MADRID, Feb 7 (LifeSiteNews) – On Monday Spanish public hospitals and some private clinics began selling the deadly chemical abortion drug RU-486 (Mifegyne). Agence France Press reports that the health ministry has said that the pills will not be available in pharmacies but only in hospitals and clinics. Furthermore, the 50 Euros which will be charged for the drugs will be reimbursed at tax payers expense if the abortion takes place in a hospital. The moral decline in Spain began in the sixties when the birth rate of the once strongly Catholic country began to plummet. LifeSite reported in January […]
WASHINGTON, Feb 8 (LifeSiteNews) – The bill passed by the US Senate Wednesday which declares that people found to have violated laws protecting abortuaries cannot escape fines or civil judgments against them through bankruptcy is much more dangerous than it appears, say critics. The measure, which passed overwhelmingly in the Senate (80-17), contains language that “goes far beyond the discrete issue of violence at abortion clinics,” warned Senator Orrin Hatch during the Senate debate. He noted that the bill contained vague language which would allow the legislation to be used against pro-lifers who not only committed an offence but also […]
BEIJING, Feb 8 (LifeSiteNews) – The Herald Tribune reports today that Chinese officials have made it clear that their preferred candidate for the president of the US is vice-president and Democrat front-runner, Al Gore. The Chinese suggest that the main reasons concern Taiwan and stability. However, observers suggest that the communist government knows that Gore would continue the Clinton policy of favouritism for China despite the country’s brutal human rights oppression including the notorious one-child policy. See the Tribune article.
Bill Gates has donated $480,000 (US) to Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada (PPFC) to be used to increase (by ten times) public and private sector support in Canada for international support for population control programmes. Dr Sona Sethi was appointed as PPFC’s Director of International Development for the project which targets Africa and Asia. (PPFC Jan. 28, 2000). The National Post reported Saturday that a new course at the University of British Columbia offers students credits for “feminist activism.” Pro-Life E-News distributed a Calgary Herald story from December which noted that the Calgary Community Lottery Board gave $100,000 to Planned […]
WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (LifeSiteNews) – LifeSite has learned that the baby parts story exposed by Life Dynamics Inc. which was to be aired on ABC’s 20/20 program this Wednesday, Feb 9, has been postponed. LifeDynamics was informed by the show that the program would air at a date in the near future. LifeSite will follow the developments. On the show, the pro-life “spy”, Kelly, who once worked at abortuaries chopping up and shipping out baby parts to researchers, will reveal her identity. The issue is also likely to come up in the US congress. Washington Watch reports that the House […]
Hillary Rodham Clinton has finally announced officially that she is running for the US Senate at the State University in New York at Purchase. Just prior to the announcement yesterday, the audience was blasted with the sexually explicit and crude lyrics of Billy Joel’s “Captain Jack.” Catholic World News reported Friday that Connecticut’s Albertus Magnus College, a small Catholic college, is being sued by its former Associate Dean Michael Hartwig who was fired in 1997 after he revealed his homosexuality and his intention to publish articles against abstinence, thus contradicting Church teaching. In a victory for pro-lifers and basic […]
BEIJING, Feb 7 (LifeSiteNews) – Demographers are issuing stringent warnings that China’s population is headed for upheaval. The one-child “family planning” regime initiated 20 years ago has led to a dangerous situation in which far more boys are being born than girls. The problems will become severe over the next 10 years as those many men without wives reach marriage age. The Straits Times of Singapore reported last Tuesday that Chinese State officials are especially concerned about the countryside where the ratio of boys to girls is as skewed as eight to two. Last November LifeSite News quoted a Fides […]
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 7 (LifeSiteNews) – A new law in South Africa called the “Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act” threatens to make criminals of pro-life and pro- family supporters and of Christians generally. The law, pushed through by the African National Congress and signed by President Thabo Mbeki last Thursday, is second in importance only to the country’s constitution and thus supercedes all other laws. The Conservative News Service reports that under the Act, equality courts will be set up to enforce the law’s provisions against discrimination on the grounds of “race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, […]
ABC’s popular 20/20 news program is set to cover the baby parts story this month. The recent sex survey of Roman Catholic priests by the Kansas City Star which claimed that AIDS-related deaths among priests is about 4 times the general population rate has been found faulty in an analysis by two leading statisticians: David Murray, research director at the Statistical Assessment Service and S. Robert Lichter, president of the Center for Media and Public Affairs have posted their review.
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb 4 (LifeSiteNews) – The Maryland-based Anatomic Gift Foundation (AGF), a baby parts harvesting and marketing company founded and lead by Brenda and Jim Bardsley has announced that it will no longer sell aborted baby parts. A press release issued by AGF noted that it would “no longer procure or provide human tissue derived from elective pregnancy terminations for research and education.” Life Dynamics, the US pro-life organization which first exposed the baby parts story reported in a January “LifeTalk” video magazine that AGF did not go repenting but rather quit the business because of severe pressure from […]