CARDINAL OPPOSES SUPREME COURT RULING

TORONTO, May 27 (LSN) – Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic issued a press release yesterday concerning the Supreme Court of Canada decision regarding spousal benefits for practicing homosexuals. The Archbishop of the Toronto Archdiocese said that the ruling “may serve to undermine our traditional understanding of marriage and family, and the nature of spousal and conjugal relationships.”  The cardinal also commented that the while the Church teaches that homosexuals must not be subject to unjust discrimination, this ruling “cannot be good because the decision is based on flawed philosophical, theological and biological premises.”“The traditional understanding common to all the world’s great religions […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

* The London Ontario fertility clinic mis-implanted embryo scandal has resulted in a $650,000 lawsuit by the biological parents of the embryo against the hospital which implanted their child in an unknown woman.  https://www.nationalpost.com/news.asp?f=990527/2646966   * Researchers at Queen’s University have published a study finding that one third of claims of child abuse in custody battles are unprovable or deliberately false.  https://www.nationalpost.com/home.asp?f=990527/2646848   * The Conservative News Service reported today that the U.S. Senate, on a 51-49 vote,  Wednesday rejected a measure that would have lifted a ban on abortions at U.S. military hospitals.
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BC WOMAN JAILED FOR GIVING ROSES AND OFFERING HELP TO WOMEN

VANCOUVER, BC, May 27 (LSN) – Mary Wagner, 24, was arrested May 10 at the Victoria Drive abortuary for handing out roses and offering help to women. With her trial date scheduled for November, she is currently in jail.  Campaign Life Coalition BC has organized a prayer vigil and protest rally for Mary on Friday May 28 from 12:30-1:30pm. Pro-lifers across the country are being asked to pray for her.  To write to Mary:  Mary Wagner, c/o Burnaby Correctional Center for Women 7900 Fraser Park Dr., Burnaby, BC
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“ETHICIST” ARGUES FOR HUMAN EMBRYO RESEARCH

WASHINGTON, May 27 (LSN) – “Ethicist” Arthur Caplan, who is director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, said in an interview yesterday that the most likely source of human embryos for research is the pool of an estimated 50,000 frozen and unwanted embryos in the nation’s in vitro fertilization banks. “Sacrificing some of them … is tragic, but morally defensible,” he insisted.  “The only issue driving this [ban] is abortion politics,” said Caplan. ” Speaking of whether human embyos are “people” Caplan said, “I don’t think they are, but some of them are going to have […]
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OMNIBUS GAY-RIGHTS BILL EXPECTED

OTTAWA, May 27 (LSN) – After the failed attempt by the Liberal government to avoid public scrutiny in their passage of the pro-homosexualist Bill C-78 on Tuesday, the government appears to again be considering an omnibus bill which would introduce sweeping legislative reforms all at the same time. On Tuesday, the federal Liberal government forced a pension reform bill through Parliament, which appropriates the $30 billion surplus in the civil service pension fund and which slipped in a clause allowing pension benefits for active homosexuals.  According to an article in the Ottawa Citizen, top Liberals do not want to face […]
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PRO-LIFE ELECTION GUIDE UPDATE

TORONTO, May 27 (LSN) – LifeSite’s on-line Ontario Election Guide has been substantially updated over the past few days. The guide includes an easily searchable database of candidates in the 1999 Ontario election.  Included are pro-life evaluations of the political parties and leaders and articles on issues and why and how to vote pro-life. The guide does not recommend voting for particular candidates or parties but in most cases provides information to allow voters to cast an informed ballot on June 3.  Ontario residents may order the handy 12 page May 27 newsprint edition of the guide by calling Campaign […]
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CANADA TO OK EMBRYO EXPERIMENTATION AND SALE OF HUMAN SPERM

OTTAWA, May 26 (Lifesitenews.com) – The new law expected later this year to regulate new reproductive technologies has removed sections from previously proposed legislation which would have banned the sale of human sperm and the experimentation on embryos more than 14 days old.  The Globe and Mail reported today that sperm banks which sometimes pay over $50 per “donation” complained that stopping the payment might hurt their supply. (with files from Pro-Life E-News)
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CANADA OKAYS PENSION BENEFITS FOR HOMOSEXUALISTS

OTTAWA, May 26 (Lifesitenews.com) – Yesterday the federal Liberal government forced Bill C-78 through Parliament, legislation which will appropriate the $30 billion surplus in the civil service pension fund, and which also included a clause allowing pension benefits for active homosexuals. Despite massive party pressure, six Liberal MPs voted against the motion,  standing tall for the defence of the traditional family. The bill passed by a vote of 137 to 118. Liberal MPs Tom Wappel, Murray Calder, Charles Hubbard, Dan McTeague, Paul Steckle and Rose-Marie Ur were the Liberal MPs who voted with all the opposition parties against the bill.  […]
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MORE IVF EMBRYO MIS-IMPLANTATIONS

LONDON, ON, May 26 (Lifesitenews.com) – The growing plague of genetic selection and manipulation of the tiniest of human beings through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) has brought with it yet another scandal. For the second time in two months the press has reported on a mix-up in an IVF clinic where a mother was implanted with another couple’s embryo. According to the Canadian Press, officials at the London Health Sciences Centre said no pregnancy resulted from the recent error. What they should have said was that the tiny human being created outside the womb did not survive the implantation procedure. On […]
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* Rock for Life warned yesterday that profits from the new Lilith Fair CD will go to support abortion. * A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled today that a pregnant woman who told hospital authorities she would try to kill her unborn baby with alcohol cannot be charged with attempted homicide because an unborn child is not a human being. * The Washington Times reports today that radical feminist professor Mary Daly, who refused men in her classes, may be booted from Boston College after losing a court battle to stop the College removing her through early forced retirement. * […]
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