DARWIN, Australia, Nov 2 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A coroner’s court in Darwin is investigating the case of a baby girl who was denied medical treatment at Darwin Private Hospital last year after her mother underwent an abortion. After only 5 months gestation, “Baby J,” as the baby victim is called in court, was breathing independently at birth and even cried. After 80 minutes without treatment she died. With files from ABC news.
HONG KONG, Nov 2 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fides, the international news agency of the Vatican reported last week that the Chinese government is rethinking its one-child policy due to the resulting demographic imbalance. Fides cites an unnamed Chinese government official who notes that the policy will be widened to allow two children and other changes are pending within three years. Fides reported that “in the year 2000, 70 million men aged 25-49 will have to remain bachelors.” The phenomenon has led to the selling of wives, with over 19,000 cases examined and more than 60,000 people involved and arrested in 1999. […]
OTTAWA, Nov 1 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The next Canadian census, scheduled for 2001, will ask respondents if they are practicing homosexuals. Although the final decision on wording has not been completed, the questionnaire will likely provide an option to indicate that one has a “same- sex partner.” The Ottawa Citizen reported today that Pierre Turcotte, Statistics Canada’s chief of housing, family and social statistics, noted that statistics on “sexual orientation” have been requested by the federal justice and finance departments, the provinces, academic researchers and insurance companies, among others.
American Family News reports today that Maine television stations WCSH-TV in Portland and WLBZ-TV in Bangor say a pro-life ad sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland is misleading and not appropriate for younger viewers. The 30-second ad, shows a mother and a newborn while an announcer says that partial birth abortions are legal in Maine at the baby’s age. Zenit News reports today that on Saturday Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced his intent to remove protection for the unborn from the country’s constitution. Archbishop Ignacio Velasco of Caracas led pro-lifers in a massive demonstration against the radical proposal which […]
OTTAWA, Nov 1 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In order to promote the Child Rights Vote in Canada on November 19 and the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child, on November 20, the National Film Board of Canada is running cartoon propaganda for children on TELETOON, an all-cartoon cable network. “Rights from the Heart: Films on children’s rights!,” is a series of short cartoons which began airing yesterday, and will be shown for the next two weekends, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 12:30 pm. The pro-child care and anti-family bias of these productions is evident from […]
LONDON, UK, Nov 1 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Richard Neale is a former Canadian abortionist who is being investigated in Britain for 70 suspicious deaths. Despite having killed two women in Canada (at least one due to a botched abortion), and being stripped of his medical licence in Canada, Neale was nevertheless allowed to practice in England. His suspension and investigation in Britain took place after 60 women came forward publicly to say that they had suffered needlessly while in his care. While in Britain he was dismissed from a hospital where his malpractice was so evident nurses nicknamed him “the […]
CALGARY, AB, Nov 1 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At Calgary Festival ‘99 With Franklin Graham, which concluded yesterday, Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham and heir to his evangelical organization, preached to a crowd of 15,500 in Calgary’s Saddledome. According to a report in the Sun, Graham condemned “abortion, homosexuality and adultery” but assured those who were repentant that, “if you confess, God will forgive you.” With files from the Calgary Sun.
TORONTO, Nov 1 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Toronto Sun columnist Meed Ward covered the story of the arrest of the three pro-life reporters who were covering the arrest of Linda Gibbons last month. Ward notes that the Canadian Church Press and the Periodical Writers Association of Canada have written letters of protest in the case due to the attack on freedom of the press. The CCP called her arrest an “outrageous infringement of freedom of the press.” PWAC said it “threatens to introduce a chill factor into the freelance reporting of controversial news events.” Ward points out the insanity of the police […]