LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

BC pro-lifer Mary Wagner, who was arrested as an innocent by-stander yesterday, was released that afternoon at 4:30 pm BC time. She was told that her probation forbids her from any attending at an abortuary even though she refused to sign any agreement promising to stay away. See yesterday’s story at:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2000/oct/001024.html#3 Mother Angelica discusses the many issues pertaining to the upcoming elections – in particular the importance of moral implications of the vote. (Wait till after the first few minutes)  https://www.ewtn.com/vondemand/audio/resolve.asp?rafile=mal102400.ra New Zealand’s secondary teachers union has published a handbook for teachers promoting homosexuality. The handbook, out next month, […]
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DATE SET FOR SEPARATION OF SIAMESE TWINS

LONDON, Oct 25 (LSN.ca) – The hospital, which is holding the joined Siamese twins Jodie and Mary, is planning to go ahead with the separation of the twins, which will cause the death of at least one of the children. The parents who are devout Catholics tried to fight the decision in the courts but lost. While the hospital, St Mary’s in Manchester, is choosing to perform the separation sanctioned by the Court of Appeal last month, it is refusing to make public the date when the operation will occur. A spokesman for the hospital told BBC “The operation will […]
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US FUNDS ALLOWED FOR ABORTIONS OVERSEAS

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (LSN.ca) – Congressional negotiators have agreed on a $14.9 billion foreign aid measure which will allow US monies to be used to pay for abortion and abortion lobbying overseas. The agreement allows for $425 million to overseas “family planning programs”, up from last year’s $385 million. Pro-lifers were however able to ensure that no monies would be spent until Feb. 15, leaving the decision to the next US President. Commenting on the decision, pro-life Rep. Christopher Smith said, “First and foremost, it’s not good . . . (but) the real outcome will be decided on Nov. 7 […]
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HUMAN EMBRYOS CREATED FOR EXPERIMENTATION

SAN DIEGO, Oct 25 (LSN.ca) – For the first time US scientists have admitted publicly to creating human embryos knowing that they will be used for experimentation which will cause their deaths. While scientists have long used human embryos for such revolting ends, the embryos used were those “left over” from fertility treatments. The current research from Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Virginia created 40 human embryos with ova and sperm donations from young, healthy donors. The study, revealed at a reproductive medicine conference yesterday, harvested 162 mature ova from 12 young women and created human embryos using frozen […]
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GORE’S VP PICK LIEBERMAN EXCOMMUNICATED BY JEWISH COURT

NEW YORK, Oct 24 (LSN.ca) – An Orthodox Jewish rabbinical court in New York has formally sanctioned Vice Presidential hopeful Senator Joseph Lieberman. According to the Conservative News Service, the New York Torah Court stated that Lieberman caused “grave scandal” for the Jewish religion “by the fact that, while claiming to be an observant Jew, [he] has been misrepresenting and falsifying to the American people the teachings of the Torah against partial birth infanticide, against special privileges and preferential treatment for flaunting homosexuals, and against religious intermarriage of Jews.” Rabbi Joseph Friedman, a spokesman and participant in the rabbinical court, […]
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GAG LAW PLACED ON HOLD FOR ELECTION

Federal government is launching immediate appeal CALGARY, Oct 24 (LSN.ca) – The “Gag Law” which set federal spending limits on third-party advertising during election campaigns has been placed on temporary hold by an Alberta judge after a Charter challenge by the National Citizens’ Coalition. The new law was of concern to pro-life groups since it would have limited third-party expenditures on advocacy advertising nationally and in any given constituency during the course of a campaign and would have required bureaucratic reporting of spending and lists of donors who gave over a certain amount. One requirement remains in effect. Citizens or […]
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MOST CANADIAN PREGNANT TEENS ABORT THEIR CHILDREN

All-Time-Low Teen Birth Rate Figures Tainted With Blood OTTAWA, Oct 24 (LSN.ca) – Statistics Canada released a report on Teenage Pregnancy Friday which noted that for the first time, statistics are showing that Canadian pregnant teens aged 15-19 aborted most of their babies. The report says that “in 1997, for the first time, the percentage of teenage pregnancies ending in abortion (50.3%) surpassed that of live births (46.8%). The remaining 2.9% of pregnancies ended in a miscarriage or stillbirth.” Thus the news that the number of births and the birth rate of teens reached an “at all-time low” in 1997 […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

A publication of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and their own Candidates Questionnaire for the 2000 presidential candidates have upset pro-lifers who suggest allowing Al Gore to pretend he is against partial-birth abortion without comment or explanation is a severe blow to the pro-life cause.  https://www.nationalreview.com/nr_comment/nr_commentprint102000a.html See the questionnaire and the CNS story at:  https://www.nccbuscc.org/ogl/questionnaire.htm https://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/20001016.htm
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JAKKI JEFFS RESPONDS TO CWL OVER MARCH OF WOMEN DISCIPLINE

GUELPH, ON, Oct 24 (LSN.ca) – Catholic Women’s League (CWL) life member Jakki Jeffs responded to the CWL president’s letter threatening to revoke her Life Member status for speaking out against CWL support of the World March of Women. Mrs. Jeffs challenged the CWL’s claim that her signature on the Life Membership Application … “affirmed implicit support and service to national council with loyalty to the League as called for in the League Promise…..”. She notes “when I gave my promise to ‘… cooperate with League officers in all programs under their direction …’ I did so believing that my […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

In a clear message to the Netherlands which is currently moving on legislation to allow homosexual marriage, Pope John Paul II told the new ambassador to the Vatican from the Netherlands: ““no form of relation between persons can be considered equal to the natural relation between a man and a woman, who through their love give life to children.”  https://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=8431
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