EVANGELICALS AND CATHOLICS JOIN TO DEFEND SCHOOL BOARD

SURREY, BC, Feb 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver have launched a joint intervention into the case of the Surrey School Board which appealed a ruling denying them the right to refuse to approve books for kindergarten and Grade 1 that featured same-sex parents.  The case will be heard in the   BC Court of Appeals in mid-June. LifeSite reported in 1998 that the school board had overwhelming public support in its decision to forbid the books urged by homosexual activists.  The board’s decision was challenged in court by a […]
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The UN Population Fund UNFPA announced it will grant $30 million to the Philippines to implement the country’s “family planning program”.  Aimed at population control, the program will be launched on March 6 with a signing ceremony at the UN office in Manila. (Asia Pulse,  25 Feb). Britain’s notorious child murderer Ian Brady has become the latest poster boy for the right to die movement in the UK as he began a court battle yesterday for the right to starve himself to death.  The Conservative News Service reports that Amnesty International has taken up the cause of Dr. Oscar Elias […]
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CANADA, EU & UN ON ABORTION PUSHING RAMPAGE AT BEIJING+5 MEET

NEW YORK, Feb 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The 44th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)  began yesterday and will run to March 17. Eleven days of the three-week session will be allocated to the Commission acting as the final Preparatory Committee for the General Assembly Special Session, “Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the 21st Century” (Beijing +5). Three main documents were included with the information packages to delegates and together they demonstrate that a major focus of the whole exercise remains the promotion of abortion, “emergency contraception” and sex education for children and adolescents. […]
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CATHOLIC BISHOPS TO ADDRESS HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMOSEXUAL BILL

OTTAWA, Feb 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is to appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Thursday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m. to make a presentation on Bill C-23.  The omnibus legislation threatens to remove the legal uniqueness of marriage by conferring the same benefits on practicing homosexual couples.  The CCCB will likely ask the committee to amend the bill to enshrine in law the traditional definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman and to extend benefits to couples based on economic dependency […]
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Canada, EU & UN On Abortion Pushing Rampage At Beijing+5 Conference

NEW YORK, Feb 29 (LSN.ca) – The 44th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) began yesterday and will run to March 17. Eleven days of the three-week session will be allocated to the Commission acting as the final Preparatory Committee for the General Assembly Special Session, “Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the 21st Century” (Beijing +5).  Three main documents were included with the information packages to delegates and together they demonstrate that a major focus of the whole exercise remains the promotion of abortion, “emergency contraception” and sex education for children and adolescents. […]
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JOHNSON & JOHNSON SPONSORS CHRISTIAN BASHING TV

NEW YORK, Feb 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The American Family Association (AFA) has sent the Johnson &  Johnson company a stern warning for “sponsoring shows advancing anti-Christian bigotry,  group sex, adultery and a rabid use of profanity aired during family viewing hours.” AFA President Don Wildmon notes that a major boycott of the company is looming after Johnson & Johnson recently sponsored one episode of West Wing which was particularly offensive to parents as it focused on the murder of a homosexual at the hands of two 13-year-old Catholic boys. In NBC’s West Wing, the boys had allegedly stripped the victim […]
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Evangelical leader Chuck Colson commented Friday on the great positive impact of the popular children’s cartoon videos “Veggie Tales”. “We pursue art,” said Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer, “to help a hopeless generation find its way back to a loving God. Art for the sake of impact.” Fr. Frank Pavone, Director of Priests for Life wrote last week about the need to ask for forgiveness. He said he has seen vivid examples of the willingness to do this in the work he has done with former abortionists. They have sought and received God’s forgiveness. And a number of these doctors […]
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JOURNAL CALLS FOR INFORMED CONSENT FOR THE PILL

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Writing in the February issue of the American Medical Association journal – Archives of Family Medicine, Physicians Walter Larimore and Joseph B.  Stanford clearly describe the three modes of action of the Pill. The professors from the University of South Florida and the University of Utah respectively write that: “The primary mechanism of oral contraceptives is to inhibit ovulation, but this mechanism is not always operative. When breakthrough ovulation occurs, then secondary mechanisms operate to prevent clinically recognized pregnancy. These secondary mechanisms may occur either before or after fertilization.” The MD’s conclude that, […]
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CATHOLIC BISHOPS TO INTERVENE IN CASE AGAINST TRINITY WESTERN

OTTAWA, Feb 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) announced Friday that it had filed a motion with the Supreme Court of Canada to intervene in the case of Trinity Western University of British Columbia, an evangelical post-secondary institution.  The Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal by the British Columbia College of Teachers that claims the University’s teacher’s course is not worthy of accreditation with the College. The controversy surrounds TWU’s community standards agreement which forbids sexual promiscuity by students, including homosexual behaviour. Despite only evidence to the contrary, BCCT charges that teachers trained in such […]
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“Dr. Death” Jack Kevorkian has been denied bail pending the appeal of his second-degree murder conviction for his televised murder of Thomas Youk. (Pro-Life E-News)  Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, funded by state and federal tax dollars use body parts from aborted babies in their experiments. They obtain these body parts from a late term abortion facility off campus in Madison and possibly from other locations. These facts were revealed Friday at a joint press conference by the U.W. Pro-Life Action League, a pro-life student group on the U.W. Madison campus, and CRADLE, the Civil Rights Anti-Defamation League for […]
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