LIBERAL ABORTION LAW PASSES HURDLE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA, May 7 (LSN) – The lower house of the Western Australian legislature today approved a lax abortion law put forward by Labour MP Cheryl Davenport. The Australian Medical Association, which supports removing abortion from criminal law altogether, has expressed approval of the bill, promising to consider ending a “strike” in abortion “services,” which was designed to force the government’s hand.
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U.S. JUDGE ALLOWED FREE SPEECH RIGHTS ON ABORTION

OLYMPIA, May 6 (LSN) – State Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders has been cleared of a reprimand he received for speaking at a pro-life rally. A Washington Judicial Conduct Commission reprimanded Sanders last May for speaking at a pro-life rally on the steps of the Capitol in January of 1996. Last week, a panel of nine Court of Appeals judges ruled that Sanders was not guilty of weakening public confidence in the judiciary by his remarks, as the Commission alleged.
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PRO-LIFERS SEEK PRAYERS FOR PHILIPPINES ELECTION

MANILA, May 6 (LSN) – Pro-Life leaders in the Philippines are asking for prayers for the election of pro-life candidate Francisco Tatad to the presidency. Tatad, the Senate Majority Leader and a prime contender for the presidency, is battling anti-family and anti-life candidates, who are using pro-  abortion rhetoric and surveys to sway public opinion.  Francisco Tatad may be reached by email at [email protected]
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SUSPECT IN ATLANTA ABORTUARY BOMBING ON MOST WANTED LIST

WASHINGTON, May 6 (LSN) – Eric Rudolph, the FBI’s prime suspect in the bombing of an Alabama abortuary last year, has been placed on the United States’ 10-most-wanted list. A reward of $1 million has been offered for information leading to his arrest. The attack on the abortuary resulted in the first bomb-  related fatality at such a facility.
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LINDA GIBBONS RELEASED FROM PRISON

TORONTO, May 6 (LSN) – Yesterday Linda Gibbons was released from prison, having served 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 from peaceful, lawful dissent.  Linda will be speaking at a dinner in her honour on Saturday, June 6 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 […]
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REFORM M.P. ERIC LOWTHER PROPOSES TOUGHER PROSTITUTION LAWS

OTTAWA, May 6 (LSN) – On May 1, the Reform Party’s family caucus chair Eric Lowther introduced Bill C-397, which would strengthen Canada’s laws against prostitution. Support for the measure comes from all three levels of government in his own province of Alberta. A petition in favour of the bill has been drafted and is available by contacting Lowther at [email protected]
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UPDATE ON TRIAL OF LATIMER PROSECUTOR

BATTLEFORD, Sask., May 6 (LSN) – Randy Kirkham, the crown prosecutor in the original Robert Latimer trial, is being accused in court of attempting to stack the jury. Latimer’s conviction in that trial was overturned, because of allegations the crown asked potential jurors about their views on matters relevant to the case. He was convicted again in a second trial last year. Both trials centered on the “mercy-killing” of Latimer’s daughter, Tracy.  The police officer in charge of the original investigation testified yesterday that the jury selection process in the first case was not compromised. RCMP Cpl Nick Hartle said, […]
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MORGENTALER LAWSUIT FINALLY HITS THE PRESS

HALIFAX, NS, May 5 (LSN) – Four months after the event, the story of the malpractice suit against the Halifax Morgentaler abortuary finally made the Nova Scotia press.  Although the judge rendered his decision on December 23, 1997, the local media either missed or conveniently ignored the $724,000 award against the abortuary. Reality Magazine, a publication of Real Women broke the story in their April issue, which was also missed by the secular media.  Yesterday, pro-life activist, Cynthia Clarke of Campaign Life Coalition Nova Scotia, issued a news release on the lawsuit. This resulted in the national media attention the […]
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COURT RULES U.S. CITY MUST ALLOW PRO-LIFE SIGNS

MENLO PARK, San Francisco, May 5 (LSN) – Last Friday, a US Court of Appeals ruled that Menlo Park City Council, by prohibiting pro-life protesters from carrying signs depicting aborted children, stood “the First Amendment on its head.” Pro-lifers Rossi Foti and David Larsen successfully appealed the decision of the city to limit their free speech. Appellate Judge Michael Daly Hawkins in rendering the decision noted that the city's actions violated the constitution.
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US JUDGE FINDS PRO-LIFERS GUILTY BUT IS SYMPATHETIC

MILWAUKEE, May 5 (LSN) – U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa ruled in a court case against six pro-life protesters that they were guilty of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE).  However, the judge demonstrated sympathy for the pro-lifers noting that “Despite having the benefit of logic, the defendants lack the benefit of the law.” Earlier Randa had dismissed the case, ruling the FACE law unconstitutional, but a federal appeals court overturned his ruling and the Supreme Court refused to hear the case.  The six men were found guilty of blockading an abortuary called the “Wisconsin […]
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