US ABORTION NEWS ROUNDUP

Governor Gray Davis has received a reward for being committed to abortion. Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP) is proud to announce that Governor Gray Davis has been selected as the recipient of the 1999 Ades Award, presented to a man who has gone beyond the call-of duty on behalf of reproductive freedom. He will accept this award at Comics Choice 8 on Sunday, October 17, 1999 which begins at 7 PM.  (PR Newswire) The Conservative News Service issued a revealing report today indicating that at a time when the pornography industry is becoming a sophisticated, billion dollar industry, family […]
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CATHOLIC SCHOOL SUED OVER SEX-ED PROGRAM

BATTLEFORD, Sask., Sept 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic parents in Saskatchewan are taking the North West Catholic School Division to court over its decision to commence using the “Fully Alive”  sex education program in its schools this year. The program, developed in Ontario with the approval of the Ontario Bishops Conference, and used in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan has created controversy for many years among Catholic parents who argue that it is too graphic and explicit at too early an age. The program was rejected by the Archdiocese of Washington in 1995 for failing “to integrate the faith perspective in its presentation,” and […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

After a scandal in which it was found that a British hospital removed the hearts of children who had died at the hospital without ensuring informed parental consent or notification the hospital – Diana Princess of Wales Children’s Hospital in Birmingham – will offer to return the hearts of 1,500 dead babies whose organs were to be used for medical research.     Dr. Arthur Leader the University of Ottawa’s chief of reproductive medicine and president of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society is urging Canada to pay for costly fertility treatments.  (National Post)
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FREE SPEECH FOR PRO-LIFERS DENIED AT UBC

VANCOUVER, Sept 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The University of British Columbia (UBC), in the news regularly for the APEC free speech uproar which took place there, is now crushing the free speech rights of pro-lifers. A peaceful pro-life demonstration which was to take place on UBC campus this week called the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) is being fought by UBC administration. Politically correct “Pro-choice” demonstrations are permitted at UBC. The University has sought a court injunction barring the pro-life demonstration from campus and has threatened that any GAP demonstrators or even pro-life UBC students demonstrating will be arrested.  On the invitation of […]
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WHY USE OVA FROM ABORTED BABY GIRLS?

VANCOUVER, Sept 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Writer and broadcaster Susan Martinuk, a specialist in reproductive issues, wrote a column in today’s National Post noting the reasons for the interest in using the ova of aborted baby girls for fertility treatments. Martinuk notes that “the ovaries of unborn females are filled with more eggs than those of a young girl or fertile woman because the number of eggs is maximal prior to birth and then declines from birth onwards.” “Although the eggs are immature, they develop when subjected to the right hormones,” she continued.  Martinuk suggests that scientists will opt for using […]
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CHILD PORNOGRAPHER GAINING CELEBRITY STATUS

VANCOUVER, Sept 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Child pornographer John 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.  Sharpe’s challenge has led to the BC Supreme Court striking down the section of the Criminal Code criminalizing possession of child pornography, the ramifications of which have been felt in courts across the country. The Supreme Court of […]
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E.U. COURT DICTATES PRO-HOMOSEXUAL LAWS IN BRITAIN

LONDON, Sept 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Court of Human Rights ruled today in favour of four homosexualist activists in Britain who were discharged from the army after it was discovered that they were practicing homosexuals. The court said that the British policy banning practicing homosexuals from the army contravenes Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which defends the right to private and family life.  The court wrote that “the investigations conducted into the applicants’ sexual orientation together with their discharge from the armed forces constituted especially grave interferences with their private lives.” Following the verdict, British […]
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VATICAN RESPONDS TO UNFPA FALSE CLAIMS

VATICAN CITY, Sept 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Joaquin Navarro-Valls, Director of the Holy See Press Office, made public a declaration today refuting the claims of Nafis Sadik, the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Responding to Sadik’s charge that the Vatican has abandoned its opposition to “family planning,” Navarro-Valls said, “I wish to make it clear that the Holy See has not, in fact, changed its well-known position.” He noted, contrary to Sadik’s assertions, that pro-life principles against abortion, artificial contraception and irresponsible sexuality are “constantly affirmed by the Holy See delegations (to the UN) in the diverse […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

On Friday, a panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down partial birth abortion bans passed by elected Nebraska, Arkansas and Iowa state legislatures saying they were “unconstitutional.”  The famed pro-life Sheriff John McDougall of Lee County Florida has stirred up controversy once again by denouncing Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, pornography and more on an official government website.    First Lady Hillary Clinton has objected to the removal of taxpayer funding for an exhibit in New York depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary splashed with elephant dung. Cardinal O’Connor and Mayor Guiliani have objected strenuously to […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

A Swiss assisted suicide group called “Exit” is in the news for attempting to help a 30-year-  old depressed woman kill herself. The group operates in Switzerland under the approval of legal authorities which allow even non-doctors to assist suicides without prosecution.  (Fox News)   The Ontario Court of Appeal issued an injunction Friday preventing municipal politicians in Penetanguishene from reciting the Lord’s prayer in council ending a 100 year tradition in the predominantly Christian town.  (National Post)
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