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ON June 28 Belgium announced it had ratified the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court. The court has now received 14 of the 60 ratifications required to take universal jurisdiction over individuals even in countries which have not agreed to the ICC.  Retired Lt.-Gen. Romeo Dallaire was found drunk and unconscious in a park. He has been struggling against post-traumatic stress for years after leading the UN mission in Rwanda in which UN higher ups prevented him from stopping a planned genocide resulting in some 800,000 deaths.  For background on the Rwanda genocide see: Was Rwanda genocide UN supported […]
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NEW REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY OUT OF CONTROL

TORONTO, June 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With scientists just having announced the mapping of the human genome and the accompanying glimpse into a world of designer babies, the New Reproductive Technology boom has gone into overdrive. On June 17 details of the first cloned human (animal-human) embryo were released. American Cell Technology (ACT), a leading, private biotechnology company, cloned the human embryo in November using a cell from a man’s leg and a cow’s ovum. The human-animal embryo was allowed to live and develop for twelve days before it was killed. To deal with the booming number of multiple births thanks […]
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GOVERNMENT RAMS PROVISIONS OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT INTO CANADIAN LAW

OTTAWA, June 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy today announced that Bill C-19, the   Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, which incorporates the provisions of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Canadian legislation, has received Royal Assent.  Confirming the alarming redictions that the court would strip sovereignty from Canadian law for international law, Axworthy said, “We have now succeeded in enshrining its provisions in our own criminal law, thereby ensuring that no person in Canada who has committed crimes against humanity will escape justice.” Various Senators objected to the lightning fast speed at which the upper […]
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WILL AN ALLIANCE GOVERNMENT PRODUCE PRO-LIFE LAWS?

OTTAWA, June 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Many pro-life Canadians are confident thatStockwell Day is their solution to the advancement of pro-life legislation through the federal Parliament. They may be right, but not without maintaining constant vigilance. Neither Canadian Alliance leadership candidate has promised to implement pro-life legislation if they become the Prime Minister of the country. During a live CBC interview on Tuesday night, Day told his host, and CBC viewers, that his position on abortion legislation remains the same as it did from the beginning of his campaign: that he would not initiate such legislation; rather he would seek to […]
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NOTORIOUS EARTH CHARTER OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, June 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands officially launched the Earth Charter yesterday in The Hague. The document heralded by population control gurus Mikhail Gorbachev, Maurice Strong and Stephen Rockefeller is described as an “unprecedented ethical and moral framework to guide the conduct and behavior of people and nations to each other and the Earth.” Besides being riddled with new age philosophies and mantras centering on earth worship, the document attacks pro-life and pro-family values. Using typical UN language for abortion (i.e. reproductive health) the Charter says we must “Ensure universal access to health care […]
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD SAYS POPE GUILTY OF “WAR” AGAINST WOMEN

ROME, June 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Friday, International Planned ParenthoodFederation (IPPF) accused Pope John Paul II and the Catholic Church of engaging in “a kind of war” on women by teaching that abortion, promiscuity, homosexuality and contraception are wrong. The comments come in response to the foiled plans of the IPPF in pushing abortion and homosexuality at the Beijing +5 conference. They also expose the feminist strategy with regard to the International Criminal Court (ICC). “The opinion and actions of the Holy See in regard to sexual and reproductive health and rights are   seen by many as a kind […]
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LONG’S MANNING ENDORSEMENT HAS ANOTHER OBJECTIVE

TORONTO, June 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In his March 4 article in the National Post, “The Long road to political reform”, Peter C. Newman reported on his interview with political strategist and then non-leadership candidate Tom Long. Newman related Long’s surprisingly candid comments about his long-term strategy to use the Canadian Alliance and Preston Manning to create a winning new federal conservative party in the image of the Ontario Tories. Who would head that party? Not Preston Manning. Newman wrote “Despite his temporary alliance with Preston Manning, helping him to kick start the Canadian Alliance, Mr. Long has his own candidate […]
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FURY BUILDING OVER SUPREME COURT PARTIAL-BIRTH DECISION

ASHINGTON, June 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Radical abortion supporters rejoiced at the US Supreme Court’s ruling in favour of partial-birth abortion, a ruling which also ordered federal appeals courts to take a new look at laws from Illinois and Wisconsin banning the infanticidal procedure. American citizens across the country, however, are reacting with outrage. The ruling may well have crossed a line in American politics, igniting intense criticism of the court, with the possibility of spurring actions for change to new heights. It is also likely to fuel the momentum in Canada of a growing movement demanding a halt to destructive […]
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ALBERTA CWL DISASSOCIATES FROM MARCH OF WOMEN

EDMONTON, June 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Alberta provincial Catholic Women’s League (CWL) has   disassociated itself from the March of Women 2000. Alberta CWL President Lucille Partington told LifeSite that the CWL members of the province were encouraged “NOT to march under a banner that is not in accordance with our faith and belief.” Partington said that rather than march in the pro-abortion March of Women 2000, “the CWL will march in marches against abortion.” It noted an upcoming pro-life march in Edmonton. The Alberta CWL has intensified its work to end poverty and violence in the province and will […]
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CANADIAN BISHOP EMPHASIZES NEED FOR MORALITY IN POLITICS

ST JOHN, NB, June 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – J. Edward Troy, Bishop Emeritus of Saint John issued a letter to the editor of the Telegraph Journal earlier this month emphasizing the need for morality in politics. The letter came in response to attacks on Campaign Life Coalition for, in the bishop’s words, “simply pointing out that people who are radically hostile to the cause of life and of traditional families occupy positions of influence” in Tom Long’s campaign team. Responding to charges of Campaign Life Coalition being guilty of “vicious attack” and “outrageous behaviour”, the bishop said: “What is vicious and […]
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