PRO-LIFER CHALLENGES ALBERTA BUBBLE ZONE LAW

CALGARY, Apr 20 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Michael O’Malley, a pro-lifer in Calgary has challenged the abortuary buffer zone injunction put in place supposedly temporarily in 1992 by the courts.  O’Malley sent a news release to police and media before entering the zone.  He was arrested Tuesday carrying a sign reading Abortion Kills Children.  He was charged with contempt of   court and is scheduled to appear in court May 5. The Calgary Herald reported yesterday that in 1997 Justice Blair Mason refined the buffer zone rules dictating that only four protesters can carry signs and they must be beyond the buffer […]
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NEW INTERFAITH COUNCIL OPPOSES ENVIRONMENTAL EXTREMISM

WASHINGTON, Apr 20 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Modern environmentalism too often travels down a dangerous path of extremism,” warned a broad-based coalition of Jewish, Catholic and Protestant clergy,  scholars and people of faith, speaking at a press conference in Washington Monday. They announced the formation of the Interfaith Council for Environmental Stewardship and marked the release of the “Cornwall Declaration on Environmental Stewardship (ICES),” an important new document that has been endorsed by some of America’s most influential religious leaders. Some prominent signers of the declaration include Dr. William Bright (Campus Crusade for Christ International), Dr. James Dobson (Focus on the Family), […]
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CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY REJECTS PLANNED PARENTHOOD SPEAKER

SPOKANE, Washington, Apr 20 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, president of Gonzaga University, a Catholic institution, has incited both admiration and irritation by cancelling a speech by a Planned Parenthood spokesperson who was to address the university’s women’s studies club. The student group had invited Laurel Kelley to speak on reproductive freedom,  clinic bombings, and the presidential election. Zenit News reported Tuesday that Fr. Spitzer explained his actions saying “Our Guest Speakers Policy states, ‘The President reserves the right to deny usage of Gonzaga’s facilities to any person or groups of persons whose values are blatantly contrary to those […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

A bill that would create the closest thing in America to gay marriage won final approval in Vermont’s state Senate Wednesday. The bill now returns to the House for consideration of changes to the House-approved version.  Catholic News Service reports that an Oklahoma congressman and physician plans to introduce a “sense of Congress” resolution that will declare that human life is present when a heartbeat and brain waves can be detected. Republican Rep. Tom A. Coburn, a practicing physician who has delivered 3,500 babies, announced April 12 that he would introduce the Presence of Life resolution, which has at least […]
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US POLITICIAN PUTS PRO-LIFE ADS ON TV AND NET

EVANSVILLE, Indiana (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mike Bailey a pro-life Republican candidate for   Indiana’s 9th District seat in the U.S. House, is airing pro-life campaign ads.  The ads have caused outrage among pro-abortion groups since they compare the Nazi holocaust to the American abortion holocaust with graphic images. “How long must the killing go on, how long   will the blood be on our hands?” says one ad.  Another ad titled “Abortion Is Evil,” has Bailey warn viewers that the commercial is “not suitable for small children … because abortion is so evil, it is not suitable for America.” The National […]
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IRISH GOV’T INCREASES FUNDING TO UN ABORTION ARM

DUBLIN, Apr 19 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The abortion-promoting United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)  welcomed an increase of fifty per cent in Ireland’s annual contribution to the Fund yesterday. “We’re delighted that Ireland has made this increased commitment to UNFPA and hope other countries will follow the example of Ireland,” said Dr. Nafis Sadik, Executive Director of UNFPA. The contribution from Ireland now stands at 600,000 Irish Pounds ($1.1 million CDN), up from $400,000 pounds in 1999.  Ireland has been a supporter of UNFPA since it began contributing to the fund in 1993 and plays an active role on the UNFPA Executive […]
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NORWAY RULES NO PUNISHMENT FOR EUTHANASIA

OSLO, Apr 19 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last Friday Norway’s Supreme Court upheld the murder conviction of Dr. Christian Sandsdalen, who was on trial for ‘mercy killing’. However, the Supreme Court also upheld a lower court decision to indefinitely postpone sentencing, leaving Sandsdalen free. Sandsdalen, the Kevorkian of Norway, is a retired 82-year-old physician who gave a lethal dose of morphine to multiple sclerosis victim Bodil Bjerkmann, 45, at her request in June 1996.  After killing her he demanded to be tried to force a change in the law. Original source: AP – Washington Post
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CHINA MUSCLES OUT OF UN HUMAN RIGHTS CENSURE

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 19 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday China successfully used threats of trade sanctions in order to avoid a UN human rights censure sponsored by the United States. The Times reports that Beijing persuaded 21 impoverished nations to vote for “no-action” on a US resolution at the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva.  Western diplomats have accused China of economic blackmail. Apart from their draconian one-child policy entailing forced abortion and sterilization,  China is under international pressure to relent on its religious persecution.
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

The Vermont Senate voted 19-11 to give preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would give practicing homosexuals most of the legal rights and protections of marriage.  Cider House Rules novelist and screen-writer John Irving was honored yesterday during the annual convention of the National Abortion Federation, the largest professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada.  The Washington Times reports that the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded $50.2 million in 777 grants to nonprofit arts groups around the country, including $40,000 to the headline-grabbing Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Whitney’s “Sanitation” […]
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BC’S NEW MILLION DOLLAR ABORTUARY

KELWONA, BC, Apr 19 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The BC Ministry of Health is pumping $400,000 in operating funds into the first year of operation of a new abortion centre in Kelwona – bringing the total cost to almost one-million dollars. Ted Gerk, the head of B.C.‘s Pro-Life Resource Centre, said the spending was “outrageous.” “The regional health board and Kelowna General Hospital officials seem totally out of touch with reality. While other procedures suffer, while patients in Kelowna ‘enjoy’ one of the longest waiting lists for necessary surgery in the province, they have earmarked elective abortion as the priority – and […]
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