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.
NEW YORK, May 21 (LSN) – According to a report released today by the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (CAFHRI), the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee will halt US ratification of the International Criminal Court (ICC). CAFHRI reports that the lead lobbyists fighting the ICC in the US, the Catholic Alliance, announced today that “each Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee is now committed to killing this treaty.” The proposed strategy for effecting the ICC is by international treaty which, in the US would require the signature of the President as well as Senate approval. Senate consideration of the ICC […]
MANHATTAN, May 20 (LSN) – Bell Atlantic employee Paul Foray launched a $500,000 lawsuit against his employer yesterday, saying the phone company refuses to give health benefits to his live-in girlfriend, but does give them to the partners of gay employees. Foray’s lawyer Linda Cronin, said, “He is being discriminated against because he is a male with a female domestic partner If he were a female with a female domestic partner, he would get benefits.” Bell Atlantic responded in a statement yesterday, saying, “We believe that our policy on domestic-partner benefits complies fully with all applicable laws and regulations.”
UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (LSN) – United Nations Legal Counsel Hans Corell said Monday that final negotiations for the proposed International Criminal Court (ICC) should be complete before the end of the summer. Corell noted that the UN Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries (decision-making body), will meet from June 15 to July 17 to finalize and adopt a draft statute for the court, to be ratified by the parliaments of individual nations. Corell pointed out that questions remain about the jurisdiction of the ICC. While genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes are generally agreed upon, other areas such as “attacks […]
SAN JOSE, CA, May 20 (LSN) – In the May issue of Good Housekeeping, an investigative report details the work of a physician who offers “fetal sex determination” services early enough so that parents may abort a child if he or she is not of the desired sex. Despite his cash fee of $1,200 (US), Dr. John Stephen has a booming practice, with offices in San Jose, CA, Blaine, WA, and Niagara Falls, NY. Stephen has received criticism from all corners, and even some “pro-choice” advocates are critical of his methods, at least publicly. But Berkeley professor Ernest Hook points […]
OTTAWA, May 20 (LSN) – On May 14, the 29th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in Canada, MP Eric Lowther (Reform, Calgary Centre) addressed the House of Commons advocating women’s right-to-know legislation and a plebiscite on tax-funded abortion. “We have…seen an increase in the diagnosis of post-abortion trauma, indications of strong medical linkages between abortion and breast cancer, and now even minors can obtain an abortion without parental notification, and have that procedure funded by taxpayer dollars,” said Lowther. “In my opinion, Canadians should be asked whether or not they are in favour of federal government funding for abortion […]
AMSTERDAM, May 19 (LSN) – Joop Stolk, a renowned Dutch advocate for children with mental disabilities, has exposed the chilling truth about the “progress” of legalized euthanasia in the Netherlands. Stolk told World magazine last week that euthanasia for children in now becoming acceptable, and that several cases have been detailed in scientific journals. He also said that more than 50 newborn children with disabilities are allowed to die by withholding medical care (“passive euthanasia”) every year. Dutch politicians are proposing to give children over 12 the “right” to request euthanasia, in order to “catch up” with medical practice. For […]
PORTSMOUTH, N.H., May 19 (LSN) – According to New Hampshire Right to Life, pro-lifer Deborah Mears was assaulted by police “for no reason.” While protesting outside a National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League fundraiser last Thursday, Mears and other demonstrators were ordered by police to move to the other side of the street. According to witnesses, Mrs Mears raised her arms in submission, saying, “I am not going to resist you,” when approached by one of the officers. That officer then “took her glasses off, and sprayed [pepper spray] her in the face,” says New Hampshire RTL’s Barbara Hagan. […]
SAO PAULO, Brazil, May 19 (LSN) A heroic eleven-year-old rape victim gave birth to a healthy child last Friday in Brazil. The girl, who was encouraged by church leaders not to choose abortion, wrote to newspapers after the birth of her child, saying, “I am feeling very happy All mothers should fight to save the lives of their children.” The girl and her 6-pound baby were able to leave hospital Saturday.
LOS ANGELES, May 19 (LSN) – In a recent survey of cancer doctors conducted by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), support among MDs for doctor-assisted suicide and euthanasia has fallen dramatically over the last three years. The support for doctor-assisted suicide dropped from 45% three years ago to 22% in the current study, while support for euthanasia in general fell from 22 per cent to 6.5 per cent. The survey also confirmed that some physicians are flouting the law, and are quietly assisting patients to commit suicide, as was reported in the New England Journal of Medicine last […]