INDONESIAN PROVINCE MANDATES USE OF CONDOMS FOR EXTRA-MARITAL SEX

JAKARTA, Jan 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Governor J.P. Solossa of the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya has revealed that the use of condoms will be made mandatory for those engaged in extra-marital sex as a way to combat AIDS. “We will soon issue a provincial decree on the obligatory use of condoms in specific high-risk locations and areas from where the disease could spread,” Solossa said. He indicated that the program would soon involve the whole province. See the AFT report at:  https://www.news24.co.za/News24/World/Asia/0,1113,2-10-20_968915,00.html
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CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COORDINATES ABORTIONS THROUGHOUT BRITISH COLUMBIA

VANCOUVER, Jan 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – LifeSite has learned that the Children’s and Women’s Health Centre (CWHC) of British Columbia has “unique and diverse responsibilities in maintaining and facilitating abortion services throughout British Columbia.” The information comes from David Loukidelis, Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC in a recently released order concerning a refused information request for determining the number of abortions performed at CWHC, as well as the gestational age. Loukidelis agreed with CWHC that they did not have to release the information to the applicant, Ted Gerk. The Commissioner’s reasoning, however, has raised additional questions because of the […]
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SUPREME COURT REWRITES LAW TO ALLOW CHILD PORNOGRAPHERS MORE FREEDOM

OTTAWA, Jan 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Supreme Court of Canada ruled today in the case of child pornography dealer John Robin Sharpe. Some pro-family groups have expressed relief that the decision upholds most of the current legal restrictions on child pornography. Others are far less positive and fear the Court has further opened the door to acceptance of such material by finding that Canadian law too severely restricts the freedom of child porn users on at least two points. The 6-3 decision said that the current law’s infringement on Charter rights are for the most part justified. The justices […]
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FAMILY ACTION COALITION DEFENDS DAY IN MEDIA FUROR

OTTAWA, Jan. 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Roy Beyer, President of the Canada Family Action Coalition, has defended Official Opposition leader Stockwell Day from the media onslaught over his recent court battle regarding a defamation suit. In a CFAC release Beyer notes that “if you are a pro-family Canadian, I would hope you recognise that much of the media attack against Stockwell Day is nothing less than an attack against all people of faith and moral conscience.” The following summary of arguments by Beyer and an article by Danielle Smith of the Calgary Herald help to put the debate in focus, […]
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HEALTH CANADA SET TO APPROVE HUMAN EMBRYO EXPERIMENTATION

OTTAWA, Jan. 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The situation in Canada regarding the vast moral minefield of new reproductive technologies (NRT) is admittedly a disaster with no formal law in place banning experimentation on unborn babies. With experimentation in the field involving human embryo cloning, animal-human hybrids and the like, Canada’s voluntary moratorium on such practices is laughable. A report in today’s National Post reveals that Health Minister Allan Rock is set to release a national policy on NRT which would ban the most grotesque experiments (such as growing embryos in artificial wombs), but give government sanction, and allow funding for […]
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JUDGE ALLOWS SUIT AGAINST K-MART FOR FIRING PRO-LIFER OVER MORNING-AFTER-PILL

Judge states “undisputed fact” that birth control pill “prevents implantation” CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – United States District Court Judge Herman Weber has rejected the argument of K-Mart in their bid to quash a lawsuit filed by a pro-life pharmacist in Hamilton, Ohio. In 1996 K-Mart fired pharmacist Karen Brauer, after she refused to dispense an abortifacient birth control pill called Micronor. Micronor, a progestin-only birth control pill, works in a significant number of cases by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg and thus it and similar drugs, rather than preventing pregnancy, act sometimes to terminate a […]
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ARCHBISHOP OF DENVER ON THE NECESSITY OF VOTING PRO-LIFE

DENVER, Colorado, Jan. 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver addressed participants at the Colorado Right to Life March and Rally, held last Saturday on the west steps of Colorado’s State Capitol Building, telling them Catholics must vote pro-life. “We can’t simultaneously commit ourselves to human rights, while voting for people and policies that attack the weakest among us. Nor can we practice a commitment to the sanctity of human life only as a private piety. People of religious faith must live their pro-life witness courageously, as a matter of public record and civic responsibility – or we’ll […]
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PARENTS OF CONJOINED TWINS PLACE PRO-LIFE MEMORIAL ON MARY’S TOMB

GOZO, Malta, Jan. 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Michaelangelo and Rina Attard, the parents of the conjoined twins Jodie and Mary who were separated in an operation in Britain, informed the media that they would be placing a pro-life plaque on their daughter Mary’s grave. The parents, who were against the separation operation since it would inevitably lead to the death of Mary, were overruled when British courts decided to perform the separation operation despite the objection of the Roman Catholic parents and Catholic Church leaders. Mrs Attard, 29, said in a television interview, “I think it’s going to be a […]
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UGANDAN CARDINAL URGES VOTES FOR PRO-LIFE, PRO-FAMILY POLITICIANS

KAMPALA, Jan. 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala has issued a pastoral letter to the faithful urging them to vote for pro-life and pro-family politicians. “We deserve leaders who will not condone immorality such as corruption, abortion, homosexuality or any other forms of behaviour which are contrary and offensive both to God’s law and to our own culture,” he said. “We should give our votes to candidates who we think are serious in their intentions, honest and capable of working for and with us.” See the coverage in The Monitor (Kampala):  https://allafrica.com/stories/200101240109.html
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EUTHANASIA PREVENTION COALITION URGES ACTION ON LATIMER

OTTAWA, Jan. 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Ontario (EPCO) has urged pro-lifers to write the Canadian Minister of Justice Anne McLellan, opposing the granting of leniency or clemency to convicted murderer Robert Latimer. Latimer, who killed his 12-year-old daughter in 1993 because she was disabled, is set to ask for mercy from the federal government based on his claim that he acted out of mercy. Alex Schadenberg, EPCO executive director, told LifeSite that reducing Latimer’s sentence sends the message to Canadians that killing disabled or vulnerable people is a lesser crime than killing able-bodied people. The […]
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