DAY-MANNING FINAL DEBATE

OTTAWA, July 6 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSite was in attendance at yesterday’s town hall debate between Canadian Alliance leadership candidates Preston Manning and Stockwell Day which produced no clear winner leaving Day with the momentum for the final stretch of the campaign. Day’s campaign gained considerable strength from the endorsement he received yesterday from former Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament, Jim Jones. Jones was quickly kicked out of the Tory caucus by leader Joe Clark after expressing a desire to work closely together with the Alliance. He was the PC’s only Ontario Member of Parliament. The town hall meeting, which was […]
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ONTARIO COURT UPHOLDS SPANKING LAW

TORONTO, July 5 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Anti-spanking activists were furious yesterday when Ontario Superior Court Justice David McCombs upheld the right of parents to responsibly use spanking as a form of discipline while raising their children. A group calling itself the “Children’s Foundation” sought to have Section 43 of the Criminal Code declared unconstitutional. The section gives parents, teachers and guardians the latitude they need to make reasonable decisions about disciplining their children. The judge acknowledges in his 28 page ruling that he is against spanking and urges Parliament to reconsider the law, but he nevertheless ruled that he was not […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

*U.S. football star refuses Playboy feature* Ben Hamilton, center on the University of Minnesota football team, was given the opportunity to be featured in an article in Playboy magazine. The pornographic magazine wanted to include him in the magazine’s October issue as a member of its pre-season All-America team. He refused. The American Family Association reports that as a Christian, he didn’t want to be associated with it.” To send comment to Ben Hamilton: University of Minnesota Athletic Department Email (feedback form) *Dispute over whether schools can display God motto on U.S. currency* In another dispute over the role of […]
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THE FIGHT FOR OVER-THE-COUNTER ABORTIFACIENTS IN CANADA AND US

VICTORIA, B.C. July 6 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-abortion British Columbia government is smarting after its plans to allow pharmacists to dispense abortifacient “emergency contraception pills” (ECPs), without a physician’s prescription, were put on hold due to legal constraints. However, the government is pressing on. Effie Henry, director of the Women’s Health, Bureau of the Ministry of Health told a pharmacy journal that other options to circumvent the legal restrictions are being considered. One option, which would require a modification to the Pharmacy Act (as would the original plan), would be to allow regional health officers – who are doctors – […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

*Executions generate organ sale income*  WorldNetDaily reports that the People’s Republic of China has been exploiting its high level of executions to generate revenue through the harvesting and sale of organs from executed “criminals.” In Zhengzhou City, a hospital worker who had many times extracted organs at execution sites, told Harry Wu, a former Chinese political prisoner, “A shot in his head, blow away his brain, and the guy is brain dead. He has no more thinking, ceases to be a human being, just a thing, and we use the waste.” T. Kumar of Amnesty International USA testified on the […]
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HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS ARRESTED AT EPISCOPALIAN PROTEST

DENVER, CO, July 6 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Some 70 homosexual activists blocked a Denver convention center Tuesday demanding that the Episcopalian Church accept homosexuality and ordain practicing homosexuals. The Washington Times reports that the 73rd Episcopal General Convention which began yesterday, is to decide on a proposal to codify the 2.4 million-member denomination’s unofficial policy of letting each diocese decide the role of homosexuals in the church. The day of the arrests, conservative Episcopalians began an ad campaign trying to reach out to homosexuals with a message of hope for change through prayer and God’s grace. The American Anglican Council, a […]
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CANADIANS PAYING FOR CONVICTS’ CONDOMS

OTTAWA, July 5 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Access to information document obtained by the Toronto Sun newspaper reveals that Canadian taxpayers have been forced to pay over $65,000 since mid-April 1998 for condoms for jailed convicts. The paper also notes that the true figure is likely much higher considering not all prisons provided costs and selection criteria for condom use between April 1998 and Jan. 1, 2000.
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HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS ROOTING FOR MANNING OVER DAY

OTTAWA, July 5 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexual activists who first backed Tom Long in the Canadian Alliance leadership race are now supporting Preston Manning. They have vowed to leave the party if Stockwell Day is elected leader. The National Post reports today that an unnamed homosexual activist who had backed Long and another activist, George Marsland, will quit the party since Day refused to publicly repudiate LifeSite News and Campaign Life Coalition. The charges against LifeSite/Campaign Life are being fueled by negative political strategies and shoddy or biased media reporting. LifeSite has been repeatedly accused of “attacking” or “targeting” a few […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Boston Pizza restaurants in Alberta have demonstrated concern for children in utero. CBC reports that in an effort to fight fetal alcohol syndrome the chain will now offer free non-alcoholic drinks to pregnant mothers. Taking contraceptive pills makes a woman 2.75 times more likely to suffer a stroke, but worth the risk says a study to be published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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CWL LEADER LASHES OUT AT BISHOP OVER FEMINIST MARCH

TORONTO, July 5 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Betty Anne Brown, Catholic Women’s League (CWL) Ontario president, wrote a scathing letter to Bishop Nicola De Angelis, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto and Spiritual Advisor for the Ontario CWL over his public disapproval of the radical feminist March of Women 2000. The bishop’s disapproval was expressed in a letter by him responsed to a CWL package containing the agenda and background information on the upcoming Provincial CWL Convention. The package, sent out by Brown included the letters of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and individual bishops supporting the March, but excluded […]
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