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A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Friday that the US law forbidding child pornography infringes the first amendment rights of pornographers since it includes a ban not only on child pornography but also on porn involving people who “appear” or “convey the impression” they are minors. (infobeat.com)   Catholic World News reported Sunday that a new wave of forced sterilization in Mexico has prompted calls of protest to the government by Provida, a Mexican pro-life group. Jorge Serrano Limon, president of Provida, explains that the over 200 cases of forced abortions discovered are the fruit of the government’s birth […]
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UN RWANDA INQUIRY “WHITEWASH”

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 20 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The report of the so-called “independent” inquiry into the actions of the United Nations during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda may be nothing more than a recommendation to give the UN more money, authority, military personnel and equipment.  Conducted by Ingvar Carlsson, long-time UN devotee, the inquiry recommends more political will, finances and personnel supporting the UN because “the overriding failure in the response of the United Nations before and during the genocide in Rwanda can be summarized as a lack of resources.” With this, UN president Kofi Annan was able to issue a […]
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BRITISH COUPLE WANTS TO CREATE GRANDCHILD FROM DEAD SON

LONDON, Dec 20 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the latest innovation from the world of reproductive technology, a British couple is fighting for the right to create a grandchild for themselves using the sperm from their dead son.  After the death of Lance Smith, 36, last year, a fertility clinic extracted sperm from his body for the in-vitro fertilization of his girlfriend of 10 years. The woman declined the treatment so Lance’s parents, Natasha and Barry Smith, from Droitwich asked for the sperm to be released to them. Britain’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority said that the sperm could not be released […]
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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MOTHER OF PRO-LIFE PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE

VANCOUVER, BC, Dec 20 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Friday, Jane Wagner, mother of Mary Wagner, 25, a political prisoner in Maximum Security at BC Women’s Correction centre, issued a moving letter to the press. Jane explains that her daughter’s “crime” is “offering flowers and hope on the streets of Vancouver to desperate women making desperate choices. She wanted to help women in crisis pregnancies to choose life for their babies.” “Our family will miss her on Christmas, especially my little ones,” writes Jane. “They are heart-broken and confused. They miss her terribly.” Using the imagery of the first Christmas, Jane writes that […]
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TAPE & CD TAX IMPOSED TODAY – NO EXEMPTIONS

The Canadian Copyright Board announced today the new levies which will be added to the cost of all blank tapes and CDs as follows: Analog Audio Cassette Tapes (40 minutes or longer): 23.3 cents per tape Analog Audio Cassette Tapes (less than 40 minutes): no levy MiniDiscs, CD-Rs Audio and CD-RWs Audio : 60.8 cents per CD/disc CD-Rs and CD-RWs : 5.2 cents per CD   Manufacturers and importers are responsible for paying the levy on each unit of leviable media that they sell in Canada. Canadians will now be paying P.S.T. (in provinces that have sales tax), G.S.T. and now this […]
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ITALIAN COURT FORBIDS FORCED ABORTION ON 13-YEAR-OLD

ROME, Dec 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Italian court decided today to cancel the planned forced abortion for a 13-year-old mentally disabled girl.  The decision was celebrated by pro-lifers in Italy but denounced by abortion supporters.  LifeSite reported Monday that the girl was taken from her parents and put in the custody of a doctor who said she should have an abortion despite her opposition.  The child was eventually place in a foster home and had a priest intervene in the case on her behalf.  The priest delivered a letter to the judge expressing Laura’s plea in her own words: “Dear […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Rock For Life is asking music buyers to beware of what they are supporting with their music purchases this Christmas season. Consumers are urged not to purchase music from artists who help raise money and support for the abortion industry. Rock For Life has compiled a list of different artists who support the abortion industry. The list at Rock for Life includes artists such as Rage Against The Machine, Jewel, Korn, Ani DiFranco, Madonna, Melissa Etheridge, Carrie Newcomer, Joan Osborne, Primus, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cher, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, Santana, Stone Temple Pilots, Bush and many more.  The Medical […]
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UPDATE ON ARRESTED PRO-LIFE REPORTERS

TORONTO, Dec 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The three pro-life reporters arrested while covering the arrest of pro-life hero Linda Gibbons outside an abortuary in Toronto last month were in court today and received trial dates.  Sue Careless will be in court on January 7 and Steve Jalsevac and Gordon Truscott will be in court on January 12.
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ABORTIFACIENT DISTRIBUTOR DECEIVES INVESTORS

TORONTO, Dec 17, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Roberts Pharmaceuticals which recently commenced its exclusive marketing of the abortifacient “emergency contraceptive” Preven in Canada has deceived its investors in a letter issued today regarding the companies new abortifacient venture.  The company makes no mention of the abortifacient nature of the drugs and even fails to indicate that the drugs effect the lining of the endometrium (information which is contained in the drug’s promotional material).  Investors are told in the letter that “The pills in the PREVEN Emergency Contraceptive Kit work the same way birth control pills do, preventing a pregnancy from occurring by […]
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PRO-LIFE PRIEST HARASSED BY ANTI-LIFE CANADIAN MP

OTTAWA, Dec 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. Tony Van Hee, a pro-life Catholic priest who since September 1989 has quietly and peacefully picketed, prayed and fasted outside the Canadian parliament buildings in Ottawa, was harassed Tuesday Dec. 7 by gay MP Svend Robinson, a politician known for his aggressive defence of euthanasia and homosexuality.  LifeSite has learned that Robinson confronted Fr. Van Hee demanding five times that he remove one of his signs, after each demand Fr. Van Hee responded “are you going to face the truth?”.  Robinson then proceeded to take the sign and attempted unsuccessfully to break it, and […]
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