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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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GADGET CUTS THE CURSING FROM YOUR TV

NEW ORLEANS, June 22 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In June last year a Pentecostal pastor invented a tool that can delete pre-programmed expletives from TV programs and movies while you are watching them, and ever since it has been selling like hot-cakes. Fed up with the increased bombardment of foul language from TV programs, Rev. Jonas Robertson, pastor of the Abundant Life Pentecostal Church in New Orleans, invented the TV gadget and first introduced it to the public at the annual convention of the 32 million member Assemblies of God denomination last year. The product, called Curse Free TV (CFTV),  claims to […]
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BILL TO PROTECT CANADIAN SOVEREIGNTY DEFEATED

OTTAWA, June 21 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bill C-214, a private members bill which, if passed, would have required the federal government to pass all international treaties through Parliament before ratifying them, has been defeated at second reading despite support from all opposition parties.  In an upsetting loss, the bill was defeated 110 to 151. Pro-life Liberal MPs surprisingly voted with the government even though their support for the bill could have made the difference between success and failure for this initiative which would have inhibited the very serious, on-going, international anti-family agenda via international treaties and agreements. See the way your […]
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WORLD BANK UPSET AT LACK OF POPULATION CONTROL IN INDIA

DELHI, India, June 21 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Hindustan Times reports that the World Bank has expressed dissatisfaction with a population project underway in India whose prime goal is “reducing the birth rate.” “According to sources in the Health Department, the World Bank has made adverse remarks on three successive occasions about the project not being able to achieve its targets,” reports the article. The funding was to be pulled last August but an extension has been granted until June 30, 2001. Apparently the Bank is concerned at the under-utilization of maternity homes, but the top listed goal of the project […]
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Gay Pride week commenced in Toronto yesterday with the raising of the homosexual activist flag outside city hall.  The “Dyke March” is scheduled for Saturday and the “Pride Parade” will flood downtown Toronto with homosexual exhibitionism on Sunday beginning at 3pm.  The Church of England has agreed to allow a priest to undergo a sex-change and continue as pastor of his parish as a “woman.” Fifty percent of women between 15 and 19 are having sex, say Canadian doctors. One in three sexually active teenagers claim they have intercourse in the first month of a new relationship and say they […]
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MAYOR REBUKED FOR REFUSING GAY PRIDE PROCLAMATION

KELOWNA, BC, June 21 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray has again refused to proclaim gay and lesbian pride week, noting that he has stopped all proclamations after a March human rights tribunal decision found him guilty of “discrimination” for not proclaiming homosexual pride. Gray notes that the tribunal ruling said he must not treat homosexual activists differently and thus he is complying with the ruling by not issuing any proclamations. However, homosexual activists and their supporters in the BC government are not satisfied. Mary-Woo Sims, the head of BC’s Human Rights Commission reproached Gray saying: “It’s really unfortunate that […]
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CHARGES AGAINST PRO-LIFE CANADIAN JOURNALISTS DROPPED

TORONTO, June 21 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Gord Truscott and LifeSite Managing Director Steve Jalsevac, two of the journalists arrested while photographing the October 1999 protest by Linda Gibbons at a Toronto abortuary, had their obstruction charges dropped this afternoon. After eight months, a total of ten court appearances, and several thousand dollars in legal costs, the journalists were vindicated by the Crown attorney today. He stated that, after reviewing all the evidence in the case, he concluded there “is no reasonable probability of conviction” of the defendants and recommended that the charges be withdrawn. Two weeks ago, after numerous repeated requests, […]
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