CANADA’S NEW ABORTION POSTER BOYS

TORONTO, Jan 31 (LifeSiteNews) – Christian columnist, Marianne Meed Ward, has written an important article in today’s Toronto Sun about the way abortion activists may try to stifle further public debate over abortion. Her article, entitled, “Meet abortion’s new poster boys,” warns readers that convicted woman-abuser, Jean-Guy Tremblay, and suspected abortionist killer,  James Kopp, are convenient weapons for pro-abort forces to trot out every time pro-lifers seek to raise objections to abortion. Tremblay, former boyfriend of Chantale Daigle, tried to prevent her from procuring an abortion in 1989 in a case that went to the Supreme Court of Canada. “With […]
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The Vatican has urged the Rome government to reconsider its allowing of World Gay Pride 2000 festivals in the city.  The request is especially urgent since this year, a jubilee,  thousands of pilgrims are expected in Rome.  A University of Toronto website is suggesting that the grossly inflated figure of 10% (of the population being homosexual) “is actually a conservative figure and numbers are likely to increase as conditions for “coming out” improve; some estimates are as high as 25%.”    The leader of the British parliamentary opposition has praised the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC). Mr […]
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SOCIAL VS FISCAL CONSERVATISM AT UA/REFORM CONVENTION

OTTAWA, Jan 31, (LifeSiteNews) – LifeSite News staff returned home late yesterday after monitoring the UA/Reform Convention which concluded Sunday. Although a number of people believed that the UA and Preston Manning’s leadership were going to unravel, the vast majority of Reformers attending their annual convention provided clear support for the initiative and reconfirmed their support of Manning by a 75% margin. Social conservatives at the conventions fought to preserve the conservative social values in the Canadian Alliance’s policies that were contained in Reform policies. They were for the most part successful The UA assembly quickly passed the new party’s […]
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QUEBEC ABORTION RATE INCREASES

MONTREAL, Jan 31 (LifeSiteNews) – Quebec has seen a marked increase in the number of abortions according to recently released 1998 statistics by the Quebec Health Department. In that year,  31,329 unborn babies were killed in that province. “That’s up 3.6% from the previous year, an astonishing 29% from 1990 and 107% from 1980,” reported the Montreal Gazette last Wednesday.  “This means there are now almost two abortions for every five births.” The thrust of the Gazette article was to discover the reasons for the increase and propose solutions. Predictably, yet tragically, Henry Aubin’s article blames the failure of sexually […]
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CONSERVATIVE MONETARY SUPPORT MOVING TO ALLIANCE?

OTTAWA, Jan 31 (LifeSiteNews) – On Saturday the National Post reported on the financial woes faced by the federal Tories and the further threat the United Alternative may be to the party’s fiscal stability. According to journalist, Robert Fife, Progressive Conservative leader “Joe Clark is struggling to pay off heavy debts incurred during the 1998 Conservative leadership race.” These debts amount to $100,000 and are separate from the $10-million debt the party has incurred. According to the article, Clark advisor, Bill Neville, has admitted to receiving “some angry phone calls from some creditors but no one is suing anyone.” Making […]
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12-YEAR-OLD GIRL GIVES BIRTH WITH HELP OF CHURCH

PLYMOUTH, Scotland, Jan 31 (LifeSiteNews) – While the Catholic Church in Scotland celebrated the birth of a baby to a 12-year-old girl who would likely have opted for an abortion without the aid of the church, abortion supporters reviled the news. Jane Roe, of the UK’s Abortion Law Reform Association was outraged that the church encouraged the young mother not to abort the baby. “A 12-year-old is still a child. There is no way at all that a child of that age is ready physically, or emotionally, to give birth,” she said.  Cardinal Thomas Winning of Scotland, who commenced the […]
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UA Retains Reform MP Voting Policy

OTTAWA, Jan 28 (LSN.ca) – LifeSite is at the United Alternative/Reform Convention in Ottawa. Both positive and negative developments have taken place from the pro-life and pro-family perspective. Of greatest concern so far has been the delegates’ approval of Reform’s MP voting policy in the UA. The passed item states “Where an MP finds that a clear consensus has been reached on an issue; his or her responsibility is to represent that consensus over party or personal views.” The item was passed with a strong majority. Some speakers asked for support for an alternate wording that might have allowed MPs […]
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UK COURT AUTHORIZES HYSTERECTOMY ON DISABLED WOMAN

LONDON, ENGLAND, Jan 28 (LifeSiteNews) – A decision by a British judge to authorize the surgical removal of a woman’s womb without her consent is expected to generate a storm of outrage among disabled Brits and others concerned about respect for life. Remarkably, the request for the surgery on the mentally disabled woman was made by her mother, with the government acting in the potential victim’s defence. Two disability groups, the mental health charity Mind and learning disabled charity Mencap, have already expressed their outrage at the decision by the British high court, reported the Daily Telegraph. The mother apparently […]
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SOUTH AFRICA POISED TO REDEFINE PREGNANCY AND MARRIAGE

SOUTH AFRICA, Jan 28 (LifeSiteNews) – South Africa’s African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has condemned the government’s plans to redefine marriage to include homosexual couples and to incorporate abortion into the definition of pregnancy. An Evangelical Press (EP) report yesterday, says that these measures are part of an “Equality Bill” being considered by South Africa’s Africa National Congress-dominated Parliament. Mighty Madasa of ACDP has condemned the move, reports EP, noting the absurdity of including abortion in the definition of pregnancy: “It is obvious that abortion is the opposite of pregnancy. Pregnancy is the process of bringing forth life, while abortion […]
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UA RETAINS REFORM MP VOTING POLICY

OTTAWA, Jan 28 (LifeSiteNews) – LifeSite is at the United Alternative/Reform Convention in Ottawa.  Both positive and negative developments have taken place from the pro-life and pro-family perspective. While those with pro-life and pro-family concerns suffered a loss with the inclusion of populist voting mandates, major victories were gained with the affirmation of social conservative measures. For a full report see today’s LifeSite Special Report.
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