US ABORTION NEWS ROUNDUP

US District Judge Dorothy McCarter has issued a temporary restraining order preventing Montana’s ban on partial-birth abortions from going into effect on Oct. 1.  (The Billings Gazette) The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered that the Virginia law banning partial-birth abortion should be enforced while its constitutionality is being determined in the courts.  (jrnl.com) The Unborn Victims of Violence Act recognizing a fetus as a separate entity from the mother in federal law has passed was approved by the House Judiciary Committee yesterday.  (The Washington Post) Robert L. Beck, CEO of the Miss America Organization yesterday backed off plans […]
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ONTARIO TORIES GRANT JUDGES HOMOSEXUAL BENEFITS

TORONTO, Sept 15 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Once again proving that they are no friends of the family, the ruling Tory government in Ontario has granted full homosexual benefits to Ontario judges.  Moreover, the order was approved on August 18 by Chris Hodgson, Chairman of the Management Board who in a 1994 by-election campaigned on pro-family values denouncing NDP plans to extend homosexual benefits. The 260 judges in the province will also receive a $40,000 wage increase. The Ontario decision is a foretaste of a landslide of pro-homosexual legislation that is expected this fall from both provincial and federal legislatures. Both levels […]
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FORBES WILL FUND PRINCETON DESPITE INFANTICIDE PROF

PRINCETON, NJ, Sept 15 (LifeSiteNews.com) – US Presidential candidate Steve Forbes, a Princeton alumnus and on the school’s board of trustees, rejected suggestions by pro-life Princeton students that he halt his funding of the school due to the hiring of pro-infanticide professor Peter Singer. Princeton Students Against Infanticide led by Christopher Benek was disappointed that Forbes would not withdraw his funding and referred to a letter he had written the school’s president objecting to Singer’s hiring as being only a token gesture. Forbes who has attempted to appeal to pro-lifers during his campaign has failed repeatedly to impress pro-life audiences […]
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US ABORTION NEWS ROUNDUP

Church News reports that Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston told an assembly of 800 at the recent Missouri Catholic Conference: “We must be unconditionally pro-life”. He noted that Catholics who “mute the passionate defense of the inviolability of the human person, sanction the destruction of over a million human beings each year.”  After six years of battling abortion providers, Michigan’s Women’s Right to Know law went into effect Monday requiring women be given information about what abortion procedure they will have, the name of the doctor, line drawings of the gestational age of their unborn baby,  other options to abortion […]
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MISTRIAL IN CASE AGAINST PRO-LIFERS

DAYTON, OH, Sept 14 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice declared a mistrial in a US government lawsuit against Operation Rescue based on the notorious 1994 Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE). The mistrial decision was apparently based on a technicality. While the pro-lifers suspect another trial is being prepared, defendant David Mehaffie called the mistrial a “victory”, and said “God has given a victory over a federal government that has wholeheartedly endorsed, protected and even propagated infanticide.”  In March 1998 the U.S. Justice Department began the case accusing the pro-lifers of blocking access […]
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CHILD’S RIGHTS CONVENTION PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN UNVEILED

OTTAWA, Sept 14 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian branch of the United Nations Children’s Fund and Elections Canada have released the ten rights to be voted on by Canadian youth under 18 in a mock national election to be held November 19. As LifeSite warned in July, the rights would likely promote the often anti-family ideals of the United Nations, especially the   criminalization of corporal punishment. The newly released rights “candidates” proved LifeSite’s warnings accurate. Subsumed under the right of “Education”, the first right listed of ten, it specifies that “the discipline used in our schools must not go against […]
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AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS “CLEARED” OF WRONGDOING

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept 14 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Australian government investigation cleared its own immigration officials of any wrongdoing in the expulsion of a nine month pregnant Chinese woman who begged for refuge saying that as it was her second child she would be forced to abort in China. The finding is no vindication for the officials since the same government investigators are known to have accepted at face value the claims of the Chinese State Family Planning Commission claiming that no forced abortions take place. There has been solid evidence that the woman was forced to have her second child […]
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STATE’S SUPREME COURT HEARS APPEAL OF FATHER FOR SPANKING

BOSTON, MA, Sept 14 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Donald Cobble, a pastor at the Christian Teaching and Worship Center, is before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court defending his use of “mild, loving, routine, structured” spanking against charges of abuse leveled by the state Department of Social Services.  Cobble appealed his case to the Supreme Court after a lower court ruled he was an abuser in a case resulting from accusations by a teacher that the man’s son was spanked in 1997. Cobble defended his use of spanking as a form of discipline, quoting Scripture, and said his freedom of religion was being […]
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OVERPOPULATION MYTHS DENOUNCED BY VATICAN CARDINAL

LIMA, Peru, Sept 14 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While in Peru for a conference on the family, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, President of the Pontifical Council for Family, in an interview with the “El Comercio” newspaper, noted that “the myth of overpopulation and its incoherence are being unveiled today.” Church News also reported that, speaking about the proposal of homosexual unions, the Cardinal said those who try to impose “different family models, as if there where any alternatives to the only one – father, mother, children – invent subterfuges to give familiar status to that which does not have it.”
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Child’s Rights Convention Propaganda Campaign Unveiled

OTTAWA, Sept 14 (LSN) – The Canadian branch of the United Nations Children’s Fund and Elections Canada have released the ten rights to be voted on by Canadian youth under 18 in a mock national election to be held November 19. As LifeSite warned in July, the rights would likely promote the often anti-family ideals of the United Nations, especially the criminalization of corporal punishment. The newly released rights “candidates” proved LifeSite’s warnings accurate. Subsumed under the right of “Education”, the first right listed of ten, it specifies that “the discipline used in our schools must not go against our […]
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