COMPLICATIONS AROUND CANADIAN EUTHANASIA BILL

OTTAWA, Dec 22 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian senators continue to address the “Medical Decisions Facilitation Act”, S-2, and are tackling a complex issue that experts say will be the first step on the road to legal euthanasia. The proposals in S-2 need to be significantly tightened up before the bill is remotely acceptable to pro-life Canadians. Issues such as the withdrawal of treatment causing death and the classification of food and water as treatment require a thorough understanding both scientifically and morally.  Peter Ryan, a recognized expert in the field, has provided LifeSite with a comprehensive analysis of the issues around […]
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HOMOSEXUAL HATE CRIME LAW EXPECTED IN COMING MONTHS

OTTAWA, Dec 22 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An exchange in the House of Commons last week confirmed fears that Canada’s justice minister is scheming to outlaw “propaganda which promotes violence and hatred based on sexual orientation.” A law such as this would in effect ban bible verses condemning homosexual behaviour and discriminate against those holding traditional religious and moral beliefs that have been respected for many centuries throughout the world.  Homosexualist MP Svend Robinson questioned Justice Minister Anne McLellan last Monday demanding to know: “When will the minister finally bring forward her long overdue omnibus bill on equality for gays and lesbians? […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Planned Parenthood is hailing the release of a new movie promoting abortion. ‘The Cider House Rules’ – a film based on John Irving’s 1985 novel about a doctor who runs an orphanage and performs abortions for the women who choose them – is opening in theatres across the country. Planned Parenthood affiliates will use the occasion of the film’s release to encourage dialogue to promote abortion. (Boston.com)  The National Post reported Monday that Statistics Canada and university research papers on the “consequences of population ageing” warn of a tragic impact of divorce on baby boomers. As divorce takes over widowhood as the […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. threw out Ohio’s taxpayer-funded school voucher program Monday claiming it violated the constitutional separation of church and state since funds were being given to some children to attend private religious schools. (News & Observer)   The Lancet reported this month that The British House of Lords eliminated the right of parents of healthy children to sue for damages because the “birth resulted from negligence in medical treatment intended to prevent conception or to terminate pregnancy.” The decision does not apply to handicapped children.  (ALL)  To write a Christmas greeting to Mary Wagner the 25-year-old pro-life activist […]
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND BBC: GLOBAL SEX PROPAGANDA PROJECT

LONDON, Dec 21 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSite has learned that with money from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation and the UK Government’s Department for International Development, International Planned Parenthood and the BBC plan to deliver sex education propaganda via radio and other media to adolescents worldwide. The project called “Sexwise” is set to launch broadcasts in Spanish and Portuguese in the summer of 2000.  With files from BBC.
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PRO-FAMILY WORLD AGENDA THREATENED BY MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DISCORD

NAZARETH, Dec 21 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life leaders on the international scene are concerned with recent reports of increasing antagonism between Christians and Muslims in various parts of the world. This is seen as tragically playing right into the hands of de-populationists who view these two pro-family world religions as the greatest obstacles that must be somehow neutralized and any co-operation between them undermined.  The most recent disturbing development is centered in the Holy Land. Catholic World News reported yesterday that, “in the town of Nazareth, fundamentalist Muslims have stepped up pressure to intimidate Christians in the wake of an Israeli […]
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RADICAL FEMINISM RAMPANT IN CANADIAN POLITICS

OTTAWA, Dec 21 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week in the Canadian Senate, feminist senator Lucie Pépin paid tribute to the “contributions of prominent Canadian women.” Exposing the extreme feminist bias of her remarks, Pépin, mentioning about 15 women to whom “society owes a great deal,”  included three female abortion and contraception promoters, two of whom operated illegally in Canada.  “Other Canadian heroines include Elizabeth Bagshaw, Dr. Marion Powell and Dr. Lise Fortier.  Dr. Bagshaw was the director of the first birth control clinic in Canada. She directed the Ontario clinic illegally from 1932 to 1966. Dr. Powell did the same in […]
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VERMONT SUPREME COURT GIVES GAYS ALL BENEFITS OF MARRIAGE

MONTPELIER, VT, Dec 21 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Vermont’s Supreme Court ruled yesterday that “the state is constitutionally required to extend to same-sex couples the common benefits and protections that flow from marriage under Vermont law.” While pro-family groups were thankful that the court did not order homosexual marriage, the ruling cannot be appealed to the US Supreme Court since it bases itself on Vermont’s state constitution. The courts threw the decision on whether to grant same-sex marriages back to the state legislature.  “Whether this ultimately takes the form of inclusion within the marriage laws themselves or a parallel ‘domestic-partnership’ system or […]
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PRO-LIFE PRIEST HARASSED BY ANTI-LIFE CANADIAN MP – MORE DETAILS

OTTAWA, Dec 20 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As LifeSite reported Friday, Fr. Tony Van Hee, a pro-life Catholic priest who has for the past ten years quietly and peacefully picketed, prayed and fasted outside the Canadian parliament buildings in Ottawa was harassed by gay MP Svend Robinson, a politician known for his aggressive promotion of euthanasia and homosexuality.  LifeSite interviewed Fr. Van Hee and has learned that the altercations with Robinson began November 30 and thus not in the last week as LifeSite had reported.  Among seven signs on display that day, one read “Homosexuality – objective disorder tending to deviant acts,” […]
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EXXON-MOBIL GAS COMPANY ELIMINATES “DOMESTIC PARTNER” BENEFITS

WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a move seen as a victory for pro-family forces, Exxon-Mobil made a corporate decision to end Mobil’s policy of granting “domestic partner” benefits to homosexual partners of employees as well as unmarried heterosexual ones. Several pro-family groups in the US had petitioned Mobil in March of 1998 asking them to reconsider their extension of benefits to benefits to homosexual and unmarried couples “on an equal footing with married employees.”  Commenting on the decision, Family Research Council’s Chief Spokeswoman Janet Parshall said “Think of the energy Exxon-Mobil can now channel towards delivering gas instead of […]
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