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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US SUPREME COURT DECIDES ON HILL CASE

FLORIDA, Oct 6 (LSN) – On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected the appeal of Paul Hill, who had received the death sentence for his shooting of an abortionist and his escort in July of 1994. Hill, a former minister claimed the judge at his trial had violated his constitutional rights by allowing him to represent himself and by barring him from using justifiable homicide as a defense.
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ALL CITIZENS TO BE FINGERPRINTED

QUEEN’S PARK, Oct 7 (LSN) – Two members of Ontario’s provincial parliament presented petitions in the legislature yesterday requesting the Harris government to refrain from enacting legislation to fingerprint all Ontario residents. MPPs Frank Miclash and Pat Hoy both presented petitions from their constituents which say that the proposed fingerprinting is a gross invasion of privacy, the members also affixed their names to the petitions. Premier Mike Harris revealed plans in 1995 to create a new Ontario ID card which would include the holders fingerprint. The ID cards are set to be used for getting health care, a driver’s licence […]
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DR DEATH ASKS FOR HELP WITH DEAD BODIES

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., Oct 7 (LSN) – Macomb County Prosecutor Carl Marlinga met with the infamous Dr. Death, Jack Kevorkian, to discuss “dignified’’ ways of dumping the bodies of Kevorkian’s victims. The Associated Press reported that the forty minute interview was held at Kevorkian’s request. Marlinga has said he won’t prosecute Kevorkian. The county is considering assisting the ‘doctor’ but must first check into legal complications related to conspiracy to assist in suicide.
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ONTARIO GOVERNMENT IN BED WITH HOMOSEXUALS

TORONTO, Oct 7 (LSN) – The Toronto Sun revealed that Ontario Education Minister John Snobelen said it was wrong for the York Region Separate School Board to fire a teacher Joseph Stellpflug for sodomy. Stellpflug was dismissed from St. Elizabeth Catholic High School when administrators were informed that he was a practicing homosexual, a serious contradiction of Catholic principles. Snobelen went on to say that publicly funded school boards shouldn’t be discriminating against homosexuals. This is the latest indication that the Ontario “Conservative” government supports the advancement of the homosexual agenda. One of Mike Harris’ top advisors, Jaime Watt, was […]
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PROMISE KEEPERS GATHER TO PRAY, ASK FORGIVENESS IN DC

Catholic World News WASHINGTON, DC (CWN) Hundreds of thousands of Christian men gathered on the National Mall in Washington on Saturday for a six-hour rally in which they pledged to become better husbands, fathers, and neighbors and asked forgiveness of God and their families for the past sins of omission and commission. In a moving display, speakers touched on issues from abortion to workaholism to racism, not from an abstract viewpoint, but mainly from personal experience. Time after time, the enormous crowd went down to its collective knees to confess personal sinfulness, rose to its feet to cheer and sing, […]
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CAMBODIA LEGALIZES ABORTION

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Oct 6 (LSN) – Cambodia’s parliament passed a law today legalizing abortions during a woman’s first three months of pregnancy. The law maintains that a women under 18 years old must have parental consent before killing the child in her womb. Until now, Cambodia had no laws governing abortion.
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