CORRECTION

Please note that the title of yesterday’s story on the defence of Section 43 of the Criminal Code erroneously said the law was to be defended by the “FAMILY COALITION PARTY”.  Rather it is being defended by the Coalition for Family Autonomy, comprising the Canada Family Action Coalition (CFAC), REAL Women of Canada, the Home School Legal Defense Association of Canada, and Focus on the Family Canada
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FAMILY COALITION TO INTERVENE IN SPANKING CHALLENGE

OTTAWA, Nov 18 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Coalition for Family Autonomy, comprising the Canada Family Action Coalition (CFAC), REAL Women of Canada, the Home School Legal Defense Association of Canada, and Focus on the Family Canada announced Monday that it has filed papers as an intervenor in a court case challenging the practice of spanking.  On December 6, the Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law will argue before the Ontario Court of Justice (General Division) that Section 43 of the Criminal Code, which allows “reasonable” physical correction of children, should be ruled unconstitutional.  Peter Stock of CFAC told LifeSite […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

A panel of Australian medical experts has called for an end to partial-birth abortions or “cranial abortions” as they referred to them. The panel described the practice as “horrendously cruel and painful.”  (News.com.au)   WorldNetDaily reports today that a New York Post survey of nearly 20,000 readers ranks Bill Clinton second to Adolf Hitler as the most evil person of the millennium. What makes the president’s appearance on the survey more astonishing is respondents had to write his name in,  while Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Dr. Josef Mengele and others were listed on the survey.  England’s Court of Appeal decided yesterday that […]
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OTTAWA REPORT

Nov. 2 Mr. Ted White (North Vancouver, Ref.) introduced Bill C-293, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (political activities by charities receiving public funds). This private member’s bill would disqualify from charitable status corporations, trusts and organizations that have received discretionary funding from the public money of Canada or a province if they give direct or indirect support or endorsement to parties or candidates for election at the federal level. While pro-life charities such as Human Life International and Alliance for Life Canada have been de-registered, pro-abortion political groups such as Planned Parenthood still enjoy charitable status.  (Parliament of […]
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IN-VITRO MATURATION SETS STAGE FOR USE OF EGGS FROM ABORTED BABIES

MONTREAL, Nov 18 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The latest development in new reproductive technology, in-vitro maturation (IVM), sets the stage for the use of ova from aborted babies in fertility treatments. Dr. Seang Lin Tan of McGill University’s Reproductive Centre reported yesterday that he was the first doctor in Canada to successfully perform the procedure wherein women’s ova are matured outside the woman’s body in the lab by subjecting them to hormones. The traditional method of in-vitro fertilization had the ova matured inside the ovaries by administering hormones to the woman.  Health writer Susan Martinuk wrote in the National Post in September […]
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CANADIAN ABORTION ACTIVIST ADDRESSES ANOTHER RADICAL GATHERING

QUEENSLAND, Nov 18 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian pro-abortion activist Joyce Arthur spoke Saturday at an abortionist conference taking place in Australia, where sex-selection was advocated as a legitimate reason for abortion. Arthur, the president of Vancouver’s Pro-Choice Action Network, who spoke to the assembled crowd on “laws and access,” is developing a reputation for addressing meetings with radical agendas.  At a September 29, 1999 Students for Choice rally in Vancouver, Arthur spoke shortly after APEC-protester Garth Mullins, who told the crowd to commit acts of violence and vandalism against abortion opponents. Pro-lifers who attended the rally noted that Arthur could have […]
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LIFESITE OFFERS FR. TED ON TAPE AND SECURE PAYMENTS

LifeSite has expanded to offer a secure payments system allowing credit card donations, registrations and purchases to be made via LifeSite. For Christmas, the Interim offers the Fr. Ted on Tape set. This 6 cassette audio tape set features inspiring pro-life and spiritual talks by Canada’s popular pro-life priest. Also included is the tape “The Humour of Fr. Ted” which contains recordings of Fr. Ted telling many of his famous jokes at various past events.  The new donations facility allows viewers of LifeSite and LifeSite Daily to easily make a contribution to assist with growing expenses and very important site […]
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UN SENDS REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH KITS TO EAST TIMOR AND INDIA

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 17, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite international criticism over the distribution of “reproductive health kits” in Kosovo which included abortifacient drugs (“emergency contraception”) and devices (IUD’s), condoms and vacuum devices that could be used for abortions, the United Nations Population Fund has announced it is now sending such kits to East Timor and Orissa, India. While the kits also contain needed supplies for safe home delivery, UNFPA has been criticized for exploiting the dire need of these communities by adding to their “donation” of needed supplies, unwanted devices geared to population control.  LifeSite reported in April that a causal […]
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OTTAWA REPORT

House of Commons Hansard – November 1, 1999   SUPREME COURT ACT   Mr. Monte Solberg (Medicine Hat, Ref.) introduced a Bill C-285, to amend the Supreme Court Act (approval of justices by committee). The bill would allow that nominees to the supreme court could be reviewed by the justice committee thereby introducing a degree of accountability for the supreme court. Second, it would appoint justices for a maximum of 15 years but still mandate retirement at age 75.  Mr. Eric Lowther (Calgary Centre, Ref.) introduced Bill C-289, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (child adoption expenses). This […]
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CANADA OB/GYN SOCIETY ISSUES GUIDELINES ON MEDICAL ABORTIONS

OTTAWA, Nov 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada issued “Guidelines for Medical Termination of Early Pregnancy” last month even though such medical termination is not legal in Canada. Anticipating the legalization of RU-486 type abortion drugs in Canada, the guidelines recommend the use of methotrexate and misoprostol as “a safe and effective alternative to surgical abortions” with the ability to abort babies “up to nine weeks from the last menstrual period.”  The recommendation by the SOGC of methotrexate as “safe” is very troubling due to compelling evidence to the contrary that may put the credibility […]
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