AFRICA HOSTILE TO WESTERN AIDS STRATEGIES

SOUTH CAROLINA, Aug 23 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. president Bill Clinton thought he was doing Africans a favour when he signed a bill – the Global AIDS and Tuberculosis Relief Act of 2000 – Saturday that will establish a global trust fund to combat HIV/AIDS, repored the UNWire Monday. “The new US funding is intended to encourage other international donors to pitch in an additional $1 billion annually.” America has also offered to lend African countries $1 billion to buy AIDS drugs. Reporting yesterday, however, the UNWire says that “South Africa and Namibia, two countries hit hard by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, […]
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TEENS NEED TO KNOW TRUTH ABOUT MORNING-AFTER PILL

NOVA SCOTIA, Aug 23 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A survey of teens in a Nova Scotia high school indicates a significant lack of knowledge about the abortifacient morning-after pill that is troubling to sex-ed professionals. According to an article in today’s National Post, 45 percent of the girls surveyed have had sex at least once. Although “80 percent said they had heard of the morning-after pill, … fewer than 10% knew there was a 72-hour time limit. And only 50% felt it was likely to be effective in preventing pregnancy.” Pro-life Canadians are far more concerned about the deception used to promote […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Peter Stock, national affairs director for the Canada Family Action Coalition, is quoted in today’s National Post, defending aggressive political lobbying by Christians. The article also notes that “Alliance MPs, Mr. Martin and Val Meredith, face challenges from opponents with substantial support in the pro-life Christian movement.”  “More women are deciding that marriage is not inevitable, that they can lead a fulfilling life as a single. It’s an empowering choice, but for many not an easy one,” reports the latest issue of Time. The birthrate, however, “has climbed 15% among unmarried thirty-somethings since 1990.”  The Danish documentary, ‘And Then Came […]
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POLITICAL LINES CLARIFIED IN U.S. PRESIDENTIAL RACE

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug 22 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A feminist outfit, Washington Feminist Faxnet, has praised Al Gore as their choice for president in the wake of the recent Democratic National Convention. “In contrast to the Republicans whose platform calls for criminalizing abortion and outlawing affirmative action, Democrats passed a more pro-woman platform this week. Strong planks include a commitment to a woman’s right to choose, a call for including gender in hate crimes, and an affirmation that the party supports affirmative action.” They also condemned Lynne V. Cheney, the wife of the Republican vice-presidential candidate: “she’s the same feminist-bashing Cheney that […]
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WELL-BEING OF AMERICAN CHILDREN IMPROVING

SOUTH CAROLINA, Aug 22 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The well-being of American children is improving when measured in terms of child poverty, teen births, and violence which are apparently all down, although there is concern that the reduction in teen births has been accompanied by an increase in teen abortions. One indicator going in the wrong direction, however, is substance abuse. One example of a place where teen pregnancy rates have steadily dropped over the past few years is North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Michael Burgess and Leonis Wright of the School-Community Youth Development Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project, however, say “the problem […]
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INTERNATIONALIST IMPULSES CONTINUE

B.C., Aug 22 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The march towards strengthening the international order continues with reports today that Britain intends to “formally break ranks with the US on Friday by supporting the creation of an international criminal court.” The British newspaper, The Guardian, reports today that Prime Minister Tony Blair’s office “confirmed yesterday that the foreign secretary, Robin Cook, is to publish a consultation paper and a draft bill paving the way for British participation in the court.” The ICC treaty will be given high profile at the upcoming Millennium Summit as UN supporters push for its speedy implementation across the […]
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“Marriage is the citadel. Once it falls, everything else will fall into place. Once you say that two men auditioning for the leads in ‘La Cage aux Folles’ are the equivalent of a family conforming to God’s law and maintaining the cradle of civilization, the fabric of society is irreparably rent and anything is possible.” – conservative Jewish commentator Don Feder
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ABORTION-BREAST CANCER LINK MUST BE ACKNOWLEDGED

MEDICAL FILES, Aug 22 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake of the release of the latest report indicating a link between induced abortion and breast cancer, the American Life League is putting pressure on the U.S. medical profession and the media to acknowledge the evidence. The acknowledgement, after two years of study, by the British Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists that the American study’s findings “could not be disregarded,” has received wide coverage with Britain’s Daily Express anticipating that it will “send shockwaves through the medical profession.” ALL president Judie Brown, therefore, is asking. “if England’s Royal College of Obstetricians […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

“An infant boy unwanted by his mother was turned in to the pediatric emergency room at Beth Israel Medical Center, becoming the first child to given ‘safe haven’ under a new [New Jersey] law, officials said Saturday.”   Christian Heritage Party leader Ron Gray condemned the advertising campaign by pharmaceutical giant Wyeth-Ayerst to sell birth control pills, accusing them of “misrepresentation”. “Indeed, to some it might almost seem as though the pill-makers are pimping – exploiting young women sexually to make money,” he said. The radical judicial activist Supreme Court of Canada judge, Claire L’Heureux-Dubé, is speaking out against judicial […]
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DEFUNDING ABORTION URGED TO HELP MAKE HEALTH CARE SUSTAINABLE

B.C., OTTAWA, Aug 22 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Among the many stories recently about the health care funding crisis across Canada was a Canadian Press story yesterday about third world-type conditions at British Columbia’s Kootenay Lake Regional Hospital. The main operating room is being rewired because a light switch was giving off electric shocks; they don’t know if the “antique” surgical tool sterilizer still works; “in the surgical ward fans blow over bedpans full of ice to keep patients cool” because there is no air conditioning.” Also, last week the Canadian Medical Association released the results of a survey based on a […]
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