OTTAWA, May 15 (LSN) – About 700 pro-lifers, including 27 federal politicians (2 PCs, 6 Liberals, 15 Reformers, and 4 Senators) and clergy from various Christian denominations took part in a pro-life rally on Parliament Hill yesterday, marking the 29th anniversary of legal abortion in Canada. After marching from the Supreme Court building to the Hill, demonstrators heard speeches denouncing Canada’s “Day of Infamy”—May 14, 1969, the day Pierre Trudeau’s Liberal government legalized abortion. The heads of various Canadian pro-life groups—including Campaign Life Coalition, Human Life International Canada, Alliance for Life Ontario, Movement En Faveur de la Vie, and St. […]
TORONTO, May 15 (LSN) – Assisted-suicide convict Maurice Genereux has been given leave to appeal his sentence of two years less a day for his part in the killing of one patient and the attempted suicide of another. He is out of jail on $5,000 bail with no court date set for his appeal. The Crown, astounded by the light sentence Genereux received, is also contemplating an appeal of the decision.
MADISON, Wis., May 15 (LSN) – On May 13, Judge John C. Shabaz refused a demand from the radical pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP) to prevent a state ban on partial- birth abortions from going into effect. The CRLP (Planned Parenthood’s legal arm) claimed in court that the law was so vaguely worded it would ban all abortions. Following news of the court ruling, the 22 advertised abortuaries in the state suspended their “services” in protest.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., May 15 (LSN) – On July 1, a new law in South Dakota will protect pharmacists from losing their jobs, should they refuse to fill prescriptions for abortion or euthanasia drugs. The legislation passed in the House and Senate with overwhelming majorities of 57-10 and 30-3 respectively. Giving the lie to their “pro-choice” rhetoric, Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups complained bitterly about the measure. The law comes on the heels of a decision in favour of South Dakota pharmacist Jeff Gallagher who was threatened with losing his job for refusing to fill prescriptions for “morning-after pills.” […]
Actor Jason Alexander, who played George Costanza on the TV sitcom Seinfeld, revealing extremist views on population control, while a guest on the ABC talk show Politically Incorrect: “I think that almost every problem that I can think of in the world today is directly connected to the fact that there’s too many of us here. And I’ll tell you, to what extent it goes for me is when I did hear about the cancer—potential cancer cure—I had two reactions in the span of a minute. The first one was, 'That is great. My God, we beat cancer. Amazing. We’ll […]
TORONTO, May 14 (LSN) – Pro-lifers, ethicists, and spokesmen for Canadians with disabilities all reacted with indignation yesterday at the two-year sentence handed down to Maurice Genereux, the first Canadian doctor convicted of assisting suicide. Dr Philip Hebert, a medical ethics expert who testified against Genereux in court, said, “It’s an extremely light sentence for a very, very serious charge.” Hugh Scher, spokesman for the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, told reporters the ruling reinforces the fears of people with disabilities. “It’s a horrible prospect for disabled people,” he said. “There’s a lot of fear around this issue, and it’s […]
WASHINGTON, May 14 (LSN) – A bill to prevent people from getting around parental-notification laws by taking pregnant minors across state borders was proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday. The “Child Custody Protection Act” will effect the 22 states which require that parents be notified if their daughters are scheduled for an abortion. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott strongly support the bill, and hope to pass it through both houses by this summer. Supporters argue that despite disagreement over abortion, all legislators must support the adherence to duly enacted state laws.
LINCOLN, Neb., May 14 – A teen-aged mother recently won a settlement against the father of her child, who prevented her from procuring an illegal abortion. In 1994, the young father and his parents told police his ex-girlfriend was planning an abortion. Upon learning that the girl was already six months pregnant, the police took her into custody, and released her only when her parents finally agreed in court that the child in her womb would not be killed. Abortion is illegal at such a late stage in the state of Nebraska. After the birth of the child ten weeks […]
CHICAGO, May 14 (LSN) – On May 1, Wisconsin passed a law to protect the preborn children of mothers who abuse drugs and alcohol. The measure will empower the courts to order a substance abusing pregnant woman into a treatment program until her child is born. Republican Governor Tommy G. Thompson is expected to give final approval to the law in a couple of weeks.
BATTLEFORD, Sask., May 13 (LSN) – Randy Kirkham, the crown prosecutor in the original Robert Latimer trial, testified in his own defence in court yesterday. He said he did not intend that police should question potential jurors directly on relevant issues, but merely to ensure unbiased selections, as is common practice in jury selection. Kirkham, who is suspected of stacking the jury against Latimer, also told the court that he was alarmed to find out that one RCMP officer had questioned jurors using a set of questions intended for police reports only. Kirkham said he did know of three potential […]