MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM LIFESITE NEWS

The editors and reporters at LifeSite News would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a happy and holy Christmas and a blessed New Year. We look forward to the new century and millennium with the fervent hope that the scourge of abortion will be lifted allowing us all to live in a new era of grace and peace. May the love of the Little One born 2000 years ago inflame your hearts with joy and peace. Remember: Jesus is the “reason for the season.” Please note that regular LifeSite News reports will be temporarily suspended […]
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CANADA PUSHING FOR ICC RATIFICATION IN JORDAN

AMMAN, Dec 21, 2000 (LSN.ca) – Canada was a major sponsor of a lobbying effort in Jordan this week to get more nations to ratify the Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court. The Jordan Times reports that the four-day international lobby effort was funded by Canadian and Swiss embassies in Amman and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation of Germany. The meeting included representatives from Egypt, Iraq, Sudan, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, Palestine, Bahrain, Syria, Canada, Belgium and India. The ICC will assume universal jurisdiction, even over countries that have refused to sign on to it, once 60 countries have ratified […]
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OUTSPOKEN MEXICAN PRO-LIFE BISHOP DIES

MEXICO CITY, Dec 21, 2000 (LSN.ca) – Outspoken pro-life Bishop Luis Reynoso Cervantes of Cuernavaca Mexico died Tuesday during back surgery. He was 74 years old. AP reports that “As the legal adviser to the Mexican bishops’ council, he called Mexico City’s former Mayor Rosario Robles ‘a murderer and a coward’ for proposing a law allowing abortion in cases of rape.” See the AP coverage at:  https://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001221/wl/obit_mexican_bishop_1.html
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HLI APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, Dec 21, 2000 (LSN.ca) – Human Life International has appointed Father Thomas Euteneuer as its new president with acting president, Father Matthew Habiger, assuming the role of HLI chairman. An HLI press release indicates that Father Euteneuer has a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana as well as a licentiate degree in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. Ordained in 1988, he has served as parish priest in five different parishes of the Diocese of Palm Beach, Florida, Secretary to the Bishop, Director of Vocations, and Spiritual […]
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EVANGELICAL LEADER DOBSON PRAISES POPE ON STAND FOR LIFE AND FAMILY

ROME, Dec 21, 2000 (LSN.ca) – Evangelical leader James Dobson, famous for his Focus on the Family organization radio broadcasts listened to by millions, praised pope John Paul II early this month. This took place at a meeting in Rome with the pope which Dobson attended along with Chuck Colson, another evangelical leader. The Catholic News Service quoted Dobson as saying that although he has theological differences with the Catholic church: “when it comes to the family, there is far more agreement than disagreement, and with regard to moral issues from abortion to premarital sex, safe-sex ideology and homosexuality, I […]
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NEW ZOGBY POLL SHOWS 58% WANT PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION ILLEGAL

WASHINGTON, Dec 21, 2000 (LSN.ca) – A new Zogby American Values poll of 1,005 likely voters, conducted Dec. 15-17 shows 58% want the president to sign a bill banning partial birth abortion. The survey has a margin of sampling error of +/-3.2%. and is conducted quarterly. The poll also shows a slight majority (51%) in favour of school vouchers. See the poll results at:  https://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=317
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Annanova reports German MP Hubert Hueppe slammed the British approval of human embryo cloning for experimentation saying it was creating “human factories.”“We are united with all other European Union countries that the cloning of embryos steps over ethical and moral boundaries,” said Edelgard Bulmahn, Germany’s science minister.  https://www.lineone.net/newswire/cgi-bin/newswire.cgi/skynews/uk/story/2000/12/c—2000-12-21-1n3.html Pro-Life E-News circulated a report by CBS and Columbia TriStar Television claiming that an upcoming episode of FAMILY LAW airing Monday, Jan. 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS Television and dealing with abortion will present a balanced perspective.
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SOUTH KOREA BILL TO BAN HUMAN EMBRYO EXPERIMENTS

SEOUL, Dec 20, 2000 (LSN.ca) – A government bill in South Korea proposes to ban human cloning completely. Church News reports today that the bill also prohibits medical and bioengineering research using human embryos, stressing that they should not be artificially reproduced except for reproduction. The bill also stipulates that an embryo’s genetic content should not be artificially changed or manipulated. For more see the Church News coverage at:  https://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=10728
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

Outgoing US President Bill Clinton has vetoed Bankruptcy Legislation which excluded a clause which would have forbidden pro-lifers to claim bankruptcy when faced with lawsuits by the abortion lobby.  https://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/20/politics/20BANK.html The National Post reported yesterday that US Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, “a staunch conservative who waited out the entire Clinton administration to retire under a Republican president, may delay even longer because of fears George W. Bush, the President-elect, will be forced to replace him with a moderate.”  https://www.nationalpost.com/search/story.html?f=/stories/20001219/411199.html
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Yugoslavia became the 120th country to sign on to the International Criminal Court. The Yugoslav foreign minister, Goran Svilanovic, signed on a visit to New York to speak in a Security Council debate on Kosovo. Pope John Paul II announced the following general prayer intention for December 2000: “That the celebration of the Jubilee may become the source of a new commitment in men and women of good will to protect and promote human life.” British Psychological Society says that homosexual males are ignoring “safe sex” campaigns. The report’s author says, “The constant churning out of more and more messages […]
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