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The Catholic News Service reported today that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has filed papers in a federal appeals court. They are supporting plaintiffs who want the Minnesota Department of Human Services to stop spending public money on abortion-claim reimbursements.     Matt Drudge reported today that CABLE NEWS NETWORK founder Ted Turner, one of the world’s wealthier men, told a gathering in Shanghai that he is “a socialist at heart.”     The Catholic League is staging a protest outside the Brooklyn Museum of Art where they will be handing out 500 vomit bags to protest the exhibition of artworks which […]
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DRUDGE: WARREN BEATTY IS PRO-LIFE!

HOLLYWOOD, Sept 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a late report Thursday from New Media champion Matt Drudge, Warren Beatty is said to be pro-life. According to the report, earlier this year Beatty told Drudge, “Since having children, I am pro-life.”  Responding to why he does not declare his pro-life position, Drudge reports “Beatty, who is toying with the idea of running for president, quietly said: “I can’t.” Warren Beatty and his wife Annette Bening are expecting Baby No. 4, who will join Isabel, 2, Ben, 5, and Kathlyn, 7.
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U.S GOV’T ADVERTISES ABORTED BABY PARTS FOR RESEARCH

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The web site for the US government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) advertises the availability of aborted baby body parts for research. “Human embryonic and fetal tissues are available from the Central Laboratory for Human Embryology at the University of Washington,” says the “availability of human fetal tissue” guide from the NIH. “The laboratory, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health, can supply tissue from normal or abnormal embryos and fetuses of desired gestational ages between 40 days and term,” says the memo, which is exposed in the current issue of The Wanderer, […]
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MORE ABORTIONS IN ENGLAND SAID TO BE A GOOD THING

LONDON, Sept 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Reacting to the news that the number of legal abortions carried out in England and Wales jumped by 4.3 per cent in 1998 to 187,402 Amanda Callaghan, publicity affairs manager of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, said its not bad news. : “There is a much greater emphasis on the need for planned pregnancy and responsible parenting than at any other time,” she told BBC news. “So I don’t think we should be surprised when women – who take family responsibilities extremely seriously – feel that abortion is a positive step if they do not […]
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INFANTICIDE INVESTIGATION AT CHRIST HOSPITAL

CHICAGO, Sept 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Chicago area hospital is under investigation after pro-life groups alerted authorities to abortion procedures which often leave babies alive after which they are refused treatment, food and water until their deaths. Abortionists admitted that the procedure called induction of labour does take place – and is practiced throughout the US – but they stress it was a “rare” abortion procedure and used when the fetus has a severe genetic defect or the mother’s life is in danger.  A nurse on the delivery ward alerted authorities to the procedure and the Illinois Department of Public […]
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ANOTHER CHILD PORNOGRAPHER CHALLENGES LAW IN CANADA

WINNIPEG, Sept 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Garry Michael Geisel, 56, argued in court this week that his criminal charges for photographing children 14 and over engaged in sex is discriminatory against the children. While one of the girls he is charged with photographing is under 14, Geisel argues that the others all under 18 should have the right to pose for pornographic photos since Canadian law allows legal sex at 14.  Provincial court Judge Linda Giesbrecht found Geisel guilty but has reserved sentencing since Sharpe’s Charter challenge remains unresolved. The court will resume hearings October 28.  With files from Canada.com
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

The National Post reports today that Canadian General Romeo Dallaire will be questioned next week about his part in the failure of the United Nations to prevent genocide in Rwanda in 1994. After multiple reports of UN complicity in the Rwandan massacre the UN has instituted a supposedly independent investigation into the scandal.     Susan Benoff, a researcher from New York University, is complaining of lack of funding for experiments using a blood pressure drug as a male “pill”.  (National Post)   The Catholic League reported yesterday that the new film “Julien Donkey-Boy” attacks the Christian faith with scenes of nuns and a […]
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US SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE ON SIDEWALK COUNSELLING

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Supreme Court announced yesterday that it would hear an appeal in the case of a Colorado law barring all pro-life activity within 100 feet of abortion facilities. In February the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that the statute prohibiting the free distribution of leaflets, the display of signs, and the expression of educational, counseling, or protest speech near medical facilities in the state of Colorado did not unduly hamper First Amendment free-speech rights.  Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, is representing three pro-lifers in the case. Sekulow said, […]
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ABORTED BABY PARTS RESEARCH AND PATIENT ABUSE

HALIFAX, Sept 29, (LifeSiteNews.com) – This week the New England Journal of Medicine discusses the ethics involved in testing an experimental treatment for Parkinson’s disease involving the injection of brain tissue from aborted babies into the brains of Parkinson’s patients. The research has been plagued with the ethical nightmare around the use of aborted baby parts and is now embroiled in the controversy over its handling of “control group” subjects in its experiments. Control group subjects – those not actually given the treatment are led to believe they are being treated in order to test for placebo effects. They have holes […]
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BC GOV’T FUNDS CHILD PORNOGRAPHER PRESENTATION

VANCOUVER, Sept 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A literary panel starring child pornographer John Sharpe is being funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts and the B.C. Arts Council. LifeSite reported yesterday that Sharpe, who created controversy over his successful arguments against Canada’s child pornography laws, is featured this week in a “literary panel” at Simon Fraser University. The panel, Sex, Drugs and the Law: Pushing the Boundaries, is organized by The Small Press Action Network and will run from Thursday to Sunday promoting controversial independent publishers.  The group hosting the panel received $2,000 from the B.C. council and […]
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