NEWFOUNDLAND SUFFERS EFFECTS OF UNDERPOPULATION

Canada Reaps Rewards Of Culture Of Death   ST. JOHN’S, Nfld., Sept 30 (LSN) – The Canadian Press reported yesterday that the recent population report indicating Newfoundland’s fifth consecutive year of population decline has begun to awaken the concern of provincial leaders in the province. The province, which has lost over six per cent of its population since 1993, is facing a possible cut in federal transfer and equalization payments since they are tied to population. While Newfoundland’s Finance Minister Paul Dicks says the population reduction could cost the province $60 million, Opposition Leader Ed Byrne said the figure could […]
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3,000 CHRISTIANS PROTEST BLASPHEMOUS PLAY ABOUT “GAY” JESUS

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (LSN) – Over 3,000 Christians staged a rally in New York City on Saturday to protest a blasphemous play depicting Jesus as a homosexual, reported the Conservative News Service (CNS) yesterday.  The Manhattan Theatre Club is performing “Corpus Christi” a play by gay-activist and acclaimed playwright Terrance McNally. The play portrays Christ as having sex with his apostles.  Martin Moyer, the director of the Christian Action Network told CNS that the National Endowment for the Arts gave the Manhattan Theater Club $125,000 (US) this year. “We came here today to basically bring light to the fact […]
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LESBIANS AT HIGHER RISK FOR BREAST CANCER

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30 (LSN) – Lesbians appear to be at a higher risk for developing breast cancer than normal women reveals a new scientific report from the San Francisco-based Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), reported on by Reuters. “More research still needs to be done, but the results of this study indicate that there are significant differences between the two groups of women,” said a GLMA press release.  All women are still waiting for the mainstream medical community to start taking seriously the growing number of international scientific studies which show a strong correlation between induced abortion and […]
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WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES TO DISCUSS HOMOSEXUALITY

Group Admits Failure of Main Goal   The World Council of Churches celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and is planning to address homosexuality at its eighth assembly to be held in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 3 to 14 December 1998. The Reagan Information Exchange (RIE) reported today that the 332-church body formed to achieve unity is beset by hardships and has admitted failing in its primary goal.  The General Secretary of the WCC Konrad Raiser blamed the “standstill” of the WCC efforts for unity on “institutional and doctrinal captivity”. At a press briefing in London, WCC press officer John Newbury […]
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PRO-LIFE SENATORS FIGHT MANDATORY FUNDING OF ABORTIFACIENT CONTRACEPTION

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (LSN) – American Life League (ALL) reported yesterday that a group of pro-life senators has finally spoken out against a proposal to require federal employee health plans to cover birth control.  The senators made their opposition known to the committee considering the proposal. The senators said that they were “concerned with what appears to be a loophole in the legislation regarding contraceptives which,  upon failing to prevent fertilization, act de facto as abortifacients. Therefore, we believe this amendment is a precedent-setting attempt to mandate coverage of other abortifacients.”  Senators who signed the letter were Sam Brownback of […]
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JUDGE SAYS FROZEN EMBRYOS SHOULD BE KILLED

CAMDEN, NJ, Sept 29 (LSN) – An ex-husband seeking to adopt the frozen embryos created with his former wife has lost his first court battle with Superior Court Family Judge Lee B. Laskin siding with the ex-wife who wants the embryos killed.  Associated Press reports that the husband is a “devout Catholic” and thus does not want to see the embryos destroyed but rather donated to an infertile couple. While the Catholic Church has encouraged that frozen embryos be implanted rather than killed, it ultimately condemns of in vitro fertilization as illicit since a number of lives must be sacrificed […]
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WOMAN SUES HOSPITAL FOR FALSE INFO LEADING TO ABORTION

NEW YORK, Sept 29 (LSN) – The Boston Herald reported today that Janet Sheikhan is suing Lenox Hill Hospital and a genetic testing company called Genetrix (now owned by Genzyme) for providing her with false information which led her to abort her child. On the advice of her doctor Sheikhan submitted to an amniocentesis exam at the Lennox Hill Hospital. The hospital received an analysis of the test results from Genetrix. Sheikhan was told that she was carrying a girl suffering from Edwards syndrome, a condition which often results in mental retardation, physical defects and sometimes death. Sheikhan says she […]
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BRAZILIAN APPEALS COURT CONDEMNS BABY TO DEATH

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Sept 29 (LSN) – On Monday an appeals court in Brazil rejected the plea of the Catholic Church and pro-lifers to save the baby of a 10 year-old girl whose parents have insisted on an abortion for their daughter. The girl was reportedly raped by two men who are now in custody. The Church intervened in the case and offered to provide for the child should the girl choose to carry her baby to term.
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EUTHANASIA DEBATE FLARES UP IN FRANCE

Dr. Guilty of Euthanasia Acquitted   PARIS, Sept 28 (LSN) – Zenit news reported last week that Bernard Kouchner, France’s Secretary of Health,  has agreed to acquit a doctor charged with violating medical ethics in the killing of one of his patients.  Dr. Jean-Paul Duffaut, director of the geriatric service “Maurice Fenaille” of the Severac-le-Chateau hospital in Aveyron, admitted to killing a 92 year old patient with an injection of potassium-chloride.  Duffaut failed to inform the victim’s family, but claims he acted after consulting other doctors who agreed to the action.  Kouchner based his decision on a report from a […]
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US MAY END FUNDING OF COERCIVE POPULATION CONTROL?

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept 28 (LSN) – Zenit news service reported last week that after reviewing the abuses of the population program of the Fujimori government in Peru, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution aimed at ending the use of US funds to support coercive population control programs.  Zenit reports that the amendment stipulates that “there will be no prizes for those health officers who carry out a targeted number of sterilizations or publicize artificial methods of birth control.” The new rules prohibit population strategies with “numerical targets” and “incentives.” Further discrimination against those who choose not to submit […]
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