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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GOV’T REVIEW PANEL SUGGESTS STRENGTHENING HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

OTTAWA, June 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A review panel commissioned by Justice Minister Anne McLellan to review the Canadian Human Rights Act and the policies and practices of the Canadian Human Rights Commission released its report last week. The four-member panel submitted a 180-page report calling for an expansion of the role of the controversial human rights commission and tribunal. The report, entitled Promoting Equality: A New Vision, makes 165 recommendations. One such demand is that the government introduce a new category of special rights – transvestites and those who have undergone sex change procedures. “We recommend that gender identity be […]
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MANNING GOES NEGATIVE IN EFFORT TO STOP DAY

OTTAWA, June 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a result that has astounded the Canadian media and other observers,  Stockwell Day beat Preston Manning for first place in the first round of voting in the Canadian Alliance leadership race. Manning received 36% of the vote, 8% behind Stockwell Day, who garnered 44% of the vote. As expected, Ontario Tory strategist Tom Long finished third, with only 18% of the vote.  British Columbia MP Keith Martin, who ran on an openly pro-abortion platform, received less than 2% of the ballots cast.  While the days leading up to Saturday’s ballot saw numerous media reports […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

The European Union is suggesting fines for nations that refuse to apply the Kyoto protocol’s “greenhouse gas” reduction measures. France suggested the creation of a World Environment Organization to ensure that member countries submit to ecological demands.  On June 21 the Italian Senate decided to amend the bill it is preparing on artificial insemination in order to recognize the rights of the unborn. Today, L’Osservatore Romano referred to the decision as a “change in the direction of truth and justice. “The Vatican’s semi-official newspaper expressed satisfaction over the decision, and stated that if the Senate is to be coherent, it […]
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PRO-GAY PAPER CONFIRMS GAY ACTIVIST POLITICAL INFLUENCE

TORONTO, June 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The June 22-28 edition of Toronto’s subculture newspaper, NOW,  contains a major article by writer Scott Anderson confirming the extensive political involvement of key homosexual activists in the Harris government and the Tom Long Alliance leadership campaign. The article names names and details how the homosexual movement influenced Mike   Harris and Tom Long to accept its agenda. One of the activists the article extensively quotes is George Marsland who, along with Jaime Watt, co-founded the gay Canadian Human Rights Campaign and was a key advisor to the Tom Long campaign. Anderson states that “The […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

The American Heart Association is considering endorsing and even paying for research of embryonic stem cells, the building blocks of all human tissue typically derived from aborted fetuses or human embryos. The experiments hope to bring breakthroughs for people suffering from ailments including heart diseases and strokes. “We’re creating a whole new market for these babies,” said Kyleen Wright, president for the Texans for Life Coalition. (Pro-Life E-News)  Christian Film and Television Commission warns against tonight’s ABC presentation of present “Peter Jennings Reporting: The Search for Jesus.” Behind the program, is the so-called Jesus Seminar. The group has gained a […]
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FBI DATABASE MONITORS PRO-LIFERS AND CATHOLIC BISHOPS

WASHINGTON, June 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US government’s secret database on pro-lifers contains files on the US Catholic Bishops according to a recent report in Insight magazine. As LifeSite reported in July 1999, Judicial Watch, a US government watchdog, confirmed the existence of a database on pro-life leaders called VAAPCON. Insight reports that newly obtained internal Justice Department documents lay out justification for “intrusive investigative activity.” Agencies implicated in the report include the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the U.S. Postal Inspection and U.S. Marshals services and other federal law-enforcement agencies, which are authorized to compile dossiers […]
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