DAY SUPPORT INCREASES DRAMATICALLY – ATTACKS CONTINUE

TORONTO, June 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Post reports today that Stockwell Day has won key endorsements from senior Ontario Cabinet minister Bob Runciman, a former leader of the provincial Tories and support from two key fundraisers of Mike Harris’s Tory government. Mr. Day also won backing from a number of former senior advisors to Tom Long in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. He has previously received the support of several high profile Tories across Canada who were Long supporters. Preston Manning has been criticizing Day for not being a coalition builder. However, as Lorne Gunter points out in today’s […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

A federal judge in San Francisco has deemed the “Truth in Love” ads (an advertising campaign sponsored by several Christian groups, which tells homosexuals that they can change their lifestyles and find hope in Jesus) to be ‘hate speech’. The city of San Francisco concluded the ads contributed to “horrible crimes committed against gays and lesbians,” and city officials asked local TV stations not to run them.  Senate candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday proudly proclaimed herself pro-abortion saying if elected, she would not vote (in the Senate) to confirm any nominee for the Supreme Court who did not support […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Canada’s Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is quietly pressing Health Canada to make the morning-after pill available without a doctor’s prescription. The society wants the federal government to take the rare step of allowing the drug to be sold over the counter without a pharmaceutical company first applying for permission. See the National Post June 23, 2000 The Vancouver Sun reports that a British Columbia company has designed, built and sold the world’s first device to measure the brain signals of unborn children. Ultimately, the device could help doctors detect and treat conditions that might otherwise lead to mental retardation […]
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US SUPREME COURT FORCES PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION TO CONTINUE

WASHINGTON, June 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Supreme Court today struck down Nebraska’s law banning the gruesome practice of partial-birth abortion. The 5-4 ruling will likely seriously effect the application of similar bans that are in place in Nebraska and 29 other states. Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the four dissenting justices, wrote a scathing dissent. He stated that “The notion that the Constitution of the United States, designed, among other things, ‘to establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, . . . and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,’ prohibits the States from simply banning this visibly […]
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US SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS BOY SCOUT BAN ON GAY LEADERS

WASHINGTON, June 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that the Boy Scouts of America have the right to bar practicing homosexuals from leadership positions. Writing for the decision, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist wrote the opinion of the majority stating that although “it appears that homosexuality has gained greater societal acceptance”. . . this is scarcely an argument for denying First Amendment protection to those who refuse to accept those views.” He said, “The First Amendment protects expression, be it of the popular variety or not.”
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DAY INCREDULOUS AT DIVISIVE ATTACKS FROM MANNING CAMP DAY

TORONTO, June 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Shocked at a stunning loss in the first round of the Canadian Alliance leadership contest, Preston Manning’s camp has gone on attack mode against Stockwell Day. Manning’s top advisors Rick Anderson and Nancy Branscombe both hurled personal remarks at Day, characterizing him as a “disaster” and having “baggage” for his social conservatism on life and family issues. Surprisingly, even Preston Manning himself entered the fray saying, “Who can hold the Alliance together and expand it? Who is the builder of alliances? I am a person who can get people together rather than polarize them … […]
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POPE BLESSES WALK AGAINST GAY PRIDE IN ROME

ROME, June 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A torchlit prayer march to be held in Rome on July 1st, the same day the World Gay Pride event begins in the ancient city, has been blessed by the Pope. EWTN news reports that Pope John Paul II has conveyed his personal encouragement to the pilgrimage through his personal secretary. The same day, Portuguese archbishop Alvim Pereira will celebrate a solemn Pontifical Mass in the main square of Lisbon and has already pledged to also offer it for the pro-family march in Rome.
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Pro-Life Infonet reported yesterday on Henry Foster, the abortionist who President Clinton unsuccessfully nominated a few years ago for Surgeon General. The same Henry Foster landed a post last year at the United Nations Population Fund as chairman of the new US Committee for the UNFPA (a pro-abortion/population control organization). “The committee’s aim,” says a March,  1999, UNFPA news release, “will be to rally financial and political support in the US for international family planning and reproductive health programs.” A highly informative article by Fredrick D. Palmer, President, Greening earth society, claims that the UN is attempting to re-write climate […]
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DEATH OF AUSTIN VAUGHN, US CATHOLIC BISHOP & PRO-LIFE HERO

NEW YORK, June 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Austin Vaughan, an auxiliary of the archdiocese of New York passed away yesterday. In a touching article of commemoration Thomas Droleskey writes that the bishop was “fearless in the face of the police brutality visited upon him when he was arrested during various (pro-life) rescues in the 1980s and early 1990s.” Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition Canada said Bishop Vaughan’s death is “a tremendous loss following on the heels of Cardinal O’Connor.” Hughes said the bishop was invited to Canada on numerous occasions and that he gave inspiring pro-life presentations.  […]
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GENOME ANNOUNCEMENT HEIGHTENS FEARS

WASHINGTON, June 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scientists announced yesterday that they had coded a draft of the human genetic code. While extravagant possibilities were laid out for the research,  even anti-life politicians addressed possible abuses of the technology. US President Bill Clinton warned that “We must guarantee that genetic information cannot be used to stigmatize or discriminate against any individual or group.” However, the warnings from pro-lifers are much greater. When the scientists speak of a “cure”  for genetically detectable diseases by screening, they are referring, for the most part, to killing off an already created human embryo – whether in […]
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