US APPEALS COURT OVERTURNS RULING WHICH ACCUSED PRO-LIFERS OF RACKETEERING

SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 29, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Pro-life groups were cleared yesterday of one of the largest lawsuits awarded in the United States. Abortionists and pro-abortion groups were awarded $109 million in 1999 in a ruling, which attacked pro-lifers using US racketeering laws. The case involved a campaign initiated by several pro-life individuals which sought information on abortionists who were suspected of injuring patients, posters drawn up for the information gathering campaign looked like “wanted” posters and gave rise to the lawsuit by Planned Parenthood and other abortionists. While the former ruling suggested the posters incited violence against the abortionists, […]
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JAMES KOPP – SUSPECT IN ABORTIONIST’S MURDER ARRESTED IN FRANCE

PARIS, Mar 29, 2001 (LSN.ca) – James Kopp, who police suspect was responsible for the 1998 shooting death of abortionist Barnett Slepian has been arrested in France after a two-and-a-half year search. Last October a US federal grand jury indicted Kopp in the shooting. Of note, Kopp’s history in the pro-life movement shows him to be an unlikely candidate for such actions. For more see the AP report at Nando:  https://www.nandotimes.com/noframes/story/0,2107,500468612-500716827-  503983106-0,00.html?group=nation For more on Kopp’s background:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/1998/dec/981214b.html
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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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SCOTTISH SCHOOLS SEX ED PROGRAM ALLOWS GRAPHIC DISCUSSIONS FOR 11 YEAR OLDS

EDINBURGH, Mar 29, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Parents and Christian groups have learned to their great disgust and horror that a teacher’s guide approved for classrooms in Scotland suggests discussions on “all the different sexual activities that two people can do together.” The Scotsman reports that topics including anal sex, sado-masochism and group sex – are suggested for discussion between teachers and school pupils as young as 11 in “Taking Sex Seriously.” Pro-family groups are pointing out that the current atrocities were the very reason they had fought against the repeal of Section 28, which forbade the teaching of homosexuality in […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Stig Arne Korjus a junior high school supply teacher has been suspended for four months for handing out copies of a newspaper photo of a colleague marching topless and with his pants pulled down low in the gay pride parade. The Globe reports that Korjus, a retired teacher who had been filling in at Westwood Junior High School, must take a sensitivity course at his own expense to deal with issues of “homophobia” if he wishes to return to supply teaching according to a disciplinary panel of the Ontario College of Teachers.  https://www.globeandmail.com/gam/Toronto/20010329/UGAYYM.html
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UNFPA FUNDING ACT THREATENS WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE WOMEN

WASHINGTON, Mar 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Pro-abortion Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) has introduced the “United Nations Population Fund Funding Act of 2001” in the U.S. House. Judie Brown, president of American Life League reacted to the announcement saying, “Congress must block funding for the United Nations Population Fund, an organization which wages a war of abortion and population reduction on the world’s most vulnerable women and children.” Brown noted that the UNFPA is a principal provider of chemical abortion throughout the developing world, and is perhaps the strongest ally of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the world’s largest promoter of […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

An Arkansas bill that would include a viable fetus in the definition of a person for civil wrongful-death lawsuits sailed through the Senate on Monday with unanimous support. However, the Senate added a clause which states that no person shall be liable under Arkansas Code Annotated 16-62-102 when the death of the fetus results from a legal abortion or from the fault of the pregnant woman.  https://www.ardemgaz.com/search_week/tue/ark/a7yxgr27.html Pro-life students at the University of Illinois set up 4,000 small, white crosses in front of the English Building on Monday in a display called “Cemetery of the Innocent.” Each cross symbolized one […]
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NICARAGUAN PRESIDENT VOWS TO VETO PRO-ABORTION LAWS

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Mar 28 (LSN.ca) – Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Alem├ín said that he will veto laws that support abortion because the state has the duty to protect human life, reported Zenit News yesterday. Speaking in the national baseball stadium Sunday, on the Day of the Unborn, he said, “Every baby in the maternal womb has the right to be born, and the state has the duty to protect him.” Archbishop Renato Martino, the Vatican’s permanent observer at the United Nations, celebrated Mass. “Those of us who regard human life as sacred have the duty to protect and support it in […]
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NEW DIOCESAN POLICY TO AVOID PRO-ABORTION POLITICIANS USING CHURCH AS VENUE

VANCOUVER, Mar 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The archdiocese of Vancouver has set a new policy regarding candidates for political office after an incident during the November federal election saw a noted pro-abortion politician speak at a parish hall in the diocese. During the federal election campaign Francesca Zumpano, Liberal candidate for the Burnaby-Douglas constituency, organized a ‘Supporters Reception’, featuring Heritage Minister Sheila Copps as guest speaker. The venue for the reception was the St. Helen’s Parish Hall in Burnaby, where Zumpano is a parishioner. Copps’ outspoken pro-abortion position caused scandal among the faithful. The event was picketed and letters and […]
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HUMAN EMBRYOS TO BE USED IN RESEARCH TO CURE DEAFNESS

LONDON, Mar 28, 2001(LSN.ca) – British scientists are claiming a possible 70% success rate with an experimental treatment for deafness which would inject cells taken from human embryos into the ears of deaf people. Professor Matthew Holley of Bristol University Medical School announced that his trials on the experimental procedure conducted with mice. Holley took immature cells from the ears of ten-day-old mouse embryos and converted them into hearing cells. Speaking of his upcoming human trials he said, “We will be able to take human embryo cells from the ear and mature them into hearing cells. We will then inject […]
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