OTTAWA, October 1, 1997 (HLI Canada), U.S. Representative Christopher Smith (R-NJ), Chairman, House Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, has exposed an ongoing project by at least three UN agencies “for the large-scale performance and promotion of abortions among refugees, displaced persons, and other poor and vulnerable women around the world.” The agencies named are United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Health Organization (WHO). Rep. Smith stated that UNFPA and UNHCR are about to finalize an “Inter-Agency Field Manual” entitled “Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations.” A companion document by the WHO, […]
OTTAWA, Oct 1 (LSN) – Solicitor General Andy Scott told the Associated Press this morning that the Federal Court and Ottawa have routinely approved past requests by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service for warrants allowing the agency to conduct extensive wiretaps on phone lines. The CSIS warrant is different from those granted to police in that the agency can listen in on other people without approval for the extra bugs. CSIS spokesman Marcia Wetherup noted that similar applications have been granted “numerous times” in the past.
VATICAN CITY, Oct 1 (LSN) – Pope John Paul II will travel to Rio de Janeiro for the 2nd world encounter with families from October 2 to October 6. Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo told reporters that “the Holy Father wants to mobilize consciences in favor of the decisive cause of the family. In Rio he will make a sort of universal convocation for the family.” The timing of the trip is particularly poignant as the Brazilian government is considering the abortion issue. The family, the basic building block of society, is in grave need of support. The pope realizes this […]
HYDERBAD, India, Oct 1 (LSN) – The Andhra Pradesh state commissioner for family welfare, told The Associated Press that this Southern Indian state has decided to train more than 250,000 barbers as health workers and use their shops to distribute free condoms in villages.
Partial-birth abortion ban up for U.S. House vote. The House sponsor of the ban on partial-birth abortion, pro-life Rep. Charles Canady (R-FL) has announced that the Partial-Birth Abortion BanAct (HR 1122) will be taken up by the entire House during the week of October 6. The House must approve a slightly amended Senate version and voted last March to approve the ban 295-136. (The Senate made minor changes to the bill in order to receive the endorsement of the American Medical Association). Once the House passes the ban, it will then be sent to the President – who has indicated […]
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina Oct 1 (LSN) – In response to Serb TV broadcasts suggesting that the U.N. war crimes tribunal is anti-Serb, U.S. and other NATO-led troops yanked Bosnian Serb television off the air today. Bosnian Serb TV edited a tape of a news conference given by Canadian U.N. tribunal prosecutor Louise Arbour which they asserted was anti-Serb. Even though the motive in this case may have been a noble one. Having NATO forces actively insure favourable appraisals of UN activities sets a dangerous precedent. Certain UN activities such as the implementation of global access to abortion on demand or other […]
OTTAWA, Oct 1 (LSN) – Sharon Hayes, Reform MP for the British Columbia riding of Port Moody- Coquitlam, announced today that she is resigning her seat because of the need to care for her sick husband. Mr. Hayes suffered a serious stroke during the June election campaign. Mrs. Hayes has been among the strongest and most outspoken defenders of life and family in Canada’s federal Parliament. Her influence in Parliament will be greatly missed by like-minded fellow MPs and by the members of Canada’s pro-life, pro-family movement.