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Reuters reports that Dr. Allan Zarkin, the abortionist who carved his initials into a patient’s abdomen, will not be given any jail time. He was given a five year probation and ordered “not practice medicine anywhere.”  American Family News reports that the ACLU is suing the Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children because the Christian agency fired a social worker who was an admitted lesbian. Alicia Pedreira was fired in October 1998 because her supervisors said her admitted homosexuality was contrary to the agency’s core values. STOPP reports that Planned Parenthood has filed suit in Colorado over a parental notification bill […]
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IMMIGRATION BOARD ACKNOWLEDGES CHINA’S FORCED ABORTION

OTTAWA, Apr 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) has granted refugee status to a 26-year-old Chinese woman who escaped from her country fearing forced sterilization. The woman conceived a child under the legal marrying age of twenty and was thus subject to abortion and sterilization according to the Chinese one-child policy. The IRB said in its ruling that, “she has run up against the often-draconian implementation of family planning policies of China.” Original Source: The Toronto Sun
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PARENTS CANNOT OPT KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL CONTRACEPTIVE PROGRAM

INTERLAKE, Manitoba, Apr 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Parents are in an uproar in the Interlake region of Manitoba where a school nurse has announced,with the backing of the province’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, that parents will have no right to prevent nurses from providing their children with contraceptives. The Winnipeg Free Press reported last week that public health nurse Sandy Phillips told a packed school board meeting in Stonewall recently that parents can’t block their children’s access to birth control “I would respect the wishes of the client. I’m under no obligation to call the parents,” she said. Dr. Robert […]
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BRITAIN TO ALLOW HOMOSEXUAL ADOPTION

LONDON, Apr 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Britain is denying children the opportunity to have both a mother and a father by pushing the homosexual adoption agenda There is no law in Britain forbidding homosexual adoptions, but adoption agencies have often frowned on them. The new rules would force agencies to treat same-sex couple adoptions on an equal basis with natural male-female couples. The Sunday Times reports that the move follows a landmark legal judgment by the law lords last year, which said that a same-sex couple should be treated as a family. Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, the new president of the family […]
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WorldNetDaily reports that Tufts Christian Fellowship of Medford, MA was stripped of its official “student organization” status in a secret, midnight meeting because the group would not allow an admitted homosexual into a leadership position. The group is no longer allowed to refer to itself as “Tufts Christian Fellowship,” and has been stripped of its student organization funding. Meetings may not be held in regularly reserved rooms and the group may not advertise its meetings or events on campus.  Email complaints to University President John DiBiaggio [email protected] Major decisions on life and family issues are expected soon in the US […]
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Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman has sent the homosexual activist “community” a personal invitation to attend a meeting with Toronto’s police chief Julian Fantino. The meeting is scheduled for today, Tuesday, April 25th , at ‘Wilde Oscars’ restaurant, 518 Church St. (at Maitland) from 6 to 8pm. Pro-family and pro-life forces are still waiting for an invitation to meet with the mayor to discuss their concerns. Ginette Bastien and Richard Miller, an Ottawa couple, are suing the Ottawa Hospital for having buried their babies in a mass grave with aborted babies after it died only hours after birth. They are seeking […]
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FEMINIST ASSAULT OF TWO WOMEN FINALLY REACHES BC COURT

VANCOUVER, Apr 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 1996 assault by feminists organizing the International Women’s Day (IWD) in Vancouver finally went to court last week for two preliminary days of hearings.  The case of assault on Cecilia von Dehn and Peggy Holland of Concerned Nurses for PRICE (Patients Rights Informed Consent Ethics) was heard on April 19 and 20. The two women attended a supposedly open November 1996 planning meeting for IWD as representatives of PRICE – a women’s group. Organizers of the meeting recognized the pair for their pro-life activities and banned them from the meeting room, shutting the door, […]
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CCODP DAMAGE CONTROL OVER SUPPORT FOR ABORTION, LESBIAN MARCH

On April 2 LifeSiteNews, the Interim’s daily on-line news service, broke the story on the $135,000 support (over 4 years) for a pro-abortion, pro-lesbian women’s march by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP). It was also reported that the same March for Women 2000 was endorsed by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the   Catholic Women’s League (CWL). CWL members and leaders across the country have begun asking their national leadership to explain its endorsement and to distance itself further from the march’s goals of abortion and lesbian rights and other radical feminist stances. […]
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MORNING AFTER PILL OVER THE COUNTER IN BC MAY 1

VANCOUVER, Apr 20 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With the reality of the over-the-counter availability of the morning after pill (MAP) in British Columbia, Campaign Life Coalition BC president John Hof has urged all BC pro-lifers to act to stop the abortifacient proliferation.  Hof urges pro-lifers to ask their local pharmacists if they will be making MAP available without prescription, and if children as young as 12 and 14 will be able to walk in and buy the drugs without parental consent.  A boycott of all pharmacies dispensing MAP is in effect. In a press release Hof noted that “The MAP is a […]
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An Easter Treat – On Easter Sunday at 7 pm EST ABC will air the Easter Story in ‘claymation’  (clay-type animation) entitled The Miracle Maker.  The Dove Foundation calls it “compelling and spiritually rewarding.” The review can be read in its entirety here.
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