PUSH TO REVITALIZE COMMITMENT TO BIRTH-CONTROL ENCYCLICAL

TORONTO, Aug 12 (LSN) – In their August newsletter, Campaign Life Coalition reported on the move by three Catholic bishops and hundreds of Catholic faithful to ask Canada’s bishops for a new endorsement of the 1968 birth-control encyclical Humanae Vitae (on human life). In the document the Church forbade abortion, contraception and sterilization. The response of the Canadian bishops to the encyclical was the “Winnipeg Statement” which was interpreted as permitting Canadian Catholics to dissent from the Humanae Vitae’s prohibition of birth control.  Bishop Roman Danylak, of the Ukranian Eparchy of Toronto, Bishop Colin Campbell of Antigonish, N.S., and retired […]
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CANADIAN FAMILY GROUP ASKS FOR WONDERLAND BOYCOTT

TORONTO, Aug 13 (LSN) – The Canadian Family Action Coalition (CFAC) has asked for a boycott of Paramount Canada’s Wonderland and all Paramount products in response to the theme park’s promotion of homosexuality. CFAC National Affairs Director Peter Stock debated Bruce Mackensie, public affairs director for Wonderland on radio. The debate revealed that Wonderland had actively sought the business of the homosexual community and had even set aside a special area of the Park for their exclusive use.  Further Mackensie said that the park would also not deny access to other groups, such as pedophile organizations or neo-nazis, to officially […]
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LISBON DECLARATION OBJECTED TO BY PRO-LIFE COUNTRIES

LISBON, Portugal, Aug 13 (LSN) – The World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth concluded yesterday with the adoption of the Lisbon Declaration on Youth Policies and Programmes despite the objections of several pro-life countries to the anti-family language in the document. UN sources report that the document pledges to “establish a dependable database on youth reproductive health and to provide access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable legal methods of family planning of their choice.”  After the adoption of the Declaration both the Vatican and Guatemala rose to proclaim their reservations and disappointments with the document. The Holy See […]
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STD “EPIDEMIC” AS TEENS MORE PROMISCUOUS

TORONTO, Aug 12 (LSN) – A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released today says “The high number of cases of chlamydia found among adolescent girls has prompted health experts to recommend screening all sexually active adolescent girls for chlamydia infection every six months.”  Gale R. Burstein, M.D., M.P.H., of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore warned that the disease is hard to detect since it has few if any symptoms but if untreated it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and ectopic pregnancies. Dr. Joy Thompson of Planned Parenthood in Toronto says with three and four […]
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YOUTH CONFERENCE MANIPULATED BY UN TO SUPPORT ABORTION

LISBON, Portugal, Aug 12 (LSN) – The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (CAFHRI) reported Friday on the conclusion of the Third World Youth Forum of the United Nations System, in Braga, Portugal,  saying that the “proceedings are being manipulated toward a predetermined result, particularly on life and family issues.” CAFHRI reported that the UN’s illicit manipulation of procedures at the conference included refusing accreditation to pro-life youth groups, dismissing duly elected pro-life youth from decision-making committees, UN officials overriding pro-family resolutions already agreed to by conference participants, and UNFPA officials inserting anti-life clauses into the resolution.  In response to […]
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ABORTION SURVIVOR NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS

MISSION VIEJO, CA, Aug 12 (LSN) – Sarah Smith, a 28-year-old pro-life hero and speaker is undergoing hip replacement surgery today and pro-lifers are asked to pray for her well-being. A letter from J.T.  Finn of Pro-Life America explains that “Sarah survived her mother’s abortion in 1970 an abortion which killed Sarah’s twin brother. Sarah has had major problems with her legs and hips ever since the day she was born and this will be her 54th surgery.”“In spite of all her physical setbacks, Sarah has continued to be one of the most sought after speakers in the pro-life movement. […]
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GEOFFREY FIEGER EXPOSED AS “PRO-CHOICE EXTREMIST”

LANSING, Michigan, Aug 12 (LSN) – Writing in today’s edition of the Jewish World Review, columnist Mona Charen exposes Kevorkian attorney turned Democratic candidate Geoffrey Fieger as a “pro-choice extremist.” After detailing the barbarous exploits of Kevorkian, Charen recalls some of Fieger’s revealing past comments. He has called Adam Cardinal Maida, the Catholic archbishop of Detroit, a “nut,”  and likened the Council of Orthodox Rabbis of Greater Detroit to Nazis for opposing assisted suicide.  Other notable quotes include Fieger’s stance on drugs: “What’s the difference if we just let people do as many drugs as they want, crawl into a […]
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CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER CONFRONTS POLITICIAN WITH HIS FAITH

PHOENIX, Arizona, Aug 11 (LSN) – The Catholic Sun, a diocesan newspaper reacted to Democratic Representative Ed Pastor’s pro-abortion vote by telling him to change his vote or else “he ought to disavow his Catholic faith.” On August 6 the paper wrote, “He cannot possibly, in good conscience,  reconcile his faith and his stance.”  Catholic Sun associate publisher Christopher Gunty revealed that Pastor voted to allow Clinton’s veto of a law banning partial-birth abortion. “The fact is that this issue is clearly wrong, and it’s so clearly murder,” said Gunty.
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PRO-LIFERS OFFER CHOICE TO MOTHERS IN WICHITA

Wichita, KS, Aug 11 (LSN) – $190,000 has been raised to open the Choices Medical Clinic in Wichita, a centre that will provide free medical services to women and their families, including ultrasound tests,  prenatal examinations, counseling, and referrals to adoption services. The pro-life venture is being set up next door to the abortuary of the notorious abortionist George Tiller who was recently in the news for aborting the child of a 12-year-old girl who was in her 7th month of pregnancy.  Rev. Joe Wright of Central Christian Church is hoping to have his congregation support the $200,000 per year […]
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TIDE TURNING FOR LIFE IN U.S.?

ORLANDO, Florida, Aug 10 (LSN) – Zenit news reported last week that statistics reported by the U.S.  National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) show that only 22% of Americans support unlimited access to abortion. NRLC Executive Director David N. O’Stein said that, “Judging from the statistics and their tendency toward life, the number of abortions is decreasing, while the pro-life movement is growing despite obstacles from the courts and the media.”
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