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A new movie, “The Cider House Rules” by American novelist John Irving, of ‘‘The World According to Garp” fame, is a movie which glorifies abortion, with the father of the hero being an abortionist “helping” women. Michael Caine stars as the abortionist in this Disney/Mirimax production.  (Boston.com) Pro-life E-News Canada circulated a report from the Xinhua news agency today noting that the Netherlands have legalized abortion beyond the 24th week of pregnancy. The SCMP news service reported yesterday that the gender ratio in India is becoming more unequal as parents continue to abort their girls in deference to their preference […]
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HOMESCHOOLING MOM JAILED FOR NOT GIVING UP SON

VERMONT, Sept 8 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Karen Maple, a homeschooling mother in Vermont, has been placed in jail for not presenting her 15-year-old child to the courts to be taken into custody by the state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. The child was labeled as “learning disabled” so school authorities became suspicious when he began to show substantial academic improvement in testing that took place once he was being homeschooled.  Mrs. Maple has been before the courts for two years in regard to her son’s homeschooling and has never been permitted to submit his favourable test scores as evidence of […]
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ADOPTION: HELP SAVE A FROZEN EMBRYO

Sept 8 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ron Stoddart, executive director for Christian Adoption and Family Services, has launched the Snowflake Embryo Adoption Program.  The program offers married couples the chance to save a frozen embryonic baby from destruction by having it implanted. The agency has the respect of the pro-life movement since, as Mr. Stoddart explained to LifeSite, it does not encourage in vitro fertilization but only offers those embryos already created a good home, in place of destruction or indefinite storage. The Washington Times, which reported the story, suggested that there might be some conflict with Stoddart’s program and the Catholic […]
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WACO: “CONSPIRACY THEORISTS” VINDICATED

WACO, Texas, Sept 8 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The tragic death of 86 people including 24 children in the 1993 Waco Branch Davidian church fire has gained renewed focus with new revelations that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did use flammable devices in their assault on the compound along with admissions from the department. Government critics have been making such claims for years, but have been ignored by the media and ridiculed by the Clinton administration as “right-wing-extremist-wacko-loser-conspirators,” to use the words of WorldNetDaily’s investigative journalist, John Dougherty. After a 51-day siege by the FBI on the Davidian compound and a fire […]
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CARDINAL’S OFFICE ISSUES NOTE TO AL GORE

DETROIT, Sept 8 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last Saturday, a press release from the Archdiocese of Detroit under Cardinal Adam Maida, commented on the planned attendance of Al Gore at a Mass in the Detroit area Sunday.  Gore, who was coming on the invitation of various interfaith groups, was told by the Archdiocese that “planned attendance at a local Catholic service does not necessarily imply support or silence from the Archdiocese of Detroit regarding (his) public record on moral issues.” The press release stressed that “Vice-President Gore’s stated views on abortion and so-called ‘choice’ issues are directly and categorically in conflict with […]
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CORRECTION

The link to the LifeSite story on the SCANDALOUS EFFORT TO BLAME RC CHURCH FOR RWANDAN GENOCIDE has been corrected.
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MURDER OF UNBORN CHILD TAKEN SERIOUSLY

LITTLE ROCK, Ark, Sept 7 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 29-year old hired 3 men to murder his girlfriend’s unborn child by attacking her during a staged robbery.  Under a new law in Arkansas, the Fetal Protection Act, all four men have been charged with murder.  Shiwonna Pace, mother of the murdered baby, was nine months pregnant at the time of the attack.  Eric Beaulah, Lonnie Beaulah, and Derrick Witherspoon, as well as Pace’s boyfriend Erik Bullock, are charged with capital murder and first-degree battery, making them eligible for the death penalty if found guilty.  Bullock had tried to pressure Pace to […]
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MONEY IDEOLOGUES TRY TO PURGE UNITED ALTERNATIVE SOUL

TORONTO, Sept 7 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The obvious large majority of social conservative delegates at the United Alternative conference was as much a horror to UA social liberals as it was a joy to pro-life and pro-family social and fiscal conservatives.  In a desperate attempt to halt a political movement that threatens to upset the pro-abortion, anti-family Canadian establishment, Diane Francis, editor of the Financial Post section of the National Post,  attempts a redefinition of the Reform party as merely economically conservative with “fringe”  elements of social conservatism which must be rooted out. The desperation of the attempt is evident in […]
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SACRIFICING SIGHT FOR THE UNBORN

LONDON, Sept 7 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A mother who was told by doctors she would go blind if she did not accept treatment, sacrificed her sight because the procedure would have resulted in the death of her unborn child. In an interview with London’s “The Independent”, 38-year-old Julie Murphy said that while she has never seen her daughter Hayley, now four, she loves her dearly and has no regrets. With files from Zenit News.
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BILLY GRAHAM ON ASSISTED SUICIDE

WICHITA, Kansas, Sept 7 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Saturday, in a question and answer column, renowned evangelist Billy Graham responded to a question regarding assisted suicide.  The question: “Why do so many people resist the idea of assisted suicide for a person who is chronically ill and has no hope of recovery? It sounds like a good option, and I wouldn’t want to keep on living if I were in that condition.” Graham responded: “The main reason is because God gave life to us, and only He has the right to take it away. Life is a sacred gift from God. […]
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