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Toronto, Aug 10 (LSN) – Campaign Life Coalition has encouraged pro-lifers to write letters of protest to Chatelaine magazine in response to an outrageous pro-abortion article. (reported on by LSN on Friday Aug 7—for a copy of the LSN article please email [email protected])  write:  The last word is yours,  Chatelaine, 777 Bay Street, 8th Floor, Toronto, ON, M5W 1A7,  fax : 416/596-5516, or call the Last Word Hotline at: 416/596-5432.
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CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY SPONSORS PORNOGRAPHY CONFERENCE

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug 10 (LSN) – California State University sponsored the World Pornography Conference which took place over the weekend in California. The conference touted itself as a guardian of free speech.  Nadine Strossen, the first woman president of the American Civil Liberties Union, gave a keynote address at the pornographers gathering. “I want to underscore how extremely essential your efforts are… I want to thank and applaud you for your fight and contribution for First Amendment freedom… when we defend sexual expression, we really are making a stand not only against a specific kind of censorship … but […]
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U.S. HOUSE PASSES MEASURE REFUSING ADOPTION BY NON-MARRIED

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (LSN) – Late Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending bill for the District of Columbia which included an amendment by Rep. Steve Largent which forbade any of the money to be “used to carry out any joint adoption of a child between individuals who are not related by blood or by marriage.” While it is unclear if the Senate would pass the bill, President Clinton promised to veto the bill if it still contained the adoption restriction. Practicing homosexuals were outraged over the amendment as it would prohibit homosexual couples from adopting.
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MORAL DECLINE IN ITALY EVIDENT IN POLL RESULTS RE COHABITATION

ROME, Aug 10 (LSN) – Italy’s largest Catholic magazine Famiglia Cristiana reported the disturbing results of a survey that revealed that 72% of Italians said that couples living together outside of marriage should be granted the same rights as married couples. Catholic World News quoted the Italian magazine calling the findings indicative of a “very real breakdown of reason” in society. “There are not and cannot be couples, and consequently families, that are real and proper outside the marriage between a man and a woman.”
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CIDA REAFFIRMING ABORTION VIA “GENDER EQUALITY”

OTTAWA, Aug 10 (LSN) – The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has invited both Canadians and non-Canadians to give their views on a draft Gender Equality policy, a policy which bases itself on conforming to the dictates of the UN Women’s conference and thus promotes abortion. The current draft of the policy promotes abortion (in couched terms) calling it a result” of successful “gender equality.”  In a chart illustrating “the types of initiatives that can contribute to the achievement of gender equality,” the draft encourages, “Reproductive health programs with appropriate services accessible to all women and men.  To view the […]
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ABORTION HEROES PROVE MORALLY BANKRUPT

TORONTO, Aug 7 (LSN) – The feature article in Chatelaine’s September 1998 issue released yesterday attempts to glorify an abortionist whom they dub the “angel of choice” however, the facts presented in the piece reveal a subversive pro-abortionist whose claim to be pro-“choice” is mocked by his own admissions. The article calls the abortionist-“hero” Dr. G for fear of deadly violence from “anti-choice militants.”  Chatelaine describes Dr. G surreptitiously performing abortions at a Catholic hospital where he realizes fully that it is forbidden. When caught by hospital officials for a prohibited (laminaria tent insertion)  preparatory procedure for abortions Dr. G […]
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“HOPE AND HEALING” FOR VICTIMS OF ABORTION

SPRINGFIELD, IL, Aug 7 (LSN) – On Tuesday, The Elliot Institute for Social Sciences Research, a post-abortion research and education organization, released a new publication on post-abortion healing.  “Hope and Healing” as it is called is a 12-page newspaper supplement that is designed to bring a message of hope to those struggling with a past abortion.  Director of the Elliot Institute, Dr. David Reardon, Ph.D., explained that not only mother’s and abortionists but also “Millions of fathers, grandparents, and siblings also know about or were involved in an abortion decision. Many of these people carry around a lot of pain.”  […]
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CONVERTED ABORTUARY OWNER CONFIRMS ABORTION ALL ABOUT MONEY

MANASSAS, VA, Aug 7 (LSN) – Religion Today recently interviewed Eric Harrah, a former owner or partial owner of 26 U.S. abortion mills who told them “abortion is about making money.” Harrah said that abortion was “easy money,” with abortionists making “roughly $100,000 a year for performing abortions one day a week at a clinic.” Interestingly Harrah said that some insurance companies offer “incentives” for abortions “because they would rather pay $2,000 for the procedure than $7,000 for prenatal care, labor,  and delivery.  “While some become enmeshed in the abortion industry “because they really feel it is helping women, (they) […]
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NEW SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE DISPROVES GLOBAL WARMING AGAIN

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (LSN) – In the July issue of the World Climate Report, a leading U.S. publication covering the breaking news concerning the science and political science of global climate change, a new independent measure of temperature was shown to discredit global warming theories. Confirming the reports from satellites and the temperature gages on weather balloons, the new procedure which calculates temperature by the rise and fall of weather balloons with a formula taking into account barometric pressure shows no evidence of global warming.
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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MAKE PUBLIC STAND FOR LIFE AND FAMILY

CINCINNATI, Aug 6 (LSN) – On Tuesday, at the ll6th annual Supreme Council meeting of the Knights of Columbus, Supreme Knight Virgil C. Dechant declared the organization’s sincere commitment to life and family. Dechant emphasized the organizations work to secure the full legal protection of life from conception to natural death combating both abortion and assisted suicide with prayerful, actual, and financial support for the pro-life movement.  The Knights of Columbus organization “is irrevocably opposed to the legal recognition of homosexual relationships as marriage,” said the Supreme Knight. “Certainly society should treat homosexuals with justice and charity, but neither justice […]
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