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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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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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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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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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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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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GATES CONTINUES TO FUND POPULATION CONTROL

NEW YORK, June 22, 1999 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A joint venture by all of the United Nations organizations most heavily involved in population control has received funding from Bill Gates. Last week the Microsoft billionaire added another $10 million donation to his to his legacy of financing population control efforts. The recipient of the money was the UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP),  located at WHO Headquarters in Geneva. According to its own literature, the HRP has an “emphasis on the needs of developing countries” and lists as its first priority “fertility regulation” […]
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BC PRO-LIFER RELEASED FROM JAIL

VANCOUVER, June 21 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mary Wagner, the 25 year-old BC pro-lifer imprisoned three months ago for handing out roses and offering help to women entering a BC abortuary, was released from jail Saturday despite not signing or even verbally agreeing to stay away from the abortuary. On Friday the judge that had given her a suspended sentence of imprisonment till December 31, 2000 dropped the condition that she sign a recognizance order promising not to go near the abortuaries. Since signing of the order would have violated her conscience Mary would have remained in prison till her sentence expired. […]
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD ATTACKS KIDS THROUGH CONCERTS

TORONTO, June 21 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to Planned Parenthood’s website, “Voice for Planned Parenthood” (VOX), the pro-abortion organization will be using concert festivals by abortion-friendly rock groups to push their disinformation on youth. Catholic Parents Online has sent an alert to its members to “warn your friends, relatives and young people not to go to these concerts or spend money on these bands.” The bands and organizations involved are: Barenaked Ladies, Ani DiFranco, Lilith Fair, Santana, the Vans, Warped Tour and the Woodstock Festival. The concerts are taking place throughout the summer at major cities in Canada and the US.
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