STUDY CONFIRMS MENTAL HEALTH RISK AFTER ABORTION

SPRINGFIELD, IL, July 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Women who undergo abortions are at greater risk for mental health problems in subsequent years, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society (APS) held this June in Miami Beach, Florida. Meanwhile, another new study presented at the APS conference by researchers from the University at Albany in New York found that teens who had children were as well or better adjusted than teens who did not have children. The first study examined the medical records of women who had undergone abortions for up to six years […]
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US PRO-LIFE GROUPS LAUNCH TV AD CAMPAIGN

PHILADELPHIA, July 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Five US pro-life organizations have co-sponsored the “Second Thoughts About Abortion” ad campaign to impact the hearts and minds of Americans with the realization that abortion takes away all the tomorrows of our posterity. The powerful ads began airing yesterday in Philadelphia, the host city of this weekend’s Republican National Convention. The five sponsoring organizations are The American Family Association, The Center For Reclaiming America, an outreach of Coral Ridge Ministries, Concerned Women for America, Family First, and National Right To Life Educational Trust Fund. (with files from AFA and the Family Policy Network)
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CANADIAN MINISTER “FIBS” IN PROMOTION OF INTERNATIONAL COURT

NEW YORK, July 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An editorial in Wednesday’s National Post notes that Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy fibbed while promoting the International Criminal Court (ICC) in New York. Axworthy told the New York Times that there was a “national debate” in Canada about the ICC, and that the country signed on to it wholeheartedly. “We sponsored a national forum across the country . Plus we have a major Web site on the issue.” The Post points out that “actually the House of Commons debated the matter for precisely six and a half hours. The Senate dispatched the matter […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

The Washington Times reports that vice-president Al Gore, who has expressed strong disapproval of a Democratic fund-raiser at the Playboy Mansion, has nevertheless accepted thousands of dollars in donations from Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and his daughter, Playboy CEO Christie Hefner. Catholic World News reports that the US House of Representatives voted on Monday to encourage the public display of the country’s official motto, “In God We Trust.” The bill, sponsored by Rep. Bob Schaffer, R-Colorado, was intended to encourage Americans to embrace their religious heritage. The non-binding resolution was passed by a voice vote with only one representative speaking […]
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CANADIAN PUBLIC LIBRARIES HAVE PRO-ABORTION BIAS

TORONTO, July 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study of major Canadian libraries undertaken by Report newsmagazine reveals that they demonstrate abortion advocacy in terms of their selection of items to stock. The magazine surveyed the catalogues of six of the country’s largest public libraries -Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto and selected four very popular pro-life books and four corresponding pro-abortion books. The survey found that the six libraries contained 59 copies of the pro-abortion books, but only 14 copies of the anti-abortion books, a ratio of four to one. To broaden the scope of the research project, a subject […]
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VANCOUVER ABORTUARY FORCED TO MOVE

VANCOUVER, July 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Elizabeth Bagshaw abortuary located in the Hycroft Medical Centre at 3195 Granville St. in Vancouver is being forced to move as the building’s owners have refused to renew the lease when it expires in August. The BC Catholic reported in June last year that the abortion mill’s operations were generating “too much hassle” for other tenants. The newspaper of the Vancouver Archdiocese reported that since the abortuary moved into the Hycroft building in 1990, relations with other building tenants have been cool. Some, including doctors, moved out immediately, others at the first opportunity, and […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

SPUC reports that a disabled man who appeared on television in New Zealand saying that he wanted his ventilator turned off so that he could die has since changed his mind and now wants to “give life a go”. Brian Park, aged 32, was left unable to move his arms or legs or breathe unaided as a result of a truck accident earlier this year, and made his plea to be allowed to die during the visit to his country of Dr Nitschke, the Australian euthanasia campaigner. Mr. Park’s condition has now improved so that he might be able to […]
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POLICE CRACKDOWN ON HOME-SCHOOLING IN GERMANY

BONN, July 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In April, in the town of Schloss Holte-Stukenbroch, Germany, three police officers stormed Johann Harder’s home overturning furniture, shouting, smashing a camera which attempted to photograph their actions, and tearing weeping children from their parents. The crime: homeschooling. The July 8 edition of World magazine reports that homeschooling is illegal in Germany and city Mayor Hubert Erlichlandwehr wanted to make an example of the Harders, a homeschooling family with 11 children, from three months old to 24 years in age. The Harders are described as a “very committed” Christian family belonging to a Baptist church […]
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US HOUSE PASSES BILL PROTECTING PREBORN FROM EXECUTION

WASHINGTON, July 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – By a vote of 417-0, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved a bill to prohibit any state from executing a woman who “carries a child in utero,” defined as “a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb.” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., introduced the bill just days after Vice President Al Gore appeared on “Meet the Press” questioning the principle. “Innocent, unborn children should not have to pay for their mothers’ crimes with their lives,” she said. NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson commented: “The House […]
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BUSH CHOOSES PRO-LIFE CHENEY AS RUNNING MATE

WASHINGTON, July 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – US Presidential hopeful George Bush has selected former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney as his running mate. The choice has enraged abortion supporters, but was welcomed by pro-lifers. The National Right to Life Committee noted that Cheney has voted 100% pro-life on 27 roll calls rated as key pro-life votes. Cheney has expressed support for a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution to guarantee the right to life of all human beings, regardless of their stage of development. He also opposes any legislation that would facilitate or permit assisted suicide. In related news, AP reports that […]
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