Thursday, April 20, 2006

This is interesting. My sister Steph found it and forwarded it to me.

Keep 'Roe v Wade' legal Contest
Press Release from RPRC (Reduce Preterm Risk Cltn.) 7 March 2006
Keep 'Roe v Wade' legal Contest (with a $10,000 prize)
There is a large 'loophole' in the 22 Jan. 1973 'Roe v Wade'
U.S. Supreme Court decision making elective abortion 'legal';
This same loophole applies to the Canadian 'Morgentaler' ruling.
Elective 'terminations' that are not in a patient's best inter-
est are still not legal! 'So what', since abortions are 'safe'?
In 1997 the top Scandinavian journal in the field of women's
health reported that in the 12 months after an induced abortion,
such women had 252% higher relative TOTAL risk of dying compared
to women who delivered. (Acta Obstet Gyn Scand 1997;76:651-657)
This study must be countered with a study showing significantly
lower total one year death risk to women who have abortions com-
pared to women who delivered. If we knew of such a study, we
would not be holding this contest.
The $10,000 contest ("Keep 'Roe v Wade' legal") in brief:
Amount: $10,000 (U.S.) or 10 one ounce gold coins (Canadian
Maple Leafs); the winner chooses all cash or all coins
Who Wins: The FIRST (there can only be ONE (1) winner) person
to mail RPRC a copy of a significant study showing
lower 12 month TOTAL death risk for U.S. women with
elective abortions compared to women who carried to
term; (the study must be in the English language)
EMAIL entries will NOT be accepted.
Offered by: RPRC (Reduce Preterm Risk Cltn.)
3456 Dunbar St. (146)
Vancouver, Canada V6S 2C2
Deadline for
entries: 22 January 2007 (34th anniversary of 'Roe v Wade')
details: See the Appendix to this press release for details
(Contest rules at: )
If, indeed, elective 'terminations' of pregnancy protect women's
health, let's help keep this procedure safe and legal. This contest
is 'for real' and a winner, if a copy of a valid study meeting the
criteria set out in the Appendix is received by RPRC before 22 January
2007, will receive his/her $10,000 (U.S.) first (and only) prize.
Appendix: Contest Rules for the "Keep 'Roe v Wade' legal Contest"
7 March 2006
1. Prize amount: $10,000 (U.S.) to the FIRST person to provide
RPRC with a copy of the required study; there can only be
one winner.
2. Eligibility: Any citizen of any country over the age of
18 years.
3. All decisions by RPRC judges are FINAL.
4. The study must adhere to the following criteria:
a. Achieved statistical significance in finding lower ALL-CAUSE
(i.e. TOTAL) death risk for United States women with legal
elective abortions compared to women who delivered newborn
in the TWELVE months after 'the end of pregnancy'.
b. Was published in a peer-reviewed ENGLISH language medical
journal after Jan. 22, 1980 and before Jan. 22, 2002.
c. Must not have later had its finding of significantly lower
death risk retracted by one or more of the study's authors or
by the journal in which the study was first published.
d. Must not exclude any death category. E.G. 'maternal mortality'
studies that exclude deaths via accidents, homicide, suicide,
or cancer are NOT ALL-CAUSE death studies and are not eligible.
e. Design of study: must have used a registry of induced abortions
to ascertain whether women had elective abortions; (New York
state has such a registry and thus, such a study could have
been done there). Also, must have at least 250,000 subjects
in the study; (the 1997 study of Finnish women had well over
500,000 women subjects in it).
5. Tie entries
If more than one entry satisfies the criteria for the winning
entry (see points 2-4 above) and the postmarks have the same
date, a random draw of those entries will determine the ONE
winner. Assuming that there is no such 'tie', the earliest
postmarked entry meeting all the criteria wins. There is only
one prize and the maximum number of winners is ONE (!).
6. All letters sent to RPRC become the property of RPRC and will
not be returned.
RPRC (Reduce Preterm Risk Cltn.)
3456 Dunbar St. (146)
Vancouver, Canada
V6S 2C2

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The following link could help many make better (more ethical) decisions about immunizations. i know many people are unaware that some immunizations are derived from fetal cell lines from aborted babies. Neil and i made a decision long ago based mainly on this knowledge to stay away from immunizations. i know this can be a volatile subject, but it's worth exploring. Many of the ethical alternatives to these vaccines are not available in Canada.

Monday, April 17, 2006

"borrowing" letters to save time ... i just added on a greeting (this) and sent my 'letter to Ralph Klein' to my MP.
Hi, Chris!
i've been meaning to write you a note since you got elected, but haven't had a chance. Congratulations on your victory. i am a stay at home mom in Sexsmith and i wanted to write you a note to let you know that our family as well as many other families in your constituency support the Choice in Childcare proposal.
i am attaching a letter i recently wrote to Premier Ralph Klein on the subject of publicly funded day care ~ or daycare subsidies. I'm not a big believer in daycare, and when i heard that Stephen Harper was introducing a proposal to allow parents to choose how to spend their childcare money and that parents could use it to stay home, i was greatly heartened. Already over the years, we have been penalized by a tax system that does not recognize the value of the stay at home parent, and when the government was going to take another chunk of our tax dollars to fund yet another program that is offensive to us, it was depressing. This is one way that you could use taxpayers money to make it easier for moms to choose to stay home.
Thank you for considering my letter.
paige beselt
Letter to Stephen Harper... interesting thinking, do letters make a difference? i wonder... Anyway, you'll notice i borrowed some lines from myself (my other letter to Mel Knight...) but i guess, if a line is worth writing, it's usually worth repeating:)

Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada
cc Jason Kenney MP Calgary SE
Monday, April 10, 2006

Mr. Harper,
Today my husband and I received in the mail a thank you letter for our personal support of you and of the Conservative Party. It was our pleasure to be involved in this great accomplishment and I want to take this opportunity to express my congratulations for your victory on January 23rd.
The reason I am writing you a letter today is that you’ve asked for our continued support, and while I am confident that there is no alternative to the Conservative Party and that you have proven your leadership ability to us during the campaign, I have some reservations that I wanted to share with you at this time.
I am a young (29) house wife. I stay at home and care for and homeschool our 5 young children. Now before you marginalize me because of the obvious box that I’ve put myself in, I want to paint you a little picture of your election campaign. During the campaign, more times than I can count I found myself in debate with people older, smarter, and wiser than myself. Because of the way you were depicted by the media, sometimes these people said “it’ll never happen… The conservatives will never win and Stephen Harper doesn’t have a hope…” I disagreed vehemently, and although we don’t know each other, Mr. Harper, I stuck up for you. I told them how you carried yourself so intelligently in interviews, how I was sure that you would find a way to win votes in the east and how you would then create a government without corruption that would stick up for Canadians. Your platform was full of achievable, honest goals and it seemed to me, that most of the men and women running for you were people with vision and integrity.
I believe that the reason that you were elected was because of people like me. I may not be smart, or ripened with age and wisdom, but Mr. Harper, I’m passionate. I believe that it’s the people in this country who are passionate who elected you.
Warning bells began to go off for me when you were asked about abortion and I heard you say that this was an issue you weren’t even willing to address because there were so many more issues that were more important. By saying that, you did take a stand. Canada’s laws on abortion are outrageous (specifically that there is no legal protection for a baby up until the moment of it’s birth). Canadians, whether they are for or against abortion at the end of the day, have to live with the knowledge that their tax dollars fund this procedure ~ whether it’s in the first trimester or the third. In the case of minors, there is no law of notification for parents. Mr. Harper, I want to make sure it’s clear that for us, it's not an issue to have more dollars in our pockets at the end of the day, but we find it horrifying that the abortions that are taking place in this province and country *daily* are funded by my husband's tax dollars. We have worked hard to be able to live on one income so that i can stay home and care for our children. To have our tax dollars funding something that is morally abhorrent to us puts us in a painful position. We’re forced to go against our consciences by paying taxes to fund a procedure that destroys human life. Interestingly, most Albertans agree with me, (see Mr. Harper, the information that i read stated that if non-medically necessary abortions were deinsured in Alberta alone that it would save the tax funded system a minimum of $8 million dollars a year. That's an awful lot of non-medically necessary abortions, don't you think? In a perfect world, parents would be willing to die to save their young. Instead, we live in a culture that kills it's young for convenience. God save us.
Mr. Harper, the people who elected you are a passionate bunch. Not just about the dollars and cents wasted and thieved from our pockets by a crooked liberal government, but even more so, we’re passionate about our faith, the sanctity of life and a government that will not sell out and accommodate for 4 years ~ forgetting the values that got them elected in the first place. I encourage you now as you have an incredible opportunity to leave your fingerprints on the history of this country. Be passionate, have faith and do what’s right.
Paige Beselt
Calgary SE (McKenzie Towne)

Monday, April 10, 2006

i just read this article about Terri Schiavo. We can't be silent on these issues... There is far too much at stake. i heard so many christians who were misinformed during the whole fight for Terri's life arguing in favour of her death. Let's gently and lovingly speak truth to christians and to the world about *life* and it's value ~ and God's role in the giving and taking of it...


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