LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Ezra Levant, a Jewish writer for the National Post presents a strong criticism of the CBC attack on Catholics with the production of “Our Daily Bread.”
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MASSIVE SUPPORT FOR HOLY SEE’S PRESENCE AT UNITED NATIONS

NEW YORK, May 19 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-fam), co-ordinating the campaign to raise support for the continued presence of the Holy See as a permanent observer at the United Nations, reports that the campaign is highly successful.  In only four months over 2,000 organizations have signed the document supporting the Holy See at the UN. Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC), the group spearheading the move to oust the Holy See, has only been able to get the backing of 498 groups despite having worked at their goal for over a year. The support for […]
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MP POINTS OUT BILL PUTS ANIMALS AHEAD OF UNBORN HUMANS

OTTAWA, May 19 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday Garry Breitkreuz, M.P. for Yorkton-Melville issued a press release exposing the “absurdity” of the Liberal government’s bill C-17. “Bill C-17 makes it a criminal offence for ‘every one’ who causes ‘unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal, kills an animal, permits an animal to be killed brutally or viciously, regardless of whether the animal dies immediately’,” reported Breitkreuz. “Sadly, unborn children have no such protection in the Criminal Code. In 1997, 114,848 babies were aborted in Canada. How many of them suffered ‘unnecessary pain’? How many of them didn’t ‘die immediately’?” Breitkreuz pointed […]
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DRACONIAN NEW EUROPEAN DISCRIMINATION LAW

LONDON, May 19 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday the European Commission approved a draconian measure to set up commissions to try employers for “discrimination” where the burden of proof will rest with the accused.  The directive states that once the complaint facts have been established “a court or tribunal can presume discrimination.”  Moreover, third party organizations and lobbies, such as activist groups, will have the right to file discrimination lawsuits on behalf of claimants. The Commission’s authority to legislate in this matter came from Article 13 of the Amsterdam Treaty which authorized the commission to take action “to combat discrimination based on […]
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CANADIAN BISHOPS’ ORGANIZATION CONTRADICTS VATICAN POLICY

OTTAWA, May 18 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Campaign Life Coalition leader Jim Hughes is shocked by the recent reaffirmation of support issued for the International March of Women 2000 by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), the Catholic Women's League (CWL), the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP), and the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC). Hughes told LifeSite News that given the irrefutable evidence that the march includes the support for abortion as one of its objectives, the CCCB endorsement is scandalous. Moreover Hughes asserts that the Vatican would disagree with the endorsement. “Campaign Life Coalition has worked directly with […]
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BILL AIMS TO PROTECT CANADIAN SOVEREIGNTY FROM UN

OTTAWA, May 18 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On April 13, the House of Commons debated a Private Members’ Bill (C-214) introduced by Bloc Quebecois MP Daniel Turp which, if passed, would require the federal government to bring all international treaties to the people’s representatives in Parliament before ratifying them. Private Members’ Bills (PMBs) usually aren’t passed, but the bill is votable and appears to have the support of all the opposition parties. One more hour of debate must take place before a vote on it takes place. Specifically, the bill applies to treaties which govern areas “under the legislative authority of the […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Focus on the Family Canada reported this week that concerned parents in Manitoba’s Interlake region failed Tuesday to persuade their school division to scrap a proposal to allow public health nurses to dispense contraceptives to high school students. Parents did, however, win some concessions from the trustees, who agreed that children would not be able to see the public-health nurse against their parents’ wishes. Catholic World News reported yesterday that on May 16 the Vatican approvingly called worldwide attention to the fact that the United States bishops’ conference has formally denounced the organization known as Catholics for a Free Choice. […]
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ONTARIO PROPOSES RICO-TYPE CRIME FIGHTING MEASURES

TORONTO, May 18 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ontario’s Attorney General Jim Flaherty announced Tuesday that the Ontario government is establishing a new law to fight organized crime that will be similar to America’s Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act. Flaherty told the Ottawa Sun that the legislation will allow the province to move against property and other assets of crime figures before or, in some cases, without criminal charges. The paper notes that “the legislation will also allow strike forces—experts such as forensic accountants and special prosecutors—to seize third-party-owned properties like the so-called “mother-in-law’s house” where crime’s profits are shielded.” Pro-life leaders […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

The Massachusetts Education Commissioner, faced with the irrefutable taped evidence of his (state) employees’ giving graphic descriptions of homosexual sex to children as young as 14,  admitted Tuesday that “the participation of our staff in conversations with students about explicit issues of sexuality outside the realm of AIDS/HIV prevention was wrong. The workshops were of prurient nature, and not educational, and what we heard suggests that the discussion contributed absolutely nothing to the students’ understanding of how to avoid AIDS and HIV.”  STOPP International, has produced a report indicating how Planned Parenthood has covered up the baby body parts business […]
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EMAIL ACTION ITEM UPDATES

* When contacting Senators with regard to the “Of Life and Death” report, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Ontario suggests you ask them to: 1. Remove any reference to third degree or “Compassionate” homicide from the “Of Life and Death” five year update especially because its inclusion in the update may cause undue influence amongst the Supreme Court of Canada Judges who will be hearing the Latimer case starting June 14, 2000.  2. Delay the release of the five-year update for the Of Life and Death report until after the Supreme Court has heard the Latimer case. Please contact the […]
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