FIRST PRO-LIFE MOTION INTRODUCED INTO NEW PARLIAMENT

OTTAWA, Feb 5, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Canadian Alliance MP Gary Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) has introduced the first pro-life motion in the current parliament. The motion, which must first be drawn in a lottery before it can be presented to the House for consideration reads: “That, in the opinion of this House, the government should bring in legislation defining a “human being” as a human fetus or embryo from the moment of conception, whether in the womb of the mother or not and whether conceived naturally or otherwise, and making any and all consequential amendments required.” Dennis Young, assistant to Mr. Breitkreuz, […]
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VATICAN WANTS LIFE AND FAMILY PROTECTION IN U.N. DOCUMENT

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 2, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Archbishop Renato Martino, representative of the Vatican at the United Nations, addressed the UN preparatory meeting for the upcoming Special Session on Children Wednesday. In his remarks, Archbishop Martino called for protections for life and family to be included in the final document to come out of the Special Session. The first of three points the archbishop wanted included in the document was “The promotion and protection of the right to life as well as the human dignity and rights of the child, before as well as after birth.” The statement comes from […]
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DUTCH MINISTER’S PRO-ABORTION EXTREMISM REVEALED IN LETTER

AMSTERDAM, Feb. 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The pro-abortion extremism and intolerance of Dutch foreign aid minister Evelien Herfkens was revealed today in a letter made public by International Planned Parenthood Federation. In a letter to the European Union regarding United States President George W. Bush’s decision to stop funding agencies which promote abortion abroad, Herfkens said, “I was absolutely appalled to learn earlier this week that the new Bush administration is set on reviving the Reagan-policy of cutting down U.S. support to international organizations involved in activities concerning abortion.” Expressing her preference for Mr. Bush’s immediate predecessor, she wrote, “I […]
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SOUTH AFRICAN M.P. PRAISES BUSH MEXICO-CITY POLICY

CAPE TOWN, Feb. 2, 2001 (LSN.ca) – African Christian Democratic Party MP, Cheryllyn Dudley, praised United States President George W. Bush’s move to defund abortion-promoting agencies like Planned Parenthood. Dudley made her comments yesterday during a pro-life march to Parliament in Cape Town marking the fourth anniversary of legalized abortion in South Africa. Over 100 pro-lifers marched behind a hearse and three men carrying small white coffins representing the over 142,812 unborn children killed by abortion since it was approved in 1996. Pro-lifers also carried large posters depicting the horrific carnage resulting from abortion and listened to church leaders and […]
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NEW PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT’S PRO-LIFE STAND FRUSTRATES POPULATION CONTROLLERS

MANILA, Feb. 2, 2001 (LSN.ca) – New Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo revealed yesterday that her government would avoid the corruption of the former Estrada government and hold to traditional Philippine culture in its protection of life and family. “We will push for responsible parenthood and a population policy that is in keeping with our culture,” President Macapagal told foreign reporters. United Nations Population Fund operatives in Manila were outraged that the president refused to allow public funds to promote abortifacient contraception and condoms. “I do not think there should be a specific budget (in the Department of Health) for contraception,” […]
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U.N. YOUTH CAUCUS MAKES STATEMENT AT U.N. IN FAVOUR OF LIFE

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 2, 2001 (LSN.ca) – As United Nations diplomats from around the world gathered for the last day of the second preparatory session for the upcoming UN World Summit on Children, they heard from the official UN Youth Caucus. Undoubtedly many were surprised to hear a strong message supportive of life from the youth spokesperson addressing the session. Teenager Emilia Klepacka addressed the assembly, saying, “The dignity of the child, and the dignity of the young person demands that we use an integral approach. This necessitates recognizing the physical, emotional and spiritual dimension of the person. This inherent […]
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NEWEST TORONTO ABORTUARY PICKETED

New facility violates Harris promise of no new abortion clinics TORONTO, Feb 2, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Yesterday, about 30 persons peacefully picketed The Abortion Care Clinic, also operating as the Women’s Care Clinic, at 960 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 501 in Toronto. Protesters say that this newest Toronto abortion facility has been quietly operating for over two years with the abortions done by a Dr. Markovic. This is the first time that the abortuary has been picketed. LifeSite interviewed the property manager of 960 Lawrence who came out of the building accompanied by two of the several police officers who […]
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RESEARCH CONCLUDES SMOKING POT ‘DAMAGES MENTAL HEALTH’  Confirming the fears of many parents, British scientists have concluded after examining existing research that using cannabis can have a serious effect on mental health. It can provoke negative mood changes, induce psychosis and have a severe effect on mental illnesses. “Cannabis affects almost every body system. It combines many of the properties of alcohol, tranquillisers, opiates and hallucinogens”, say the researchers. The research indicates 60% of British students have tried the drug. https://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1146000/1146752.stm QUEBEC’S BABY BONUS PROGRAM PROVEN EFFECTIVE   A program in Quebec to encourage parents to have more children to […]
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BUSH ON BISHOPS – ALLIES “NOT TO BE ERODED BY POLITICAL CORRECTNESS”

WASHINGTON, Feb 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Yesterday, in a private meeting with Catholic leaders from across the nation, President George W. Bush had his discussions unknowingly broadcast to the media. The president spoke frankly with the many assembled Catholic bishops telling them they are important allies since “you’re not going to be eroded by political correctness or whatever.” President Bush expressed the need to re-frame the debate over abortion and school vouchers. “Those of us who agree on these issues must figure out better ways to position from a PR perspective,” he said. “Vouchers is the wrong word. … It […]
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CANADIAN ETHICIST PROMOTES HUMAN CLONING

OTTAWA, Feb 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Tim Caulfield, a prominent Canadian ethicist, has argued in favour of allowing human cloning, even reproductive human cloning. The National Post reported yesterday that Caulfield, research director of the University of Alberta’s Health Law Institute, said, “With a criminal law against cloning … we’re casting a possible chill over possible scientific inquiry that may be beneficial. When you have a criminal law, it sends a strong symbolic statement.” He argued that he was in favour of cloning since he believes “human beings are so much more than just their genes.” Canada is one of […]
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