NORPLANT SETTLEMENT IN $50 MILLION RANGE

DALLAS, Aug 27 (LSN) – As LifeSite forecast in June, American Home Products Corp. and its subsidiary Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories have agreed to a settlement in a class action lawsuit by 40,000 US women regarding Norplant. In the agreement Wyeth-Ayerst maintains it has done no wrong but has agreed to pay each of the up to 50,000 women $1,500 each.  The women charged that the company underrated the severe side effects of the abortifacient birth control method, which include irregular menstrual bleeding, nausea, headaches and depression. Women suffering more serious side effects such as strokes are being urged to continue their […]
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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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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Attempting to renew its public funding from Colorado taxpayers, Planned Parenthood drew five of its abortuaries into a separate corporation with the same management. The move was made with the hope that it will thwart the removal of PP funding by Governor Bill Owens.  https://www.denverpost.com/news/news0827a.htm   Florida state was unsuccessful in appealing a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of a parental notice law which would ensure parents were notified of an impending abortion by their minor children.  https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/daily/detail/0,1136,23000000000108911,00.html   Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, who in June attempted to legalize abortion in certain cases, faced 100,000 protestors yesterday over governmental mismanagement.  […]
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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN CANADA THREATENED

SASKATOON, Aug 27 (LSN) – As the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (HRC) hears a case brought by homosexual activists against a newspaper that published an ad quoting the Bible on homosexuality, religious freedom faces another challenge in Canada. Lyle Sinkewicz, owner of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, which printed the ad, was asked by Commission lawyer Darien Moore what he would have done if presented with an ad against aboriginals. When Sinkewicz said he would not publish it because it would be racist, the Commission lawyer claimed: “I find it quite amazing that he would publish the ad with a gay person […]
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Euthanasia and homosexual activist MP Svend Robinson is considering running for the leadership of the BC provincial NDP party, taking over from ousted leader Glen Clarke who resigned over a criminal investigation surrounding his casino deals.  (Ottawa Citizen) South African police are searching for a Cuban doctor who performed an abortion at a Marie Stopes abortuary in Mpumalanga. The woman bled to death following the procedure.  (Africanews.org) Zero Population Growth has done a rating of “Kid Friendly Cities”. According to the rating system, the greater percentage of children in day-care the more “kid friendly” the city.  US localities do not […]
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EUTHANASIA URGED FOR BRITISH COMA VICTIM

LONDON, Aug 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Neil Lane is urging doctors in England to euthanize his 42-year-old wife Lorraine by withholding food and water. Lane claims his wife, who has been in a coma for the past six months, would have desired death. Acceptance of the suggestion would lead England further along the road towards euthanasia since, although in a coma, Mrs. Lane has detectable brain activity. BBC news reports that in 1992 British courts allowed doctors to starve 22-year-old Tony Bland to death claiming he was in a Persistent Vegetative State,  meaning he had no detectable brain activity. In 1997 […]
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PRO-FAMILY TAXATION CRUSADER VISITS FINANCE MINISTER

OTTAWA, Aug 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Beverley Smith who gained national attention when she went to the United Nations to lodge a complaint against Canada’s anti-family taxation policies was granted an hour-long interview with Finance Minister Paul Martin yesterday. Smith stressed the injustice of the current taxation system which ignores mothers who remain at home in terms of family income tax. She also objects to the restriction of child-care tax breaks only to those who bring their children to registered day-cares or otherwise declare their child care expenses. The Toronto Star reported that while no promises of action were garnered Smith […]
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Did Someone Try to Murder Ximena?

Re-printed with the permission from the BC Report August 30, 1999 DID SOMEONE TRY TO MURDER XIMENA? As police probe an abortion survivor’s case, a former Supreme Court justice names names, while nurses run for cover By Terry O’Neill BC Report Newsmagazine August 30, 1999 More than 13 years have passed since an unwanted premature baby, born unexpectedly after a botched abortion, was abandoned by medical staff at Vancouver General Hospital and left to die in a room used to store dead fetuses. Although shivering, whimpering and gasping for air, the baby was forced to fend for herself for 40 […]
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CRIMINAL CHARGES PENDING IN XIMENA RENAERTS CASE

VANCOUVER, Aug. 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A criminal investigation has been launched into the handling of a live-born baby after a botched abortion 13 years ago. After she was born alive, Ximena Renaerts was left to die in a bedpan in a room with dead babies, instead of being given the obligatory standard emergency treatment for distressed newborns. Ximena suffered permanent brain damage and lives with an adoptive family. She is a quadriplegic with the mental capacity of a three year old. A story in the upcoming (August 30) issue of BC Report reveals details onthe investigation and the names of […]
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HOMOSEXUAL ADOPTION HITS THE YUKON

WHITEHORSE, Aug 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The first homosexual adoption in the Yukon was reported today.  Patricia Bacon and Kathy Traplin, practicing lesbians, reported that they faced no obstacles in their adoption. Bacon bore the child and Traplin was permitted to adopt. The pair say they intend to have another child, this time with Traplin as the biological mother. With files from the Canadian Press.
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