BILLY GRAHAM: ABORTION AT ROOT A SPIRITUAL PROBLEM

OTTAWA, May 25 (LSN)  In an official response to a question by Human Life International, Joseph Speranzella of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association says that “Mr. Graham believes that the spiritual condition of man is at the root of the abortion issue….It is sin that produces the problem of most unwanted pregnancies, as well as the misbelief that women have a “right” to take the lives of unborn babies.”  Mr Speranzella indicated Mr Graham is “strongly opposed” to abortion on demand, and that protection for life from conception till natural death is needed. He also noted Mr. Graham’s founding work […]
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NEWFOUNDLANDERS OPPOSE MORGENTALER FUNDING

ST. JOHN’S, May 22, 1998 (LSN) – Campaign Life Coalition’s Margie Hynes reports that the Newfoundland government’s recent decision to fund the St. John’s Morgentaler abortion franchise is not a popular measure. Newfoundlanders have traditionally had a high regard for family and children and the government’s sudden decision is seen to be a serious violation of   that tradition. A spokesman for St. John’s Catholic Archbishop James MacDonald said the archbishop finds the funding decision “appalLing”.  Mrs. Hynes reports that the funding is also offensive to many because of the economic hardship the province is facing from major declines in […]
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DUTCH DOCTORS WARN ABOUT PROBLEMS WITH FERTILITY TREATMENT CHILDREN

UTRECHT, HOLLAND, May 22, 1998 (LSN) – Dr. Egbert te Velde of University hospital in Utrecht and   his colleagues are calling for regulations to make sure that the latest fertility techniques are safe. They warned that manipulating human embryos and intervening in natural conception could cause chromosonal   damage and developmental problems in children.  In one study, researchers have found that children conceived via in-vitro fertilization scored significantly   lower in development than control groups. Te Velde says that although a small risk of genetic aberration is currently known, it may be an underestimation.  The May 22 Economist reports […]
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THIRD WORLD BISHOPS CONCERNED ABOUT GLOBALIZATION

NEW DELHI, May 22, 1998 (LSN) – The response of the IMF and World Bank to the recent   Asian crisis is seen by many to have worsened the situation for these nations and placed them under greater control of giant international financial interests. It would be reasonable to assume that the strong population control agenda of the IMF and World bank is playing some   role in the severity of demands on these vulnerable nations.  The recent special synod of Catholic bishops for Asia concluded by stating that ” While there are beneficial effects of globalization, we are concerned […]
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NEW AUSTRALIAN ABORTION LIBERALIZATION HAS A CATCH

AUSTRALIA, May 22, 1998 (LSN) – Previously reported changes to West Australian abortion laws   repeal criminal sanctions for women obtaining abortions and require informed consent before   abortionists can legally perform an abortion.The “stinker”, according to abortion providers, is that the law still allows for criminal sanctions against abortionists who do not properly follow the informed   consent provision which was included by pro-life MPs.  Pro-lifers are offering support to women who wish to take legal action for wrongful abortion under the   new law.
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ACID ATTACKS AGAINST FLORIDA ABORTUARIES CONTINUE

MIAMI, May 22, 1998 (LSN) – A total of eight Florida abortuaries have been subjected to butyric acid   fume attacks in the past week. Three women were slightly injured and patients and staff were forced to avacuate the centers. As a result of the action, it was discovered that one of the abortuaries may have been performing illegal abortions. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.  The attacks began the day after Gov. Lawton Chile vetoed the “Choose Life” licence plate approval   won by a campaign that raised the necessary 10,000 signatures for such initiatives.
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AUSTRALIAN ADVOCATES KILLING SEVERELY DISABLED BABIES

AUSTRALIA, May 22, 1998 (LSN) – Professor Peter Singer recently said that in cases where parents and doctors agree that a baby’s disabilities are incompatible with a decent quality of life, it would be kinder to end the baby’s life deliberately, rather than leave it to die. He suggests giving a lethal injection would be appropriate. Singer is deputy director of the Centre for Human Bioethics at Australia’s Monash University.  In response, professor Richard Cook of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, said “What I feel about people who want to bump people off is they are doing […]
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AS PREDICTED TURNER MONEY GOES TO SUPPORT ABORTION

NEW YORK, May 21 (LSN) – Timothy Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, announced Tuesday that most ($9.3 million) of the money from the first $22 million grant from media mogul Ted Turner to the UN will go to fund programs to address “population and women” (abortion, sterilization and contraception). Turner’s total pledge to the UN was $1 billion over ten years.
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ABORTION ON DEMAND LEGAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA, May 21 (LSN) – The Western Australian upper house gave final approval today to a law allowing abortion on demand. The new law stipulates that a woman must undergo counselling before opting to abort her child and also must have the support of two doctors. Richard Egan of the Coalition for the Defence of Human Life in Australia noted that by passing the law, parliament had become “a gang of criminals” and vowed to continue the fight for life despite the new law.
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FLORIDA GOVERNOR VETOES PRO-LIFE LICENCE PLATE

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 21 (LSN) – Florida’s Governor Lawton Chiles vetoed a proposed pro-life licence plate this week. The pro-life plate was the brain-child of the pro-life group Choose Life Inc. which had worked to raise $30,000 for the proposal and collected over 10,000 supporting signatures.
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