JEWISH LEADERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST ABORTION

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (LSN)  On Saturday, November 12 pro-life Jewish Conservative, Orthodox,  and Reform rabbis issued a call to the Jewish community to speak out against abortion noting that Jewish law forbids abortion unless the life of the mother is at risk. Rabbi David Novak of the University of Toronto said “in every other situation, when there is no such mortal threat, abortion is prohibited.” The Jewish leaders met in Washington for the event entitled “Affirming the Sanctity of Life.”“The Orthodox Jewish community is not doing enough [to get] the message out,” Rabbi Yehuda Levin of Brooklyn, N.Y., said. “If […]
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TRIAL DATE FINALLY SET FOR JAILED ONTARIO PRO-LIFERS

TORONTO, Nov 18 (LSN)  Yesterday, a trial date was finally set for jailed pro-lifers Linda Gibbons, Anneliese Stedan, and Reverend Ken Campbell. The trial is to take place on February 2nd and 3rd, 1999 at the provincial courts at College and Yonge Sts. in Toronto. The three pro-lifers were arrested on Sept. 9 of this year.  As the ordeal continues year after year for Linda Gibbons, even Ontario’s judges are getting fed up with the Tory government’s antics. The Crown has delayed the show cause of the prosecution against the pro-lifers to such unreasonable lengths that the presiding judge said […]
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SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT ON UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

OTTAWA, Nov 18 (LSN) – Official Opposition Children and Families critic Eric Lowther,  MP has called for public submissions to support his initiative for a public review of Canada’s five year report to the United Nations, on Canada’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  An alert bulletin asked concerned pro-family citizens to voice their opinions on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The alert asked:  Do you support the call for a public vetting of Canada’s reporting process?  Do you have any concerns about the Convention itself?  Do you have a statement […]
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YOUNG BRITISH DOCTORS REFUSE TO COMMIT ABORTIONS

LONDON, Nov 17 (LSN)  A study undertaken by the pro-abortion British group Abortion Law Reform Association to be released next month complains that most young British doctors are refusing to kill unborn babies. The study, which pro-aborts hope will be used to argue against allowing doctors to conscientiously object to performing abortions, claims that National Health Service hospitals are having to tell abortion seekers to go elsewhere due to a shortage of abortionists.  The survey of 310 consultants and 226 senior registrars was reported on by the (London)Times.
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ARKANSAS PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BAN STRUCK DOWN

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Nov 17 (LSN)  Once again judicial activism in the United States has caused a law banning the barbarous practice of partial-birth abortion/infanticide to be nixed. The law, passed by duly elected officials, was successfully fought by the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Law and Policy and judged unconstitutional by Magistrate Jerry Cavaneau. No decision to appeal the ruling has yet been made, reported Catholic World News.
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EUTHANASIA CREEPING INTO CANADA

LANTZ, NS, Nov 17 (LSN)  On Saturday the Globe and Mail detailed another confrontation between doctors and a patient’s family over the placing of a do-not-resuscitate order (DNR) on a patient’s chart. Suzanne and Ian Perryof Lantz, N.S., were told that the Izaak Walton Killam-Grace Hospital for Children, Women and Families hospital (Halifax) made a unilateral decision to place a DNR order on their seven-year-old son Jay’s chart. The order was issued when Jay, who has childhood cancer, experienced a serious medical problem.  After the trouble had been alleviated, however, the order remained until Mrs. Perry demanded its removal several […]
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CHRETIEN’S FIRST FORCEFUL MOVES AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES?

OTTAWA, Nov 17 (LSN)  The secular media is rife with reports of Jean Chretien’s refusal to meet with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, because of his “human rights abuses.”  The outcry from the human rights standpoint is the jailing of PM Mahathir’s former finance minister and deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. Many Canadian news outlets have noted that Chretien’s snub combined with Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy and Trade Minister Sergio Marchi’s meeting with Anwar’s wife, amount to the most severe and open political protest undertaken by the Chretien government.  However, before hopeful human rights advocates believe that Chretien […]
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ABORTUARY SUED FOR ABORTING GRANDCHILD WITHOUT CONSENT

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss., Nov 16 (LSN) – Michael and Sharon Blackard of Olive Branch, parents of Ashley, are suing a Memphis abortuary for $12 million for having committed an abortion on their daughter while she was not yet 18 years of age. The law in Tennessee states that pregnant youth under the age of 18 must have the permission of a parent or a judge before aborting a child.  According to court documents the girl’s boyfriend took Ashley to the Memphis Area Medical Center for Women,  where she was given an abortion without her parents knowledge. The American Civil Liberties […]
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CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY BLOCKS PRO-ABORTION POLITICIANS’ ADDRESS

NEWARK, N.J., Nov 16 (LSN) – Seton Hall University’s law school officials blocked the planned appearance of pro-abortion Governor Christie Whitman who was to receive the Sandra Day O’Connor Medal of Honor on their campus. The university nixed the student sponsored event on its property saying that it would be “contrary to our Catholic mission.” Sadly, the three student groups organizing the event complained that “many members of the law school community are offended that the university has reduced the achievements of the first female governor of the state of New Jersey to a debate on abortion.”  After congratulating Seton […]
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ANTHRAX THREATS TURN OUT TO BE HOAXES

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov 16 (LSN) – “Anthrax” letters received by Christian Churches and pro-life groups across the United States last week have been deemed hoaxes by scientists who analyzed the contents. According to a report by the Dallas Morning News the letters were received in Atlanta; Boston; Wichita, Kan.;  Knoxville, Tenn.; Rochester; Indianapolis; Chicago; and Buffalo, N.Y. All of the letters were mailed from Fort Worth and were postmarked either Nov. 5 or Nov. 6. The threats have been so numerous that local media have decided to cut coverage of the threats thinking that the media coverage is encouraging the activity.
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