JOINT STATEMENT BY MAJOR RELIGIONS CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON FAITH STATEMENTS

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (LSN.ca) – Attacks on the Christian beliefs of Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day have continued despite religious leaders’ attempts to speak out against it. In a joint statement Friday the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Islamic Society of North America-Canada, and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada called “upon politicians and media representatives to be respectful of the faith beliefs of all political candidates and to be committed to treating them with dignity and sensitivity.” As LifeSite has reported in recent weeks, Day’s belief in rest on Sunday was attacked by the Prime […]
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CRTC APPROVES FIRST ALL HOMOSEXUAL TV STATION

Catholic station refused OTTAWA, Nov 27 (LSN.ca) – Canada’s communications regulators, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), have approved a new list of television channels for the Canadian market. The agency has this time approved an all-homosexual programming channel called PrideVision (gay and lesbian interests). The allowance for the specialty channel strikes many as manifestly unfair since the CRTC has repeatedly turned down the all-Catholic Eternal World Television Network. See the CRTC list of newly approved channels at:  https://www.crtc.gc.ca/ENG/NEWS/RELEASES/2000/R001124e.htm
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RU-486 LEAD TO HUGE INCREASE IN ABORTION IN CHINA

BEIJING, Nov 27 (LSN.ca) – A report by the US Embassy in China notes that the introduction of RU-486 in China led to a huge increase in the number of abortions. The report notes that the drug was approved in China eight years ago but has been widely used in Chinese cities for about two years. “Although a prescription drug, RU-486 is widely available on the black market in many Chinese cities for about US$15,” says the report. “Chinese physicians worry about complications emerging from unsupervised use of the drug.” The relatively easy availability of the abortifacient has led to […]
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EUGENICS FEARS INCREASE AS EMBRYO IQ TEST MARKETED

LONDON, Nov 27 (LSN.ca) – British scientists have developed a test which screens embryos for their IQ for under $300 (CDN). The test, being marketed by Cytocell, of Banbury, was developed from research at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford. While the current test only identified embryos conceived via in vitro fertilization, scientists are searching for a test for normally conceived babies. The Sunday Times reports that the test is already being used in the United States and Italy, at St Barnabas Medical Centre in New Jersey, and at a genetics centre in Barcelona. The article also reports that “the […]
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UNFPA OUTGOING HEAD ADMITS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ABORTION’S SPREAD

NEW YORK, Nov 27 (LSN.ca) – In a revealing interview published today by the UN Foundation news service, outgoing UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Nafis Sadik admitted that she has been very successful at changing policies around the globe in areas of reproductive health, population issues and family planning. An interview with Sadik, who has led the UNFPA for 14 years and has been with the organization for 29 years, she said that when the agency started, few countries had family planning programs because it was simply not acceptable in many areas. But “now every country in the developing […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

Florida’s secretary of state certified George W. Bush the winner over Al Gore Sunday night in the state’s near-deadlocked presidential vote, but predictably the Gore camp again rejected the results and is waging the battle for power in the courts.  https://cbc.ca/cgi-bin/templates/NWview.cgi?/news/2000/11/26/us_election001126 An abortuary guard was charged by police in Granite City after repeatedly beating a pro-lifer over the head. The violent attack came after the pro-lifer turned his back to the guard and was walking away.  https://www.postnet.com/postnet/stories.nsf/News/529B929EA5AF9D258625699F00380783?OpenDocument&Headline=Abortion%20clinic%20guard%20faces%20charges%20after%20striking%20man (Pro-Life E-News)
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

The Tablet, a Catholic newspaper in the UK, reports this month that the leaders of Latvia’s four traditional faiths (Lutheran, Catholic and Orthodox are the three main) celebrated the country’s National Day in Riga’s Dome Church, but in a protest against the Government they took no formal part in the proceedings. Archbishop Janis Vanags, head of the Latvian Lutheran Church, explained in an open letter to the President, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, that he and his colleagues from other faiths had taken this stand due to their “sadness and shame” over the stance of the Latvian state on matters of morality during […]
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NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE TAPES CAN BE ORDERED

Excellent quality audio cassette recordings of the 17 presentations given at the National Pro-life conference in Toronto can be ordered via LifeSite. The talks by Joe Scheidler, Peter Kreeft (4 talks), Charles Rice, Michael Coren, Joel Brind, and the other speakers are some of the best, if not the best, ever heard at a pro-life conference (according to participants who have attended many such conferences in Canada and the U.S.) See the conference web page for the titles of talks given and speaker bios.  https://www.lifesitenews.com/clc/conference_2000/ There will be a link to order information and other details on the LifeSite home […]
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IMPORTANT LIFESITE ELECTION 2000 PAGE UPDATES

The LifeSite Election 2000 candidate evaluations are regularly updated as new information is received. Article are also being added and revised. The latest major file update was at 6:00 p.m. today. This will continue until election day. As well, the election page is now posted on another server at another location. This is a backup should there be any problems with the main server. Please bookmark this duplicate election 2000 page which is at:  https://lifesite.vservers.com/interim/2000/election2000/index.html See the Canada Family Action Voter’s Guide at:  https://www.familyaction.org/currentissues/2000%20Fed%20VG.htm CFAC surveyed the candidates on a wide variety of family and moral issues
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URGENT PRAYER ALERT FOR NOV 27 CANADIAN ELECTIONS

OTTAWA, Nov 24 (LSN.ca) – Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition Canada told LifeSite this week a massive prayer campaign is urgently required for the upcoming Canadian elections on November 27. Hughes said, “There are major issues of faith, life and family at stake in this election and I beg for prayers not only from Canadians but also from our American counterparts still praying over their own election and from pro-lifers throughout the world.” For the first time in many years, one of the major political party leaders in Canada is willing to allow the rights of unborn […]
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