The passing of abortion pioneer Henry Morgentaler has provoked many reactions on all fronts of the abortion fight. The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada rejoiced darkly that Morgentaler “did not ‘repent’ or have a ‘deathbed conversion,’ or make things ‘right with his maker.’” My colleague Stephanie Gray noted that Dr. Morgentaler’s death necessitates, as the passing of any fellow human does, an examination of what we are doing with our brief allotment of time on Earth.
The name “Goering” instantly brings to mind the unarguably evil and grotesquely overweight Hermann Goering, founder of the Gestapo, leader of the Luftwaffe, and arguably second in power in Nazi Germany, only to Adolf Hitler himself. However, there is another Goering that has been all but forgotten by history—one who passionately hated Hitler, Nazism, and all that the minions of the twisted cross stood for. He was Albert Goering, Hermann’s younger brother.
When the gunshots began to ring out in the halls of Sandy Hook Elementary School, 27-year-old teacher Victoria Soto leapt into action. According to one report, she bundled her little students into the closet, and then faced Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old armed madman, informing him that her students had gone to the gym. Another source reports that she was found huddled over her students, protecting them to the last. Either way, we know this: She died protecting her students. Adam Lanza shot her dead, and then killed himself.
Did a graphic image of an aborted baby take down China’s policy of forced abortion?
As the global pro-life community holds its breath in the wake of breaking news that China’s Population and Family Planning Commission has, according to Lillian Kwon of the Christian Post, “issued an order to ban the use of forced abortion when enforcing its one-child policy,” this appears increasingly likely.
For every person who truly believes that North America’s status quo of abortion on demand is the systematic decapitating, dismembering, and disembowelling of thousands of pre-born children every single day, I challenge you to ask yourself two questions that should change your life. First: What am I doing to fight this injustice? And second: What response does this injustice demand of me?
In 1958, a 38 year-old widow from Manchester arrived in Peru to visit her brother. This trip was destined to change not only Anita Goulden’s life, but the lives of many, many others.
While travelling about Peru, Goulden decided that she wanted to visit the desert. Arriving in Piura in the north, she witnessed something shocking: Abandoned children, suffering from horrific diseases such as meningitis and tuberculosis, often lying in pools of their own blood.
“Without a belief in the dignity of man, without indignation against arbitrarily created human suffering, there can be no democratic principles.”
This statement was written by a woman named Cairine Wilson, Canada’s first female senator. Appointed to the Senate in 1930 at the age of 45, Wilson already had had an extensive history in politics, having married a Liberal MP and headed various lobby groups.
In the history of the 20th Century, there are few events quite as infamous as the 1937 Rape of Nanking. Iris Chang’s 1997 book The Rape of the Nanking exposed and immortalized the horrific events that few Westerners had even heard of, writing a story that seemed to be relentless in its pain and despair. The Rape of Nanking seems to be a story without hope, without redemption, and without any glimmer of selfless humanity. However, there were those who fought to stop the evil. One of them was a woman named Minnie Vautrin.