, Aid To Women Alberta Health and your MLA, so are the second, third, opened up a counseling office right next door to a fourth and more. busy abortion clinic. During those 17 years, 1500 lives We urge you to send the postcard but you should have been saved from the evil of abortion. Robert also try to arrange a personal visit with your MLA over Hinchey claims he is not a leader by nature but the summer. It is very important that MLAs feel some reminds us with these rescue stories that Christ chal- pressure from constituents on this subject.Talk to your lenges His followers to “bring light into the situation.” MLA whether he or she supports deinsuring or not. If A Vietnamese woman, who spoke little English, you are nervous, take a friend and you can both ask found herself pregnant and desperate. As a boat your MLA his or her opinion. If you talk to your MLA, refugee from Hong Kong, she had no money and felt please let us know, either by email lonely and abandoned here in Canada. Robert proceed- (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone, 1-877-880-5433, or let- ed to help her, providing her with clothing, finances ter.We’d like to keep track of who has been visited. It and accommodation. There was no question that this would be great to have people visit every MLA in the woman was facing a very difficult life. She did contin- province over the summer on this topic. Robert Hinchey: Prayerful and present at places Continued page 2 So, have a great summer and drop your MLA a line. where babies are being killed. MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS If your membership is close to expiring (check expiry date on mailing label) we would like to encourage you to send in your renewal! Some groups need to mail membership renewals directly to their local pro-life group. Please check info on coupon on back page PAGE 2, THE ROSE, JUNE 2004 John Harder APL’s new president embers of Alberta Pro-Life elected a new board of directors at the group’s annual Editor’sNote M general meeting in Red Deer on May 1st. At the board meeting shortly after the AGM, John Harder of Calgary was elected president to replace Joanne Byfield whose By Joanne Byfield term on the board expired this year. Mr. Harder has served as APL’s treasurer for the s many of you may know, I have stepped down from the board of past two years. Staying on as vice-chair of the group is Henny van der Gugten of Spruce Grove. Corry Morcos of Edmonton remains secretary and Kevin Layton of A Alberta Pro-Life as of May 1. Under our by-laws, passed in 1998, board Taber is treasurer. members can serve a maximum of 6 years. I have been on the board New board members include Irene Vanderveen of Edmonton, Joanne Pollack of since 1997 so it was time to move on.This is good for the organization, Millarville, Jill Cahoon of Tofield,Alie Vogelzang of Barrhead, Neil Kinderwater of since it allows and encourages new people and new ideas to spring up. Stettler,Tristan Bauer of Calgary. The new APL board, elected at the May 1 AGM, includes some familiar Leaving the board this year are Bonnie Bredo of Red Deer, Anne Pinkoski of Drayton Valley,Val Sealy of Huxley, Ron Gordon of Athabasca, Paula Rebstock of faces and several new ones, including three members of Rock for Life. Edmonton, and Peter Tapuska of Calgary.We thank all of them for their contributions That puts the board’s youth contingent at four. over the past years. I have taken a contract position with APL as Research and Education A complete list of the new Alberta Pro-Life board is at the bottom of this page. director. Among other things, I will be producing The Rose. I invite your suggestions and comments for story ideas or letters to the editor. Our readers must have opinions oN some of the stories and columns Letters to the editor we run, and we’d love to hear from you whether you agree or disagree. Send any comments or suggestions to email@example.com, or fax them to 780-421-7749 or mail them to us. Please indicate that it is for On Saturday, May 8, about 20 pro-life people gathered at the Devon Peace Cemetery The Rose. I look forward to hearing from you. for a memorial service for aborted babies. Rev. Dave McKenzie led a very meaningful service. He spoke about the number of abortions in Canada and the effect abortion has on our society. He then led us in prayer followed by a prayer walk around the cemetery 7 times. During the walk, Rev. McKenzie blew the shofar, the Jewish ram’s horn that Joshua used in the Old Testament in the battle of Jericho.This was to sym- Continued from page 1 bolize that the battle for abortion can be won only through prayer. Alberta Pro-Life board members Neil Kinderwater and myself attended this very moving and inspira- Saving babies and mothers, one at a time tional event. I would strongly encourage other groups to include this kind of event in their struggle against abortion. Henny van der Gugten – Spruce Grove,AB ue with the pregnancy think of you people (Aid abortion is none of your and named her child to Women). I needed a business. You won’t hear “Kara”. The mother better job and rent for about people like Robert stayed in touch with my girlfriend and it was Hinchey who are out on Robert by phone calls provided.” the streets reaching God’s and cards and once said, Robert met a couple people with truth. “We What is Alberta Pro-Life? “Kara is the greatest joy from Trinidad that had are called to be a crown of my life.” made their way to of Christ,” says Robert. A young man and Toronto. They lived in a “This is a spiritual battle. Alberta Pro-Life represents the pro-life position at the provincial level. We inform citizens, lobby politicians and work with local and national groups to effect change in our society. his girlfriend who was rat-infested apartment Satan would like to kill Our members include individuals who have joined Alberta Pro-Life and local groups several months pregnant and did not want a child God so he tries to kill the throughout the province who are either affiliates or amalgamated with us. encountered Robert at to live in such squalor. image of God. There is a If you wish to become a member or would like more information the clinic.They were They were given $900 to business here unlike any about our activities, call our office at: next in line for the abor- cover first and last other business in this Phone (780) 421-7747 Fax (780) 421-7749 tion appointment. month’s rent for a better community – it is or toll free at: 1-877-880-5433 Robert challenged the place to live. The child’s obscene. Garbage trucks e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org man with “ a real man life was spared. Fourteen pick up boxes of body Website: www.albertaprolife.com looks after his partner years later that man came parts weekly.” and child.” He counseled to the door of Aid to We are called to be a the couple and found Women and repaid the witness to the sanctity of out what they really $900 loan. life – to give honor to the Executive of Directors of needed to continue with These are the stories baby and its life. Pray for Alberta Pro-Life Alberta Pro-Life the pregnancy. After the you’ll never read about in the conversion of heart birth of their child, the the newspapers. for abortionists, mothers President – John Harder Mark Smith Alie Vogelzang man told Robert,“Every Mainstream media per- and fathers. And it is Calgary Drayton Valley Barrhead email@example.com time I look at my baby, I petuates the myth that important to remember firstname.lastname@example.org Nadine McCusker we are asked to some- Vice-President – Henny van der Gugten Gerrit Top Edmonton times “fast from com- Spruce Grove High River email@example.com forts.” It is uncomfortable firstname.lastname@example.org m Trina van Straten to openly express pro-life Treasurer – Kevin Layton Stettler Joanne Pollock and pro-family views, it is Taber email@example.com Millarville uncomfortable to speak firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Irene Vanderveen face-to-face with politi- Secretary – Corry Morcos Edmonton Neil Kinderwater cians or write letters to Edmonton firstname.lastname@example.org Stettler our lawmakers, it is email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org uncomfortable to deal Jill Cahoon Tofield Tristan Bauer with women and unwant- email@example.com Calgary ed pregnancies, it is firstname.lastname@example.org uncomfortable to be a Christian in action. THE ROSE, JUNE 2004, PAGE 3 They fight Abortion our battles. and the election By Joanne Byfield We should help Y ellowhead MP Rob Merrifield told a Globe and Mail reporter on abortion and that such matters were A week after the debate started, Calgary them. provincial responsibility. Bishop Fred Henry in the second week of Mr. Harper refused to dis- issued a pastoral letter to the national election cipline or fire Mr. be read in all the church- campaign, that he Merrifield as health critic es in the Calgary Roman thought independent for the party. He said his Catholic diocese.The In 1999 pro-life students at UBC displayed an exhibit counselling would be members could express bishop said that Mr. “valuable” for women about abortion, known as the “Genocide Awareness seeking abortion.That is, their own views on these Martin’s position on Project” (GAP). The display compares abortion to other issues. He pointed out abortion and same sex he thought someone that many Liberal MPs unions (he supports atrocities and stimulates important thought and dialogue other than an abortionist also held pro-life views. them) “is a source of on this controversial issue. Spreading the truth often should be giving women The media jumped scandal in the Catholic information about abor- comes with a price tag: persecution. A few hours into tion’s health effects and on the abortion debate. community and reflects displaying the signs at UBC, 3 student leaders from the fetal development before Prime Minister Martin a fundamental moral they decide to have an and the Liberals warned incoherence… No Alma Mater Society (AMS - UBC’s student society) trashed that the Conservatives Catholic can responsibly abortion. our display, ripping signs and turning over tables. I am Mr. Merrifield, who would take away take a 'pro-choice' stand writing you about this because I desperately need your is the Conservative women’s right to abor- when the 'choice' in help. Besides the destruction of the display, the AMS has Party’s health critic, told tion and even launched question involves the tak- reporter Jill Mahoney TV ads showing crying ing of innocent life.” and continues to treat the pro-life club unfairly; they have, pregnant women. Mr. By the end of week that,“I would think that for example, censored any images from the GAP display they (women) should Martin, who is described three of the campaign, (even small photos) from being displayed in the student have all of the informa- as a devout Catholic, said the Conservatives and union building. Several years ago Athena Macapagal (now tion in front of them. I his party would never Liberals were tied in the think [with] any proce- support restrictions on polls and the Globe and Sister Antoniana), Michele Laroya (now Nix), and I abortion and slammed Mail reported that dure that’s a valuable launched a lawsuit against the attackers and the student thing for them to have.” Mr. Harper for saying he women’s support for the society. Last June the judge rendered a decision. Although Planned Parenthood would allow his mem- Conservatives was rising. we won the case against the attackers, we lost against the and the Canadian bers a free vote if the It appeared that the Abortion Rights Action issue came to parliament. focus on abortion was student society. That means we have a debt of $34,000 in Mr. Martin said even if not hurting the League both suggested legal fees to pay off. Yes, that is a lot of money, but if you that this was an insult to parliament passed such Conservative campaign can chip in something, you will greatly ease this massive women and “an attempt legislation, he, as Prime but of course, the only burden In the 21st chapter of Luke there is a poor woman to put up a barrier to Minister, would not poll that counts is the women to access abor- implement it. vote itself on June 28. who puts 2 coins into the treasury and the rich who put in tion.” Former Health more. But Jesus declares that the poor woman gave more. Minister Anne McLellan Why? Because it’s not what we give that matters. It’s what said the comments were we hold back. Regardless of what amount you give, we “patronizing” to women would be extremely grateful that you give something. and said Stephen Harper should fire his health critic. Stephanie Gray, For his part, Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform Conservative leader Harper said that Mr. Merrifield’s comments Cheques can be made payable to “PSDF” ( Pro-life were his personal opin- Student Defense Fund) and mailed care of: ion and did not reflect 4705 West 6th Avenue party policy. Mr. Harper Vancouver, BC V6T 1C4 said a Conservative gov- ernment would not Canada bring in any legislation PAGE 4, THE ROSE, JUNE 2004 LifeCanada U of A students Update mount GAP display By Camille Leussink By Joanne Byfield On March 17, members of the U of A Campus ProLife joined seven other anada’s national educational pro-life group, LifeCanada, ran a full-page ad in the C National Post newspaper on May 14th.The ad, shown below, focused on tax-fund- ed abortion and urged people to go to the website www.endtaxfundedabortion.com universities and colleges across Canada to educate their fellow students on abortion. The campus groups held a Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) display, to send letters to provincial and federal politicians.The ad and the website contained which consists of very large pictures of Holocaust victims, black slaves and information on the legal and political aspects of abortion funding and the website other similar persecuted groups and compares their experience to that of includes information on each province with the number of abortions performed in aborted babies. The GAP displays are always controversial and lead to much that province and whether the province funds them. By the end of May, 1,750 people public discussion about the tactics, but more importantly, the reality of had sent letters to their politicians. In total, 112,000 emails were sent to elected abortion. At the University of Alberta, the administration refused to allow the politicians across Canada. If you did not see the ad or did not sign on to the site and group to mount the display on campus, a decision that the group is appealing. send your letters (it only takes five minutes), please do it today.These messages could be very effective right now while we are in the midst of a very tight election cam- caust victims thus com- paign. We set up on us saying that they had Saskatchewan Drive, had an abortion, some pares women who across from the HUB indignant that we have had an abortion Mall, just across cam- would show these pic- to the Nazi soldiers in pus boundaries.The tures and call it killing, Germany. Our University had stated others regretful and response: the display that to bring the dis- astonished that they compares the victims, play onto campus didn’t know or hadn’t and not the perpetra- without their permis- heard or seen the pro- tors, of genocide. In no sion could result in life position before way does the display academic probation, a making their decision. say that women as indi- letter of reprimand, Our appeal was viduals are comparable and possibly expul- submitted on May 18. to murderers. sion. Any display on The University will The University also campus that directly appoint students and states that the signs compared abortion to faculty representatives may be harassment and murder would be met to a hearing commit- cause undue harm if with the same fate. tee before the end of prominently displayed There were 12 pro-life June.The decision will in a high traffic area. people (acting as indi- be final and binding Our response:The loca- viduals) involved in and is not open to the tion we have chosen the display, about 50 public or the student does not block the persons crossed the body. pathway of any stu- street to engage in dis- Our appeal will dents, we as individuals cussion, and some address the following will be behind barriers stood across the street objection raised by the and have signed or drove by to look.A university.The adminis- waivers stating in no small group of about tration believes the dis- way will we harass 20 pro-choice persons play will disrupt the passerby (with either stood across the street life of university stu- literature or words). to speak to people dents, based on the There will be warning after they had spoken uproars that have signs posted at all to us, but few of them occurred on other access points to the crossed the street or campuses. Our display. University stu- confronted us. response: although dents, if they choose to The consensus there have been distur- do so, are more than among people man- bances on other cam- capable of looking the ning the display was puses, other universi- other way. that it just felt good to ties have allowed the The group hopes do something, but at display anyway and to mount another dis- the same time it was most of the distur- play next year and shocking and eye bances involved per- needs financial help. If opening.Who knew sons protesting the dis- you can help support how many people play, not the GAP vol- the Campus ProLife would even admit that unteers. group, please contact yes, they agreed that The University them at: U of A Campus the fetus was most says the display dis- ProLife, Box 80, likely a living and criminates against Student’s Union Bldg., innocent human women who have had University of Alberta, being, but that they abortions and may Edmonton,AB,T6G 2J7, still felt they had the encourage harassment or email prolife101@hot- right to kill it without against them, that plac- mail.com any justification? Many ing pictures of aborted women approached fetuses next to holo- THE ROSE, JUNE 2004, PAGE 5 life digest March for Life: Great crowd, no media feeding tube be reinserted. It is unclear what will hap- The annual March for Life, which marks the anniver- pen now that the law has been declared unconstitution- sary of the decriminalization of abortion in 1969, was a al. great success this year, drawing a crowd at the Ottawa event of 3,500 people.There were more than a dozen Let’s support Curves MPs and many religious leaders including Bruce A columnist with the San Francisco Chronicle, Ruth Clemenger of the Evangelcial Fellowship of Canada, Rosen, has called for a boycott of Curves, the women- Rabbi Reuven Bulka and Roman Catholic Bishops only weight fitness centres because the chain’s owner, Marcel Gervais and Richard Smith.The march itself was Gary Heavin, has donated $5 million to crisis pregnancy foolowed by the first public demonstration by the centres. Rosen describes the pregnancy crisis centres as newly-formed Canada Silent No More Awareness “some of the most militant anti-abortion groups in the Campaign, in which post-abortion women share their country.” The writer thinks women should take their personal witness of their struggle with abortion. fitness business elsewhere.We’d suggest that any Despite the large crowd, almost no media covered the women who are looking for a good fitness centre event.The Sun newspapers did cover the Silent No check out Curves and know that your money will be More event.Two weeks earlier, a pro-abortion demon- going to good pro-life causes. stration in Ottawa attended by about 100 people was widely covered in the national and local media. One Manitoba medical student will graduate Canadian Press editor, when asked why the March for Earlier this year a medical student at the University of Life was not covered, said it was not newsworthy.Who Manitoba, who wishes not to be identified, was told he says there is media bias? would not be allowed to graduate because he refused to participate in any abortion-related activities nor Terri Schiavo’s latest battle would he agree to refer patients for abortions.The stu- Terri Schiavo, whose parents have spent years fighting dent was given a failing grade in Obstetrics and to get therapy for their severely disabled daughter Gynecology because of this refusal. His predicament against the wishes of her husband, was finally allowed was publicized last year and resulted in many protests a visit from her parents in late May. Her estranged hus- to the university, letters to the editor and a radio station band, Michael Schiavo, who is living with another poll. In April, the university’s medical school reversed woman with whom he has two children, still has its decision and now will allow the student to graduate. power of attorney over his wife’s affairs and had Oregon has highest rate ever of legal assisted suicides banned his in-laws from visiting her at the facility Forty-two people in Oregon were given and took drugs where she lives. He had accused them of harming her to kill themselves in 2003.Assisted suicide was legalized during a visit in March.A police investigation cleared in the state six years ago. Under the law, doctors can Bob and Mary Schindler of any wrongdoing. Earlier in prescribe lethal drugs to patients who have six months May, County Circuit Court Judge Douglas Baird ruled or less to live. Opponents of the law point out that two that a law passed by the Florida legislature to save of the 42 who died took drugs prescribed in 2002 and Terri’s life was unconstitutional. Michael Schiavo had one person died using a prescription from 2001.All told his wife’s caregivers to remove a feeding tube, three obviously lived more than six months. Only 5% of which was keeping her alive.Terri lived for six days the patients received psychological counselling before without food or water, until the lawmakers, encouraged getting the drugs. Counselling is recommended but left by Governor Jeb Bush, passed the law ordering the to the discretion of the physician. Abortion pill to be available Canada's only pro-life Federal Party from pharmacists The Christian Heritage Party believes that it is our duty to protect innocent human life, from conception to natural death. At the same time, compassion demands that women facing an By Joanne Byfield unanticipated pregnancy should have all the help they need to enable them to find a non-lethal solution. ealth Canada announced on May 18 that it will easier access to Plan B will reduce abortions because H amend the Food and Drug regulations to allow the drug, Levonogestrel, also known as the morning after they have redefined pregnancy as beginning with implantation into the uterus instead of at conception, pill (MAP), to be available at pharmacies without a pre- the point at which new human life begins. scription.The MAP, which Health Canada describes as The new policy means that young women and “emergency contraception”, can work in three ways: it teens will be able to get the MAP without seeing a doc- CHP POLICY HIGHLIGHTS may prevent ovulation, or it may impede sperm from tor. Pharmacists will dispense the drug to women with- • Respect the sanctity of life and the traditional family uniting with the egg, but it definitely alters the lining of out knowing whether they are pregnant. It does not • Practice sensible stewardship to preserve the environment the uterus so that an embryo cannot implant. MAP, mar- protect against sexually transmitted diseases and there • Reform election financing keted under the brand name, Plan B, must be used is no way to prevent women, especially young women, • Protect democracy in Canada within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. The pill • Base criminal justice on restitution and public safety from taking this double dose hormone repeatedly. causes severe cramps and bleeding. • Reform health care, including more emphasis on prevention In early May the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Health Canada says it is important that the MAP be • Negotiation, mediation and arbitration for labour peace rejected a request to make Plan B available without a available to women all the time,“especially during prescription.The FDA said the drug company, Barr weekends and holidays” when access to doctors and Pharmaceuticals, did not prove that the pill was safe for For more information prescriptions is restricted.The Society of Obstetricians Call 1-888-VOTE-CHP (1-888-868-3247) teens without a doctor’s supervision. Health Canada and Gynecologists of Canada, the Canadian Pharmacists or visit www.chp.ca apparently does not care. Association and the Alberta College of Physicians and Sponsored by the Lethbridge Riding - Christian Heritage Party Surgeons all support the change.All three claim that PAGE 6, THE ROSE, JUNE 2004 And, the winners are… Courage to Serve Award 2004 Alberta Pro-Life has just awarded $1,200 in cash prizes to the winners of our annual student essay contest. JUNIOR HIGH: 1st Place – Derek Remus, Denise Mountenay This year’s question was a tough one: “Do you think Coaldale, Alberta Morinville resident and women might change their minds about abortion if author, Denise they were fully informed before they give consent for Mountenay, was given the procedure? What information should be included 2nd Place – Karla Bienert, the Courage to Serve and should the law require such information be given Wanham, Alberta award by Alberta Pro- to abortion-minded women?” Life at last month’s provincial conference. First place winners in each category receive $300; 3rd Place – Michelle Phillips Denise wrote “Forgiven second place receives $200 and third place, $100. Edmonton, Alberta of Murder”, the story of her experience with Our congratulations to all our winners and our thanks abortion. Denise has been a tireless witness to the to all the students who entered the contest. We urge HIGH SCHOOL: evils of abortion. Denise travels the country shar- you to try again next year. We will publish the ing her story with Canadians. She founded Canada winning essays in the fall issue of The Rose. 1st Place – Joelle Rebke Silent No More, an organization that seeks to help Onoway, Alberta women speak out about their abortions and to We would also like to thank our judges for this year, warn others about the consequences of the Liz Stolee, a retired Edmonton teacher, and Joanne choice to have an abortion. In that role, she has Byfield, a freelance writer and former president of 2nd Place – Mark Isinger placed newspaper ads across Western Canada, urg- APL. They received copies of the essays with all Sherwood Park, Alberta ing women to come forward. She has collected personal information removed. Each judge reads and affidavits from women testifying to the complica- scores each essay and then in the case of conflicts, tions and difficulties they have experienced as a the judges discuss their marking and reach a final 3rd Place – Crystal Oostra result of abortion. She has also been a sidewalk decision. Three Hills, Alberta counselor.APL secretary, Corry Morcos, who nomi- nated Denise for the award, did the presentation. Congratulations Denise! ANNUAL NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE * Hosted by League for Life in Manitoba Inc. Sponsored by LIFE 2004 – ALIVE AND LOVING IT Campaign Life October 14-16, 2004 – Winnipeg, Manitoba Coalition and * * LifeCanada SPEAKERS INCLUDE: KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Christina Alarcon, Ian Dowbiggan, Ewa and Lech Kowalewski, Co-founders Ian Gentles, Dr. Stephen Genuis, Fr. and members of the Board of Directors of Tom Lynch, Rob Merrifield MP, Rev. the Polish Federation of Pro-Life Scott Miller, Denise Mountenay, Dr. Movements Janice Mulder, and many more. * Email: L4L@mts.net • Phone: (204) 233-8047 Check out their website for full conference information and be sure to take advantage of the “early bird” registration! www.leagueforlife.mb.ca THE ROSE, JUNE 2004, PAGE 7 Connecting Communities: Annual provincial conference Alberta Pro-Life hosted its provincial conference May 1 in Red Deer. Speakers reflected the theme of “Connecting Communities” to show that there are many different ways and places in which people can effect change and bring their pro-life principles into practice. Our political panel included speakers from three lev- els of government. Mary Anne Jablonski is a provincial MLA from Red Deer, Cathy Smith is a municipal councillor Robert Hinchey: Witnessing miracles in Medicine Hat and Therese Gervais is a school trustee Joanne Byfield: Polls and media can advance life for the Sturgeon School Division north of Edmonton. issues Mrs. Jablonski talked about her introduction to public life as a military wife advocating family-friendly policies for Armed Forces personnel. Her public life is guided by her principles and beliefs. She advised us that she thinks life issues can be broached in the public square but those advances will happen incrementally and will take time. Mrs. Smith, formerly president of Medicine Hat Pro- Life and an active community campaigner against Planned Parenthood, never hides her pro-life convictions. She urged people to be aware of what is going on in the community. She pointed out that many charities now sup- port embryonic stem cell research, which kills developing embryos. She advised everyone to learn more about the Retiring APL board member Anne Pinkoski: Handing Therese Gervais: Influence your school culture groups they are involved in and what activities and princi- the torch to Youth ples they support. Mrs. Gervais is with a public school board and point- ed out that voters pay little attention to school board elec- tions and issues. Parental and community involvement in schools is declining, she said, and schools are poorer for it. Schools should reflect the values of the community they serve and she urged parents and taxpayers to get involved in school issues. All three women encouraged pro-lifers to be active in politics, either running for office at whatever level or seeking out good candidates to run. Elected officials with strong pro-life, pro-family values can affect our public culture and direction. Mrs. Mary Jablonski: Pro-Life initiatives take time Retiring APL President Joanne Byfield addressed the We hope they are filling out evaluation forms! conference on several issues. She spoke about the impor- tance of polling and presented results of last fall’s Leger poll which found strong support across Canada on several life issues, including legal protection for the unborn, informed and parental consent and tax-funded abortion. She also announced that LifeCanada, the national educa- tional group, would be running a full-page ad in the National Post newspaper to educate Canadians about tax- funded abortion and to encourage them to write to their politicians on the subject. Our keynote speaker, Robert Hinchey, moved many listeners to tears with his uplifting account of his work as a sidewalk counselor at a downtown Toronto abortion Cathy Smith: Be vigilant and pro-active clinic (see story, page 1). Robert Hinchey and Calgary’s Rock for Life: What a role model PAGE 8, THE ROSE, JUNE 2004 Rock for Life Calgary Update By Joanne Pollock Here’s what RFL Calgary’s been up to this spring. rom February 13-16, youth representing RFL from all over Alberta joined us for the F first ever Canadian RFL training and activism weekend. Our schedule was packed with training sessions, prayer and planning for the upcoming year, praise and wor- ship, prayer at Kensington abortion clinic, and RFL tables at VBCI’s Ignite confer- ence/Starfield concert, and the Bishop’s Cup. The second week in March, Michael Chiasson, lead guitar player for the band one80, joined Joanne and the RFL team to speak at Koinonia Christian school and the Catholic youth group in Olds, Notre Dame Collegiate in High River, and Calgary Christian school in Calgary. Mike also spoke on RFL at Theology on Tap, and we had a chapter meeting in Calgary, where Mike and our band led music.We also spent some time talking about RFL and our goals, and then Mike gave a great talk. A.S.L.A.N. presents On the prayer front, we pray outside Kensington abortion clinic twice a month. We also prayed outside a Planned Parenthood fund-raising dance in mid March, joined the Stations of the Cross in different cities on Good Friday, and prayed on the day of the March for Choice in April. "What's Life Many of our own chapter members and other pro-life supporters wore their pro- life shirts around Calgary for national pro-life T-shirt day in April. Four chapter mem- bers attended Alberta pro-life’s provincial conference in Red Deer.We also plan to be at the Cochrane Crisis Pregnancy Center’s walk for life on June 5.We had a RFL table All About?" A philosophical, dynamic approach to understanding issues of at the AHEA conference in Red Deer with Alberta Pro-life, helped High River Pro-life with their table at the High River Trade fair, and have upcoming RFL tables in Calgary abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, transforming at the Awakening Hope for Life conference, Recharge,Youth for Truth, and Jars of Clay. the way people, especially youth, understand these issues. On May 15, the Calgary Herald did a very good article on Rock for Life, which included interviews with Joanne Pollock, Jeremy Caspell, and Eric Whittington (co- founder of RFL), and included a picture of RFL Calgary’s band. (see reprint on pg. 10) Finally, as our mission with RFL is to reach our generation with the pro-life mes- The one-day conference will be held on sage, please consider having our RFL team speak to schools or youth groups in your area in the fall.To book our team, or for more info on RFL Calgary, please email Saturday, October 30, 2004 in St. Anthony's Joanne Pollock: email@example.com School in Drayton Valley, Alberta, beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 4:30 pm. Rock for Life Featured speakers: Edmonton Update NATALIE HUDSON, executive director of Toronto Right to Life offers a unique message about the meaning of personhood and human happiness, will be the speaker. Previously a ballerina with the By Mark Isinger Royal Winnipeg Ballet, a high-school teacher, with a business Up here in Edmonton, we at Rock for Life are trying to maintain a degree, she brings the message of life with grace, wisdom and healthy rivalry with our counterparts, Calgary Rock for Life, seeing who clarity to youth, using a program developed by the Center for Life can be the most effective for life. Principles. o far, they’ve been taking it right to us, from opposing a Planned Parenthood S fundraiser in their city, to a surplus of school presentations, and even receiving coverage in the Calgary Herald! I thank God for everything that’s happening in KEN YASINSKI and Roadside Cry from Saskatoon will fill the spaces (and the rafters) with praise and worship sessions, and Calgary—even the Flames in the Stanley Cup Final— and I hope we can keep it SUZIN PINKOSKI, chastity speaker, will direct it all as MC. up like they have been. Being in the pro-life movement often finds you seek- ing encouragement. It’s amazing what The cost will be $20.00 per student, forms it will take! I found some reassur- $15.00 per chaperone and $25.00 for adults not chaperoning. ance the other day in, of all places, an Adidas’ shoe ad on the back of a maga- This conference is age appropriate for students in grades 7 - 12 and beyond. zine:“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find Alberta Students for a Life-Affirming Nation (A.S.L.A.N.) works to inspire and it easier to live in the world they’ve encourage young people to take a vocal, active position for life and bring truth and a been given than to explore the power culture of life back to our nation. they have to change it.” May God give us all the grace to be big people who treat impossible like a small word. Have a good summer. (See Calendar of Events Registration will be available online at www.albertaprolife.com for Rock for Life activities.) THE ROSE, JUNE 2004, PAGE 9 Rock 'n' rollers speak out on abortion issue Movement grows by reaching youths through music Van’s Delicatessen and Giftshop This is an excerpt of a Jeremy Caspell, 16, who both science and persist- child are "Size, Level of story written by Joe attends Cochrane ence on its side. development, Woodard that appeared Alliance Church. She's said she seeing Environment and Degree Jake and Tineke Vandervelde May 15, 2004 in the "I've played for three young evangelicals take of dependency." But Calgary Herald. years in the group Jeremy up a cause that used to those are just differences 13036-82 Street They're ordinary and the Insubordinates, be identified as Catholic, of degree, not differences Edmonton, AB T5E 2T5 me, the bass and the guessing they make up in kind. kids, practicing in a typi- cal kids' garage band. But drummer. But when we the majority at Rock For None of them dis- Ph/Fax: (780) 475-5577 go into schools with Life. qualify what is clearly a their T-shirts bear abrupt other Rock For Lifers, we "The T-shirts are a big biological individual from and fairly unusual mes- don't have a name.We part of it, so people can being a human being. sages: just do a couple of songs, see you're pro-life. It's Evangelicals have "You will not silence then talk for about an really neat. Some people been slow to get up and our message/ You will hour, and then another get angry, a lot of fingers, moving on the issue -- not mock our God/ You couple of songs." a lot of swearing, but "there's just not a lot of will stop killing/ our gen- RFL Calgary presi- some of them stick emphasis, and it depends eration," say the stark dent Joanne Pollock, 18, a around for a conversa- on the individual church- white words on one homeschool grad, now tion.And the good es." black shirt. works as a piano and vio- responses far outweigh But he said he thinks Says another T-shirt: lin teacher, which gives the bad," Pollock said. it should be a hotter "I will stand up/ I will her the flex-time needed "We work and evan- issue than gay marriage. cry out/ Stop killing/ My for youth activism. gelize through music. "Gay marriage might generation!" "We've given over We've had tables at not be pushed on people The front of a girl's 200 talks in the past two maybe eight concerts in themselves, but abortion red hoodie reads simply, years," Pollock said. the last two years. is more like slavery or "I survived," while the "But it's not like two Starfields, NYC, Jars of the Holocaust. People back carries the explana- a week or anything; they Clay.We haven't done any have been dehumanized," tion: "Over a third of our usually come in a block, purely secular concerts he said. generation/ has been so in a week, two or yet, but if they'd let us in, "Once you start tam- wiped out/ Pray to end three schools in the day- it'd be a great opportuni- pering with the defini- abortion." time, and some youth ty." tion of human beings, it This is Rock For Life, groups in the evenings. In the schools, opens up a whole can of a fast-growing but some- We (Pollock and RFL Caspell said, Rock For worms. If you can kill lit- what anarchic sign of Edmonton president Life teaches that "the tle people, why not old things to come. Begun at Mark Isinger) actually only issue is whether the people? Why not the an outdoor L.A. Christian spoke at the National unborn are human beings handicapped? rock concert 10 years March for Life in or not." They discuss the "Baby boomers ago, its first Canadian Washington (D.C.), in "SLED" principle: the only should be worried, chapter opened in 2002." things distinguishing an because they're going to Calgary in mid-2002. Pollock, a Catholic, is unborn fetus from a born grow old some day . . ." Now RFL Edmonton has convinced that the pro- a satellite chapter in life movement will even- Westlock, and RFL tually win out, having Calgary has one in Medicine Hat. Rock For Life Calgary's membership is quite informal. In south- ern Alberta, it has a four- person executive that speaks at local schools and to youth groups, a five- or seven-piece band without a name, three- dozen kids who pray reg- ularly outside the Kensington abortion clin- ic, a full weekend "train- ing session" for 30 or 40 youths once or twice yearly, and 100 or 200 young folks who show up at the Rock For Life table at Christian rock concerts. "I'm the vice-presi- dent, because they need- ed a title for the bank account," says guitarist PAGE 10, THE ROSE, JUNE 2004 GRANDE PRAIRIE VOICE All in all, it was a very Medicine Hat Pro-Life, news from FOR LIFE successful endeavor to Medicine Hat Pregnancy Ph: 780-538-3344 keep pro-life issues in the Support Service and firstname.lastname@example.org public foreground and Rachel’s House will be again a huge thank you participating.This has It’s been an exciting to Calgary Rock for Life been a very effective groups year! Education contin- for their help. activity in past years. ues to be our main focus Good news stories do and we have presented LAKELAND PRO-LIFE come our way. Due to the to approximately 2500 Ph: 780-639-3601 efforts of Medicine Hat people this year.We are email@example.com Pro-Life, abortions have still accepting resumes not been available in for the Community LETHBRIDGE & DIST. PRO- Medicine Hat for years. Educator position to fill LIFE This past year the local a maternity leave. Phone Ph: 403-320-5433 Planned Parenthood 780-538-3344 for details. firstname.lastname@example.org office has had to close its Fundraising is still a doors for a lack of funds. major part of keeping us In its efforts to educate We also understand that underway and looking president. The position running.We are pleased the future of our nation, abortions are no longer AIRDRIE & DIST. PRO-LIFE very good.We hope to of secretary is still open to announce that the Lethbridge and District available in Brooks due to Ph: 403-945-1016 have all legalities settled and we welcome any Rubber Chicken Guy Pro-Life held its first the retirement of the email@example.com this summer and the bill- member of Edmonton brought in about $800 Youth Pro-Life Boot only abortionist there. board in place by fall. Prolife to join us in this and we had more than Camp. Seventeen young CALGARY PRO-LIFE ASSOC. Also contacts have been capacity or as a director. 300 people attend! We participants attended the PEMBINA PRO-LIFE Ph: 403-243-0691 made to have as much A huge thank you went had an awesome time! Saturday, May 15th ses- Ph: 780-674-2952 firstname.lastname@example.org attendance as possible to the board for all the We’re looking forward to sion and left better email@example.com from all denominations at work that they had done our Family Carnival in equipped to share and CAMROSE PRO-LIFE the Drayton Valley Youth over the last year. Please June and then the board participate in a culture of RED DEER PRO-LIFE Ph: 780-672-7110 for Life conference this call Edmonton Prolife at is going to get a well- life. Executive Director Ph: 403-340-2229 fall. 425-1637 if you would deserved rest this sum- Cheryl Boehr and Youth firstname.lastname@example.org CHOOSE LIFE ATHABASCA On May 21st, there like information from the mer as things start to Liaison Dawna-Rae Ph: 780-675-4442 We had our AGM and the was a Prayer Vigil across AGM or if you have any wind down for us with Schultz included a con- email@example.com new executive is as fol- from the Edmonton inquiries. the school year. densed version of Choose Life Athabasca “Making Abortion lows: President - Bonnie Morgentaler Clinic from Klondike days is just has contacted local doc- HIGH RIVER PRO-LIFE Unthinkable” as well as a Bredo,Vice-President - 12:30 to 13:30.Ten peo- around the corner, July tors to ask if they would Ph: 403-395-2106 segment on how to help Christine Moore, ple attended. 22 through July 31, and consider referring firstname.lastname@example.org someone with an Treasurer - Laura Kahl, Our June meeting Edmonton Prolife is look- women in crisis or unplanned pregnancy.All Recording Secretary - will be the last before ing for volunteers to man High River had its trade unplanned pregnancies participants expressed a Charmaine Rollings, summer break, and we their booth. Gate admis- fair on April 24 and, to a local woman in our stronger understanding Corresponding Secretary will meet again in sion is paid for the booth thanks to our treasurer, community who has vol- of the pro-life message. - Marie Ottosen, September.This does volunteers and it is a fun our group had one of unteered to counsel these Cheryl and Dawna-Rae Membership - Ed Shields, however not mean we way that you can help to the best locations among women. She has a degree will be fine tuning this Pastoral Liaison - Donald will be totally idle as we get the pro-life message the service clubs. in psychology from presentation so it can be Ottosen .A big thank you will be working on proj- out. Please call the office Everybody had to come Trinity Western University available as a kit for use goes to Adriana Lagrange ects underway i.e. bill- at 425-1637 if you would past our exhibit to get to and has done crisis preg- with other youth groups. for her almost 20 years of board. like to volunteer. the trade fair. nancy counselling.We We are excited that service to Red Deer and We had Rock for Life vol- Dawna-Rae has been District Pro-Life. She is have found our doctors unteers at all times at invited to speak to vari- taking a well-deserved to be very supportive. our booth alongside our ous youth in the area break from doing the One even offered to get own members.We great- including pastors, school education for our group. involved in organizing ly appreciated having groups, family and teen Thank you very much private adoptions for these teenagers come camps. Discussions fol- Adriana. If anyone out women in crisis pregnan- from Calgary to help us lowing her presentations there has a desire to help cies.This has been a and to put a young face have been both stimulat- us out in the area of edu- rewarding project. on the local pro-life ing and informative. cation please give us a More challenging for us movement. By the way, a By mid-June, L&DPL will call for more information. have been our attempts Edmonton group of local teens is have distributed 7000 We had radio ads on to distribute the CD “Truth Unmasked” to Pro-Life’s starting up a Rock for postcards to be sent to 105.5 for 10 days regard- Vigil Life chapter in High MLAs expressing the ing defunding abortion. teens in our local high River. Hallelujah! desire that abortions be If anyone has any feed- schools.This is a real spir- The public always deinsured (see story page back with respect to itual battle that, as yet, we Do you like to knit admires the fetal models 1). these ads, please give us a have not won. EDMONTON PROLIFE or crochet? Edmonton on exhibit.We handed call. Ph: 780-425-1637 Prolife collects new out many pro-life bal- C.H.I.L.D. MEDICINE HAT PRO-LIFE We will put an ad in the email@example.com booties and hats for new- loons to kids who wan- Citizen’s Helping in Life’s Ph: 403-527-7434 Red Deer College www.edmontonprolife.org born babies.The items dered around the trade Defense firstname.lastname@example.org Handbook again this year. are donated to the Royal fair with the balloons on Ph: 780-962-8108 Edmonton Prolife held its Also, we will also have a Alex hospital where they their wrists.This year Our Hike for Life was email@example.com Annual General Meeting booth at the Westerner are put to good use for our exhibit included a held on May 8.Thank you on Tuesday, May 18, with Days in Red Deer from keeping the newborns crib with 30 dolls, the to all those who came DRAYTON VALLEY RESPECT guest speaker Jill Cahoon July 21 - 25th. warm after birth, and as a number of children out to support us and FOR LIFE of REAL Women. Jill memorial outfit for those aborted daily in Alberta. raise funds. Ph: 780-542-7546 spoke of her involvement TABER PRO-LIFE families who suffer the We held a draw to guess Rachel’s House project firstname.lastname@example.org with the World Congress Ph: 403-223-8452 loss of their precious the right number of held a very successful of Families. She highlight- email@example.com On May 16th we had our baby during childbirth. dolls in the crib. Prizes Mother’s Day Dinner on ed the close connection first walkathon as a Patterns and information awarded were pizza May 7 and received a between the undermin- WAINWRIGHT LIFE fundraiser.We were very on other useful items can from Pizza 5200 and super surprise that ing of the traditional fam- MATTERS pleased with the atten- be obtained by calling hamburgers from the evening.A house was ily and the incidence of Ph: 780-842-6135 dance, as there were a lot the pro-life office at 425- Hitching Post (both out- donated for their use free abortion. A new board firstname.lastname@example.org of other events going on 1637. lets are known as among of charge to begin their was elected: Corry in our town.The funds the best in the West). work.Thank you so much Thank you to Doreen Morcos as president, are mainly to help erect a FORT McMURRAY PRO-LIFE Above all, these respect- to our very generous Connelly for all her hard Glenn Woolger as treasur- permanent billboard at Ph: 780-791-0306 ed local outlets donated donor.We will again have work and dedication to er,Anita Greenways,Anne the south entrance of email@example.com the prizes and we thank a booth at the Medicine our Life Matters Wansink, Denise town. Negotiations with them very much for Hat Stampede, July 28-31 Carnation Drive. She is Fedoruk, as directors, and the property owners are their support. to promote ‘Life’. greatly appreciated. Paula Rebstock as past THE ROSE, JUNE 2004, PAGE 11 Do you know what your after infertility procedures and therapeutic abortions will be used.” Some charities do not have a policy.This is hard to charity is supporting? fathom based on the fact that researchers who jump to their organization for funding may be using aborted fetuses and the charity would not know if they have no policy. By Cathy Smith The organization that I really feel deserves to be questioned is Amnesty International.This is a human rights watchdog organization and they state:“As for the question of abortion, the organization has no stance on A few years ago I wrote an article about Planned has yet to be brought forward that such cures are it one way or the other.” So then they would not consid- Parenthood and its connections with other organiza- likely with embryos. To date, embryonic stem cell er it a human rights violation in Third World Countries tions.Well, now, with advances in research that use research has produced no cures in human beings. when a woman is forced to abort her baby in order to reproductive technologies, we have to worry about The charities to which most of us contribute at get food for her other children.We know this happens other recognised charities as well as Planned various times of the year refuse to take this information in Africa and some South American countries.What a Parenthood. It is important to know what you are sup- seriously.Are you prepared to support these organiza- disgrace! porting when you make your charitable donations. tions when they are using test tubes babies and abort- [Editor’s Note: The Bishop of the Roman Catholic All of us have for years participated in various ed fetuses to do their research? It is time to take a Diocese of London, Ontario, Bishop Ronald Fabbro fundraisers for our favourite charities; Canadian Cancer stand. Charities only understand one thing: when the has warned students who raise money for the Society, Heart and Stroke, Canadian Diabetes, and oth- cheque is not written they will have to change their Canadian Cancer Society at Catholic schools in his ers. ways! diocese to ensure that their donations are not used Do you know that many of these organizations I have copies of letters from Canadian Cancer for destructive embryonic stem cell research.“We support destructive embryonic stem cell research? Society which say, “they will ensure that human should take the opportunity to witness to the organi- These groups used to support research using adult embryonic stem cell research takes place in a zation our convictions as Catholics: that we value the stem cells, which does not destroy human life. Now the responsible, ethical and accountable manner.” life of every human person and judge the destruction researchers have decided to use embryonic stem cells, How could killing a baby ever be ethical? of embryos for stem cell research a violation of their sometimes taken from aborted fetuses. The letter from Heart and Stroke Foundation fundamental right to life,” Bishop Fabbro wrote. The A team of American and Argentinean researchers states, “The Foundation will fund research that Canadian Cancer Society says it has no difficulty have proven that adult stem cells can significantly derives stem cells from: i) existing human “redirecting students’ donations to community servic- improve damaged heart tissue.This breakthrough fol- embryos or, ii) human fetal material resulting es or other kinds of research.” The problem with that lows a long history of successful experimental and from elective abortions.” approach, of course, is that the additional money therapeutic treatments with adult stem cells, or cells The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has a simi- allows the society to continue with its destructive taken from the patient’s own body. Though many in lar statement relating to embryonic stem cells left over research by simply shifting money from one area to the research community continue to insist on the from in vitro fertilization procedures.The Parkinson another. The charity suffers no overall loss of funding necessity of embryonic stem cells, no evidence Society Canada states “only those embryos that remain under such conditions.] PAGE 12, THE ROSE, JUNE 2004 CALENDAR OF Election 2004 events – Make It Matter This is an important election.We cannot be responsible citizens if we do not inform ourselves about the issues and candidates. Here are some useful websites for pro-life, pro-family people to July 1-4 Rock for Life Booth September 18 Edmonton Prolife Walkathon help sort out who stands for what. Please cast sponsored by Alberta Pro-Life, at the Catholic your ballot on June 28 or register with Elections Family Life Conference at Lac Ste.Anne, with Honorary Chair Graham Hicks of the Canada, www.elections.ca, and do a mail-in ballot. attended by 1500-2000 people. Edmonton Sun. The walkathon will be held at You must be registered before June 22, 2004 to do Rundle Park. For pledge sheets or to sponsor a mail-in ballot. July 21-25 Westerner Days Graham Hicks, please contact the office at Red Deer Pro-Life will have a booth at 425-1637. Political Parties Westerner Days. Christian Heritage Party www.chp.ca October 3 International Life Chain. Conservative Party of Canada www.conservative.ca July 22- July 31 Klondike Days This annual prayer witness to the sanctity of Green Party of Canada www.greenparty.ca Edmonton Prolife will have a booth at all human life will be held in communities Liberal Party of Canada www.liberal.ca Klondike Days. Rock for Life Edmonton will throughout Alberta.We will have more infor- New Democratic Party www.ndp.ca be helping out. Call EPL to volunteer to man mation on times and places in our September the booth, 425-1690, or stop by while you are issue. Pro-Life sites: enjoying K-Days for a visit. http://www.familyaction.org October 14-16 Annual National Pro-Life http://www.evangelicalfellowship.ca/index.asp Conference http://www.lifesite.net July 28-31 Medicine Hat Stampede Medicine Hat Pro-Life will be at the Medicine “Alive and Loving It” in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Hosted by League for Life Manitoba Inc. and Media Election Sites Hat Stampede with their booth. CBC www.cbc.ca/canadavotes/ co-sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition and CTV www.ctv.ca/mini/election2004/ August 7 – Canada Silent No More Music LifeCanada. For more information see ad on Canwest/Global www.canada.com/national/fea- Benefit Concert page or call 204-233-8047 or email tures/decisioncanada/index.html In Hawrelak Park, Edmonton in the amphithe- L4L@mts.net. Globe and Mail www.theglobeandmail.com/gener- ated/realtime/specialDecision2004.html atre from noon to 3 p.m. Musicians will include Mark Mallett, Debbie Seburn, Rock for October 30 Drayton Valley Youth for Life Life and more. For information and tickets, Conference. call Denise Mountenay at 780-939-5714. Guest speaker is Natalie Hudson of Toronto Right to Life. For more information. See ad on September 11-12 Harvest Moon Music Festival page 8. Edmonton Rock for Life Booth at Harvest Moon 2004, the largest Christian Music festi- TBA: 24-hour famine val in Western Canada. Edmonton Rock for Life Chapter member will hold a 24-hour famine to raise money for the local Pregnancy Crisis Center. Stay tuned for details. I would like to receive a complimentary feet ... I would like to sign up to become pin for my donation of a monthly donor! $35 or more. Option #1 – Monthly Debit from your Bank Account I give permission to Alberta Pro-Life to withdraw $________ (min. $5) from my bank account on the 5th day of each month. Enclosed is a copy of a voided cheque. Option #2 – Monthly Credit Card Debit I give permission to Alberta Pro-Life to process a donation of $________ (min. $10) on my credit card on the 15th day of each month. Please make cheque payable to: TOTAL ENCLOSED $__________ Alberta Pro-Life Alliance Association, Alberta Pro-Life is not a registered charity and cannot Box 11479, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K5 issue tax receipts for donations.
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