LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

* According to an international sex survey of various countries, Canada ranks near the top in sexual permissiveness, the National Post reports today.  * Rather than punishment, prison inmates in Canada get TV, great meals, education, and now pay, even if they do not work, according to a report in today’s Toronto Sun.  * Rev. Fred Phelps the anti-gay pastor known for his extremist tactics requested increased security in Canada since receiving 17 death threats from Canada in advance of his upcoming Ottawa protest.
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UN ORDERS CHILE TO PROVIDE ABORTION AND DIVORCE

UNITED NATIONS, June 23 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday, the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women completed its review of Chile’s compliance with the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The UN complained bitterly that Chile did not offer legal abortion or divorce and demanded that laws “must” be changed. The UN used its familiar tactic of arguing abortions must be legalized or else unsafe abortions done in secret will hurt and even kill women. Critics argue that the exact same argument could be made to legalize and mandate government provision of prostitution, […]
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DOCTOR SPELLS OUT ABORTIVE NATURE OF “EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION”

ABBOTSFORD, BC, June 23 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Writing in yesterday’s release of the journal Medical Post,  Dr. H. Robert C. Pankratz of Abbotsford notes that “patients need (the) right info about morning after pill: it’s abortion.” Dr. Pankratz cites a 1994 review article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology explaining that “the predominant effect of the morning after pill is in the disturbance of the normal development and function of the endometrium”  which disrupts implantation of the embryo. The doctor says, “although inhibition of ovulation may occur, this would be only if the morning after pill is administered at […]
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PAPAL LETTER TO GERMAN BISHOPS ON ABORTION

ROME, June 23 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Clearing up misleading news stories by the German media, the Vatican released the letter Pope John Paul II wrote earlier this month to the bishops of Germany regarding abortion counselling. Contrary to earlier reports, Zenit News reveals that the Pope did not ban the counselling practice but did insist that the certificates given by Catholic counselling must not be used to obtain “decriminalized abortions.” Bishop Karl Lehmann of Mainz, chairman of the German Bishops Conference, announced at a Bonn news conference today that the Church’s role in the counselling would continue but the certificates would […]
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UN FUNDS SET TO BE NIXED AGAIN BY CLINTON OVER ABORTION

WASHINGTON, June 23 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday the US Senate voted to pay the United Nations nearly $1 billion in what some call “back dues” but the agreement stipulates that the US share of UN contributions must be reduced five percent to 20% of UN funding. The bill will now head to Congress where pro-life Congressman Chris Smith has vowed to once again attach a stipulation mandating that US money should not be used by the UN to promote or provide abortions. The pro-life provision has caused US President Bill Clinton to refuse to endorse UN payments in the last two […]
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HOMOSEXUAL BAITING PASTOR COMING TO CANADA

OTTAWA, June 21 (LSN) – Reverend Fred Phelps, a US pastor whose extremist approach against homosexuality is seen by some as being helpful to the homosexual movement, is coming to Canada to stage a Canadian flag burning protest over the Supreme Court decision on homosexual spousal benefits. The National Post reported yesterday on the upcoming event.  The homosexual activist group Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere is launching a counter demonstration and seems to revel in this opportunity to paint all pro-family activists with the same brush.  However, the Canada Family Action Coalition (CFAC) says that no attention should be […]
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HEROIC PRO-LIFE FAMILY IN URGENT NEED OF HELP

VANCOUVER, BC, June 22 (LSN) – Bert Renaerts, the adoptive father of abortion survivor Ximena Renaerts and many other special-needs children, has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome resulting in paralysis and respirator dependency. He has been in the Vancouver General Hospital Intensive Care Unit for 5 weeks. Physicians for Life has issued a nation-  wide call for prayer for the heroic father, his wife Margaret, and his entire family.  Ximena was born in December 1985 after a failed abortion attempt by her mother. Court documents indicate that at her birth Ximena was placed in a room “where dead fetuses were […]
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IVF CLINIC SHELLS OUT $20 MILLION IN SETTLEMENTS

IRVINE, California, June 22 (LSN) – The University of California at Berkeley will pay $20 million in settlements for lawsuits against its fertility clinic. The Associated Press reported last week that the University has admitted that 46 eggs and embryos were implanted in women without donor consent. Furthermore the University acknowledges the misused eggs and embryos resulted in the births of 12 children.  See the story at:  https://customnews.cnn.com/cnews/pna.show_story?p_art_id=3855470   (with files from Pro-Life E-News Canada)
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U.S. NURSES FORCED TO OFFER ABORTIVE PILLS OR RESIGN

RIVERSIDE, California, June 22 (LSN) – Five nurses resigned from a county health clinic after they were told they must dispense the “morning after” pill. The nurses indicated that participating in abortion was against their religious beliefs. A sixth nurse has also refused to dispense the abortifacient and hopes to be transferred from the Riverside Neighborhood Health Clinic.  Ken Cohen, director of the county Health Services Agency explained that nurses have to be forced to dispense the abortive drugs while under his employ because “we didn’t want to see our staff impose their view, from a religious perspective. I think […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

* Evangelical leader Chuck Colson reported last week that Princeton has appointed pro-life Professor Robert George to the Cyrus Hall McCormick Professorship, the most prestigious endowed chair at the University.  * Today’s National Post carries an excellent commentary by Ezra Levant on the removal of God from the Constitution.  https://www.nationalpost.com/commentary.asp?f=990622/11207   * Also in today’s National Post is an editorial detailing the case of Mary Wagner, the young BC pro-lifer imprisoned for handing out roses outside an abortuary.  https://www.nationalpost.com/commentary.asp?f=990622/11068&s2=editorials
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