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 […]
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.
WASHINGTON, DC (CWN) – The US Supreme Court decided in an 8-1 vote on Monday not to consider an appeal of a lower court order that declared a Louisiana abortion parental-consent law unconstitutional. The lower court ruling, upheld by the Supreme Court’s decision not to take action, said the 1995 law would make it too difficult for some underage girls to obtain abortions without having a parent’s permission. Under the law, girls could ask a trial judge to give permission in the absence of parental consent, but the courts said the law made it too easy for judges to reject […]
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 […]
BEIJING, Oct 17 (LSN) – At the 23rd General Population Conference, delegates were told that abortion of girls is rampant in China. Ms. Luo, a delegate to the conference revealed the situation in China saying: “Quite a number of people, even very poor ones, would pay for tests so that they could abort their female offspring if they needed to’‘. Private clinics and laboratories have sprung up everywhere to offer sex detection tests, even though doctors are supposedly forbidden by law from disclosing the sex of children in the womb. Zhu Chuzhu, a professor at the Center for Women Studies […]
16-Oct-97—EWTN News Brief SEOUL (CWN) – Stalinist North Korea has banned both contraception and abortion to increase birth rates in order to maintain the country’s huge army, a North Korean defector was quoted as sayiing in a Seoul newspaper on Thursday. Min Byong-kyun, 48, a former North Korean trading official in Russia, told a news conference at the Agency for National Security Planning that Pyongyang is desperate to increase the country’s population of 24 million. “North Korean women have been banned from surgical operations for contraception or abortion since last year to maintain future army troops,” the English-language Herald quoted […]