American Family Association TUPELO, MS – October 26-November 2, 1997 marks the dates for PornographyAwareness Week (PAW) in America. PAW was started 15 years ago to raise the awareness of the prevalence of pornography throughout our nation and to encourage citizens to work toward eliminating its devastating effects on our communities. American Family Association (AFA) initiated Pornography Awareness Weekbecause of the negative impact pornography has on American families.“Pornography victimizes women and children and is a vicious downward spiral of addiction for the men involved. Pornography erodes a man’s relationshipwith God, his wife, his children and his community,’’ says David Miller,National […]
CAPE TOWN, Oct 22 (LSN) – In June of this year South African Health MinisterNkosazana Zuma proudly announced that there had been 7,069 abortions between February and June 1997. South Africa’s STAR newspaper reported this morning that the number of abortions has climbed to almost 13,000 since February 1, when abortion on demand was legalized. The conscientious objection of many doctors and nurses in the country has caused delays in the implementation of the ‘‘Termination of Pregnancy Act’’ in at least three provinces. Zuma told reporters in June that ‘‘Travelling teams of staff that terminate pregnancies are being considered to […]
BURNABY, B.C., Oct 22 (LSN) – Last week, B.C. Provincial Court Judge William Kitchen gave 52-year-old child pornographer William Bennest a slap on the wrist for his crimes. Kitchen was given a two-year suspended sentence. A former Burnaby school principal, Bennest made child pornography and recruited children from his school to participate. He was also charged with sexually touching a boy under age 14. A total of 43 videotapes, five audio cassettes, and assorted photos, posters and magazines were seized from the former principal’s home and school offices. Lillian Fuller of Langley, a B.C. director of a Canadian anti-violence group, […]
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 22 (LSN) — In light of US reservations about paying so-called ‘debts’ to the UN, Japan recommended Monday that the General Assembly consider forcing UN members to pay their bills. The Republican-controlled Congress is withholding up to $1.4 billion in USarrears, partly because of the UN’s push for global abortion on demand. The abortion issue is likely to become blurred with economic considerations as the US attempts to have its share of the UN burden decreased. Without mentioning the US by name, Hisashi Owada, Japanese Ambassador to the UN said the U.N. financial crisis was due to […]
OTTAWA, Oct 22 (LSN) – The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) was accused by opposition MPs yesterday, of granting millions of dollars worth of federal government contracts to companies which had made large donations to the Liberal campaign. Population control is one of CIDA’s primary goals and the foreign aid agency is responsible for funding and promoting abortions the world over. The Montreal-based accounting firm, Raymond Chabot Martin Pare and Associates, received $20 million in contracts from CIDA after having donated $87,201 to the federal Liberal Party last year in addition to another $10,000 to individual cabinet ministers. CIDA also […]
TORONTO, Oct 20 (LSN) – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and three of its Ottawa staff have challenged the Income Tax Act’s definition of spouse in the Ontario Court of Appeal. The Act defines a spouse as a heterosexual couple and thus the federal government need not dish out pensions to ‘partners’ of homosexuals. A band of 13 homosexuality promoting groups including the National Action Committee on the Status of Women is backing the venture. The appeal will be heard at Osgoode Hall. The courts decision, without the accountability of elected representatives, may usurp the electorate by forcing […]
LONDON, UK, Oct 20 (LSN) – Scientists at Bath University in Britain announced yesterday that they had created a headless frog embryo. The Sunday Times of London reported that the researchers hope the technique will result in the production of human spare parts such as organs, made from cloned cells in laboratories. A lead researcher and embryologist at the University, Jonathan Slack says human embryos could be grown in a similar fashion since the same genes perform similar functions in both frogs and humans.
SYDNEY (CWN) – A Sydney art museum reported on Friday that a controversial sculpture of the Virgin Mary encased in a condom was stolen less than a week after a photograph of a crucifix immersed in urine was damaged in a Melbourne gallery. The Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art said investigators are looking for a link between the disappearance of the statue from the museum and the attack on Andres Seranno’s “Piss Christ’’ at the National Gallery of Victoria. The Serrano exhibit was closed after two days of attacks on the image following an unsuccessful court battle to prevent the […]
American Life League Although President Clinton has said the United States would work with other nations to ban human cloning, American officials are actually working to prevent any such ban. When the UNESCO general conference meets in Paris next week, its members will consider a genetics document that is deliberately ambiguous about human cloning. The American position came to light during a meeting of President Clinton’s National Bioethics Advisory Commission, when Noelle Lenoir, a French jurist, thanked the Americans for opposing a German proposal to ban human cloning. Lenoir is a member of the French Constitutional Court. She also chairs […]
COLOMBO, Oct 20 (LSN) – One of the world’s foremost promoters of abortion, the UN’s Population Fund, asserted that its new $7.6-million reproductive health care programme is aimed at trying to cut Sri Lanka’s abortion rate. At a news conference in Columbo, the organization’s director, Nafis Sadik, proffered that legalizing abortions in some cases and providing access to family planning information and services would reduce the number of abortions in the country which she ‘estimated’ to be 500 per day. Capitalizing on the popular rhetoric about unsafe abortions Sadik urged officials to allow safe legal abortions in the country.