CNEWS Poll Robert Latimer was granted a constitutional exemption from the minimum sentence for murder and sentenced to two years less a day in the killing of his disabled daughter. Is it a fair sentence? So far, 240 people have voted for Yes So far, 61 people have voted for No
TORONTO, Dec 2 (LSN) – In a press release from Campaign Life Coalition, national president Jim Hughes said, It's a sick world when killing is called compassionate, and punishment for killers is called cruel.” The head of the political wing of the pro-life movement in Canada was referring to the decision to grant convicted murderer Robert Latimer an unprecedented constitutional exemption from the 10-year mandatory sentence for second-degree murder. Mr Justice Ted Noble of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench sentenced Latimer today to two years less a day, only a year of which will be served in prison. “I'm […]
BATTLEFORD, Sask., Dec 1 (LSN) – Robert Latimer, convicted last month of second-degree murder for killing his 12-year-old daughter Tracy, has received an unprecedented constitutional exemption from the ten year minimum sentence. Justice Ted Noble of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench ruled today that, according to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the minimum sentence in this case would amount to “cruel and unusual punishment.” Justice Noble cited legal precedents, in which other “mercy killers” have been given a slap on the wrist. He also indicated he believed Latimer was a good father, and acted out of compassion.
WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (LSN) – Moonies leader Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Church held a massive publicity stunt Saturday, called “Blessing 97.” About 25,000 people gathered in the RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, and the event was linked by satellite to 84 countries. Moon claimed to be marrying 39.6 million couples, 3.6 million for the first time with the rest renewing their “unions.” Characteristic of Moon's antics, 2,500 of the couples had met only days before they were “married,” and they were matched by Moon himself. Reportedly, 6 different church leaders were invited to bless the crowd during the […]
DUBLIN, Dec 1 (LSN) – On Friday, The Irish High Court sanctioned the abortion of a 13-week-old pre-born child. By permitting the 13-year-old alleged rape victim to leave the country to have an abortion abroad, the court has injected new life into the pro-abortion movement. After three days of closed-door proceedings, Justice Hugh Geoghegan decided to reject the pleas of the girl's parents to save the life of their pre-born grandchild. Youth Defence, a pro-life group who was assisting the parents in the case and had raised funds for the care of the girl and her baby, noted that the […]
MOSCOW, Dec 1 (LSN) – Russian newspapers reported last week that elderly women held up a traveling abortion- contraception “clinic” in Moscow, after it began its “maiden” voyage last Thursday. About 50 protesters, mostly elderly women, blocked the tram’s passage. The good women defied the government and international criticism by blocking the tram's passage and dousing it liberally with eggs. The “Streetcar Called Bordello,” as one protester called it, is sponsored by the Health Ministry and the Family Planning association. Its aim is to indoctrinate the young and attract their attention with its sky-blue colour, decorated with white and blue […]