HOMOSEXUAL PROPAGANDA BOOKS FOR CHILDREN IN COURT

SURREY, BC, June 22 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The issue of allowing homosexual propaganda books into kindergarten and grade one classrooms was heard in the BC Appeals court last week. After James Chamberlain, an elementary school teacher requested that he be allowed to use the books to indoctrinate children about “diverse” families, the material was banned by the Surrey school board. An earlier court ruling ordered the Surrey school board to withdraw its ban, but the decision was appealed. The BC Appeals court reserved its decision in the case, and is expected to bring down its ruling in the fall. LifeSite reported […]
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Russia’s population continued to decline over the first four months of this year, with a drop of 293,000 people, the Interfax news agency reported Tuesday, citing the state statistics committee. Experts say the continued decrease is due to migration, as well as rising death rates and a falling number of births.  (Russia Today) Almost four years after South Africa legalised abortion, many doctors remain unwilling to kill unborn babies.  Abortion advocates are complaining that many hospitals are refusing to perform the procedure. (bibim.com) See Michael Coren’s Sun Media column on why Stockwell Day is the right choice for Canadian Alliance […]
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The Mesa, Ariz., school board voted this week to remove certain elective abortions from the procedures covered under the district’s health insurance, the Arizona Republic reports. The new school board policy, which cleared in a 5-0 vote, bars coverage for elective abortions with exceptions for those performed when the procedure is “medically necessary” or in cases of rape,  incest or fetal defects.  (azcentral.com)
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AGING POPULATIONS CAUSING FISCAL CRISES

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2000 (LifeSiteNews.com)—A new study commissioned by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Aging Initiative (GAI)  shows that the world’s seven largest economies have significantly underestimated the rate at which their populations are aging, potentially creating much greater social security crises than are currently forecast.  The study notes that Japan, Italy, and France are in dire circumstances, with aging populations and extremely low birth rates compounding the problem. “The G-7 countries generally underestimate the speed at which mortality is likely to decline,”  said Shripad Tuljapurkar, a leading demographer and president of Mountain View Research Associates. […]
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SUPERMAN ACTOR CALLS FOR POPULATION CONTROL

NEW YORK, June 23 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Christopher Reeve, known for his big-screen portrayal of Superman,  urged population control at the United Nations Wednesday. “The children of the 21st century will be faced with a very daunting problem—that is, the quality of life because of overpopulation,”  he told a UN headquarters dinner. In spite of UN reports of a looming underpopulation crisis,  Reeve said more than six billion people live “on a planet that is falling apart, where there is not enough food to go around, not enough health or education.” “It is time to take bold steps to control the […]
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UNFPA HEAD SHEDS ANGRY TEARS OVER BEIJING +5 OUTCOME

UNITED NATIONS, June 23 (LifeSiteNews.com) – What was supposed to be a victory for radical feminists in forcing abortion on poor nations turned out as a victory for pro-life forces lobbying at the United Nations. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Nafis Sadik, one of the world’s most vociferous abortion proponents, wept as she edited a speech she delivered to the Beijing +5 conference June 9.  The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-Fam) reports this week that Sadik was bitterly angry as she delivered her speech, making it plain she was unhappy with the progress of the meeting. […]
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On Tuesday the US Senate approved the expansion of federal hate crimes laws to include penalty enhancements for those who commit violent acts because of victims’ “actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation or disability”. Pro-family groups fought the measure noting that homosexual activists intend to use the special protection “to criminalize any criticism of their behavior.” The Clinton administration initiated a furious last-minute lobbying blitz to win the vote 57 to 42.   Teenage boys’ attitudes toward abortion grew “significantly more conservative,” between 1988 and 1995, according to a study published in the recent issue of the pro-abortion Alan Guttmacher […]
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German scientists said on Tuesday they planned to import human embryo stem cells from the United States for research. Germany has banned the killing of embryos for scientific research, and embryo stem cells are culled from tiny human babies who have been killed,  so the scientists are trying to side-step the law. A spokesman for the federal Justice Ministry said importing embryo cells was not illegal. (Pro-Life E-News)  The complete text of the abortion debate in the Northern Ireland legislative assembly last Tuesday (20 June) can be found here, below the debate on postal services in rural areas.
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ABORTION EXTREMIST DECLARES MANNING BEST FOR CA LEADERSHIP

OTTAWA, June 22 (LifeSiteNews.com) – in her June 22 column, “Manning looks like a leader”, Financial Post editor Diane Francis declares that Preston Manning would now be the best choice for leader of the Canadian Alliance. Francis’ support for Manning is summed up by noting that her first choice, Tom Long, has no hope of winning thanks to his membership fiasco and that Stockwell Day is open to pro-life initiatives within the party. Francis does not explain why she does not consider Preston Manning to be a threat to the abortion status quo. In an uncharacteristically open display of her […]
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ALLIANCE SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE VICTORY LOOMING

MONTREAL, June 22 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite the big money and confident swaggering of prominent fiscal-only conservatives, polls are suggesting the two Alliance leadership candidates who represent a blend of social and fiscal conservatism are tied for first.  A poll of Canadian Alliance supporters by Societe Radio-Canada, the French-language arm of the CBC, found that 37.1 percent of Alliance supporters surveyed favour Day and 36.7 percent said they support Manning. Former Ontario Conservative organizer Tom Long was a distant third, with a little less than 11 percent, and the other social liberal candidate Keith Martin was not even on the map. […]
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