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Medical history was made at King’s College Hospital in London England where triplets were successfully delivered in a situation in which one of the babies had developed inside the mother’s fallopian tube.  Lin Li Juen, one of the illegal immigrants arriving by boat on BC's shore, was carrying papers attesting to a forced abortion.  (National Post) The Toronto Film Festival might more appropriately be called the Toronto Smut Festival given the preponderance of sex films.  (National Post) The US State Department issued its first report on global religious liberty Thursday. The 1,000 page report detailed suppression in China, religious killings […]
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NEW ASSISTED SUICIDE CAMPAIGNER IN CANADA

TORONTO, Sept 9 (LifeSiteNews.com) – James Wakeford, the homosexual/AIDS activist who won a judicial exemption allowing him to take marijuana legally to ease his pain, is now asking for legal assisted suicide. Wakeford’s lawyer David Corbett filed the case with the Ontario Superior Court. The National Post noted that the Supreme Court of Canada has already decided on the assisted suicide question in 1993 when it rejected the appeal of Lou Gehrig’s disease sufferer Sue Rodriguez, noting that laws against assisted suicide did not infringe her constitutional rights. Corbett insists the case is different from that of Rodriguez since Wakeford […]
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BISHOP CONDEMNS COURT DECISION IN LETTER TO PARISHES

PHOENIX, Arizona, Sept 9 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last Sunday, at the request of Thomas J. O’Brien, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, his letter condemning the decision to send a 14-year old,  24-week pregnant girl out of state for an abortion was read in all parishes in the diocese.  The bishop called the situation “totally abhorrent” and a “bizarre and gross occurrence allowed in the State which should be an embarrassment to all decent minded citizens.” The bishop expressed “sympathy for the situation of the young mother, who is really a child herself” noting that the diocese offered to assist […]
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“EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE” TV ADS COMING SEPT 15

PALM BEACH, FLA, Sept 9 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood is set to launch deceptive television ads promoting so-called “emergency contraception” with the help of celebrity spokespersons Christina Ricci, Deborah Cox and Joan Osborne. The commercials are to hit television Sept 15 and are geared to young people. The ads attempt to portray the drugs as true contraceptives rather than abortifacients. The PREVEN kit which is specifically designed for “emergency contraception” even offers a pregnancy test and says if the test indicates you are pregnant do not take the pills.  Pregnancy testers, however, look for a chemical in the body known […]
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HOMOSEXUALS PAY HALF A MILLION FOR SURROGATE CHILDREN

CHELMSFORD, England, Sept 9 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Practicing homosexuals Barrie Drewitt, 30, and Tony Barlow, 35 have caused an uproar in Britain after paying an American company nearly half a million (Canadian) dollars to allow them to have surrogate twins. Each of the men donated sperm, which were combined with donor eggs and implanted in American Rosalind Bellamy.  Bellamy is carrying twins who are due in December. The birth will take place in California where Drewitt and Barlow own a home. The London Telegraph reported last week that the two men used the Los Angeles company,  Growing Generations, which advertises on […]
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The California legislature passed a measure Tuesday requiring insurers to provide coverage for contraceptives despite objections citing religious discrimination.  (L.A. Times)  Teenage (16 and 17 year-old) parents in Ontario will be denied welfare if they refuse to go to school according to a new plan which will go into effect January 1, 2000.  (Canada.com)
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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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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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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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