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A Nova Scotia woman who gave birth on her bathroom floor and then dumped the dead baby girl in the backyard was given a suspended sentence in Kentville provincial court yesterday. The National Post reports that Angel Dawn Tompkins, 28, was placed on probation for two years after she pleaded guilty to neglecting to obtain assistance in the June 6, 1998, birth. There   was apparently insufficient evidence to prove the infant was born alive.
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AIDS CATASTROPHE IN AFRICA

WINDHOEK, Namibia, Apr 18 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A report by Namibia’s Health Minister Libertina Amathila says that the government health system “could not afford or handle the number of people sick with AIDS.” The Johannesburg Business Daily reported Tuesday that most AIDS sufferers must rely on the already poor resources of family for care. Statistics from the Namibian National AIDS Coordination Program, show the cost of treating HIV/AIDS patients since 1996 has reached an estimated $61 million. Some estimates suggest that as many as 200,000 people could be infected with HIV/AIDS. In Zimbabwe, arguably Africa’s worst case of AIDS infestation, life […]
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TORONTO LIBRARIES BLOCK INTERNET PORNOGRAPHY

TORONTO, Apr 18 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After public pressure and threats of charges by police, Toronto Public Libraries have agreed to block Internet pornography on computers in the children’s section of libraries.  The Toronto Star reported last week that porn filtering programs will be in place by May 1. Libraries spokesman Syd Jones told the Star, “We felt a special responsibility to protect children and provide a safe and welcoming environment and age-appropriate material in children’s departments.”  However the Toronto Sun reported Sunday that police are threatening to press charges against public libraries that allow children to view pornography. The issue […]
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PRO-LIFERS CONFRONT SPICE GIRL/UN ABORTION PUSHER

LONDON, Apr 18 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former Spice Girl turned United Nations Population Fund and Marie Stopes spokesperson Geri Halliwell was met with a pro-life picket as she arrived at a UN summit for young people in London on Saturday.  Halliwell, who travels the world on behalf of the UNFPA and the international abortion-providing organization Marie Stopes, promoted her usual message of “safe sex” and contraceptives at the United Nations Millennium Summit attended by over 120 young people aged 16 to 18 from around the world.  During her talk two young women in the audience interrupted Halliwell to inform her that […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Campaign Life Coalition Youth is requesting prayers today as they embark on their Canada wide vigil at hospitals which perform abortions. For more info contact Tanya Granic at [email protected]   Show The Truth, a pro-life group using large graphic signs to show the horrible truth of abortion, is doing a tour of central Ontario from July 3-7 and of Montreal from July 10-14.  To participate or obtain more info contact Rosemary Connel at: [email protected] Catholic World News reports that the most influential leaders of the Cuban dissident movement agreed yesterday to nominate Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet for the Nobel Peace […]
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ABOLISH THE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT OF THE UNBORN

GRANADA, Spain, Apr 18 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The International Congress “Europe for Life” which was held last week in Granada, said that abortion is the “greatest of injustices, because it is exerted upon the most innocent and defenseless human being.” The Congress, organized by the Pontifical Council for the Family on occasion of the 5th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s Encyclical Evangelium Vitae, also condemned euthanasia “even when it is asked for by the patient, it is an immoral and direct collaboration with suicide.” Closing the conference, Archbishop Antonio CaƱizares of Granada, urged participants to “strongly demand abolition of the […]
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JAPAN TO ALLOW HUMAN EMBRYO CLONING FOR RESEARCH

TOKYO, Apr 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Friday Japan’s cabinet approved a bill that would allow the cloning of human embryos for research.  The bill would, however, set penalties for the cloning of human embryos for reproduction and also bar the creation of animal-human hybrids. Original source: AP
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

The human body parts business is booming with over $500 million in sales every year, and the market is soon expected to hit over a billion.  Using body parts stored in “tissue banks”  American businesses make hundreds of millions of dollars selling products crafted from donated human bodies, even though it is illegal to profit from cadaver parts, an Orange County Register investigation found. The donors are never informed or compensated.  The birth of a baby to a 14-year-old alleged rape victim in Mexico has feminist groups outraged.  While the family of the girl attempted to have her abort the […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

The National Post reports that Tom Ridge, one of the likely candidates to be George Bush’s running mate for Vice President is pro-abortion. In an interview with the Inquirer, Mr. Ridge said he would like to see the Republican Party’s pro-life plank either dropped or changed to reflect a broader range of party members’ views on abortion.  Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura on Friday vetoed a bill giving women informed consent on abortion.  The bill would have given information to women considering abortion and a 24-hour period to reflect on their life or death decision.
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MURDER ATTEMPT SHOWS DANGERS OF ABORTION DRUGS

NEW YORK, Apr 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Stephen Pack, 44, was in police custody after allegedly attempting to murder the pre-born baby of a 31-year-old nurse with an injection of methotrexate – a drug used to cause chemical abortions.  The pregnant nurse who was apparently a mistress to the married doctor said that he stabbed her numerous times in the leg with a syringe Friday night. The incident highlights another dangers of legal access to chemical abortion drugs such as Ru-486 which the abortion industry is fighting for. Forced abortion attacks such as this may become common if these death-causing […]
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