U.S. LEGISLATION MAY FLUSH OUT ABORTION MALPRACTICE

Aug. 31 (LifeSiteNews.com) – CNN reported Tuesday on legislation that Rep. Tom Bliley, a Virginia Republican who chairs the House Commerce Committee, plans to introduce next week giving the public access to doctors’ records relating to disciplinary actions and malpractice payments. “The American Medical Association has long opposed public release of the data bank information,” says CNN. “The doctors’ lobby contends the raw data on malpractice payments does not reflect either physician quality or competence, since only one of every five malpractice settlements involves negligence.” Though the issue hasn’t been prominent, pro-life forces have for years sought more access to […]
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U.N. “PEACE” SUMMIT TURNS UGLY, ACHIEVES LITTLE

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Nations Millenium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders has ended in discord and apparently without producing any significant results. The Family Research Council (FRC) issued a press release yesterday criticizing summit chairman Ted Turner’s abuse of his position when he knocked Christianity at the conference on Tuesday. The FRC stated that Turner, after his introduction by Maurice Strong, addressed “the audience of more than a thousand religious leaders with a dismissal of Christianity for it’s ‘religious intolerance,’ and for failing to be a belief system ‘of religious freedom’.” Turner is […]
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ANNAN URGES MORE SUPPORT FOR GLOBALIZATION

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sensitive to the continued suspicion many People have of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the international body, told the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference of Presiding Officers yesterday that legislators have a key role to play in helping overcome grass roots mistrust of global institutions. “Together, we at the United Nations and you, the parliamentarians, can do much to break down this wall of suspicion, by explaining the global changes to our peoples and, above all, by ensuring that those changes redound to their benefit,” he said in his speech to the group. […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

Planned Parenthood is a front for “a multimillion-dollar abortion industry,” Archbishop Elden Curtiss of Omaha has boldly stated in a pastoral letter, which he has asked to be read out in area Catholic churches over the weekend. (Omaha World Herald, August 30, 2000) “For the past two months, Republican Rick Lazio has been outpacing Hillary Rodham Clinton at a better than 3-1 clip in fund raising for New York’s U.S. Senate race,” reports Associated Press today.  https://www.syracuse.com/newsflash/index.ssf?/cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?n0830_BC_NY—NYSenate&&news&newsflash-newyork-syr
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Researchers at Queen’s University say that they have found scientific evidence that a fetus can hear at 30 weeks, but that they haven’t detected a response when music was played before then.  https://www.nationalpost.com/search/story.html?f=/stories/20000831/384955.html “The governor of the home state of Mexico’s new president-elect – who also belongs to the same National Action Party (PAN) – on Tuesday vetoed a controversial law that would have banned abortion in cases of rape,” reports Catholic World News Service.  https://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=6516 “A recent study found that the ritual of eating together can actually reduce the chance that their children will get involved in risky behavior,” […]
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PAIN RELIEF DEBATE SHOULD SHOWS UNBORN’S HUMANITY

BRITAIN, CANADA, Aug 31 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The recommendation of a British doctor to anaesthetize unborn babies before killing them is finding support in various places. Here in Canada University of B.C. researcher and psychology professor Ken Craig told the Vancouver Province that “he agrees with Glover’s general premise, if not the same dates, for what he calls a ‘viable’ life to begin.” He has studied pain in premature babies and said that his “experience is they do experience pain. … I say we should give the babies the benefit of the doubt. At 24-25 weeks post-conception, a fetus displays all […]
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POLL USED TO INDICATE HIGH CANADIAN ABORTION SUPPORT

OTTAWA, Aug 31 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two-thirds (66 percent) of Canadians believe in a woman’s right to kill her unborn child. That’s the conclusion Environics has made in light of responses to a recent survey of 2,038 people conducted in July of this year. “Only 26 percent of [those] surveyed disagreed with the statement, ‘Every woman who wants to have an abortion should be able to have one’,” reports the Vancouver Sun today. The figures conveniently come on the heels of Prime Minister Jean Chretien’s speech this week, condemning Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day for his pro-life views and mocking the […]
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ENVIRONMENTALISM TO BE NEW WORLD RELIGION?

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Stoking fears that high-level organizers of the World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, taking place at this time in New York, want to subsume all religions under the banner of an environmentalist ethic, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced the release of Earth and Faith: A Book of Reflection for Action on Tuesday, the day the conference began at the United Nations’ New York headquarters. Maurice Strong, a Canadian and a senior advisor to UN secretary General Kofi Annan, is one of the main organizers of the religious summit. He is renowned […]
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British health experts from the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Nursing and the British Geriatrics Society, are condemning the level of care for elderly people in that country.  Nicaragua is holding a March for Life tomorrow (August 31). The march will apparently be led by the country’s president, Hon. Arnoldo Alemán, along with his pregnant wife.  A city official in the Ontario town of Thunder Bay “has resigned after being unable to reconcile his religious beliefs with a casino that opens to the public today,” reports the National Post. “I’ve been feeling increasingly compromised in my values […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

“Vice President Al Gore would back expansion of the United Nations’ power and peacekeeping operations as president, but Republican candidate George W. Bush said he would ‘never place U.S. troops under U.N. command’,” reports the Washington Times today. “When I am president, America will pay its dues – but only if the U.N.‘s bureaucracy is reformed and our disproportionate share of its costs reduced,” Mr. Bush said.  https://washtimes.com/national/default-2000830223922.htm A former Boy Scout troop leader will spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting just days before his trial was set to begin that he had sex with five […]
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