FAMED US PRO-LIFE PRIEST DIES

NEW YORK, Jan 2, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Rev. John Hardon, a very well known US Catholic priest – a champion for pro-lifers and homeschoolers – died Saturday December 30. In an article soon to appear in the Wanderer, Thomas Droleskey describes Fr. Hardon as “on the front lines of the pro-life movement” and one who “spoke out against the evils of contraception without compromise, understanding that the denial of the Sovereignty of God over the sanctity of marital relations is what led directly to the killing of innocent babies in their mothers’ wombs under cover of civil law.” Renowned for […]
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TAIWAN ACCEPTS RU-486, RELEASES ABORTION STATS

TAIPEI, Jan 2, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Last Thursday, the Taiwanese government legalized the use of the RU-486 abortion drug after only four months of testing. Meanwhile, the Taiwan’s Bureau of National Health Insurance released statistics indicating that there were 42,282 abortions in the country last year. However, Su Tsung-hsien, secretary-general of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Association, said the actual number could reach as high as 100,000 if the numbers included abortion performed in private clinics. Health officials said abortion is the fifth most common surgical procedure performed in Taiwan. LifeSite reported in early December that a recent survey of women […]
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POPE WARNS OF “SERIOUS THREAT FOR THE FUTURE”

VATICAN CITY, Jan 2, 2001 (LSN.ca) – During his yearly “Urbi et Orbi” Christmas speech Pope John Paul II recalled the horrendous legacy of the “culture of death” which reigned during this last century and hoped that the Christ child would soon bring an end to the slaughter of the innocent. “We cannot but recall today that shadows of death threaten people’s lives at every stage of life, and are especially menacing at its earliest beginning and its natural end,” he said. Specifically referring to euthanasia he said, “The temptation is becoming ever stronger to take possession of death by […]
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BUSH PICK FOR HHS SECRETARY TROUBLING, ASHCROFT APPOINTMENT UNSURE

WASHINGTON, Jan 2, 2001 (LSN.ca) – While the liberal media has trumpeted that President-Elect George Bush’s has selected “anti-abortion” Gov. Tommy Thompson as Human Health Services Secretary, pro-lifers should doubt the liberal media’s definition of “anti-abortion.” One indication of the problem with Thompson is the fact that Senator John Ashcroft’s selection as Attorney General is being fought by abortion proponents while Thompson’s appointment is being praised by them. Paige Shipman, legislative director of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, (where Thompson is Governor) says, “The bottom line is, an appointment under George W. Bush could be much, much worse than Tommy Thompson […]
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CLINTON SIGNS ON TO INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

WASHINGTON, Jan 2, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Outgoing US President Bill Clinton signed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Sunday January 31, 2000. With the signing Clinton fulfilled the predictions of social conservatives that he would use the last days of his rule to push his socialist agenda. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) blasted Clinton’s decision as “outrageous” and “inexplicable” and called it a “blatant attempt by a lame-duck president to tie the hands of his successor.” While the signature does not constitute final ratification of the ICC (which requires Senate approval) it does commit the […]
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