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Father John Earl, priest of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Rochelle, Ill., has been charged by police after allegedly smashing his car into an abortuary and chopping at the building with an axe. The abortion mill was not open at the time and the owner chased the priest away with two blasts of a shotgun aimed at a nearby wall.  https://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGAQJH0NRDC.html
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NEW ZEALAND SET TO APPROVE RU-486

CHRISTCHURCH, Oct 2 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New Zealand is considering legalizing the abortion pill RU-486 on the heels of the U.S. FDA approval of the human pesticide. NZ Health Minister Annette King is being lobbied by pro-lifers not to approve the drug. If approved, papers report the abortion drug would be available by the middle of next year. (with files from Pro-Life E-News)
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GROUPS CALL FOR PARENTAL CHOICE IN EDUCATION IN ONTARIO

TORONTO, Oct 2 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Six groups representing parents, teachers and taxpayers, joined together in a united call for parental choice in education as the solution to the ongoing conflict and chaos in the provinces schools. The groups feel that the monopolistic nature of the publicly-funded school systems is at the heart of the problem. John Bachmann, President of the Organization for Quality Education, pointed out that choice is not new to Ontario schools. “We are calling for more school choice, not the introduction of something new, in Ontario,” he said. “Roman Catholic parents have long been able to send […]
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ITALY APPROVES MORNING AFTER PILL

ROME, Oct 2 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Italian government has approved the abortifacient morning after pill, and is expected to authorize sales as early as next week. The Times of India reported today that the Catholic Church condemned the move calling it “chemical abortion.” Church leaders also took exception to the disinformation being spread by the pill’s proponents who are calling it “emergency contraception” because it is able to kill the embryo up to 72 hours after conception (fertilization). For more see the Times of India at: https://www.timesofindia.com/021000/02hlth4.htm
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DOCTOR REFUSES TO SEPARATE SIAMESE TWINS

LONDON, Oct 2 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-lifers made a last ditch effort to offer refuge to the joined Siamese twins Jodie and Mary offering to support the twins and the parents at Zoe’s Place, a unique hospital dedicated to looking after children with life-threatening illnesses. Meanwhile the UK Society for the Protection of Unborn Children reports today that the doctor of the twins is refusing to separate the twins despite the court’s ruling in favour of the separation and the parents’ decision not to appeal the decision further. The surgeon suggests that the separation would likely kill both children and thus […]
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