CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION RESPONDS TO MEDIA ATTACK

OTTAWA, May 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday’s lead story coverage in the Globe and Mail involving Campaign Life Coalition’s May 8th analysis of the Canadian Alliance leadership candidates resulted in a firestorm of reports in newspapers across the country.  Today’s LifeSite Special Report responds to the false accusations heaped on Campaign Life by leadership candidate Tom Long and his supporters including media columnists. Media analysts suggest that the actions by the Long crowd are indicative of his faltering campaign,  especially since the analysis was put out on LifeSite more than two weeks ago. See today’s LifeSite Special Report at:  Campaign Life […]
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BEIJING +5 INTERSESSIONAL CONTINUES ATTACK ON MOTHERHOOD

UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – World Life League (WLL) reported yesterday that UN delegates from the European Union continued their attack against motherhood at the Beijing+5 intersessional at the United Nations in New York, which began on May 24, 2000. The current intersessional is a continuation of the work of the Preparatory Committee of the Beijing+5 Women’s Conference that began in New York last March. “The focus of this effort is clearly misdirected toward the things that women in the developing world want the least,” reported WLL director Mark DeYoung. “What women throughout the developing world want and need […]
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GATES COMMENCES ‘RHODES’ TYPE SCHOLARSHIP AT CAMBRIDGE U

CAMBRIDGE, UK, May 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Microsoft mogul Bill Gates, known for including population control support in his many recent charitable givings, has launched an ambitious project to mimic the Rhodes scholarship program. Gates intends to offer nearly $300 million (CDN) to bring the world’s brightest students to Cambridge University. The Times reports that Gates’ charity foundation will set up a permanent foundation that will finance 230 scholarships in Cambridge,  where a Bill Gates House will be established as a students’ centre. The Rhodes scholarship at Oxford is known for the many world political leaders that have passed through the […]
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GAY MARRIAGE ISSUE ROCKS CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

NEW YORK, May 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope John Paul II reiterated the Catholic Church’s stand against homosexual “marriage” today, on the heels of a promotion of such unions by high-ranking Anglican officials and a recent decision by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to all local congregations to perform “same-sex holy unions.” The highest court of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), ruled Wednesday that its ministers may conduct religious “holy union”’ ceremonies for same-sex couples, as long as the ceremonies are not regarded as marriages. The Court argued that although the church’s “Book of Order” bans same-sex marriage it says nothing about holy […]
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CORRECTION ON MARCH OF WOMEN

The original reports on the Toronto ShareLife withdrawal of about $15,000   from its Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace   contribution were correct. A subsequent report that $110,000 was withheld   was erroneous. All reports have been corrected online. The ShareLife   letter states: “ShareLife will reduce its funding to Development and peace   for this year by an amount equivalent to our proportionate share of the   $110,000 Development and Peace has given to the International March.” (that proportionate share comes to about $15,000)
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U OF T NEUROLOGIST QUESTIONS USE OF FETAL TISSUE FOR PARKINSONS

TORONTO, May 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Paul Ranalli, a neurologist in the Faculty of Medicine, wrote in the University of Toronto Magazine this month questioning the use of fetal tissue for Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Ranalli explains that “the theory behind fetal transplantation is that dopamine-producing cells extracted from the brains of several aborted fetuses can be injected deep into critical brain regions of the recipient Parkinson’s disease patient, hopefully to take root and begin to produce the needed dopamine.” “However, a series of limited, uncontrolled case reports provided little evidence of real success,  despite tremendous hype that continued to capture […]
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TELEVISED CANADIAN ALLIANCE LEADERSHIP DEBATES

OTTAWA, May 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – CBC Newsworld will be airing three Canadian Alliance leadership debates.  The debates will air May 30th, June 6th and June 13th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EDT. Declared candidates Stockwell Day, Tom Long, Preston Manning and Keith Martin will answer questions from a four-member panel from CBC, National Post and other media. The debates will be moderated by Don Newman, CBC News Senior Parliamentary Editor. Given that life and family matters have thus far figured prominently in questions addressed to the leaders it is suspected that the candidates will be asked to address the issues […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Homosexual activists are stepping up their campaign against talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger.  CBC reports that they are running full-page newspaper and magazine ads urging advertisers to withhold support for Dr. Laura’s radio program and upcoming TV show. Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life has said of Texas Gov. George W. Bush: “I was happy to meet Mr. Bush and am grateful for his position on the right to life, which is a breath of fresh air for all of us who have suffered through the Clinton/Gore era.” However, Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family warns […]
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CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP REJECTS WORLD MARCH OF WOMEN

UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSite has obtained a letter from the a Life Member of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) denouncing support for the International March of Women 2000. Jakki Jeffs, a permanent member of the national council of the CWL, former member of the CWL Ontario provincial board, and former diocesan president of the Hamilton CWL, has issued an open letter and drafted a diocesan resolution calling on the national executive of the CWL to publicly withdraw support for the march. Catholic Insight is set to report in its June editorial on the subject that a Cambridge, […]
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MICHAEL J. FOX ENDORSES USE OF ABORTED BABY TISSUES FOR PARKINSONS

HOLLYWOOD, May 24 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Actor Michael J. Fox, who recently announced that he is leaving his television career for a full-time role fighting Parkinson’s disease, has come out in support of the use of aborted baby tissue for research. Associated Press reports that the 38-year-old star of Family Ties and Back to the Future said he may speak before the US Congress urging funding for the use of human embryos for stem cell research. “I just want to urge people to not follow a knee-jerk reaction,” Fox said. “This is tissue and cells that are going to be thrown […]
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