LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

REAL Women of Canada has pointed out that Hedy Fry, Secretary of State for Status of Women and Multiculturalism was confused about where she heard of crosses burning. “But not in Prince George, BC, by the KKK as she claimed, but instead, they were right in her own territory, planted by her sister feminists on International Women’s Day, March 8, last year. At that time, 50 feminist activists met at Phillips Square in downtown Montreal, campaigning against sexism and for abortion rights. Afterwards, these women marched staunchly to the Catholic Cathedral, Our Lady Queen of the World, where they burned […]
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WORLD’S FIRST HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGES TO TAKE PLACE APRIL 1ST

AMSTERDAM, Mar 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – With the Dutch laws allowing marriage and adoption for homosexual couples having been signed into law, four homosexual couples are set to be “married” at midnight March 31- April 1. Officiating at the ceremonies in City Hall will be Amsterdam Mayor Job Cohen who was responsible for the pro-homosexual marriage legislation.
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VATICAN REP WARNS OF INTERNATIONAL ABORTION PROMOTION AT UNITED NATIONS

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Mar 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Archbishop Renato R. Martino, the Vatican’s ambassador to the United Nations, made some revealing remarks about his dealings with the international institution during his March 25 homily celebrating the Day of the Unborn. “As Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations for the last fifteen years, I have had the honor to represent the Catholic Church in the work of the United Nations Organization,” explained the Archbishop. He said in various UN conferences ” I have seen first-hand how pro-abortion groups attempt to impose their death-dealing agenda on the Family […]
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PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT BRINGS VANDAL IN TO SUPPORT ABORTION RESOLUTION

VANCOUVER, Mar 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – As the British Columbia New Democratic Party Government introduced its outrageous pro-abortion resolution Wednesday, supporters brought into the Legislature by the Government included the most radical arms of the pro-choice movement. Included among the supporters was Erin Kaiser , spokesperson for UBC Students for Choice and the Pro-Choice Action Network. Kaiser gained notoriety in 1999 when she was caught on tape attacking and destroying a pro-life display at the University of British Columbia. Ted Gerk, of the BC Pro-Life Resource Centre said, “This government talks about the imagined threats of increased harassment in the […]
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LIFE ISSUES TOP LIST OF ITALIAN CATHOLIC VOTERS GUIDE

ROME, Mar 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Italian Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the head of the Italian Catholic Bishops Conference has issued a Catholic voter’s guide with life and family issues topping the list of concerns. Zenit News reports that numbers 1 and 2 on the list of 10 criteria for Catholics in the current election are: 1. Life: Must be defended in “every moment of its existence.” This implies “integral respect of the embryo” and rejection of cloning and euthanasia. 2. Family: “Founded on matrimony,” it cannot be compared to other forms of living together. An “organic law” is necessary which […]
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BC GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES THREE PRO-ABORTION BILLS

VANCOUVER, Mar 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The radical pro-abortion activist Government of British Columbia has introduced three pro-abortion bills restricting information on abortion, mandating hospitals to commit abortions and giving pharmacists the right to prescribe abortifacient morning-after pills. The bill restricting information is a direct result of successful access to information requests by pro-lifers. The new law would forbid all abortion-performing institutions from releasing information on abortions committed except for statistics on the number of abortions by province or region. The second bill names 34 hospitals in the province and mandates that they provide abortion services. The bill also notes […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

President Bush has noted his intent to ban human cloning. White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said, “The president believes that no research – no research – to create a human being should take place in the United States. The president believes that any attempt to clone a human being would present a grave risk both to the mother and the child. He opposes it on moral grounds.”  https://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGA75P2FVKC.html A federal jury on Monday decided on life imprisonment for Kristen Gilbert, 33, a former veterans hospital nurse who euthanized four patients by injecting them with a heart stimulant. (AP March […]
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PLANNED ‘PORN-HOOD’ FILES SUIT TO STOP CHILDREN’S INTERNET PROTECTION ACT

WASHINGTON, Mar 30 (LSN.ca) – On March 20, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its research arm, the Alan Guttmacher Institute, were among the plaintiffs in an ACLU lawsuit filed in federal court against the recently enacted Children’s Internet Protection Act, which is slated to go into effect on April 20. This nationwide law requires schools and libraries that receive federal aid for Web access (called E-rate) to certify that filtering or blocking technology is in place to protect children from harmful, obscene, and pornographic material. “It doesn’t surprise me one bit that Planned Parenthood has filed this lawsuit,” said […]
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CANADIAN STUDY SHOWS MORNING-AFTER PILLS ABORT BABIES UP TO FIVE DAYS

MONTREAL, Quebec, Mar 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Dr. Isabel Rodrigues, a professor of family medicine at the University of Montreal lead a research team which found that abortifacient “morning-after” pills work even 5 days after sexual intercourse. The team found that the drugs were 90% “effective” if taken within three days of intercourse but still 87% “effective” after 3-5 days. Reuters reports that the study is published in the March issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and was funded by the Federation des Medecins Omnipracticiens du Quebec. (American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2001;184:531-537) See the Reuters […]
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FEDERAL FUNDS TO BE ALLOWED FOR RESEARCH USING HUMAN EMBRYOS

OTTAWA, Mar 29, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A set of draft guidelines for federally funded research would allow research using human embryos, but would not allow the cloning of human embryos for research. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) ad hoc Working Group on Stem Cell Research released a discussion paper today with the intent of soliciting feedback from researchers as well as the public regarding this controversial research. CIHR hopes to issue a set of official guidelines by the fall. Canadian scientists are chafing at the bit to pursue research in this field but are constrained primarily by the […]
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