Thursday, April 19, 2007

Canada's Charter, The Supreme Court , Caitlan Moran And More

This posting is a follow up to some previous ones and is for the interest and information of those who might be interested in more detail on these subjects.

It should go without saying that each item has a bearing, directly or indirectly, on the killing of Unborns in various places throughout the world, Canada being my chief concern.

More on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Nearly a week ago, I blogged that the Charter, whose birthday was celebrated two days ago on the 17th, robbed Unborns of their birthdays. To understand some of the connections of the Charter to socialist and feminist thinking [which was touched upon before] take a look at this posting on Rabble.ca entitled "What is missing from our Charter."

Like The Star, the author celebrates the Charter, but his premise, I believe, is encapsulated in this paragraph,
The Charter protects political and civil rights, and makes French an official language of Canada, but falls short in protecting basic economic and social rights, as can be seen when it is set next to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1946.
But in the thinking of any Christian, the author's concession that power lies with the people, not the state and does not originate with God, should set off alarms. Indeed, he seems to be saying that our Charter grew out of such ungodly thinking.
The French revolutionary tradition recognized that democratic rights had to lie with the people, and be derived from human rights, not from God or any sovereign authority, elected or not.
Blogger Stand Your Ground, who cares about the rights of ALL Canadians, including Unborns, offers a sharp critique of the Charter and points to the posting of a fellow blogger at The Politic.com whose commentary is equally scathing.

Stand Your Ground notes the obvious,
Finally, it was the same charter that stripped the unborn Canadians of their right to life. Some 250,000 Canadians live with none of their rights protected. About 300 of them are slaughtered every day - because our Charter-scared lawmakers, schools and healthcare workers aren't allowed to tell women that their unborn child is a person. Because the Charter doesn't consider the unborn as such.

Ban on Partial Birth Abortion Upheld by US Supreme Court

My postings yesterday on the Court's decision here and here, were designed for basic perspective.

Baptist Press offers an interesting timeline on the partial birth controversy. After the technique of partial birth abortion was first publicized, there was a history of attempts to prohibit the procedure.

According to OneNewsNow, Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics, a high profile pro-life organization in the US, is warning his fellow pro-lifers not to read too much into what he calls a "philosophical" victory.
It's like a death-penalty situation," he suggests. "If the Supreme Court were to come along and say that lethal injection is inhumane and outlawed [the method], that doesn't mean that a state that has a death penalty on its books is not going to continue to carry out the death penalty," he says. "They'll just do it another way."
Judie Brown of ALL, shares Mark's concern.

....the following news item was certain to happen, eventually. The media have taken note that the five justices of the Supreme Court whose verdicts resulted yesterday in supporting the ban on partial birth abortion were all Catholics.
Never before has the court had five Catholic justices, and their joining together in a decision to limit abortion, of all hot-button issues, is likely to spark discussion about the role of religion in forming social policy.
The news report goes on to explain some of the dynamics of having five Catholics on the Supreme court
"With Catholics, you have this very substantial body of 'natural law' teaching, which gives them a very rich tradition to draw from when they are thinking about these sorts of issues," he said.

Catholic social teaching is underpinned, Masci said, by the ideas of people like St. Thomas Aquinas, who taught that there are fundamental principles -- God's law -- that provide a touchstone for navigating new issues such as stem cell research.

Protestants have access to the same material, Masci said, "but Catholic thinkers spend more time working within this tradition, which gives them a foundation for building their ideas."
...much more yet to come out of the decision to stop the heinous practice of partial birth abortion.


Caitlan Moran, who claims abortion is a moral duty and the ultimate motherly act

My recent posting on Ms. Moran pointed to the utterly corrupt and appalling thinking of the ultra-feminist mind.

Columnist Matt Abbott catalogues some of the responses on record from prominent pro-life leaders to what he described as "perhaps one of the most pro-abortion commentaries in recent years."


The Virginia Tech massacre and the value of human life

It would probably get me into some considerable trouble to say the things I did in my posting a couple days ago regarding the Virginia Tech tragedy.

I'd like to say more along those lines and I probably will later. I'm still watching the responses coming from Christian leaders and pro-lifers but not too many seem courageous enough to say the obvious.

Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, had important comments to make about facing the reality of evil but avoided the obvious. Some of his statements:
We dare not attempt to minimize this moral responsibility.

....The Virginia Tech horror reminds us all what human beings can do to each other.

....In the meantime, we are witnesses to the true nature of moral catastrophes such as the killings at Virginia Tech.
When about 4000 Unborns are killed daily in the US by the most violent and cruel means, one can only wonder why Dr. Mohler would neglect to mention that particular moral catastrophe, while emphasizing in a special way the killing of 32.

Have we descended so deep where we can ignore the reality of the Holocaust of the Unborn at a time when the extreme violence of our day points continually to a disregard for human life, nowhere more distinct and focussed than in the killing of unborn children?

Mother May I Be Born has no such reticence. She states it plainly: Random Acts of Murder Rooted in Abortion.
Might I suggest that the roots to our self-destruction run deeper than campus security, gun control, drug abuse or poverty.

All of these killings demonstrate an absolute absence of morality. The longer we accept the idea that we can each create our own definition of the reality of morality, i.e. moral relativism, the more chaos we create. So the more corpses there will be.

The same moral relativism that ignores truths about developing humanity in order to rationalize abortion has crept into our national psyche. Random acts of murder will continue as long as we rot our roots by denying the unborn a spot on our national family tree.

Precisely.


1 Comments:

At 9:45 AM, Blogger David Wozney said...

The Charter is part of the so-called “Constitution Act, 1982”. The “United Kingdom”, referred to in the present draft of the “Canada Act, 1982, including the Constitution Act, 1982”, refers to the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”, not the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”.

According to the British North America Act, 1867, the provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick expressed their desire to be federally united into one Dominion under the Crown of the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”, not the Crown of the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”.

 

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