MAURICE GENEREUX GETS TWO YEARS FOR ASSISTED-SUICIDE CONVICTIONS

TORONTO, May 13 (LSN) – Prominent Toronto AIDS doctor Maurice Genereux was sentenced today to two years less a day for assisting the suicide attempts of two of his patients. Although Canadian law stipulates a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison for such offenses. Crown attorney Michael Leshner had called for a six-year sentence.  Genereux gave lethal doses of Seconal to at least two of his patients in 1995 and 1996. During the trial it was discovered that he also concealed evidence of his actions and falsified death certificates.  Mark Jewitt, a former patient who was “unsuccessful” in a […]
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LYING IN CUSTODY BATTLES RAMPANT WITH NO REPRIEVE FOR SLANDERED PARENTS

OTTAWA, May 12 (LSN) – Statistics from the Ottawa-Carleton Children’s Aid Society (CAS) show that two thirds of the child abuse accusations resulting from custody cases are false. After years of pleading by falsely accused parents who have lost any right to contact with their children, a parliamentary committee is finally studying the issue.  Liberal MP Roger Gallaway noted that the Ottawa-Carleton CAS received 1,500 complaints of child abuse,  900 of which were involving custody and access disputes. Two-thirds, or 600 of those complaints were found to be false, unfounded or unsubstantiated.  Recommendations from the committee to halt the abuse […]
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ABORTION CAUSES 50% INCREASE IN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY, STUDY FINDS

PARIS, May 12 (LSN) – The American Journal of Public Health reported in its March issue on a new French study which indicates women who have had an abortion are 50% more likely to have an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy later on. Further, women who have had more than one abortion face an increased risk of 90%. The study followed 1,955 subjects and was undertaken between 1988 and 1991.  The authors of the study note that in the past 20 years there has been a 300-400% increase in the number of tubal pregnancies in the developed countries. During the first trimester […]
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HOMOSEXUAL YOUTH DEMONSTRATE DISORDERED LIFESTYLES

WESTPORT, May 12 (LSN) – A Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted in 1995 found that teens who identified themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual are significantly more likely to engage in high-  risk sexual behaviour and drug use, and to attempt suicide.  The survey found that the 2.5% of youth who called themselves homosexual or bisexual were more than three times more likely to have attempted suicide in the past year, and more than nine times more likely to have injected drugs. Also, the heterosexual youth were significantly less likely to have been sexually active, and significantly less likely […]
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NGO’S SHOWN TO BE EXTREMIST ANTI-FAMILY ZEALOTS

GENEVA, May 12 (LSN) – A report released Friday by the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (CAFHRI) indicates many of the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which collaborate with the United Nations hold views which most people would consider extremist and anti-family.  CAFHRI quoted several feminist speakers meeting in conjunction with the 54th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights to illustrate the point. Valsa Verghese of Change International said that within the family, a “woman’s freedom and dignity is eroded on a daily basis.” Miriam Outara from Anti-Slavery International argued that “one of the greatest violations of women’s rights […]
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CORRECTION

On May 6 LSN reported that Filipino Senator Francisco Tatad was running for president of the Philippines.  In fact, Senator Tatad, a strong pro-life advocate, is running for vice president with Senator Santiago as his running mate for president.  We regret any confusion the error may have caused.
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U.S. MEDICAL SCHOOL CHANGES HIPPOCRATIC OATH

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, May 11 (LSN)  Medical students graduating at the University of Southern Carolina last week were asked to take an altered, politically-correct version of the Hippocratic Oath.  The ancient doctor’s oath was edited to remove promises against assisting in suicides and committing abortions. Attributed to Hippocrates, a Greek medical practitioner who lived in the third century B.C., the traditional oath includes promises never to “give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it,”  never to “give to a woman an abortive remedy.”
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GOVERNMENT-REGULATED EMBRYO SCREENING UNDERWAY IN BRITAIN

LONDON, May 11 (LSN) – In Britain, the first children screened as embryos by the government’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority have been brought to term. The Independent reported last week that 50 children have been born having survived the scrutiny of scientists prior to being implanted in their mothers’ wombs.  Pro-lifers are alarmed at the blatant eugenics behind the process; but Dr David King, editor of Genethics News, predicts that embryos screening will teach people that “having children is a serious matter which must not be left to chance…[and]…that children have a right to the best genetic chance in […]
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COURT SAYS “TENS OF THOUSANDS” OF FROZEN EMBRYOS STORED IN UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, May 11 (LSN) – The New York Supreme Court ruled last Thursday that Maureen Kass cannot be implanted with frozen embryos she conceived with her husband before the couple were divorced. The father, Steven Kass, does not want to have a child with his ex-wife.  According to The Washington Post, the court noted that “tens of thousands of frozen embryos are stored in liquid hydrogen across the United States, some for more than 10 years with no instructions for their disposal.”
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SCIENTISTS SAY GLOBAL WARMING DUE TO SUN, NOT PEOPLE

LONDON, May 22 (LSN) – Scientists at the Danish Meteorological Institute have found evidence to support their claim that global warming is due to changes in solar activity, rather than “greenhouse gases”  created by human use of fossil fuels, as the standard environmentalist theory goes. Scientists at the European Particle-Physics Centre in Geneva say that the Danish theory could be tested in two years.  Despite the fact that the “greenhouse gas” theory is disputed in many quarters, many nations have agreed to a drastic reduction in the use of fossil fuels. So far, 34 countries, including Canada, have signed the […]
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