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Pro-Life E-News distributed an Agence France Press report Tuesday noting that the socialist German government has overruled objections by the Catholic province of Bavaria to the nationwide distribution of the abortion pill RU-486. As LifeSite reported November 23, Bavaria was resisting the release of the drug.  The Washington Post reported yesterday that Florida state has halted the production of “Choose Life” licence plates after a lawsuit was launched against the Motor Vehicles department by the National Organization for Women.  A misleading ad promoting condoms on Chinese television was banned today. China’s Family Planning Propaganda and Education Center on Sunday began […]
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NEW LAW PLACES GREATER VALUE ON ANIMALS THAN HUMANS

OTTAWA, Dec 1 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In Canada unborn babies have been legally slaughtered by the million, where the most common sentence for pedophilia, rape and now the “mercy killing” of children by parents is less than two years in jail. Nevertheless, the federal government has decided to come down harder on animal abusers, wanting to pass legislation giving them penalties of up to five years in prison for maltreatment of pets. The new government legislation being proposed today will also impose unlimited fines on animal abusers.  With files from the Ottawa Citizen.
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CANADIAN NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE REPORT

TORONTO, Dec 1 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Save the Planet’s People First conference which concluded Saturday was rated by many veteran attendees as the best pro-life conference ever. A power-house of speakers riveted participants who were able to interact via video technology that allowed questioners to be heard and seen by the 500+ session participants.  Soul-shaking messages were delivered by famed Catholic novelist Michael O’Brien, disabled activist Mark Pickup and Second Chance Ministries founder Angelina Steenstra. Experts and professionals in the fields of medicine, law, statistics, pharmacy, media and politics provided essential information for pro-life strategies for the coming new millenium […]
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SECOND CHANCE FOR CONSCIENCE LEGISLATION POSSIBLE

OTTAWA, Dec 1 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite the failure of Maurice Vellacott’s conscience legislation to get the full hearing it deserved in Parliament on November 18, the Saskatchewan MP’s efforts and House of Commons speech on the bill have laid the groundwork for future initiatives on this issue.  The future may not be long in coming if the Senate conscience bill makes its way through Parliament in a timely fashion. Also, in late-breaking news, Mr. Vellacott contacted LifeSite to report that his bill can be reintroduced in its current form, but with a new number. His bill first entered the schedule […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

As expected, US President Bill Clinton waived a restriction on a near-billion dollar UN funding deal allowing the UN to use the funds to lobby for abortion on demand worldwide. AP reports that the money for abortion advocacy is limited to $15 million. (News & Observer)   The official newspaper of the Vatican, L’Osservatore Romano slammed the Socialist French government yesterday for their imposition of the morning after pill in high schools across the country. The paper called the claim that the pills would reduce abortions “cruel hypocrisy” since the “morning after” pill is itself abortifacient. (EWTN)   Israel’s Pro-Life Ministry, the Be’ad […]
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WEB SITE LAUNCHED TO PROMOTE CANADIAN CONSCIENCE LEGISLATION

VANCOUVER, Dec 1 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Protection for Conscience Project was launched today with the opening of its web site at ConscienceLaws.org. According to a press release, the non-  denominational, non-profit group “supports authentic freedom of conscientious choice for everyone.” The project will push for protection of conscience legislation, provide information on protection of conscience legislation worldwide, promote clarification and understanding of the issues involved to assist in reasoned public discussion, and act as a clearing house for reports from people who have been discriminated against for reasons of conscience.  The site offers a forum, for those who have suffered conscience […]
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EXHAUSTIVE ABC LINK EVIDENCE DEMANDS INFORMED CONSENT LAW

OTTAWA, Dec 1 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a Monday press conference, which aired on the Canadian Public Affairs Channel yesterday, Canadian health researcher Isabelle Begin presented extensive evidence supporting a link between induced abortion and breast cancer. She said that informed consent legislation must be implemented to ensure that women are given the necessary information about this risk prior to procuring an abortion.  Begin noted that in its Global Action Plan of 1997, the World Conference on Breast Cancer finally included “induced termination of pregnancy” in its list of possible risk factors for breast cancer. “Indeed, 43 studies throughout the world […]
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NO JAIL FOR MOTHER WHO TRIED TO KILL DISABLED DAUGHTER

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Dec 1 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday, Superior Court Justice Paul Forestell sentenced Lisa Thompson, 38, to only a two year conditional sentence to be served at home for attempting to murder her disabled 6-year-old daughter, Brandy. On November 8 last year, Thompson tried to kill her daughter by administering a lethal dose of drugs through her feeding tube. After checking to assure that Brandy no longer had a pulse, Thompson turned herself in to police.  Traci Walters, national director of the Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres, told the Toronto Star that the case is evidence of “a disturbing […]
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Second Chance For Conscience Legislation Possible

Despite the failure of Maurice Vellacott’s conscience legislation to get the full hearing it deserved in Parliament on November 18, the Saskatchewan MP’s efforts and House of Commons speech on the bill have laid the groundwork for future initiatives on this issue. The future may not be long in coming if the Senate conscience bill makes its way through Parliament in a timely fashion. Also, in late-breaking news, Mr. Vellacott contacted LifeSite to report that his bill can be reintroduced in its current form, but with a new number. His bill first entered the schedule of Parliamentary business after being […]
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