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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CONSERVATIVE MAGAZINE LAUNCHED CANADA WIDE IN OCTOBER

TORONTO, Sept 13 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The famed western conservative magazines Alberta, Western and B.C.  Report will consolidate and go national this October with an all-Canada edition that will be sold initially in Ontario. The new biweekly newsmagazine to be called “The Report” will debut October 25, 1999, with Ted Byfield the founder of the magazines retaining his post as anchor columnist.  Mr. Byfield has taken on the chairmanship of the revamped board of directors of the United Western Communications Ltd. which ran the magazines. Ted’s son Link Byfield will replace his father as president of the firm. For more information […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Jean-Bush, an 81-year-old from Toronto, who stabbed her husband to death and attempted to kill herself 5-years ago in a reported “mercy killing”, was found dead in her home last night. Police suspect suicide.  (The Toronto Star) US Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, a favourite of pro-lifers, has admitted to “strongly”  considering a switch in allegiances to the Reform Party in his bid for president.  (Washington Times) The Clinton administration has once again overlooked China’s forced abortion regime in promising to support its entrance into the World Trade Organization, likely to be complete by the end of this year.  (The Times) […]
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20/20’S HUGH DOWNS AIRS HIS PRO-ABORTION VIEWS

NEW YORK, Sept 13 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hugh Downs, co-anchor of ABCNEWS’ 20/20 and one of the most familiar figures in the history of broadcasting, wrote an article Friday expressing his pro-abortion views. Suggesting he was in the middle on the abortion question, Down’s wrote “‘I’m with you’ – in the pro-life camp to the extent that I believe a fertilized ovum is a human being and in the pro-choice camp in my firm belief that the choice should always be with the woman who finds herself pregnant.” Such a view, however, could be seen as more extreme than the average […]
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LIFE LEAGUE PLANS TO EDUCATE BILL GATES

SEATTLE, Sept 13 (LifeSiteNews.com) – American Life League, the largest educational pro-life group in the United States, is beginning a multi-faceted campaign to convince the world’s richest person,  Bill Gates, to stop his donations to population control groups. Having tried unsuccessfully to arrange a meeting between Gates and ALL president Judie Brown, the pro-life group has gone public with its campaign. In an interview last month, Brown told LifeSite that Gates’ donations of billions of dollars to population control groups such as Planned Parenthood and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) were not malicious. “We believe that Mr. Gates has […]
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CANADIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE CAMPAIGNER KILLS SELF

TORONTO, Sept 13 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Marilynne Seguin, the 61-year-old Canadian assisted-suicide activist and founder of “Death With Dignity”, killed herself last Thursday in the presence of a doctor with a lethal drug concoction. Seguin, a nurse, fought for the “right to die” for twenty years. While she attempted to distance herself from America’s Jack Kevorkian, or Dr. Death as he is known, she boasted of having “counseled” over 2000 patients. According to section 241 of the Criminal Code counseling for suicide and euthanasia, even for the most compassionate is a crime punishable with a possible 14-year prison term. While she […]
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80-YEAR-OLD IN 600KM WALK FOR LIFE

TORONTO, Sept 13 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Long-time pro-lifer Adrian Keet of Ingersoll Ontario has commenced a 600km walk-for-life today, starting from his home in Ingersoll and headed to Midland and back. Mr. Keet recalled that in 1977 he did a similar 600km walk-for-life but “I was much younger in 1977” says the now 80-year-old. The purpose for the Walk for Life is to raise awareness of the need for a culture that respects human life, and to raise money for efforts that will accomplish this task. Keets has asked for sponsorship through Campaign Life Coalition based on every kilometre walked.  (ex. […]
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