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The Washington Post reports today on new studies which indicate the incidence of AIDS among practicing homosexuals in the US is rising.     American Life League reported that the governor of California has signed a new law establishing new “Planned Parenthood” sex education standards for California’s schools.  The Conservative News Service reports today that Blue Jean company Levi Strauss is sponsoring youth to attend a “homosexual, bisexual and transgendered conference in Atlanta that focuses on school-related homosexual issues in grades as low as kindergarten.”
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JUDGE HALTS RHODE ISLAND PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BAN

PROVIDENCE, Aug 31 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rhode Island’s partial birth abortion law, supported by state Atty. Gen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Governor Almond, was condemned as unconstitutional yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Ronald R. Lagueux. The judge took 65 pages to defend his belief that infanticide should be protected by the American constitution. Sheldon Whitehouse and Governor Almond have promised to appeal the decision. With files from the Providence Journal.
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ARIZONA JUDGE IN CONFLICT OF INTEREST OVER ABORTION DECISION

PHOENIX, Aug 31 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Controversy continues to swirl around the 14-year-old, 24-week pregnant ward of the state for whom an out-of-state abortion was approved Sunday by the Arizona Supreme Court. Arizona Right to Life has revealed that the one of the judges in favour of the abortion in the 3-2 decision Sunday was in a conflict of interest in the case since he was an activist lawyer for Planned Parenthood in 1973. Prior to Roe v Wade,  therefore, he was aggressively pushing for the legalization of abortion.  With files from the Arizona StarNet. In related news, it has been […]
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RU-486 LEGALIZED IN ISRAEL

JERUSALEM, Aug 31 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The abortion drug RU-486 has been legalized by the Israeli government and the chemical execution of unborn babies is already underway. The Jerusalem Post reports today that 10 “legal abortions” using the drug have been performed at Assuta Hospital in Tel Aviv. The quick approval surprised many who believed that the Shas-controlled Health Ministry would oppose it.' Furthermore, since the rights to RU-486 are owned by the German company Exelgyn it was feared that a controversy over a German company seeking to kill Israeli babies would arise. The Post notes that the Israeli health “ministry […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

The Canadian Pediatric Society has issued a report warning parents that too much television can harm children mentally, physically and socially; parents should allow no more than one hour a day of TV for preschoolers and no more than 2 hours for school age children.  The British government has banned mumps and measles vaccines for children over concerns from a two-year-old study which linked the vaccinations to autism.
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CATHOLIC HOSPITALS ADMINISTERING ABORTIVE DRUGS

LOS ANGELES, Aug 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A report in the Chicago Tribune yesterday claims that “according to Catholic health-care officials, most Catholic hospitals in the U.S. provide rape victims with the option of being treated with emergency contraceptives.”  Southern California Catholic hospitals offer abortifacient “emergency contraception” while Chicago ones do not, notes the article. The discrepancy lies in the fact that Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion agencies have been successful with disinformation campaigns that teach that morning after concoctions are not abortifacient. Pro-lifers urge all Catholic medical facilities to respect the clear teaching of their universal church authority, which has […]
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LATE TERM ABORTION ON AGAIN FOR ARIZONA TEENAGER

PHOENIX, Aug 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 14-year-old, 23-week pregnant girl who was last week to go out of state for a court-ordered abortion has generated a nation-wide conflict in the US. Pro-lifers across the country are offering to help the girl while the courts battle back and forth about whether or not to authorize her trip to a state where it is legal to kill her baby.  Governor Jane Hull agreed to assess the young mother’s competence and an appeal court blocked the original abortion order on Saturday, but the abortion was approved again Sunday by the Arizona Supreme Court […]
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POPE: ARTIFICIAL REPRODUCTION ILLICIT

ROME, Aug 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking to academics from the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Life and Family on Friday, Pope John Paul condemned the push to “eliminate the corporal mediation in the conjugal act as the occasion where a new human life can have its origin.”  He explained that excluding the conjugal act”degrades procreation to the level of a technically controlled reproduction” so that “collaboration with God the Creator and the personal dignity is lost”. With files from Church News.
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US ABORTION NEWS ROUNDUP

Rev. Tim Harlow, pastor of Tinley Park Christian Church is condemning a Chicago area hospital affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.  Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn performs “therapeutic” abortions. “If you want to (perform abortions) and think that way, then don’t call yourself ‘Christ’ hospital. Call yourself   something else. Call yourself Oak Lawn Hospital, but take the cross off the top of your building and change your name. Or better yet, stop doing it,” said Rev. Harlow. (Pro-Life E-News Canada, Southtown Star) A parental notification law takes effect in Texas this […]
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HOSPITAL ORDERED TO RELEASE ABORTION STATISTICS

VANCOUVER, Aug 27 (LSN) – Yesterday British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner David Loukidelis ordered Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) to release its abortion statistics to Ted Gerk, former president of the BC Pro-Life Society. Gerk had followed freedom of information request guidelines in applying for the statistics on abortion for the years 1997 and 1998, yet VGH has thus far refused to honour the request.  In an interview with LifeSite, Gerk said that he had made the request for information since after the Foothills genetic abortion scandal it was apparent that hospitals and even health authorities were lying about the […]
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