SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Jan 22 (LSN) – On his first visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II has spoken bluntly about the horror of abortion and frankly labeled it as a gross failure of Cuba’s communist system. In his homily at a Mass celebrated today, the pontiff denounced systems “which, under the guise of freedom and progress, promote or even defend an anti-birth mentality.”“Abortion … is always, in addition to being an abominable crime, a senseless impoverishment of the person and of society itself,” he said. Incredibly, the official Communist Party newspaper published much of what the pope has said. […]
WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (LSN) – On January 5, the New American magazine published a review of the all U.S Congressmen and Senators. The “conservative index” of the 105th Congress shows how each federal politician scored on 20 key votes highlighting life and family issues. The valuable list enables voters to scrutinize their representatives record and commend or chastise them on their voting. Please visit the “Conservative index” at https://www.jbs.org/vo14no01.htm A similar indexing of Canadian politicians is carried out every year by Campaign Life Coalition, the political arm of Canada’s pro-life movement. The Canadian index is available at: https://www.lifesitenews.com/election_97/index.html
NEW YORK, Jan 21 (LSN) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and a Jewish Rabbi jumped into the cloning debate yesterday on opposite sides. The FDA warned researchers that it would shut down anyone who attempts human cloning without its permission. Dr. Michael Friedman, FDA’s acting commissioner, noted that the administration has the power to and is prepared to go to court to stop unauthorized cloning attempts. Friedman reported that the first cloning success—the Scottish sheep Dolly—took 277 tries and added that the FDA was “more interested in the 277 failures than in the success.” Meanwhile, the New […]
NEW YORK, Jan 21 (LSN) – Nafis Sadik, the aggressively pro-abortion executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), told reporters in New York on Tuesday that she believes herself to be second in the running for the position of Director- General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Sadik observed that the position would likely be awarded to Dr. Gro Harlem Bruntland. Failing in humility, Sadik noted, “It’s so political: on the basis of competence I think I have the best, but that’s not the way the world works.” The Executive Board of the WHO met on Tuesday to […]
NEW YORK, Jan 21 (LSN) – Actress Linda Gray, known for her portrayal of Sue Ellen Ewing on the television series “Dallas”, has agreed to act as “Goodwill Ambassador” for the abortion promoting United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Sponsored by International Planned Parenthood (IPPF), Gray will lead an international advocacy campaign to promote universal access to reproductive health care (i.e.abortion on demand in UN terms), and raise money for population control programs. Called “Face to Face”, the campaign plans to cover the globe country-by-country having celebrity media tours, video news releases
GENEVA, Jan 21 (LSN) – The UN’s 52nd General Assembly has officially adopted a policy to “eradicate” traditional or customary practices that the UN feels negatively affect the health of women and girls. The General Assembly resolution (52/99 of December 12 1997) entitled “Traditional or Customary Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Girls, “calls upon all States, to intensify efforts to raise awareness of and to mobilize international and national public opinion concerning the harmful effects of female genital mutilation and other traditional or customary practices affecting the health of women and girls, in particular through education, information dissemination […]
TAMPA, Fla, Jan 20 (LSN) – Lee County Sheriff John McDougall courageously refused the demand of an abortionist for help against pro-life demonstrators. In December, abortionist Ali Azima wrote the Charlotte County sheriff’s office complaining about a prayer vigil held outside one of his abortuaries in Port Charlotte. In response to the letter, Sheriff McDougall noted that he would carry out his constitutional duty to protect all citizens from illegal protests and activity—“even a baby killer like yourself.’’ The Sheriff went on to write that the police would “do everything within our power to assist the protesters who wish to […]
VANCOUVER, BC, Jan 20 (LSN) – A report issued yesterday to BC’s provincial government urges full protection of the “rights” of transsexuals and transvestites in the provinces Human Rights Code. The anti-family NDP government in BC is expected to follow through with the recommendation.
PALM SPRINGS, California, Jan 20 (LSN) – Last Friday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) voted not to accept Representative Tim Lambert’s resolution to ban support for RNC candidates who support partial -birth abortion. After heated debate and support for the measure from the Christian Coalition and noted US pro-life advocates such as Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family, the RNC voted down the resolution. RNC chairman Jim Nicholson and Representative Henry Hyde of Illinois led the opposition to the motion.
Angela King, Assistant Secretary-General and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women has predicted that more perpetrators of what the UN considers “sexual crimes, “will be prosecuted by international tribunals. In an address to the opening meeting of the current session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Ms. King noted, “Although indictments for acts of sexual violence have been uncommon in the case of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, recent developments suggest that they will become a routine feature of most future indictments as the central role of rape […]