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Ian Hunter, a law professor at the University of Western Ontario and a regular contributer to the National Post, reflected yesterday on the refusal of the abortion controversy to die in both Canada and the United States. “In the early days the debate was about the humanity of the foetus; now … that debate has been conclusively resolved, and the fundamental question remaining is what basic legal protections accrue to all members of the human family,” he notes. “This question is not susceptible of answer by reason alone, but only reason supplemented by faith.” Find the article here.  In a […]
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GLOBAL ECONOMIC BIGWIGS MEET THIS WEEKEND

SWITZERLAND, Jan 28 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-life forces have long been disturbed by the agenda of internationalist economic and political leaders primarily because of the priority they place on population control, (forced) contraception, sterilization and abortion. As many of these bigwigs meet in Switzerland this weekend in a gathering of the World Economic Forum, pro-life forces are listening carefully for the ideas that come out of the meeting. The gathering, which began yesterday and wraps up Feb 1, brought “3,000 political/civil society, global business, scientific, academic and media leaders” to the Swiss town of Davos,  reports the WEF on its website. […]
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WILL EUROPE BAN FAMILY RIGHTS?

FRANCE, Jan 28 (LifeSiteNews) – FEFA, the European Forum for Human and Family Rights has raised an alarm over the process which has begun to develop a European Charter of Fundamental Rights.  Sounding suspicious of the people working on this process, FEFA notes that “other tools already exist to achieve [their] goal.” The European NGO (non-governmental organization) has expressed concern about the impact of the charter on national sovereignty for European nations as well as the reopening of a “very contentious debate about whose rights need protecting, and about which social behaviour or practices should be accorded protection by the […]
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RAPE AND DISMEMBERMENT IMAGES SHOULD BE OK, SAYS SHARPE

NEW BRUNSWICK, Jan 27 (LifeSiteNews) – Despite his controversial views on the right to possess kiddie porn, some critics maintain that Robin Sharpe’s image has been sanitized by the mainstream media. Mr. Sharpe is the British Columbian whose fight for the right to possess child pornography reached the Supreme Court with a hearing two weeks ago. The latest issue of Watchdog newsletter, a conservative publication out of New Brunswick, includes a letter to the editor and a clip from a Simon Fraser University (British Columbia) campus newspaper citing Mr. Sharpe. The British Columbian quotes him as saying: “I think that […]
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American president, Bill Clinton, is delivering “what’s expected to be his final State of the Union speech tonight,” reports Conservative News Service.
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CANADA IS HAVEN FOR KIDDIE PORN

OTTAWA, Jan 27 (LifeSiteNews) – In what some people say is a related story, the Toronto Star reported Tuesday that Canada has become “a world destination for people seeking children through the sex trade.” The article discusses the findings in a 72-page report by the Canadian Council on Social Development, entitled “The Progress of Canada’s Children into the Millennium.” The report reveals that “the child sex trade is increasing, with an estimated 100 offences each day in Vancouver alone.” A Save the Children Canada spokesman, told the Toronto Star that “most men who come to Canada come from the United […]
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EUTHANASIA SYMPOSIUM IN TORONTO

TORONTO, Jan 27 (LifeSiteNews) – The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Ontario is hosting a euthanasia symposium at the Regal Constellation Hotel in Toronto on Saturday April 29. The goal for the meeting,which will run from 10 am to 5 pm, “is to provide information and resources on the issues, to outline our concerns and to share possible strategies,” says spokesman Alex Schadenberg. Topics being discussed include euthanasia and the disabled, euthanasia from the perspective of palliative care professionals and current developments surrounding the issue. The symposium is also being endorsed by by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of B.C., Care in […]
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LIBERAL BACKBENCHER RESPONDS TO SVEND ROBINSON

OTTAWA, Jan 27 (LifeSiteNews) – Liberal MP Tom Wappel has responded publicly to a recent statement made by homosexual activist MP Svend Robinson, defending his treatment of Father Tony Van Hee who pickets Parliament Hill with signs condemning abortion and homosexuality. New Democrat MP, Mr. Robinson, billed Van Hee’s anti-homosexuality signs as hate mongering rather than lawful religious expression. Mr. Wappel countered that “Mr. Robinson’s letter is nothing but insulting to Father Van Hee and to all with a view contrary to that of Mr. Robinson. If one believes in freedom of religion, one must acknowledge that most, if not […]
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US Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright distanced herself this week from the anti-UN comments made to the council by Senator Jesse Helms, head of Congress’s foreign affairs committee. Mr. Helms did not mince words when he told the international organization that America’s commitment to paying it’s alleged arrears would be predicated on evidence that the   unaccountable, bureaucratic-heavy body was implementing real reforms. Ms. Albright,  reflecting the radical internationalist stance of the Clinton Administration, tried to console the UN by assuring her globalist colleagues that “only the president and the executive branch can speak for the United States.”  Catholic […]
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CANADIAN LABOUR CONGRESS RECEIVES UN NGO ACCREDITATION

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 (LifeSiteNews) – The Canadian Labour Congress was granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations on Monday.  The Congress has used its position in Canada to promote homosexuality and abortion and is expected to use its position at the UN to the same ends. Last week LifeSite reported that the Congress launched a campaign to raise awareness in the workplace of “gay and lesbian rights.” An official Congress document called “End the Violence Against Women” catalogues the group’s support for abortion, arguing that “when the federal government attempts to turn […]
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