In this issue we interview pro-life blogger, Suzanne Fortin. She's publisher of Big Blue Wave. Suzanne lives in Ottawa and is the mother of four children, the last of whom was born just as we went to print with this newsletter.

Once upon a time, there was a people – an entire country, moreover – that professed a great love of all things natural. Except, that is, for one of the most important natural processes of all.

The people, let’s call them Canadians, praised the natural beauty of their great land. They looked in awe at the magnificent mechanismsof the natural world around them.

It has been some time since we have heard any news about the abortion drug, RU-486, or mifepristone, but a study published in May in the Australian Family Physician, a medical journal for Australia’s general practitioners reported their findings that chemical abortions using RU-486 are significantly more dangerous than surgical abortions.

When Jonah rushes in the door from school every day, he always greets his mother with a warm and boisterous, “I’m home Mummy!” before running and throwing his arms around her.  He is full of love and affection, with deep, brown eyes, an infectious smile, and an inability to stay annoyed with others.  He loves public speaking, playing with toy figures, watching puppet shows and movies, and participating in sports like Tae Kwon Do and swimming, and his mother, Cindy, says his peers at school “absolutely love him.”  His family, of course, adores him.  Jonah is like most other children, full of enthusiasm and childlike interests. The biggest difference is that 12-year-old Jonah has Down Syndrome, and most people in our society would have killed him before he was born.

In April of 2006, a coalition of U.S.-based women’s groups wrote in an open letter to Secretary-General Kofi Annan on International Women’s Day stating that, “We are disappointed and frankly outraged that gender equality and strengthening the women’s machineries within the U.N. system are barely noted, and are not addressed as a central part of the U.N. reform agenda.”  Their demand was for a new UN agency dedicated to feminist issues. They got their wish in July 2010 when the General Assembly voted to create an entity called “UN Women.” It was  a victory for radical feminists.