PRO-LIFE EFFORTS TO STEM EUTHANASIA MEET SUCCESS

TORONTO, Oct 18 (LSN.ca) – Last December the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Ontario (EPCO) contacted the provincial Attorney General to request a review of a lenient sentence given to Lisa Thompson for her attempt to kill her disabled daughter. Responding to this appeal and those of citizens encouraged to write the Attorney General by EPCO, Campaign Life Coalition and LifeSite, the Attorney General formed an advisory group to develop policies on disabled persons and the justice system. The Attorney General also issued a sentencing directive to Crown attorneys emphasizing that conditional sentences are not appropriate for crimes of violence or […]
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LIFE SAVED DURING DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE TORONTO ABORTUARY

Linda Gibbons and Rosemary Connell Arrested by Toronto Police TORONTO, Oct. 18 (LSN.ca) – Toronto police acted with more restraint this time as no journalists were arrested when Linda Gibbons conducted the latest of her counselling efforts outside the Scott abortuary this morning. A life seems to have been saved in the process. A couple standing on the steps of the abortuary and ringing the doorbell was distracted enough by the activities on the sidewalk to shift their attention to a nearby pro-life counsellor asking to speak to them. The couple came down, was counselled and given literature was last […]
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COSTA RICA HIGH COURT DECLARES IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION UNCONSTITUTIONAL

SAN JOSE, Oct 18 (LSN.ca) – In a decision made public in March, the reasons for which only became public October 11, the highest Constitutional Court in Costa Rica ruled that in-vitro fertilization is unconstitutional. Lawyer Hermas Navarro Del Valle, a member of the advisory committee of the Bishops Conference of Costa Rica, brought the case forward. The court ruled that according to the constitution, “The human embryo is a person from the moment of conception … not an object … not to be frozen … (and that it is) not constitutionally legitimate to be exposed to a disproportionate risk […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, Archbishop of Santo Domingo, spoke out against the United Nations Sunday for their promotion of abortion. He noted that the process of acceptance of abortion begins when abortion ceases to be punished, then it is legalized and then it “is converted into a new human right universally admitted.”  https://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=8122 An Agence France Presse report distributed by Pro-Life E-News today reports that RU-486 will be withdrawn from the German market at the end of this year having only been on the market since November 1999. The article notes that the move is being made by […]
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PRO-LIFE YOUTH SENTENCED FOR WITNESS OUTSIDE ABORTUARY

VANCOUVER, Oct 17 (LSN.ca) – Mary Wagner, the 26-year-old pro-lifer in BC who was arrested in August outside Vancouver’s notorious Everywoman’s abortion clinic, was sentenced in court yesterday to one day in jail. Due to her refusal to sign a statement not to go back to the clinic she spent the last 46 days in custody. John Hof, leader of Campaign Life Coalition, B.C. told LifeSite what an “incredible inspiration” Mary has been for the movement. Her peaceful witness, kneeling in front of the abortuary handing out roses has captured the hearts of many urging them on to pro-life action. […]
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SPAIN USING PGD TO TARGET BABY GIRLS FOR EXTERMINATION

BARCELONA, Oct 17 (LSN.ca) – Scientists from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and researchers from the Cefer Institute of Reproduction screened out all the girl embryos for a couple so that only boys were born in order to suppress transmission of the father’s hemophilia. The embryos created through in-vitro fertilization underwent pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (eliminating the girls). Although males cannot pass on hemophilia to their children, girls whose fathers have the disease become carriers. A Spanish researcher tried to dismiss the fact that they were eliminating baby girl human embryos stating, “We don’t think it is an ethical problem, because […]
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CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER SAYS THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT ABORTION

OTTAWA, Oct 17 (LSN.ca) – The Hill Times, an independent and respected publication that covers Parliament Hill events, reports that Jean Chretien told his Liberal MP’s at a late September Caucus meeting that the Party will campaign on the issue of “state versus church.” The Times reports that Chretien said that elections “are about whether we will have a referendum on abortion or capital punishment. Or should the church set the school curriculum.” A Liberal who spoke to LifeSite refused to discuss anything about the caucus meeting. However, when asked whether the Party election focus would be on abortion he […]
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LIFESITE NEWSFLASH

TORONTO, Oct 17 (LSN.ca) – Pro-lifers Linda Gibbons and Rosemary Connell were arrested today outside Scott abortuary in Toronto while witnessing for life. Details to follow. See LifeSite’s Linda Gibbons page at:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/gibbons/index.html
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RECRUITMENT OF CHILDREN PART OF HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA?

The October 9 issues of Report magazine includes an article about the growth in “gay-straight alliance” groups in B.C. schools, discussing the concern many people have about the possibility of these groups being used as vehicles recruitment of students into homosexuality. Homosexual activists, hiding under the veil of the claim that homosexuality is a genetic trait and, therefore, not something people can adopt or reject, are recruiting people into the destructive behaviour, say some critics, including K-John Cheung of the Canadian Alliance for Social Justice and Family Values. Lending credibility to recruitment fears, Vancouver Sun columnist, college philosophy instructor and […]
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CIVILIAN COMMISSION REJECTS ARRESTED REPORTERS’ COMPLAINTS

Commission’s integrity questioned over whitewash of pro-life reporters’ arrest TORONTO, Oct. 16 (LSN.ca) – The Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services has rejected the formal complaints of LifeSite Director Stephen Jalsevac and author Gordon Truscott against the officers who arrested them Oct. 15, 1999 while they were covering a Linda Gibbon’s protest. The charges against Jalsevac and Truscott and the third defendant, freelance reporter Sue Careless, were eventually all dropped by the Crown because of “no reasonable possibility of conviction.” Both Jalsevac and Truscott originally filed formal complaints against the arresting officers in Oct. 1999. Jalsevac stated “my complaint concerns […]
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