ARCHBISHOP PROMOTES PRO-LIFE SUNDAY – JAN 30

OTTAWA, Jan 14 (LifeSiteNews) – On Monday Ottawa Archbishop Marcel Gervais spoke to more than 100 priests and parish representatives preparing for Pro-Life Sunday, an annual event being held in churches Jan. 30. Ministers and preachers are encouraged to give pro-life sermons that Sunday to cultivate reverence for the sanctity of life in their churches. “The church has always been pro-life, it has always been the defender of the weakest. It has always been the one that has stood up for the defense of the unborn, said Gervais. “We need a vigorous pro-life movement,” the archbishop stressed, because “legislation is […]
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PICKET SCHEDULED OUTSIDE ABORTIFACIENT DISTRIBUTOR COMPANY

OAKVILLE, ON, Jan 14 (LifeSiteNews) – The Canadian headquarters of Roberts Pharmaceuticals, the US-  based company which won the distribution rights for the abortifacient “emergency contraception” drug Preven in Canada, will be picketed later this month. A picket will take place outside Roberts Pharmaceuticals in Oakville (400 Iroquois Shore Rd.) on January 28th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pro-life groups across Canada are boycotting Roberts Pharmaceuticals products and pharmacies carrying Preven. See a LifeSite report on Preven. See the story on the Boycott including a product list.
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

European parliamentarians are threatening to pull financial health support from Uganda unless abortion is legalized. Finland MP Irina Krohn said: “I cannot convince the Finish government to allocate more money when the abortions taking place are unsafe and illegal, with a lot of human resources wasted.”  Canada Family Action Coalition reported that both the Crossroads Channel (CTS) of Southern Ontario, and the Miracle Channel (CJIL) of Lethbridge, AB, have been granted a listing on Part III of the List of Eligible Satellite Services. This essentially means that both these channels can now be carried by cable companies right across the […]
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SEX-ED CAUSES MASSIVE INCREASE IN TEEN SEX AND BIRTHRATE IN BRAZIL

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 14 (LifeSiteNews) – Recent Brazilian statistics indicate a 19 percent increase in the birthrate for girls aged 15 through 19 from 1993 to 1998. The Washington Post reports that the “birthrate among girls aged 10 to 14 leaped 31 percent during the same period.”  Liberal sages are puzzled by the stats. The Post calls the soaring pregnancy rate “a mystifying development given the unprecedented efforts of the past decade here to provide more information about, and access to, contraceptives.” That’s exactly why the birthrate has soared, argue sex-ed critics, who have found the same results in […]
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CORRECTIONS

The abortuary owner whose murder conviction was refused appeal at the Supreme Court practiced her trade in California, not Florida as was reported Tuesday.  Also the correct web address for the issue of Lektrik.com (the pro-life news service cited in LifeSite News last week), whose top story featured the court testimony of an abortionist describing the gruesome procedure is https://www.lektrik.com/lp000106.htm
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BC PRO-LIFE HERO ACQUITTED AGAIN

VANCOUVER, Jan 13 (LifeSiteNews) – Mary Wagner was acquitted on two of three counts of breaking the Bubble Zone at her trial Tuesday. She was found guilty on a third count of interference with a client, and sentenced to 15 days in jail and fined $1,000.  Mary, originally charged with six counts of Bubble Zone infractions, saw the first three charges dismissed on January 6, 2000. These charges stem from the young woman’s prayerful witness outside Vancouver’s first abortion mill, Everywoman’s. Mary stands at the door of the abortuary offering roses and assistance to abortion-bound women. The people operating the […]
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CBC PROPAGANDA PROMOTES ASSISTED SUICIDE

OTTAWA, Jan 13 (LifeSiteNews) – Canada’s publicly funded broadcaster, CBC, aired a “propaganda piece” promoting assisted suicide on the January 11 edition of its National Magazine. “Life and Death in Oregon,” covered one man’s journey in his decision to choose legal assisted suicide in the state of Oregon, the only jurisdiction in the world where assisted suicide is legal. Alex Schadenberg, president of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Ontario (EPCO)  told LifeSite that while the program gave a pretense of presenting both sides it was in fact “propaganda piece in favour of assisted suicide.”  Schadenberg notes that the program does […]
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DEPOPULATIONIST MAURICE STRONG GETS UPGRADED ORDER OF CANADA

OTTAWA, Jan 13 (LifeSiteNews) – Maurice Strong, arguably one of the most influential Canadians on the international scene pushing for population control and a ‘new world order’, this week received the highest degree in the Order of Canada, that of a “Companion”. Governor General Adrienne Clarkson made the appointment Tuesday. As advisor to both the UN Secretary General and the president of the World Bank, Strong asserts his influence pushing for radical environmentalism which has population control as its mainstay. Strong was one of the original organizers of the system of radical UN conferences which constantly advance radical global agendas. […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

Partial Birth Abortion bans in Illinois, Wisconsin and Nebraska are headed to the US Supreme Court. See the Chicago Tribune and the Journal Star.  Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is set to introduce legislation requiring informed consent for abortion and legislation requiring a 24-hour waiting period prior to the procedure.  A Florida couple who underwent IVF ten years ago and has nine frozen embryos in storage is agonizing over a decision to get rid of the babies since no adoptees have worked out.  The US Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a law banning pro-life demonstrations within 12 feet of either […]
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MP WRITES MP IN “DISGUST” OVER ATTACK ON PRO-LIFE PRIEST

OTTAWA, Jan 13 (LifeSiteNews) – Canada’s only independent Member of Parliament, John Nunziata (York South-Weston) released a letter today written to homosexual activist MP Svend Robinson regarding the latter’s rough treatment of a pro-life Catholic priest on Parliament Hill.  LifeSite News reported on the incident last month. On one occasion Robinson took one of Fr.  Tony Van Hee’s signs, and after attempting unsuccessfully to crush it, threw it over the wall behind the priest. The following is the complete text of Mr. Nunziata’s letter: It is with great disappointment that I find I must write to express disgust at your […]
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