WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (LSN) -In a vote today the U.S. Senate failed by three votes to obtain the two-thirds majority vote needed to override President Clinton’s veto of a law banning partial-birth abortion.
BOSTON, Sept 18 (LSN) – Pro-life Evangelical Christian Chuck Colson this week reported the remarkable conversion from a pro-abortion conviction to a pro-life view of leading deconstructionist thinker Stanley Fish. The episode took place at the American Political Science Association (APSA) annual convention on Labor Day weekend. Stanley Fish of Duke University and Robert George of Princeton were debating “Can we debate important moral issues when people proceed from deeply divergent starting points?” The professors exchanged papers before the debate and George, described by Colson as “a young, brilliant political philosopher, and also a conservative Catholic Christian,” raised the issue […]
ATLANTA, Sept 18 (LSN) – Media mogul and population control advocate Ted Turner recently tried to outdo earlier extremist views he has expressed in favour of population control. American Life League reported Wednesday that he just told a real estate group in Atlanta that he was sorry he had five children: “If I was doing it over again I wouldn’t have done it,” he said “but I can’t shoot them now that they’re here.” Turner also called opponents of China’s brutal coercive population control program “dumb-dumbs,” and, in what some critics believe may be evidence of a dangerous Messianic complex, […]
Bell Mobility Sponsor OTTAWA, Sept 18 (LSN) – Yesterday was the first day of the 7th Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Film and Video Festival, “Making Scenes”. The event airs filthy films laden with nudity and sex but is nevertheless being hosted in the National Gallery of Canada (September 23-26) and the Cineplex Odeon, World Exchange Plaza (September 17-20). Known sponsors of the event thus far Include CINEPLEX ODEON, WORLD EXCHANGE PLAZA, FIRST CELLULAR BELL MOBILITY, Mcmillan & ASSOCIATES, an advertising agency, RIDEAU VIEW INN, and LEVESQUE, BEAUBIEN, GEOFFRION, “a leader” in the Canadian securities industry and the […]
WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (LSN) – U.S. pro-lifers have requested prayer and action for the U.S. Senate as it is scheduled to debate whether to override President Clinton’s veto of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (HR 1122) this afternoon. In a press release yesterday that American Family Association warned that the vote is scheduled for tomorrow – Friday, September 18. Since the House has already voted successfully to override Clinton’s veto, a two-thirds vote in the Senate would put a lid on partial-birth abortion in the U.S.
VANCOUVER, Sept 17 (LSN) – On Wednesday a leaked draft report commissioned by the Vancouver-Richmond health board alarmed police and concerned citizens with a recommendation for “safe sites” for injection of illegal drugs. The Canadian Press (CP) reported today that the study suggests “a two-room model – a front coffee shop and a room with a number of private cubicles for injection.” Police expressed vehement opposition to the proposal. “We see these as sites where people would be allowed to go and commit criminal offences,” said city police spokesman Const. Anne Drennan. One insider claimed that the health board’s motivation […]
SASKATOON, Sept 17 (LSN) – The Canadian Press reported yesterday that Robert Latimer’s appeal of his conviction in the gassing his 12-year-old daughter Tracy, will begin on October 19 in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. Latimer is appealing the two-year sentence he received last fall for Tracy’s killing. Pro-lifers and disability groups are deeply concerned about the impact of this case on the legalization of assisted suicide as Mark Brayford, Latimer’s lawyer, charges that Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Ted Noble “erred in law in not charging the jury that they could find that Robert Latimer had the legal right […]
TORONTO, Sept 17 (LSN) – On Tuesday Statistics Canada released a study on religious observance and families indicating that “The odds of having a very happy marital relationship were 1.5 times greater for people who attended religious services weekly than for those who did not attend at all.” The study also showed greater concern for children and importance placed on marriage among such people: “57% of people who attended religious services weekly reported that they would stay married for the sake of the children compared with 36% of those who did not attend religious services.” Bottom line, “Canadians who attend […]
BINGHAMTON, NY, Sept 17 (LSN) – After being the victim of a vicious and slanderous campaign by pro-abortion Republicans, former Operation Rescue leader and Republican political hopeful Randall Terry was defeated in a New York GOP primary by William “Bud” Walker. Terry, always a fighter, however said he would nevertheless run in the November elections. One particularly malicious attack on Terry in August took out of context a statement he made: “I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. Let some hate wash over you. Yes, hatred is good.” An ad put out by pro-abortion […]
No clear message on immorality of killing based on sex and disability EDMONTON, Sept 16 (LSN) – In a panel discussion of ethical, legal and policy issues involved in genetic research which took place at a genetics conference in Edmonton last weekend, experts in the field discouraged the idea of selectively aborting babies because of genetic defects such as Down’s Syndrome, but failed to recommend an end to such procedures. University of Alberta professor Dick Sobsey voiced concern over genetic screening for and the elimination (by abortion) of, defective pre-born children. “In regard to some of the conditions that […]