CHICAGO, Sept 24 (LSN) – An 18-year veteran of the Chicago police force was denied the right to refuse to stand on guard for an abortuary despite his religious convictions. Angelo Rodriguez, a Roman Catholic police officer, had sought a court order in 1995 to allow him to avoid duty at the abortuary in his district, but the courts rejected the request. Officer Rodriguez appealed the decision, only to have the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago again reject his plea to be true to his religious beliefs on Monday. The Chicago Police Department maintained that the only way to […]
WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (LSN) – On Tuesday, pro-abortion Senators voted to put off a vote on a bill that would make it a punishable offence to thwart state parental notification laws by taking pregnant minors out of state for abortions. Outraged, Republican Senator Spencer Abraham, who sponsored the bill, said that given the pro-aborts success at stalling the bill, no action on it could take place before the October 9th Senate adjournment. Pro-life Senators needed at least 60 votes in the Senate to address the bill but the vote tallied 54-45. Douglas Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee […]
Courts Unable to Lay Murder Charges BRIDGEWATER, NJ, Sept 24 (LSN) – The Star Ledger reported Tuesday that Drew Stauffenberg was charged in court Monday with aggravated assault for having physically attacked his wife resulting in the death of their preborn child. Stauffenberg’s wife, identified only as N.S., told police that her husband had “expressed a wish for her to have an abortion” after finding out that she was pregnant. Police note that the attack, which occurred after an argument on August 30th, involved Staffenberg bear-hugging her and repeatedly squeezing her stomach. After pulling away and warning her husband […]
EUGENE, Oregon, Sept 24 (LSN) – On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan rejected a challenge to an Oregon law permitting assisted suicide. The law’s opponents argued that the legislation placed a stigma on the disabled making them seem to be of less worth than others. Hogan, who brought a halt to the pro-assisted suicide law once before, denied the challenge saying that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had decided that an injury had to occur before the law could be challenged.
WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (LSN) – The mainstream media has hardly tried to hide its pro-abortion bias, nevertheless the National Broadcasting Corporation’s commemoration yesterday of the founding of the so- called “birth-control” pill still comes as a surprise and grave disappointment to pro-life forces. American Life League (ALL) president, Judie Brown, condemned the celebration, noting that “NBC has once again failed to provide full information to healthy women who may consider ingesting chemicals that have serious side effects for them and deadly consequences for the tiniest child in the womb.” Scientific evidence has shown the pill to be an abortifacient.
REGINA, Sept 23 (LSN) – Having won several victories in Ontario and New Brunswick over the right to have city council’s proclaim “Gay Pride Day,” homosexual activists have now turned their sites on the Saskatchewan city of Regina. The Canadian Press reported yesterday that Regina City Council voted this week to debate scrapping all city proclamations rather than be forced to proclaim gay pride festivities by homosexual activists. The council’s final decision on the matter is scheduled for October 5. The Regina Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee filed a complaint with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission on Tuesday because the […]
BEIRUT, Sept 23 (LSN) – The United Nations is reporting on the Arab Ministerial Conference on Population and Development which commenced Monday. At the meeting the UN fostered population control in unusually overt language. According to the UN report, Kerstine Trone, Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA, said “Successful population programmes were an integral part of human rights, and a highly practical route to helping achieve poverty eradication.” In her attempt to further entrench the myth of a population-poverty link, she also claimed that poverty eradication/population control is a “moral duty.” Trone stressed that the population control measures must include “a […]
MADRID, Spain, Sept 23 (LSN) – The Spanish Parliament barely defeated a motion yesterday aimed at allowing abortion on demand through the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The measure lost by only one vote – 173 to 172. The country is thus left with the more restrictive, yet still pro-abortion, law introduced in 1985 by the country’s previous Socialist government. This law permits the killing of pre-born children in cases of the mother’s physical or mental health, rape, and a so-called deformed fetus.
TORONTO, Sept 23 (LSN) – Reuters reported today on a sex survey showing that Canadian children begin sexual promiscuity at a younger age than in most other countries around the world. The Canadian average age is 16.6. The global sex survey published by the condom manufacturer Durex showed the international average age for beginning sexual activity as 17.6 years. The U.S., another country which extensively markets provocative “sex education” to young children, has the worst reputation with children beginning sexual activity at an average age of 16.3. Pro-family observers have warned governments for years about a link between school-based “sex […]
TORONTO, Sept 22 (LSN) – Yesterday Ontario Finance Minister Ernie Eves announced that applications for a new “Ontario Child Care Supplement for Working Families” were sent across the province to families with young children. The program will for the first time afford child care payments to families with one stay- at-home parent. Geared to “low-to-middle-income families,” the supplement will provide up to $1,020 annually for child care costs for each child under age seven. The legislation for payment of the supplement is pending a vote in the Ontario Legislature. The first payments would be retroactive to July 1998 an given […]