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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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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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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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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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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HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE COURT CHALLENGES PAID FOR BY PUBLIC

Religious And Family Groups Allowed Intervenor Status VANCOUVER, Jan 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The court cases launched in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec by homosexual couples demanding marriage are being funded by taxpayers through the Federal Court Challenges Program (FCCP). Canada’s foremost homosexual activist group Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE) orchestrated the cases by asking for homosexual couples interested in marriage to come forward, they screened the applicants and sent their selections off to commence the challenges by applying for marriage licences. Gwen Landolt, of Real Women Canada told LifeSite that the decision to publicly fund the challenges […]
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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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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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CUBAN PRO-LIFE LEADER SUFFERS TORTURES IN COMMUNIST PRISON

HAVANA, Jan 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Pro-lifers working in Cuba have begged the help of Cardinal Bernard Law, Chairman of the NCCB Committee for Pro-Life Activities, as well as the leaders of the March for Life in the dire situation of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, a pro-life leader who has been languishing in Cuban prison since November 1999. In February 1998, Dr. Biscet was prohibited from practicing medicine and was expelled from the Cuban National Health System for denouncing as genocide the massive number of abortions taking place in all maternity hospitals in Cuba. Subsequently Dr. Biscet was arbitrarily detained […]
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PRAYERS FOR SUCCESS AND ‘ETHICAL’ BUSH PRESIDENCY

WASHINGTON, Jan 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – President George Bush commenced his new role with an interfaith service praying for blessings for his presidency and his family. Rev. Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, addressed the Bush family and gathered supporters in the Episcopal Washington National Cathedral, calling on the President to “ignite the soul of America.” Cardinal-Elect Theodore McCarrick – archbishop of Washington – Rabbi Samuel Karff, Greek Othodox Bishop Demetrios, the Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon – the bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Washington, and the Very Rev. Nathan D. Baxter – dean of the cathedral – also […]
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