PRO-FAMILY FORCES SEEK TO BLOCK EXPECTED BUSH APPOINTMENT TO CANADA

MASSACHUSETTS, Feb 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci is expected to be U.S. President George Bush’s choice as Ambassador to Canada. Not everyone is happy about this. Americans for Truth (AfT) is one the leading organizations fighting it on the basis of Mr.Cellucci’s track record on homosexuality. “More than 20 local and national groups have signed on to a petition opposing the Cellucci nomination, with more signing on each day,” reports AfT. Among those organizations are the local chapters of national groups such as Concerned Women for America, the Catholic Action League, the Eagle Forum, and The Knights […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

* Garry Breitkreuz’s Private Members’ Motion, M-228, on redefining a human being to include unborn children is scheduled for debate on March 16. It was not granted votable status by the parliamentary committee that makes such decisions, so it will only receive one hour of debate and then dismissed from parliamentary business. Previous LifeSite coverage is at https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2001/feb/010212.html#2 * The Canada Family Action Coalition (CFAC) has come out swinging against the Liberals over a planned amendment to immigration law to allow homosexuals to sponsor same-sex partners into the country under “family class” provisions. This move discriminates against married couples, notes […]
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CHRISTIAN U.S. SENATOR WELCOMES ADVICE

WASHINGTON, Feb 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – An elder at the Winchester (Kansas) Reformed Presbyterian Church was elected to the state senate in the Nov. 7 American elections last year. The latest issue of the RP magazine, Covenanter Witness (CW), reports Bob Lyon as saying that he is “assembling a group of email advisors to help assist in developing public policy that is consistent with God’s Word. Anyone who is interested in being a part of that group, please feel free to email me at [email protected] He told CW: “We pray for God’s protection, strength, and mercy, and that He would […]
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BUSH MAY BACK KYOTO PROTOCOL

WASHINGTON, Feb 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Greening Earth Society, an organization which challenges the conventional wisdom on global warming, issued an urgent bulletin this afternoon, saying that they “have learned that President Bush’s address to Congress and the nation tomorrow night includes a line supporting a multi-pollutant strategy on clean air. This is code for regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant.” Among other things, says the society, this “amounts to de facto unilateral implementation of the Kyoto Protocol.” They are urging Americans to express their views on the matter to the White House before tomorrow night’s speech. White House […]
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PRO-LIFER ARRESTED IN B.C. FOR VIOLATING BUBBLE ZONE

VANCOUVER, Feb 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – He used to be a militant pro-abortion activist, but Merle Terlesky, who switched to the pro-life side of the abortion conflict last year, has now been arrested for protesting against abortion in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Kamloops Daily News reported today that Mr. Terlesky was arrested and jailed Friday evening while attending a pro-life meeting. The arrest stemmed from a warrant dated back to February 1 and based on alleged violations of the province’s bubble zone legislation as it pertains to Vancouver’s Everywoman’s Health Centre. Mr. Terlesky is being charged with violating the bubble […]
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ABORTED WOMAN WINS LAWSUIT AGAINST PLANNED PARENTHOOD

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – There is growing evidence of the damage done to women through abortion. The recent manslaughter conviction of Arizona abortionist John Biskind over the death of one of his abortion patients may be just the tip of the iceberg. These cases, however, rarely lead to legal prosecutions, often because women don’t want to add the intensity of court proceedings to their already battered emotions stemming from the abortion. A 28-year-old woman in California, however, has just won a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood, stemming from what has been called a botched first-trimester abortion in 1997. […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

* Many people today hope that genetic research will increasingly link behaviour to a person’s genetic make-up rather than to moral choice decision-making. Craig Venter, president of Celera Genomics, which is mapping the human genome, however, recently commented that, “those who are looking for forgiveness of responsibility for their own lives in the genetic code will be very disappointed.” (reported in the Federalist Digest) * Dan Martino is sometimes the only pro-lifer standing outside Florida’s Supreme Court protesting abortion, but he’s been there almost every day since 1989. When asked if he gets discouraged when he’s standing there by himself, […]
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ROCK STAR WRITES PRO-LIFE LETTER TO COLLEAGUE

NEW YORK, Feb 23 2001 (LSN.ca) – On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Gary Cherone, formerly of the rock groups Van Halen and Extreme, released a letter to Eddie Vedder, lead singer of the Rock group Pearl Jam. The letter is the second installment in Gary’s challenging Vedder’s position that “terminating pregnancy is not an easy thing.” This time Cherone asks “Why would one feel it (terminating pregnancy) is not an easy thing to do?” He poetically states: “If the unborn is not a human person No justification for abortion is necessary However…  If the unborn is a human […]
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ONTARIO LIBERAL LEADER ENDORSES HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE

TORONTO, Feb 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Ontario Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty endorsed homosexual marriage in a Feb 14 radio interview. The Feb. 22 edition of the homosexual newspaper Xtra!, quotes McGuinty saying: “Ontarians have evolved in connection with this matter, and I think it’s important for government policy to evolve as well: We have changed; we’re under a new leadership, and I think that it’s a matter of fairness and equity.”
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OREGON ASSISTED SUICIDE REPORT PROVES RIGHT-TO-DIE BECOMES DUTY-TO-DIE

27 People Committed Physician Assisted Suicide In Oregon In 2000 PORTLAND, Feb 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Oregon Health Division released its “Death with Dignity Act Annual Report 2000” Wednesday noting that in the third year of the legal physician-assisted suicide program 27 people killed themselves – the same number as was reported for the previous year. The report confirms the warnings of pro-lifers that the “right-to-die” would soon become the duty to die. Based on interviews with physicians who doled out the lethal drugs the report noted “patients have increasingly expressed concern about becoming a burden to family, friends […]
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