PRO-LIFE RIGHT-TO-KNOW LEGISLATION VICTORY IN ARKANSAS

LITTLE ROCK, Feb 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – On Wednesday, Arkansas Republican Governor Mike Huckabee signed the ‘Right to Know’ Act into law. The law requires that women seeking to abort their babies receive information on alternatives to abortion as well as the on the risks of abortion. The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported yesterday that Gov. Huckabee commented on the new legislation saying: “One of the reasons we’re signing this bill today is God answered the prayers of those who want to respect life. …thank the Lord, it has become law.” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.ardemgaz.com/, 2/22).
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FOUR U.S. ABORTIONISTS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW

WASHINGTON, Feb 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In addition to the manslaughter conviction of abortionist John Biskind that LifeSite reported Tuesday, three other U.S. abortionists are in legal trouble. Biskind’s victim, LouAnne Herron, was left to bleed to death after Biskind punctured her uterus during a supposedly “safe and legal” late-term abortion on April 17, 1998.  (https://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010220/us/abortion_doctor_3.html) Prominent Oklahoma City abortionist Dr. John Hamilton, 52, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on murder charges in the death of his wife Susan. The medical examiner released a preliminary cause of death Friday noting that Susan died of blunt force trauma […]
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Roy Beyer, President of the Canada Family Action Coalition will be on TV weekly beginning March 5. Beyer is to host Reality CHECK, a new feature program of the Miracle Channel that will tackle the ‘story behind the story’ on important family, life and religious freedom issues in Canada. A women only rape-crisis centre in Vancouver BC which excludes pro-life counselors is being sued for refusing to allow a counselor who believes he is a woman. The man, who underwent a sex change operation and considers himself a woman, is suing the centre and the BC human rights tribunal is […]
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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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In Kentucky, a Senate committee has approved a bill defining life as beginning at the moment of conception and allowing criminal wrongful death proceedings for causing the death of the unborn child.  https://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/kentucky/2780501.htm A former San Diego County Boy Scout camp administrator and homosexual pedophile has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he molested teen-age boys.  https://www.sfgate.com/cgi-in/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2001/02/22/state1247EST0158.DTL
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The youth wing of a Christian Association and a Catholic Women’s organization in Nigeria have petitioned against the legalization of abortion in the country. In their letter, entitled: “Re: Legalisation of Abortion in Nigeria”, the women’s group said: “Abortion should not be legalised in Nigeria”, arguing that the practice “kills and dehumanises womanhood”. “A Statement on the Stand of the Christian Association of Nigeria Youth Wing on Legalisation of Abortion in Nigeria” said, “The inalienable rights of the person must be recognised and respected by civil society and political authorities, and ‘such fundamental rights, include the right to life from […]
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UPDATE ON BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA AND LOSS OF FUNDING

WASHINGTON, Feb 22, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Despite winning their case at the U.S. Supreme Court, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are continuing to feel pressure over their policy banning homosexual scoutmasters. A recent article by Jon Dougherty of WorldNetDaily (WND) notes that certain chapters of the United Way, and corporations like Levi Strauss, Wells Fargo, and the Knight Ridder news service have banned funding to the Scouts. Nevertheless, the BSA has about 5 million youths and 1.2 million adults actively involved in its programs. While some religious groups such as various United Churches and Reform Jewish leaders have quit […]
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GOV’T BILL GRANTS “FAMILY CLASS” TO IMMIGRATING HOMOSEXUAL COUPLES

OTTAWA, February 22, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Yesterday Liberal MP Elinor Caplan, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, tabled the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in the House of Commons. The new bill touts as an improvement over current legislation the expansion of the “family class” to include “common law & same sex partners.” The changes will allow homosexuals to gain permanent residence in Canada based on their relationship in the same way as a husband and wife can now. The change appears to be more ideological than practical since homosexuals can already apply under the “humanitarian and compassionate” category. See the […]
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New York Cardinal Egan is heading to Albany, the state capital to lobby legislators on a bill which threatens to force the Catholic Church to provide contraceptive benefits for its employees. The New York post reports that one Senate insider said the Cardinal’s presence will cause them to “[soil] their pants.”  https://www.nypostonline.com/commentary/24353.htm
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CANADIAN CATHOLIC ORGANIZATIONS CONDEMN EMBRYO RESEARCH

OTTAWA, Feb 22, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A document on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation released Feb 20 by the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) and the Catholic Health Association of Canada (CHAC) states unequivocally that research with embryonic stem cells is illicit as far as the church is concerned. “Notwithstanding the great potential for good, the retrieval of [embryonic stem] cells is morally unacceptable because it results in the death of the embryo,” the document reads. “Catholic teaching holds that the embryo is a human being and must be treated as a person. How can we create […]
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