CHOICE OF SCHOOLING OFFERED TO PARENTS

WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (LSN) – The US House of Representatives approved a Republican plan to provide about 2,000 federally funded vouchers to help low income Washington, D.C., children attend private schools. Although Clinton and the Democrats opposed the measure, it was passed today by a 212-197 vote. The bill would provide federally funded scholarships of up to $3,200 that low income students could use to pay for private schools or public schools in outlying suburbs. The Senate has opposed the voucher system thus far.
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KEVORKIAN HELPS KILL YET AGAIN

DETROIT, Oct 9 (LSN) – The Associated Press reported this morning on another dead body found in a hotel room. The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s office said Lois Carol Hawkins Caswell, whose body was found Wednesday morning, died of a lethal intravenous injection. The victim had consulted with Kevorkian prior to her death, A woman who suffered from nerve damage that left her in constant pain had consulted with Dr. Jack Kevorkian before her body was found in a motel room, according to published reports. Geoffrey Fieger, Kevorkian’s lawyer told The Oakland Press of Pontiac that Mrs Caswell was one […]
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CONDOM CO LACKEY FONDA FIGHTS ABSTINENCE PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (LSN) – A British condom manufacturer Durex, which made nearly $50 million in profits last year largely from the sale of condoms,has decided to fund Jane Fonda in her campaign against the American government efforts to teach children about sexual abstinence rather than contraception. Congress voted last year to spend $50 million a year over the next five years on sexual education programmes that focus exclusively on abstinence. This action was undertaken since the simple message of saying “no” to sex is confused if children are simultaneously told about the pill, condoms, and other contraceptives. Fonda appeared […]
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US HOUSE PASSES ABORTION BAN AGAIN

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 9 (LSN) – The US House of Representatives voted 296-132 to approve the partial-birth abortion ban. A slightly different version was passed by the House in March, but had to agree to changes adopted by the Senate before the measure could be sent to President Clinton. The Senate’s changes were accepted which would prohibit the controversial procedure except in cases where the woman’s life is in danger. President Clinton has vowed anew to veto the measure. Clinton has favored including another exception for women’s health problems which pro-lifers charge would not halt any abortions since most anything […]
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“So when a television station in our home State gives a Senator a rough time, maybe we should call the Marines instead of the news director.” (Senate – October 07, 1997) Sen. Roberts talking to President Clinton about mission creep in Bosnia, and the US (NATO) attacks on TV stations in response to Bosnian TV political smears on a UN tribunal judge.
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CATHOLIC CHILD PLACED IN HOMOSEXUAL FOSTER CARE

WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (LSN) – USA Today reported the Supreme Court rejection of an appeal by a Massachusetts man whose son was placed in foster care with two homosexual men. The unnamed family asserted that their religious freedom was violated because their raising of their child in the Catholic faith was compromised by the state Department of Social Services decision to place the boy in the foster home of two gay men. On Monday, the court, rejected the case without comment. The 4-year-old boy was removed from his parents’ home in suburban Boston in June 1996 after alleged abusive discipline. […]
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US HOUSE VOTES TO RESTORE MEXICO CITY POLICY

WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (LSN) – Rep. Steve Largent’s motion to instruct House conferees to maintain the so-called “Mexico City” policy in HR 2159 1998 Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, was approved by the House. The Mexico City policy, was created by former President Ronald Reagan and prohibited U.S. population assistance to foreign organizations that perform abortions in foreign countries, violate the abortion laws of foreign countries, or lobby for changes in such laws. Earlier President Clinton did away with the Mexico City Policy. The prohibition still allows exceptions in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is […]
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ARGENTINE PRESIDENT AFFIRMS RIGHT TO LIFE

Catholic World News for Oct 7 VATICAN (CWN)—Argentinian President Carlos Saul Menem offered a strong public defense of the right to life in Buenos Aires yesterday, as he prepared for a visit to Rome and a meeting with Pope John Paul II. Speaking from his national capital just before he traveled to Rome to open a new transplant unit at an Argentine medical facility there, Menem said, “We have joined with the Catholic Church in defending human life from time of conception.” He noted that Argentine law prohibits abortion, and promised to oppose any change. President Menem is scheduled to […]
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD DIRECTOR GUILTY OF ABORTIONS WITHOUT CONSENT

BUFFALO, NY, Oct 8 (LSN) – Buffalo news reported yesterday that Dr. Rafael G. Cunanan Jr., director of Planned Parenthood of Niagara County was find $1,000 by the state of NY for two unasked-for abortions and one mistaken sterilization. Cunanan, who was the chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, has been placed on probation for four years, during which another physician must monitor his work by the NY State Board for Professional Medical Conduct. Investigators revealed that “Cunanan performed a dilatation and curettage, and a suction curettage on a patient in 1991’’ but “failed to […]
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PRO-LIFERS WIN SUPREME COURT BATTLE FOR FREE SPEECH

WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (LSN) – Yesterday, the US Supreme Court let stand a ruling widening the boundaries of campaign advertising not subject to control by the Federal Election Commission. In 1995 the commission restricted pro-lifers from using ads saying “vote pro-life’‘, along with a list of candidates supporting life and those not. The regulation was challenged by the Maine Right to Life Committee, and a U.S. appeals court struck it down for violating First Amendment free-speech guarantees under the Constitution. The Federal Election Commission tried to appeal the case but the justices denied the government’s appeal Monday without any comment […]
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