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Speaking to an International AIDS Conference in South Africa, Maria Minna, Canadian Minister for International Cooperation, promoted condoms as the solution to preventing the disease. Quoted yesterday on CBC’s The National she said, “that means the use of condoms. That means making condoms available. It means having distribution problems which exist resolved.” The Portuguese Government has voted to decriminalize the consumption of illegal drugs such as cannabis and heroin. Drug users will now be treated as sick people in need of medical help.  A British newspaper has suggested that social workers took a 12-year-old pregnant girl away from her parents […]
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PC PARTY LEADER RE-AFFIRMS PRO-ABORTION STANCE

OTTAWA, July 11 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Joe Clark, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party, continues to appeal to fiscal-only conservatives by re-affirming his strong social liberal stance. Speaking to the media yesterday about abortion and homosexuality Clark said, “I respect at the end of the day the woman’s right to choose. My view is that on the question of homosexuality, it is an orientation, not a choice.” Similar comments were made in March by Prime Minister Jean Chretien, leader of the Liberal Party. In his main address to the Liberal Party convention on March 17, he told 2,600 delegates that “Canadians […]
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PRO-ABORTION ‘CATHOLIC’ DARES BISHOPS TO EXCOMMUNICATE HER

NEW YORK, July 11 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Frances Kissling, head of the pro-abortion group “Catholics for a Free Choice,” has written a column daring bishops or the pope to excommunicate her. In her article she says that “since no bishop or pope – and I am reasonably sure that these authorities know who I am and what I believe – has chosen either to pronounce me excommunicated or declare that I have automatically excommunicated myself, I am confident that I remain in good standing with the church.” Pretending to answer those who argue that she has excommunicated herself, Kissling claims erroneously […]
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ONTARIO CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE BARS BISHOP’S REPRESENTATIVE

WATERLOO, ON, July 11 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Women’s League, Ontario Provincial Convention, which is underway in Waterloo, voted yesterday to support the pro-abortion World March of Women 2000 – after refusing to allow the official representative of their Spiritual Advisor to speak. During the pre-convention meeting Sunday, the Ontario executive discussed how the March of Women issue would be handled, even though the March was not on the official agenda for the convention. Bishop Nicolas De Angelis, auxiliary bishop of Toronto, and the Spiritual Advisor to the Ontario CWL was in hospital and unable to attend the meeting. Bishop […]
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UN HEAD KOFI ANNAN PLUGS ABORTION ON WORLD POPULATION DAY

UNITED NATIONS, July 11 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking today, on the occasion of World Population Day, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan promoted abortion in uncharacteristically obvious terms. During his speech, entitled “Saving Women’s Lives,” he also stressed the need for more population control. He said that “sexual and reproductive health is an essential part of these (human) rights.” Clarifying that it was abortion and abortifacient contraception to which he was referring, he said “we can all recognize the anguish … of the teenager whose options in life are suddenly foreclosed because she gets pregnant and drops out of school. Of the woman […]
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DAY’S SOCIAL CONSERVATISM CONFIRMED AS POLITICAL ASSET

OTTAWA, July 11 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Social liberal columnist Thomas Walkom writes in today’s Toronto Star that Stockwell Day is definitely a strong contender for the Prime Minister’s office because of, not in spite of, his social conservatism. Walkom says that small-l liberals have “portrayed Day as a Christian weirdo .. but what the liberal left forgets is that the new Canada of visible minorities is much like the old one. Some people are liberal, but many aren’t.” Walkom quotes Star liberal writer Haroon Siddiqui, a follower of Islam, who wrote that “the social conservatism that so bothers the Toronto-centric media […]
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STOCKWELL DAY WIN TROUNCES POLITICAL CORRECTNESS FRAUD

TORONTO, July 10 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Stockwell Day won a decisive victory in the Canadian Alliance leadership race this past Saturday with a commanding 63% of the vote – 72,349 to 41,869 – over Preston Manning. He won handily in every province except Newfoundland, with a huge majority in Ontario, despite conventional political wisdom that such a feat was impossible for an openly social conservative candidate. Day called this bluff and won. He hopes to do the same in the next federal election. The turning point seemed to begin with Day’s debate proclamation, just before the first vote, that “The era […]
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Commenting on the introduction of RU-486 in Canada, Dr. Janet Les of Canadian Physicians for Life said: “It does not make us more humane when we invent new ways to poison the tiniest members of our family. How much confidence can we have in an abortion industry, which suppresses the link between abortion and breast cancer, to document the harm done on women by this hormone? RU-486 is a threat to women’s health and deadly for her preborn child.” *Witches thank Harry Potter books for promoting their religion* Real witches just love the series of novels about the boy wizard […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

West Virginia’s law against partial-birth abortion was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge Friday based on the recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down a similar law in Nebraska.  WorldNetDaily reports that a measure that would create a United Nations Rapid Reaction Force, calling for the U.S. representative to the UN to push for the creation of a 6,000-man force capable of deploying to trouble spots on a moment’s notice, has been introduced into the US House of Representatives.  Insight Magazine has published the document obtained from the government outlining files on pro-life and Catholic organizations. The VAAPCON files are […]
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POPE COMMENTS ON WORLD GAY PRIDE IN ROME

VATICAN, July 10 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking Sunday, one day after a march of over 50,000 homosexual activists through the streets of Rome, Pope John Paul made it clear that he wasn’t impressed with their protest. Speaking from his study window in the Vatican, the Pope said: “In the name of the Church of Rome, I can only express bitterness for the affront to the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 and for the offense to the Christian values of a city so dear to the hearts of Catholics throughout the world.” “The Church, cannot silence the truth, because she would […]
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