BRAZIL REJECTS ANTI-PEOPLE ENVIRONMENTALIST RESTRICTIONS ON AMAZON

BRASILIA, Brazil, Jan 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A report by environmentalists seeking the restriction of human activity within the Amazon was rejected Monday by the country’s science and technology ministry. Chief among the reasons for rejecting the propositions in the article in the journal Science were that the Amazon could not be turned into an “untouchable sanctuary” since “there are 20 million Brazilians living there.” Reuters reports that the Brazilian Embassy in Washington issued a statement questioning the January 19 article by William Laurance of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Michigan State University researcher Mark Cochrane. The Embassy noted […]
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US CARDINALS, BISHOPS AND NUNCIO GATHERED FOR PRO-LIFE VIGIL

WASHINGTON, Jan 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – On Jan 21, 3 US Cardinals, 1 Cardinal-designate, the Apostolic Nuncio, over 30 bishops, hundreds of priests and over 6,000 faithful gathered at the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. At the event, held annually on the eve of the March for Life, Cardinal William Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore and Chair of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Committee, delivered a homily decrying the current “abortion license” as an “evil” noted its “poisoning effect” nationwide. Also taking part in the Vigil were Bernard […]
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VATICAN PROMOTES, EU DAMNS BUSH ABORTION FUNDING RESTRICTION

ROME, Jan 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – While pro-lifers the world over rejoiced and abortion advocates cringed at Monday’s decision by US President George Bush to reinstate the Mexico City policy, international political figures also weighed in on both sides. AP reports that the Vatican, gave prominent attention Tuesday to Bush’s move to bar U.S. funds to groups which lobby for abortion internationally, making it the top story in the Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano and carrying it on Vatican Radio. The reaction from a European Union official was severe. EU Employment and Social Affairs Commissioner Anna Diamantopoulou called the move a “step […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

MORNING AFTER PILL OVER THE COUNTER IN SOUTH AFRICA The morning-after-pill Norlevo will be made available from pharmacists without prescription in South Africa today.  https://news.24.com/News24/Health/Health_News/0,1113,2-14-660_970136,00.html NUMBER OF IRISH ABORTIONS IN BRITAIN INCREASES The Mirror reports that new figures show that 3,282 Irish women had abortions in Britain in the first six months of last year, up by over 200 since 1999. The majority, 2,325, were aged between 20 and 35.  https://www.mirror.co.uk/shtml/NEWS/P6S3.shtml
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

Democrats have forced the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote on the nomination of John Ashcroft for attorney general to be delayed at least a week, while the nominee plows through 350 newly submitted questions from his former Senate colleagues.  https://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/024/nation/Ashcroft_vote_faces_probable_week_delay+.shtml
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UK TORIES SHOW OPENNESS TO LIFE

LONDON, Jan 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Conservative Party, the Official Opposition in England has demonstrated openness to pro-life initiatives causing consternation among abortion supporters. The BBC reports today that shadow health secretary Liam Fox is recorded in a Christian Fellowship prayerbook as asking party members “to pray that there would be a huge restriction if not abolition of our pro-abortion laws”. Fox confirmed the comment and today suggested that a Conservative government would reverse the decision to make the abortifacient morning-after-pill available over the counter from pharmacists. Last year, Conservative leader William Hague who says he is “anti-abortion, except […]
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MARCH FOR LIFE A HUGE SUCCESS

WASHINGTON, Jan 23, 2001, (LSN.ca) – Tens of thousands of pro-lifers took part in the March of Life yesterday calling for the Roe v Wade 1973 decision which allowed abortion to be overturned. In the hundreds of events leading up to Monday’s March for Life, demonstrations and pro-life speeches and sermons and interviews everywhere provided excellent media coverage. The massive crowd with a huge youth contingent was delighted with the message from President Bush and the announcement that he was re-establishing a law banning US funds from international groups which provide and lobby for abortion. Various religious leaders including newly […]
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BRITAIN GIVES FINAL APPROVAL TO HUMAN CLONING FOR EXPERIMENTATION

LONDON, Jan 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The House of Lords yesterday gave final approval to the much-contested use of human cloning for stem cell research purposes. Despite mass protest by the public, the European Union, religious leaders and pro-life groups internationally, the House of Lords rejected, 212 to 92, even a motion to delay the vote to allow for more debate on the issue. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) in the UK denounced the decision, criticizing also the bizarre decision of the Lords to look into matters of ongoing concern after the vote. Anthony Ozimic, SPUC’s […]
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FINANCIAL POST COLUMNIST DISPLAYS EXTREME INTOLERANCE

TORONTO, Jan 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Diane Francis, an influential columnist of the Financial Post, has once again demonstrated her liberal extremism in a recent article attacking Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day. In her Jan 20 article, “The Alliance’s scary preacher has gotta go,” Francis, a competent commentator on many issues, sheds her cloak of moderacy by raving: “I don’t believe social conservatives should hold political power and influence. That’s because they are moral interventionists and totally out of sync with society, which is comprised of social liberals. I believe the social conservatives have a right to their beliefs and […]
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AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

WASHINGTON, Jan 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The American Psychiatric Association, which led the revolution to normalise homosexuality in 1973 by deleting the practice from its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, has once again adopted a radical activist position – this time by sanctioning homosexual unions. “The American Psychiatric Association, supports the legal recognition of same-sex unions and their associated legal rights, benefits and responsibilities,” says a Dec 10, 2000 press release issued by Dr. Jack Drescher. Drescher, of the APA’s committee on Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues. He told New Mass Media in an interview that “children in […]
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