FRENCH MAYORS PROTEST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

PARIS, Apr 21(LSN) – Catholic World News reported this morning that France’s socialist government is preparing to legalize homosexual marriage. The measure called a “contract of social union which will give homosexual or heterosexual couples living together, legal rights currently enjoyed by married people. Furthermore, mayors in towns will be asked to officiate at the contract signings.  The measure has led to nearly 12,000 of France’s mayors signing a petition to halt the governments plans.  Michel Pinton, the former secretary-general of the large Union for French Democracy party (UDF) and now mayor of the small village of Felletin in central […]
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SEXUAL ORIENTATION DEBATE CONTINUES IN ALBERTA

EDMONTON, Apr 21 (LSN) – The Canada Family Action Coalition (CFAC) issued a press release last week denouncing the Alberta government for relinquishing its governing powers to the un-elected Supreme Court. CFAC noted that the Alberta government has spent over $95,000 in propaganda in the past couple of weeks defending the Supreme Court decision in the Vriend case to force the province to include “sexual orientation” in their human rights code, giving active homosexuals special protection against discrimination.  CFAC president Roy Beyer revealed that Premier Ralph Klein’s “deadline” of seven days within which he had to use the provincial notwithstanding […]
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US PRO-LIFERS CONFIDENT ABOUT APPEAL

CHICAGO, Apr 21 (LSN) – The Pro-Life Action League issued an optimistic-sounding press release yesterday in the wake of its legal setback in the racketeering case. Executive director Joseph Scheidler said, “We’re expecting a solid victory at the appellate level, if not sooner after post-trial motions are filed. Scheidler also noted that a defeat at the initial trial was expected since the “plaintiffs’ case was [so] full of lies and misstatements It was nearly impossible to sift through it all to discern the truth.” Pro-life lawyers on the case began preparing post-trial motions. They suspected an unjust ruling after presiding […]
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PRO-ABORTION STAR CAUGHT IN A LIE

ATLANTA, Apr 20 (LSN) – Actress Jane Fonda, wife of Ted Turner the notorious population control alarmist, was chastised last week for remarks she made on Wednesday in her address to the U.N.  Population Fund agency in New York. Fonda, who last year opposed US government efforts to promote chastity, likened Georgia to developing countries, claiming that “children are starving to death [in Georgia]  and people live in tar-paper shacks.”  Fonda was out to promote her latest population control measure, G-CAPP, which aims to reduce teenage pregnancy in Georgia by 25 percent by 2001.  Of course, Fonda’s methods of “prevention […]
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SIERRA CLUB SPENDS MILLIONS ON PRO-ABORTION PROPAGANDA

WASHINGTON, Apr. 20 (LSN) – Today the leftist environmental group Sierra Club began airing political advertisements on radio and television to influence voters for the November mid-term elections.  Daniel Weiss, political director of the group, said, “We’re going to be spending about $6 million on voter education and issue advocacy in this election cycle.” He also noted that the campaigns would be targeted to attack various conservative Republican candidates. The ads will push abortion rights and gun control.
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CANADIAN GOVERNMENT STRIPS H.L.I. OF CHARITABLE STATUS

OTTAWA, Apr 20 (LSN) – On April 2, the federal court of appeal in Ottawa revoked the charitable status of Human Life International (HLI) Canada. The court ruled that HLI’s efforts to educate Canadians on the perils of “sex education,” abortion, and homosexuality constitute “political activity.”  According to Canadian law, a charitable organization may spend only 10% of its revenue on political activities. Pro-life observers note that groups like Planned Parenthood are overtly political, while retaining their charitable status unchallenged.
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U.S. PRO-LIFE LEADER VOWS TO APPEAL UNJUST RULING

CHICAGO, Apr 20 (LSN) – In the civil suit between the National Organization for Women (NOW) and two abortion mills, a US federal jury decided today that Operation Rescue, the Pro-Life Action League,  and their leaders were guilty on 21 counts of extortion. The jury of two men and four women also awarded the two abortuaries $85,926 (US) for damage to their business over more than 15 years. Due to a contingency in the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law, under which the suit was filed, it is expected that the judge will triple that amount.  The decision could […]
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TORONTO PRO-LIFERS TO CELEBRATE UPCOMING RELEASE OF ACTIVIST LINDA GIBBONS

TORONTO, Apr 17 (LSN) – Pro-lifers will be gathering on Saturday, June 6 for a party in honour of Linda Gibbons, who will have finished her latest jail term for counselling mothers in crisis outside Toronto’s Scott abortuary. The Toronto grandmother has spent most of the last four years in prison for her outstandingly courageous pro-life witness, due to the Ontario government’s injunction protecting the abortion industry.  The party will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. at St Michael’s College School, 1515 Bathurst St., Toronto (near St Clair West station). Food and entertainment will be provided. Admission is $13 […]
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1998 CANADIAN NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE

ANCASTER, ON, Apr 17 (LSN) – The Canadian National Pro-Life Conference will be held this year at Redeemer College in Ancaster, Ontario from July 2 to 4. The theme of the conference is “The Canadian Quilt: A Life Pattern.” Speakers at the conference include David Mainse of 100 Huntley Street and Patricia Bainbridge of the Planned Parenthood watchdog-group Life Decisions International.  To register for the conference contact Campaign Life Coalition at:  (416) 368-8479 or 1-800-730-5358.
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MAY 14, 1969, “CANADA’S DAY OF INFAMY,” TO BE COMMEMORATED IN OTTAWA

OTTAWA, Apr 17 (LSN) – Pro-lifers from across Canada are organizing a March for Life on Parliament Hill this May 14, to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the legalization of abortion by Pierre Trudeau’s Liberals. On May 14, 1969, the House of Commons passed Bill 150, the infamous “Omnibus Bill,” which liberalized Canada’s laws on abortion, divorce, and homosexuality.  The March for Life to Parliament Hill will be followed by a rally, which will include speeches by pro-life leaders and prominent pro-life MPs. Participants will have an opportunity to visit their own MPs, and to attend Question Period in the […]
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