UN HUMAN RIGHTS HEAD IN CANADA

OTTAWA, Nov 24 (LSN) – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), Mary Robinson, is on an official visit to Canada from November 22 to 28, 1998. The pro-abortion and anti-family stance of Robinson is well known. She has campaigned in her capacity as UNHCHR head and formerly as president of Ireland for the universal acceptance of abortion on demand and legal protection of homosexuality.  She is in Toronto today and will make appearances in Ottawa, Montreal and Edmonton before heading back to the UN.  On Friday Robinson will deliver a Keynote Speech to the International Conference on Universal […]
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KEVORKIAN “60 MINUTES” MURDER SHOW FALLOUT

PONTIAC, Michigan, Nov 24 (LSN) – Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca, told the media yesterday that he would take his time in filing charges against Kevorkian. “It would be irresponsible for any prosecutor to level charges against any individual based solely on media reports and an edited version of the tape on ‘60 Minutes,”’ he said.  The Associated Press noted that Dr. Death could face charges of manslaughter, murder,  assisted suicide, practicing medicine without a license or possessing a controlled substance in connection with Youk’s death. The CBS show “60 Minutes” was subpoenaed Monday to provide prosecutors with an unedited […]
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PRO-LIFERS IN IRELAND REQUEST PRAYERS

COOKSTOWN, Ireland, Nov 24 (LSN) – Pro-lifers in Cookstown, Ireland have requested that their fellow pro-lifers around the globe join in the December 8th Day Of Prayer Against Abortion.
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CONDOM COVERED CHRISTMAS TREE PLANS DROPPED

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (LSN) – A World AIDS Day event sponsored by Levi Strauss & Co. was to erect a condom-covered Christmas tree above Central Park skating rink Monday.  The event was canceled by the rink’s operators, and the decision was praised by the city’s mayor. “I think Christmas trees have a certain symbolic importance … to a lot of people. I think what they were suggesting would probably be inconsistent with that,  “said Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.  The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights created awareness around the proposed event when they threatened to boycott Levi products if […]
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CORRECTION FOR LSN NOV 20

In the Henry Morgentaler story, we reported that “abortuaries, including Morgentaler’s,  have no qualms about performing abortions up to and including the ninth month of pregnancy.” Morgentaler has never admitted to aborting babies of this age. He has,  however, readily admitted to killing babies at the 28th week of development.  Furthermore, there is nothing in Canadian law impeding the abortion of babies up to and including the ninth month of pregnancy.
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COURT REVOKES LATIMER’S LAME MURDER SENTENCE

REGINA, Nov 23 (LSN)  Today the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal threw out a lower court’s granting of a constitutional exemption to Robert Latimer, the Saskatchewan farmer who used his car as a makeshift gas chamber to kill his 12-year-old disabled daughter Tracy in 1993. The exemption, based on a supposed motive of mercy killing on the part of Latimer, allowed the father to be given a minimal 2-year sentence (half of which could be served at home) rather than the minimum 10-years in prison without parole for his second-degree murder conviction.
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TEXAS BAPTISTS SPLIT OVER ABORTION

HOUSTON, Nov 23 (LSN)  On November 10, at the Baptist General Convention of Texas,  ensions between pro-life and pro-abortion Baptists reached a peak leading to the creation of a separate group for the pro-lifers. While the Baptist General Convention continued, the breakaway group held its first convention with over 700 participants,  499 of which had crossed over from the other Convention. The new pro-life group of Baptists will be known as the Southern Baptists of Texas.
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CLC PRESS RELEASE RE: LATIMER

November 23, 1998   The life of Tracy Latimer has been reaffirmed. Campaign Life Coalition is relieved that Robert Latimer will be punished for the murder of his 12 year old daughter and will serve at least 10 years in prison without parole.  The lives of other disabled children may be saved because of this decision. A child with disabilities requires special protection and must be allowed to live in our country without the fear that she will be murdered, by her parents or care-givers, because she is disabled.  “Handicapped groups and individuals must be breathing a collective sigh of […]
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CBS AIRING OF KEVORKIAN MURDER CONDEMNED

NEW YORK, Nov 23 (LSN)  Pro-life groups and even much of the secular media have condemned CBS and its “60 Minutes” program for airing a murder by Jack Kevorkian as a desperate and unprincipled ratings grab. “The decision by 60 Minutes to air a Kevorkian-produced ‘snuff film’ during sweeps week marks a new low in American journalism,” said Rita Marker, Executive Director of the International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force (IAETF). “Even worse,” said Marker, “is the message the program sent to despairing, disabled or dying people – that their killing is acceptable and that their dying can be a matter of […]
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CATHOLIC HOSPITAL SAYS FETUSES “NOT PERSONS”?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (LSN) – St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey was reported by the Associated Press as saying that fetuses are “not persons”  so as to escape a lawsuit brought by the parents of twins who died in utero. The parents charge that the hospital performed an autopsy on the babies without the permission of the parents. The judge in the case dismissed the suit against the hospital after its lawyers noted that family consent to post-mortem examination is only required for a “person” and under New Jersey law the fetus is not considered such.  The […]
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